MFA Collection

Explore objects in the collection extending from antiquity to the present day.

The Photographic Collection

The MFA photographic collection now boasts more than 16,000 photographic items that span the history of the medium.

Past

Can I Get a WitnessPhotographs by Herb Snitzer

May 5 – August 5, 2018

Internationally famous for his iconic photographs of jazz musicians, his work is collected by major museums such as the Museum of Modern Art, New York and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. This special exhibition focuses on photographs of diverse people ranging from urban street scenes of New York in the 1950s to spirited shots of the St. Petersburg Pride celebrations in recent decades.

Past

Magnetic FieldsExpanding American Abstraction, 1960s to Today

May 5 – August 5, 2018

The MFA is proud to present the first American exhibition dedicated exclusively to the formal and historical dialogue of abstraction by women artists of color. This important and beautiful exhibition includes works by twenty-one artists, born between 1891 and 1981.