April 21–September 16, 2012

Community Arts Initiative

Fresh Eyes

Under the guidance of artist Hannah Burr, students from eight after-school community organizations in the Boston area responded to works from the MFA’s encyclopedic collection. Through the students’ drawings, audio recordings, and transcriptions, “Fresh Eyes” demonstrates how personal and infinitely varied responses to a work of art can be. Hannah Burr presents the students’ theories, questions, declarations, descriptions, and questions in a layered, dynamic system of color-coded, visually delightful patterns made to draw in visitors, who are invited to look with fresh eyes at what they may not have noticed otherwise.

Learn more about the Community Arts Initiative

  • Edward H. Linde Gallery (Gallery 168)


The Community Arts Initiative is generously supported by the Linde Family Foundation.