Through Traveling Exhibitions, the MFA is able to engage with audiences around the world. We invite you to experience our collections by visiting an MFA Traveling Exhibition at one of our global partner institutions.
Great Collectors: Masterpieces from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
This exhibition shares the personal stories of some of the Museum’s generous benefactors, whose peerless philanthropy helped to build the MFA’s collection. Curated by Maureen Melton, Susan Morse Hilles Director of Libraries and Archives and Museum Historian.
|Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum||July 18–October 9, 2017|
|Kobe City Museum||October 28, 2017–February 4, 2018|
|Nagoya/Boston Museum of Fine Arts||February 18–July 1, 2018|
Hiroshige: Visions from Japan
This exhibition celebrates the works of Utagawa Hiroshige (1797–1858), whose landscape prints are beloved today because they show an idealized view of Japan just before industrialization. Curated by Sarah Thompson, curator, Japanese Art.
|Scuderie del Quirinale, Rome||March 1-July 29, 2018|
This exhibition highlights the work of Suzuki Harunobu (1725–1770)—the first Japanese printmaker to design works printed in full color. Curated by Sarah Thompson, curator, Japanese Art.
|Chiba City Museum of Art||September 6–October 23, 2017|
|Nagoya/Boston Museum of Fine Arts||November 3, 2017–January 21, 2018|
|Abeno Harukas Art Museum||April 24–June 24, 2018|
|Fukuoka City Museum||July 7–August 26, 2018|
La Parisienne: Portraying Women in the Capital of Culture, 1715–1965
This exhibition explores the changing image of Parisian women from the reign of Louis XV through the post-World War II era: creatures of myth, part fantasy, part reality; emblems of glamour; working women; objects of aesthetic adulation and of anthropological study; icons of high fashion and the bohemian life. Curated by Katie Hanson, assistant curator, Paintings, Art of Europe; and former curator Emily Beeny.
|Nagoya/Boston Museum of Fine Arts||June 10–October 15, 2017|
|Setagaya Art Museum||January 13–April 1, 2018|
|Hiroshima Prefectural Art Museum||April 11–June 10, 2018|
In Pursuit of Happiness
|Nagoya/Boston Museum of Fine Arts||July 23, 2018–October 8, 2018|
Future Retro: Drawings from the Great Age of American Automobiles
This exhibition highlights drawings from the collection of Frederic A. Sharf that showcase the beauty and ingenuity of American automotive design during the decades following World War II, a landmark period in car styling. Curated by Clifford Ackley, Ruth and Carl J. Shapiro Curator of Prints and Drawings.
|Historic New England||February 9–May 13, 2018|
She Who Tells a Story: Women Photographers from Iran and the Arab World
This exhibition introduces the pioneering work of 12 leading women photographers from Iran and the Arab world. Curated by Kristen Gresh, Karsh Curator of Photographs.
|Museum of Fine Arts, Boston||August 27, 2013–January 12, 2014|
|Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Center for Visual Arts at Stanford University||January 28–May 4, 2015|
|Carnegie Museum of Art||May 30–September 28, 2015|
|National Museum of Women in the Arts||April 8–July 31, 2016|
|Canadian War Museum||December 5, 2017–March 4, 2018|