Textile and Fashion Arts
The MFA's textiles collection was started when Boston was the center of the US textile industry. Today the Museum owns more than 27,000 objects...
From ancient Egyptian broadcollars to contemporary studio jewelry, the MFA has an exciting collection of jewelry from almost every culture. The first...
Art of Europe
From gilded icons of the Italian Renaissance to one of the largest collections of Monets outside of Paris, the MFA has artwork by highly celebrated...
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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...
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...
Gems and Jewelry from the Ancient Mediterranean
The MFA's newest jewelry gallery highlights Greek and Roman gems from the Museum's collection, and its holdings of Etruscan, Greek, and Roman jewelry.