Past Exhibitions

Something Old, Something New
Wedding Fashions and Traditions

May 27–October 1, 2023

Through fashion, jewelry, and photography from the 18th century to today, “Something Old, Something New” explores the origins of wedding customs in...

Emergence: Art from MFA Boston Staff

May 25–June 24, 2023

Presented at the Copley Society of Art on Newbury Street, this exhibition features artwork by MFA staff who explore the idea of emergence—the process...

Community Arts Initiative: From Farm to Craft Table

May 13–October 22, 2023

For “From Farm to Craft Table,” mixed-media artist Alexandra Adamo and children from twelve Boston-area community organizations learned about the...

E. Jane: Drenched in Light

May 6–October 1, 2023

Beyoncé. Bessie Smith. Viola Davis. Diahann Carroll. These are just a few of the icons who inform the vision of E. Jane, an artist exploring the labor...

The Provincetown Printmakers

April 1–October 15, 2023

On the northern tip of Cape Cod, Provincetown has long been regarded as a refuge for artists and a vibrant hub of experimentation and innovation. In...

Painted Tintypes: Photography for the People

April 1–October 15, 2023

Tintypes—or ferrotypes—were first introduced in the US in the 1850s. Made by printing photographic images onto sheets of thin metal, they were...

Hokusai: Inspiration and Influence

March 26–July 16, 2023

Taking a new approach to the work of the ever-popular Katsushika Hokusai (1760–1849), this major exhibition explores in detail his impact on other artists—both during his lifetime and beyond.

Hear Me Now: The Black Potters of Old Edgefield, South Carolina

March 4–July 9, 2023

Explore an untold chapter in American history Focusing on the work of Black potters in the 19th-century American South, this landmark exhibition...

Who Holds Up the Sky?

January 21–September 4, 2023

Since the start of Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine in February 2022, attacks have continued endlessly in different regions of the country, and...

Making Past Present: Cy Twombly

January 14–May 7, 2023

Unique among his peers at the vanguard of postwar American art, Cy Twombly (1928–2011) sought inspiration from ancient Greek, Roman, and Egyptian...