Upcoming Exhibitions


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.

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Oliver Herring: Areas for Action

From October 23, 2016 — April 2, 2017

Covered in glitter, food dye, foil and other joyfully messy materials, 50 volunteers from all walks of life participated in Oliver Herring’s Areas for Action. This surprising series of daily public performances in a New York City gallery in 2010 is featured in 12 digital videos on view in the first gallery adjacent to the East Entrance.

Anne Truitt: Intersections

From October 23, 2016 — June 6, 2017

Five sculptural towers of color by the acclaimed artist Anne Truitt (1921-2004, American) are on view adjacent to the BMA’s Asian and African art collections. This juxtaposition, as well as brief in-gallery essays by the BMA’s curators of contemporary, Asian, and African art, invite visitors to contemplate the ways in which essential visual elements such as color and shape transcend time and geography.

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 Africa drawn from its own collection features photographs, prints, and drawings by David Goldblatt, Gavin Jantjes, William Kentridge, Julie Mehretu, Senam Okudzeto, Robin Rhode, and Diane Victor. Each artist offers pointedly political perspectives on the lives of Africans and their diasporic descendants.

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