From ancient Egyptian broadcollars to contemporary studio jewelry, the MFA has an exciting collection of jewelry from almost every culture. The first...
Prints and Drawings
The Department of Prints, Drawings, and Photographs, which originated in 1887, houses an encyclopedic collection of works on paper—prints, drawings,...
Art of the Americas
Our Art of the Americas collection has moved! Fifty-three new galleries are now open, in a new wing devoted to the Art of the Americas, from the Pre-...
Unlike a still portrait, video captures the dynamics of identity unfolding over time.
Homer and the Epics
The MFA’s world-renowned portrait of the iconic poet Homer anchors this gallery devoted to works of art illustrating scenes from The Iliad and The...
Dionysos and the Symposium
Dionysos, god of wine, is the focus of this gallery, which introduces the production of wine and its significance in Greek culture and religion. The...
Theater and Performance
This gallery features objects related to Greek theater, including masks, dancing figures and musical instruments. Athenian plays were performed in...
Arts of the Pacific
Works in this gallery hail from the Pacific’s four main cultural spheres: the islands in and around Indonesia, Polynesia, Melanesia and Micronesia.
European Painting 1550–1700 and Hanoverian Silver
Designed in the spirit of a European palace, the renovated Koch Gallery showcases paintings from Italy, France, Flanders, and Spain from 1550 to 1700...