A Message from MFA Director Matthew Teitelbaum

I am deeply inspired by the sense of community I have witnessed as we collectively address the challenges we all face. MFA members and visitors are foremost in my thoughts and your safety and security are of greatest concern.

As we closely monitor guidelines regarding public gatherings, we have come to the difficult decision to cancel the Museum’s 44th annual Art in Bloom, scheduled for May 2 to 4, 2020. Art in Bloom is a beloved springtime tradition, organized with passion, devotion, and hard work by our volunteer corps of MFA Associates. We look forward to welcoming you to a glorious Art in Bloom in spring 2021.

Many of you have kindly asked how you can support the Museum in this crucial time. Please consider making a gift to the MFA Fund. Your generosity will sustain us through a difficult period and prepare us for the moment when we can open our doors to the public once again.

It is in times of uncertainty that we find strength in community and inspiration in art. I invite you to explore the MFA’s online resources and media; here we offer ways to create meaningful connections with art, no matter where you are.

Be well and safe. I look forward to welcoming you back to your MFA.

Matthew Teitelbaum

Ann and Graham Gund Director


Image of Guanyin, Bodhisattva of Compassion



While the Museum is closed, we’re bringing the Museum to you and sharing artworks in our collection on Instagram. Nancy Berliner, Wu Tung Curator of Chinese Art, writes about our sculpture Guanyin, Bodhisattva of Compassion.

Tamar Avishai speaking with a visitor about Georgia O’Keeffe, Deer Skull with Pedernal


The Lonely Palette

Get underneath O’Keeffe’s mythical status through the story of her intimate connection to this 1936 painting. This is the latest episode from the MFA’s first podcaster-in-residence, Tamar Avishai of The Lonely Palette.

Installing the Artists on the Move in 18th-Century Europe gallery (Gallery 246).


MFA Videos

Hear from our curators and browse our collections from wherever you are. Our YouTube channel has talks with artists, samplers of lectures by experts and authors, and intriguing insights behind the scenes.

Image of a quilt made in shades of blue and black.

Collections Slideshow

Celebrate women across cultures and millennia in eight extraordinary artworks. These unknown women, who passed techniques down through generations, are a reminder of how art brings us together.


AAQ Resource:

Joseph Pagac Architect