Past Exhibitions

Tattoos in Japanese Prints

November 20, 2021–February 20, 2022

Some of the world’s most popular tattoo motifs trace back to early 19th-century Edo (modern Tokyo), where tattoo artists took inspiration from color...

Helina Metaferia: Generations

November 6, 2021–April 11, 2022

Helina Metaferia collaborates with women of color and female artists. See their “everyday revolutions” in collage and installation art.

Fabric of a Nation
American Quilt Stories

October 10, 2021–January 17, 2022

Quilts tell stories about their makers and collectors. History is told by artists including Bisa Butler, Harriet Powers, and other American makers.

Paper Stories, Layered Dreams
The Art of Ekua Holmes​

July 17, 2021–January 24, 2022

Join Boston artist Ekua Holmes as she shares her story through vibrant collage art and representation in Children's Book Art Illustrations.

Garden for Boston

June 22–October 12, 2021

Enjoy a community gardens project by artists and activists Ekua Holmes and Elizabeth James-Perry about the land the MFA occupies.

Samantha Nye: My Heart’s in a Whirl

June 12–October 31, 2021

Appreciate Samantha Nye’s music video utopias that expand the parameters of love, sex, and belonging. Don't miss this unique exhibition!

The Banner Project: Lauren Halsey

May 29, 2021–May 23, 2022

Lauren Halsey’s work traverses time and cultures, but it always remains firmly rooted in her immediate community of South Central Los Angeles, where...

Community Arts Initiative: Patterns of Greatness

May 8–October 17, 2021

“Patterns of Greatness” is a collaborative project encouraging young people to reflect on the relationships that have had a positive impact on their...

Monet and Boston: Legacy Illuminated

April 17–October 17, 2021

Reserve timed tickets to explore the Boston collection of famous Impressionist paintings by Claude Monet.

RESIST COVID/TAKE 6!

April 4–June 1, 2021

“RESIST COVID/TAKE 6!,” a public service campaign conceptualized by artist Carrie Mae Weems, underlines the importance of public messaging in a time...