Exhibition

Adam Pendleton

Elements of Me

February 13 - September 27, 2020

Exhibition

Boston's Apollo

Thomas McKeller and John Singer Sargent

February 13 - May 17, 2020

Exhibition

Lorraine O'Grady

The Strange Taxi, Stretched

January 14 - May 19, 2020

Thursday, February 13, 2020

  • Now On View

    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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Saturday, March 7, 2020

  • Members Only

    Member Thematic Tour

    The Power of the Word

    Saturday, March 07, 10 - 11 am

    Visit before the Museum opens for a closer look at works within the collection and uncover their dynamic interpretations with this exclusive member perk!

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Saturday, March 14, 2020

  • Members Only

    Member Thematic Tour

    The Power of the Word

    Saturday, March 14, 10 - 11 am

    Visit before the Museum opens for a closer look at works within the collection and uncover their dynamic interpretations with this exclusive member perk!

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Saturday, March 21, 2020

  • Members Only

    Member Thematic Tour

    Exhibition Insights: Boston's Apollo, Elements of Me, The Strange Taxi, Stretched

    Saturday, March 21, 10 - 11 am

    Tour all three special exhibitions with a Museum Teacher before the Museum opens for a closer look at these exhibitions!

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Thursday, April 2, 2020

  • The Erasure of Thomas McKeller

    with Dr. Nikki A. Greene

    Thursday, April 02, 7 - 9 pm

    How has the erasure of black identity shaped American culture? Nikki A. Greene argues for this erasure as part of a larger cultural blind spot in 20th-century America.

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Saturday, April 18, 2020

  • Members Only

    Member Thematic Tour

    Exhibition Insights: Boston's Apollo, Elements of Me, The Strange Taxi, Stretched

    Saturday, April 18, 10 - 11 am

    Tour all three special exhibitions with a Museum Teacher before the Museum opens for a closer look at these exhibitions!

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Saturday, May 9, 2020

  • Members Only

    Member Thematic Tour

    Under the Armor

    Saturday, May 09, 10 - 11 am

    Visit before the Museum opens for a closer look at works within the collection and uncover their dynamic interpretations with this exclusive member perk!

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Saturday, May 16, 2020

  • Members Only

    Member Thematic Tour

    Exhibition Insights: Boston's Apollo, Elements of Me, The Strange Taxi, Stretched

    Saturday, May 16, 10 - 11 am

    Tour all three special exhibitions with a Museum Teacher before the Museum opens for a closer look at these exhibitions!

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Saturday, May 30, 2020

  • Members Only

    Member Thematic Tour

    Under the Armor

    Saturday, May 30, 10 - 11 am

    Visit before the Museum opens for a closer look at works within the collection and uncover their dynamic interpretations with this exclusive member perk!

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