From it's beginnings in 1876 with 5,600 works of art, the MFA now holds a comprehensive collection encompassing 500,000 works of art, spanning the history of artistic endeavor from ancient Egyptian to contemporary.
Major collections include Art of the Americas, Art of Europe from the Middle Ages through the mid-20th century, Asian Art since 4000 BC, African and Pacific Art, an encyclopedic collection of Antiquities, and Contemporary Art.
Ten works, including sculptures, paintings, installation, and video art, provide a contemporary take on landscape
60 pieces trace the 19th-21st century revival movement
18th century Europe: paintings, sculpture, works on paper, furnishings, and clothes
Installation uses materials, images, and sounds from a copper mine
A new body of work inspired by classic films
11 works trace Rothko's exploration of the expressive potential of color
9 prints, ceramics and sculpture reflect exchanges between American Expressionist artists and their Japanese contemporaries
Contemporary works inspired by Japanese historic pieces
A series of installations creates a journey of introspection
Monumental woodcuts fuse the precision of digital technology to the traditional and the handmade
Gestural, expressionist woodcuts and linocuts by four contemporary German artists
Video projections, live drawings, objects, and music create an icy, otherworldly atmosphere
80+ images explore the American family—from the ones we are born into to the ones we choose
Rarely seen drawings examine both divergences and compelling parallels between the two Austrian artists
Museum holdings of Native American art explore the formation of a modern American identity
Explores Japan's participation in the global art styles the 1970s
A celebratory installation of a major gift of 17th-century works
50 original prints to puzzle the eye and delight the mind
Reminders that artists make history by amending and expanding it.