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.
More than 45 dramatic watercolors, drawings, and illustrated books
Some 100 works explore the Arts and Crafts movement in Boston in the early 20th century
45 works acquired mid-century for the Provisional Collection
Behind-the-scenes look at the conservation of seven Buddhist sculptures
Pairing of work demonstrates technique and color on a massive scale
125 paintings & 70 drawings from some 40 collections trace his career
70 paintings and drawings reveal ways the artist combined the physical and the spiritual on canvas
More than 200 works express her vision, her voice, across a century of art
150 defining images from the 20th century
Fantasy, fairy tales, and magic from five contemporary photographers
More than 400 highlights from the MFA collection speak of might and majesty on the Nile
Some 20 works refer to concepts of family and friends
Some 50 self-portraits by the celebrated British painter, executed over almost seven decades