October 31, 2019 - January 30, 2020

Exhibition

In the Company of Artists

25 Years of Artists-in-Residence

October 17, 2019 - January 20, 2020

Exhibition

Lorraine O'Grady

The Strange Taxi, Stretched

January 14 - May 19, 2020

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Current Exhibitions

  • Coming Soon

    October 31, 2019 - January 30, 2020

    Nearly five centuries after his death, Raphael’s fame remains undiminished. Commemorating the five-hundredth anniversary of the painter’s death in 1520, this exhibition brings together for the first time a painting of an episode from Inghirami’s life with the Gardner’s own portrait, as well as a special selection of sculpture, drawings, and archival materials to tell the fascinating story of the man with the red cap and the collector who brought him to America.

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  • Now On View

    Lorraine O'Grady

    The Strange Taxi, Stretched

    January 14 - May 19, 2020

    The Strange Taxi, Stretched is an adaptation of an autobiographical photomontage Lorraine O'Grady made in 1991. In both the original and the stretched versions, female members of O’Grady’s family emerge through the roof of a New England mansion and escape the limitations placed on them in post-World War I Boston.

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Future Exhibitions

  • Coming Soon

    Adam Pendleton

    Elements of Me

    February 13 - September 27, 2020

    Adam Pendleton’s exhibition considers the relations between (geometric) abstraction, Blackness, and languages of collectivity. Three basic shapes—square, triangle, and circle—are the refrains in this room-sized installation.

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  • Coming Soon

    Boston's Apollo

    Thomas McKeller and John Singer Sargent

    February 13 - May 17, 2020

    In 1916, John Singer Sargent met Thomas Eugene McKeller, a young Black elevator attendant, at Boston’s Hotel Vendome. McKeller posed for most of the figures—both male and female—in Sargent’s murals in the Museum of Fine Arts. The painter transformed McKeller into white gods and goddesses, creating soaring allegories of the liberal arts that celebrated the recent expansion of the city’s premier civic museum. 

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