Recent AcquisitionsPaintings, Ceramics, and Works on Paper

September 8 – December 30, 2018

William Pachner
American (b. Czechoslovakia, 1915–2017)
Untitled, n.d.
Oil on canvas
Gift of Mary Anne Simmons 2017.18.1

Thanks to the generosity of both new and established donors, the collection of the Museum of Fine Arts continues to grow, enriched by additions of prints, paintings, photographs, drawings, new media, decorative arts, and sculpture. Recent Acquisitions highlights these wonderful gifts.

Among the works featured in the exhibition are Pablo Picasso’s Le Taureau (le boeuf), 1936, Reginald Burton Barber’s Portrait of a Young Girl, n.d., and Martin Puryear’s Phrygian (Cap in the Air), 2012, as well as photographs by Ruth Bernhard and Dianora Niccolini, an abstract painting by William Pachner, a selection of early Ecuadorian works, and fanciful prints by 19th-century printmaker Jules Cheret.

Ranging from the ancient world to present, the objects included in Recent Acquisitions exemplifies the diversity of the MFA’s collection and our commitment to engaging, educating, and exciting the community.