Exhibition

Now Extended

Lorraine O'Grady

The Strange Taxi, Stretched

January 14 - November 24, 2020

Exhibition

Now Extended

Boston's Apollo

Thomas McKeller and John Singer Sargent

February 13 - October 12, 2020

Exhibition

Now Extended

Adam Pendleton

Elements of Me

February 13 - November 15, 2020

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  • Now Extended

    Boston's Apollo

    Thomas McKeller and John Singer Sargent

    February 13 - October 12, 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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