Explore the tools and materials that artists use, right in the galleries
April 8, 2022 6:00 pm–8:00 pm
November 9, 2019 10:00 am–5:00 pm
Back for another year, the MFA Artisan Market is the best-kept secret in Boston holiday shopping. Find one-of-a-kind items from more than a dozen…
NARRATOR: This mask is different from every other mask in this gallery… because it would have been worn and performed by a woman. Female masking performances are rare in Africa. The Sowei mask plays an important role in the all-female Sande Society. This society is a lifelong network of women among the Vai, Mende and neighboring peoples in present-day Sierra Leone.
CHRISTRAUD GEARY: Now if you look at the Portuguese soldier, there are certain details that I don’t want you to miss. One is that everything is articulated in the greatest detail. Look at his hands, they’re beautifully done, and look at the fact that you can see his fingernails, even. Look at his feet, same thing, they’re beautifully executed.
April 13, 2019 11:00 am–12:00 pm
Join Helen Burnham, Pamela and Peter Voss Curator of Prints and Drawings, and curator of “Toulouse-Lautrec and the Stars of Paris,” for a closer look…
February 12, 2019 6:00 pm–9:00 pm
Matthew Siegal, chair, Conservation and Collections Management, and members of the Conservation department give an update on the several exciting…