Making Modern

July 16, 2016–December 31, 2018
Melvin Blake and Frank Purnell Gallery (Gallery 327), Saundra B. and William H. Lane Galleries (Gallery 328), Saundra B. and William H. Lane Galleries (Gallery 332), Saundra B. and William H. Lane Galleries (Gallery 334), and Robert and Jane Burke Gallery (Gallery 335)

Experience five newly reinstalled galleries featuring 28 Modern artists

A five-gallery exhibition on the third floor of the MFA’s Art of the Americas Wing explores what it meant to be in the vanguard of Modern art in the 20th century. From Frida Kahlo to Jackson Pollock, original voices of Modern artists working in the Americas were influenced by a variety of contemporaries, teachers, rivals, and friends. Incorporating diverse sources of inspiration, 20th-century painters took their artistic practice in dramatic new directions. Each gallery represents a moment—from Mexico City to New York to Boston—illustrating the evolution of Modern art in North America. Featuring new acquisitions, rarely seen loans, and masterpieces from the MFA’s collection, the installations provide fresh perspectives on Modern artists working in the 20th century.

In the News

The Boston Globe (09/16/2016): "The MFA updates its moderns, beautifully"
WBUR The ARTery (07/16/2016): "Frida Kahlo Painting Returns To MFA Walls After Major Conservation"