Page of 17 Show 16 32 64 Per Page
Theodorus van Hoytema, "Dierstudies (Animal Studies): Angora Konynen," 1898
Paper Zoo February 7, 2012 - September 3, 2012

“Paper Zoo” brings together prints, drawings, and photographs of the animal kingdom (including birds and marine creatures) dating from about 1500 to the present. Featuring some 30–40 works by Rembrandt, Audubon, Picasso, and others, this delightful exhibition highlights...

Gustave Le Gray, "Cloudy Sky—The Mediterranean with Mount Agde," 1856-59
Silver, Salt, and Sunlight: Early Photography in Britain and France February 7, 2012 - September 3, 2012

The invention of photography in 1839 was a pivotal achievement that changed the course of cultural history. The early years of the medium were rich in experimentation. As each process and technique was invented, artists enthusiastically explored new possibilities for visual recording and...

Moataz Nasr, film still from “Merge and Emerge,” 2011. Courtesy Galleria Continua, San Gimignano/Beijing/Le Moulin
Histories of Now: Six Artists from Cairo January 18, 2012 - March 17, 2012

Organized by the SMFA, “Histories of Now: Six Artists from Cairo” is an exhibition of recent video and multimedia installations by some of Egypt’s most important and influential contemporary artists. Signaling the myriad of social and political circumstances that preceded the 2011...

Jedediah Caesar, "Untitled (detail)," 2011
Jedediah Caesar: Soft Structures December 17, 2011 - April 1, 2012

Since receiving his BFA from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in 1998, Los Angeles–based artist Jedediah Caesar has gained international recognition for sculptures that amass found materials into systems that reveal new patterns, often abstract, sometime social. Gathering natural and...

Devidasa of Nurpur, "Praudha Adhira Nayika (The Mature Heroine Without Self-Control)," 1694 or 1695
Gems of Rajput Painting December 10, 2011 - September 3, 2012

“Gems of Rajput Painting” features the MFA’s superb collection of paintings made for the princes of Rajasthan and the Punjab hills (known as “Rajputs”). The kingdoms of these art-loving princes shared a common elite culture, though, by the early 1700s, each court had...

"Statuette of Aphrodite emerging from the sea," 1st century B.C. or 1st century A.D. (new2)
Aphrodite and the Gods of Love October 26, 2011 - February 20, 2012

Known today as the goddess of love and beauty, Aphrodite, or Venus as she was known to the Romans, was one of the most powerful ancient Greek divinities and a favorite subject in ancient art. This is the first exhibition about the powerful goddess that both ancient writers and artists described...

Edgar Degas, "La Toilette," 1884-86
Degas and the Nude October 9, 2011 - February 5, 2012

The nude figure was critical to the art of Edgar Degas from the beginning of his career in the 1850s until the end of his working life, but the subject has never before been explored in a Museum exhibition. “Degas and the Nude,” co-organized by the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and the...

Beauty as Duty
Beauty as Duty: Textiles and the Home Front in WWII Britain October 8, 2011 - May 28, 2012

The British experience during and after WWII was quite different from that of Americans. From the fall of 1940 through the spring of 1941, Britain was subjected to relentless bombing in a terror campaign known as the Blitz. Even after the Allied victory, Britain continued to suffer shortages of...

Ellsworth Kelly, "Curve XXI," 1978-80
Ellsworth Kelly: Wood Sculpture September 18, 2011 - March 4, 2012

The 30 wood sculptures that Ellsworth Kelly has made over the course of his esteemed career are among his most beautiful and evocative works. Despite Kelly’s work being the subject of major retrospectives worldwide, this is the first museum exhibition to focus on the essential and beguiling...

Community Arts Initiative, And Their Families
Community Arts Initiative: And Their Families September 17, 2011 - November 27, 2011

This exhibition, on hiatus during summer construction, reopens with the new Linde Family Wing on September 17, 2011. Under the guidance of artist Raul Gonzalez, students from eight after-school community organizations in the Boston area will create family portraits using pen, ink, and color in...

Wide bed curtain, 1725-50
Embroideries of Colonial Boston: Domestic Embroideries September 17, 2011 - June 3, 2012

The embroideries of colonial Boston girls and women have long been treasured family possessions and are now much sought after by collectors. The charm and craftsmanship of the Adam and Eve samplers, pastoral pictures with leaping stags and galloping hunters, as well as crewelwork bed hangings and...

Wendy Jacob, "Ice Floe," 2011
Maud Morgan Prize 2011: Wendy Jacob September 17, 2011 - July 8, 2012

About the Prize: Established in 1993 in recognition of New England artist Maud Morgan (1903–1999), the Maud Morgan Prize honors a Massachusetts woman artist who demonstrates significant vision, creativity, and contributions to contemporary art in the Commonwealth. As of 2011, $10,000 is...

Christian Marclay, "The Clock," 2010
The Clock: Christian Marclay September 16, 2011 - December 31, 2011

Extended to December 31, 2011. A compelling new work created by world-renowned artist Christian Marclay, The Clock (2010), an ode to time and cinema, comprises thousands of fragments from a range of films that create a 24-hour, looped, single-channel video. The Clock tells the accurate...

Hector Zamora, "White Noise – Shed 6 Installation (detail)," 2011
Disponible: A Kind of Mexican Show September 13, 2011 - November 19, 2011

Within Mexico’s urban setting, contemporary art and other experimental and creative practices such as architecture, design, and music flourish, forming one of the most original and intriguing art scenes in the global landscape. Taking its name from the empty advertisement billboards across...

Kawanabe Kyōsai, "Hell Courtesan," 1870s-1880s
Kawanabe Kyōsai and the Hell Courtesan September 3, 2011 - June 17, 2012

The first exhibition in our newly renovated Japanese Print gallery focuses on a recent acquisition, a monumental hanging scroll of the Hell Courtesan by Kawanabe Kyōsai (1831–1889). Known for the charm, eccentricity, and extraordinary skill of his work, Kyōsai gleefully satirized the...

Eugène Delacroix, "Royal Tiger," 1829
Passion and Precision in the Age of Revolution August 20, 2011 - May 13, 2012

European art of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries is dominated by two powerful artistic movements: Neo-classicism and Romanticism. Neo-Classicism is marked by purity, austerity, clarity, and an almost abstract obsession with the linear. The style was stimulated by the recent...

Page of 17 Show 16 32 64 Per Page