Celebrate Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

Artist Toshiko Takaezu sits among her works of pottery and looks out the window.

Toshiko Takaezu, born in Hawaii to parents of Okinawan ancestry, is the focus of a special exhibition in our Art of the Americas wing. Read former MFA intern Jacqueline Yu’s response to the artist’s Closed Form (1990s) and then see the work and more in “Toshiko Takaezu: Shaping Abstraction.”

Celebrate Jewish American Heritage Month

A woman wears a silver arm bracelet attached with a scroll of parchment imprinted with verses of the Torah and blue strings.

This May, discover works by contemporary Jewish American artists with MFA Mobile on Bloomberg Connects. Listen to artist Cynthia Eid talk about her sculpture Miriam’s Cup (1998), or hear jewelry designer Tamar Paley discuss A Sign upon Your Hand (2018). These works and more are on our new Jewish Stories audio tour, which takes a deep dive into objects in the collection.

You can also visit “Intentional Beauty: Jewish Ritual Art from the Collection” to learn about Samuel Katz’s Torah ark—created for the Orange Street Shul in Chelsea, Massachusetts—and many more works by Jewish American artists.