Past Exhibitions

Murals for the Movement

September 26–November 23, 2020

This stirring outdoor installation is part of Murals for the Movement, Street Theory Gallery’s new public art initiative aimed at reimagining American...

Lucian Freud: The Self-Portraits

March 1–12, 2020

A modern master turns his unflinching eye on himself

Reimagining Home
Photographs by Bahman Jalali and Gohar Dashti

January 11–March 12, 2020

Two Iranian artists infuse documentation with imagination

SMFA at Tufts: Juried Student Exhibition 2019–2020

November 16, 2019–March 12, 2020

Works by the next generation of artists

Contemporary Art: Five Propositions

October 26, 2019–March 12, 2020

Reconsidering the MFA’s contemporary collection

Read My Lips

October 26, 2019–March 12, 2020

Four contemporary videos explore the female voice

Ancient Nubia Now

October 13, 2019–January 20, 2020

Might and majesty on the Nile This exhibition of magnificent jewelry, pottery, sculpture, metalwork, and more from the MFA’s collection of ancient...

Photographs from the Howard Greenberg Collection

August 10–December 15, 2019

Defining images from the 20th century

Make Believe

July 20, 2019–January 20, 2020

Fantasy, fairy tales, and magic from five contemporary photographers

Kay Nielsen’s Enchanted Vision
The Kendra and Allan Daniel Collection

July 20, 2019–January 20, 2020

Enter a world of beauty from the mind of a rare visionary