“The MFA’s 150th anniversary is a moment to honor our past and, more critically, anticipate our future. The Museum was founded with a spirit of generosity and belief in the power of art and artists—values that remain among the pillars of today’s MFA,” said Matthew Teitelbaum
The Museum of Fine Arts Boston (MFA) has issued an apology to students from a Dorchester middle school who were subjected to racist comments during a field trip on May 16. The museum went through the security footage of the class’ entire trip and concluded that two visitors made racist comments to the students. Those visitors have been banned from the MFA.
The MFA showcases Paris’ nightlife in the late 19th century through Toulouse-Lautrec’s eyes.
Until August, the MFA will challenge gendered fashion conventions through ‘Gender Bending Fashion.’
Prints from Staatliches Bauhaus—the German school of art, architecture, and design open from 1919 to 1933—are featured in Radical Geometries, an exhibit in the Boston Museum of Fine Arts that opened on Feb. 9. It will be open until March 21.
“Normally a museum tells you what you can’t do, but today I am going to tell you what you can do,” said curator Meghan Melvin.
On Sept. 5, the MFA, in partnership with Mass Poetry, will begin a three-month series of workshops open to the public titled Poetry in the Galleries.
For the first time in 50 years, the MFA has undertaken a restoration of two Rembrandt portraits in the “conservation in action” studio. The paintings typically have an important place in the MFA’s collection, and the conservators hope to “gain a deeper understanding of these works” through the restoration process.
Presenting 60 provocative drawings by Austrian artists Gustan Klimt and Egon Schiele, on loan from the Alberti Museum in Vienna, the MFA’s newest exhibit shatters convention and shocks viewers.
Inspired by controversies surrounding Confederate statues, ‘Monuments to Us’ at the MFA presents a collection of works that embody those who are not often represented.