Dilated Biography: Contemporary Cuban Narratives

Nov 14, 2013

Guest curated by Jorge Antonio Fernández Torres, "Dilated Biography: Contemporary Cuban Narratives" is inspired by Cuban poet and artist Severo Sarduy, whose novel "Gestos" explores the idea that biography usually happens before birth and then expands (or dilates). Fernández Torres will bring together 15 contemporary Cuban artists for this exhibition, who come together to examine the story of Cuba, drawing on its past and present and imaging what lies ahead in its future. ARTISTS Alexandre Arrechea, Javier Castro, Felipe Dulzaides, Juan Roberto Diago Durruthy, Luis Gárciga, Luis Gómez, Tony Labat, Dennis Izquierdo, Susana Pilar Delahante Matienzo, Reynier Leyva Novo, Tatiana Mesa Pajan, Eduardo Ponjuan, Wilfredo Prieto, Diana Fonseca Quinones and Grethell Rasúa.   ...

Histories of Now: Space for Dialogue, Art and Activism

Mar 14, 2013

Organized in the form of a continued dialogue and culminating with the production of a multimedia publication, "Histories of Now: Space for Dialogue, Art and Activism" transforms the gallery into a site of international and local exchanges focusing on current events in Egypt, and uses these events as a means of discussing a multiplicity of contemporary social movements. ...

MFA Thesis Exhibitions

Feb 13, 2013

Thesis exhibitions from graduating students in the Master of Fine Arts program. ...

Something Along Those Lines

Sep 13, 2012

Based on an early Sol LeWitt wall drawing originally executed at SMFA, this exhibition features work by international modern and contemporary artists Adel Abdessemed, Ann Carlson + Mary Ellen Strom, Carlos Cruz-Diez, Gego, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Sol LeWitt, Bruce Nauman, Fred Sandback and Lawrence Weiner.  ...

Medium Without Measure

Sep 11, 2012

"Medium Without Measure" is a multi-dimensional, multi-media exhibition celebrating SMFA's 2012 graduates. ...

SMFA Traveling Scholars

May 22, 2012

This exhibition presents work by the six Traveling Scholarship award recipients selected in 2010: Milo Fay, Atsuko Ito, Soojin Kim, Greg Mencoff, Christopher Mark Robinson and Andi Sutton. ...

Forms in Flux: A Collaboration between Aichi University and SMFA

Mar 27, 2012

A collaboration between the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (SMFA) and Aichi University, Nagoya, Japan, "Forms in Flux" is an exhibition of three artists from each respective institution whose work addresses concepts of transformation, and whose collective practices become newly recontextualized among their fellow exhibitors.s become ewly recotextualized amog their fellow exhibitors. ...

Histories of Now: Six Artists from Cairo

Jan 18, 2012

Opening during the one year anniversary of the first mass protests in Tahrir Square, "Histories of Now: Six Artists from Cairo" brings together work by some of the most inspiring and influential video and new media artists working in Egypt today, including a multi-channel video installation by the late Ahmed Basiony featured in the Egyptian Pavilion of the 54th Venice Biennale.​ ...

Disponible: A Kind of Mexican Show

Sep 13, 2011

September 13–November 19, 2011 Barbara and Steven Grossman Gallery Mrs. E. Ross Anderson Auditorium  Featuring eight Mexican contemporary artists who explore the challenges and contradictions of modern society Within Mexico's urban setting, contemporary art and other experimental and creative practices such as architecture, design and music flourish, forming one of the most original and intriguing art scenes in the global landscape. Taking its name from the empty advertisement billboards across Mexican city skylines, disponible means at once available and potentially changeable or disposable. The word also interestingly, and quite accurately, reflects the reality of Mexican society in perpetual transition from post-colonial revolution to its current negotiation with globalization. "Disponible: A Kind of Mexican Show" brings together eight of Mexico's most innovative contemporary artists as they critique and explore the challenges and contradictions of their native country. The exhibition is on view September 13–November 19, 2011 in various locations at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (SMFA), including the Barbara and Steven Grossman Gallery, Mrs. E. Ross Anderson Auditorium and the outdoor courtyard. ...

SMFA Traveling Scholars

Mar 30, 2011

This exhibition of student work celebrates artists who are on the threshold of their creative futures. Features works by 2010–11 award recipients alongside pieces selected by an independent jury from approximately 300 entries. ...