2018

MFA Boston Welcomes College Community Back to School and Back to the MFA

MFA Boston and UNIQLO Collaborate on T-Shirt Collection Inspired by Katagami Stencils from the Museum’s Renowned Holdings of Japanese Art

MFA Boston Announces New Curatorial Appointments

$1 Million Grant from the Ishibashi Foundation to Fund New Curatorial Fellowship for Japanese Art at MFA Boston

MFA Boston Receives Gift of Monumental Chinese Scroll from Eminent Collector Wan-go H.C. Weng

MFA Boston Acquires Group of 37 Career-Spanning Photographs by Graciela Iturbide

MFA Boston to Host Naturalization Ceremony for Approximately 200 New U.S. Citizens

MFA Boston Appoints Reto Thüring as Chair of Contemporary Art

MFA Boston Appoints Cameran Mason as Chief Development Officer

MFA Boston Receives Grant of Nearly $2 Million from Terra Foundation for American Art as Part of New Collection-Sharing Initiative

MFA Boston Appoints Christina Yu Yu as New Chair of Asian Art

MFA Boston Celebrates Return of Spring with Annual Art in Bloom Festival of Art and Flowers

MFA Boston Restores a Pair of Rembrandt Portraits for the First Time in a Generation

MFA Boston and Citizens Bank Honor the Legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. with Free Open House

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Announces New Festival Showcasing Films from Japan

2017

“Daily Life in Ancient Greece” Connects Visitors with Ancient People Who Lived More Than 2,500 Years Ago

MFA Boston Partners with the Jewish Arts Collaborative and Combined Jewish Philanthropies to Celebrate Hanukkah

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, to Receive Landmark Gifts of Dutch and Flemish Art Including Rembrandt Portrait and Other Golden Age Masterpieces

New Programs at the MFA Boston Offer Free Access for New England K-12 Teachers and Massachusetts Community Colleges

UNIQLO and MFA Boston Announce 10-Year Partnership Supporting Japanese Art and Culture

MFA Boston Launches MFA Citizens, a Program to Welcome New U.S. Citizens with Complimentary Family Memberships

MFA Boston Receives Gift of Colonial Latin American Art from Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros

“Summer at the MFA” Calls Early Birds and Night Owls for Art, Music and Film al Fresco

MFA Boston Announces MFA 2020, a Shared Voice and Vision for the Future

MFA Boston Reaches Agreement with Estate of Art Collector, Emma Lazarus Budge, to Retain Seven Pieces of 18th-Century Porcelain

MFA Boston Celebrates Annual Art in Bloom Festival of Fine Art and Flowers

2016

MFA Boston to Receive $30,000 Grant from the National Endowment for the Arts

MFA Boston and Museum Independent Security Union Announce New Four-Year Contract

MFA Boston Announces $24 Million Conservation Center

#mfaNOW, a Season Celebrating Contemporary Art and Artists at the MFA Boston, Will Feature Exhibitions, Overnight Parties and Programs

Kahlo, O’Keeffe and Pollock Headline “Making Modern” Installation at MFA Boston

MFA Boston and Nagoya/Boston Museum of Fine Arts to Conclude 20-Year Partnership in 2019

MFA Boston Purchases Painting by Frida Kahlo

MFA Boston Unveils “Guanyin, Bodhissattva of Compassion,” After 18-Month Conservation in Gallery of Song Dynasty Masterpieces

2015

School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, to Become Part of Tufts University in 2016

MFA Boston Announces Naming of Rose-Marie and Eijk van Otterloo Paintings Conservation Studio

MFA Boston Announces Gifts of Art Donated in Honor of Malcolm Rogers, Departing Ann and Graham Gund Director

MFA Boston Acquires John Singer Sargent Archive, Making MFA Global Center for Sargent Scholarship

New Publication: The Priest, the Prince, and the Pasha: The Life and Afterlife of an Ancient Egyptian Sculpture

MFA Boston Names Brian Flagg as Executive Chef

Matthew Teitelbaum Appointed Director of Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Announces Major Gift from Rothschild Heirs

New Publication: Common Wealth: Art by African Americans in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Massachusetts State House Time Capsule Opened at Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

MFA Boston Acquires Gift of Japanese Art

2014

MFA Boston Awards 2015 Maud Morgan Prize to Performance Artist Marilyn Arsem

New Arts of the Pacific Gallery Brings Art and Traditions of Island Cultures, including New Zealand, Indonesia and Papua New Guinea, to Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Commissions First Major Study of Boston’s Cultural Audiences

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Holds Annual Meeting of Board of Trustees

Three New Galleries Highlighting Greek Wine, Theater and Poetry Open at MFA Boston

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Acquires Iconic Portrait of John F. Kennedy by Artist Jamie Wyeth

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Transfers Eight Antiquities to Nigeria

Gallery of Impressionism and Post-Impressionism in France Unveiled

New Kunstkammer Gallery Offers a “Curiosity Cabinet” of Precious Wonders

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Receives $1.5 Million Software Grant from Microsoft

Collector James Stunt Lends Major British Paintings to Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Nagoya/Boston Museum of Fine Arts Celebrates 15th Anniversary

2013

The Seven Last Words by F. Holland Day Acquired by Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Acquires the Charles and Lynn Schusterman Collection of Judaica

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Celebrates 50 Years of Gallery Instructor Program

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Opens Benin Kingdom Gallery

Art of the English Regency Reigns at Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Opens Transformed Dutch Gallery

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Opens the Alan and Simone Hartman Galleries Featuring 18th-Century Period Rooms and Decorative Arts from Great Britain

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Announces Major Gift of Contemporary Craft from Daphne Farago Collection

Education and Community Programs

Diversity Initiatives at the MFA

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Awards 2013 Maud Morgan Prize to Artist Sarah Braman

McLane Family New Hampshire Student Membership Program at MFA
Provides Free Access for New Hampshire Students

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, to Debut New Gallery Showcasing Gems and Jewelry of the Ancient Mediterranean

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, to Debut Michael C. Ruettgers Gallery for Ancient Coins

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, to Unveil Redesigned European Gallery; Koch Gallery to Feature Old Master Paintings, German Silver, and Italian Tapestries

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Receives Robert Owen Lehman Collection of Bronzes and Ivories from the Kingdom of Benin

2012

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Receives the Lane Collection, One of the Largest and Most Significant Gifts in MFA History

Juno’s Journey: MFA Acquires Largest Classical Statue in the US

MFA to Launch First Online Catalogue

2011

MFA, Boston, Acquires Works by African American Artists from John Axelrod Collection

Dale Chihuly’s Lime Green Icicle Tower Finds a Home at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and Turkish Republic Reach Agreement for Transfer of Top Half of Weary Herakles to Turkey

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Acquires Man at His Bath by Gustave Caillebotte

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Names Druker Pavilion in Linde Family Wing for Contemporary Art

Provenance Outreach Conducted by the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston Results in Agreement to Retain Ownership of Eglon Van der Neer painting

2010

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston Returns 14th-Century Embroidery to the Museo Diocesano Tridentino in Trent, Italy