As we work to update the Museum’s galleries and install new exhibitions, from time to time, galleries may be closed temporarily for ongoing renovations or special events.

Works may also be taken off view for study or conservation. Use Collections Search to check the on-view status of your favorite artwork before you visit. Note that short-term artwork relocations or gallery closures are not reflected in Collections Search.

Notable Gallery Closures

Art of the Ancient World

The George D. and Margo Behrakis Wing for Art of the Ancient World is undergoing a major renovation and reinstallation. This project will create a grand entry to the MFA’s renowned collection of Greek, Roman, and Byzantine art—one of the finest and most comprehensive in the world.

Galleries 113, 113A, and 117 closed through mid-2020

Galleries 207, 209, 210, 210A, 211, 212A–C, 213, 214, 215A–C, and 216 closed through early 2021

Dutch, Flemish, and Netherlandish Art

Galleries 242, 243, 243A, 244, and 245 closed Monday, March 30 until late 2020

Italian Renaissance Art

Gallery 206 closed

Japanese Art

Galleries 278A and 279 (Buddhist Temple Room) closed until late 2020