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
Museum holdings of Native American art explore the formation of a modern American identity
Some 125 photographs span a five-decade-long career
Connects Adams to his 19th-century predecessors and to those who followed
Explore depictions of the stars and entertainments of 19th-century Montmartre
60+ boundary-pushing designs examine the expression of identity
Participate in planning a landmark exhibition on Sargent and fashion
Three large-scale canvases from one of Canada’s leading artists
Explores ways that clothing communicates identity
Explores Kahlo’s avid engagement with arte popular
60+ works celebrate the centenary of this school of modernist abstraction
Some 100 works explore the Arts and Crafts movement in Boston in the early 20th century
Reviving Bauhaus abstraction after World War II