Upcoming Exhibitions

Black Box: John Waters’ Kiddie Flamingos

From September 21, 2016 — January 22, 2017

For this 2014 video, John Waters recast his 1972 cult film Pink Flamingos—considered one of the most notorious films ever made—with children reading a cleverly modified G-rated script.


Front Room: Guerrilla Girls

From September 25, 2016 — March 12, 2017

The BMA presents a selection of works from the Portfolio Compleat (1985-2012) by the New York-based Guerrilla Girls. This group of anonymous women artists have produced over the course of 30 years a body of work that includes posters, stickers, books, printed projects, and actions that expose sexism and racism in politics, the art world, film, and culture at large. They appear in public wearing gorilla masks and use humor to convey information, provoke discussion, and show that feminists can be funny.


Matisse/Diebenkorn

From October 23, 2016 — January 29, 2017

More than 90 paintings and drawings by Henri Matisse (1869-1954) and Richard Diebenkorn (1922-1993) show the French modern master’s enduring influence on one of the greatest post-war American painters.


On Paper: Finding Form

From October 30, 2016 — April 30, 2017

This exhibition celebrates one of the strengths of the BMA’s collection: contemporary drawings that combine an interest in pure, refined geometric form with a desire to use materials expressively.


Shifting Views: People & Politics in Contemporary African Art

From December 18, 2016 — June 18, 2017

The BMA’s first exhibition of contemporary art from its African collection features photographs, prints, and drawings by seven artists who each offer pointedly political perspectives on the lives of Africans and their diasporic descendants.


Check for more upcoming exhibitions soon …