Exhibition

Lorraine O'Grady

The Strange Taxi, Stretched

January 14 - May 19, 2020

Exhibition

Boston's Apollo

Thomas McKeller and John Singer Sargent

February 13 - May 17, 2020

Exhibition

Adam Pendleton

Elements of Me

February 13 - September 27, 2020

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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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Today

  • Canceled

    Saturday Open Studio

    Represent Yourself

    Saturday, March 28, 11 am - 4 pm

    In connection with the special exhibition, Boston's Apollo, mix a custom color that celebrates your individuality and honors the uniqueness of us all.

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Thursday, April 2, 2020

  • Canceled

    The Erasure of Thomas McKeller

    with Dr. Nikki A. Greene

    Thursday, April 02, 7 - 9 pm

    This lecture has been canceled.

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Saturday, April 4, 2020

  • Canceled

    Saturday Open Studio

    Represent Yourself

    Saturday, April 04, 11 am - 4 pm

    In connection with the special exhibition, Boston's Apollo, mix a custom color that celebrates your individuality and honors the uniqueness of us all.

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Saturday, April 11, 2020

  • Canceled

    Saturday Open Studio

    Represent Yourself

    Saturday, April 11, 11 am - 4 pm

    In connection with the special exhibition, Boston's Apollo, mix a custom color that celebrates your individuality and honors the uniqueness of us all.

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Thursday, April 16, 2020

  • Canceled

    Thursday, April 16, 5:30 - 9 pm

    This Third Thursday has been canceled.

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Saturday, April 18, 2020

  • Canceled

    Member Thematic Tour

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

    Saturday, April 18, 10 - 11 am

    This Member Thematic Tour has been canceled.

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  • Canceled

    Saturday Open Studio

    Represent Yourself

    Saturday, April 18, 11 am - 4 pm

    In connection with the special exhibition, Boston's Apollo, mix a custom color that celebrates your individuality and honors the uniqueness of us all.

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Thursday, April 23, 2020

  • Dear Mr. McKeller

    An Ode to One Man's Impact

    Thursday, April 23, 7 - 9:30 pm

    Enjoy a series of performative responses by Boston dancers, poets, and actors as they celebrate and honor the legacy and lived experiences of Thomas McKeller.

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