Museum of Fine Arts Expanding Contemporary Art Collection

Despite remaining closed to visitors, Council member The Museum of Fine Arts (MFA) has pledged to purchase the works of two dozen artists to grow its contemporary art exhibitions.

All of the 24 artists selected live in the United States, with more than half of them originally from the Boston area. In addition to expanding the number of works in the museum’s contemporary art collections, the new works will offer new perspectives within each of their practices. Further, the initiative will support the work of emerging artists in the area. The museum will begin acquiring the pieces in June.

“Contemporary artists are part of the fabric of our community, and essential to who we are as an institution. Their commitment, innovation and engagement with the world inspires us in times of challenge,” said Matthew Teitelbaum, Ann and Graham Gund Director of the museum. “We need artists’ voices to enhance the stories we share in our galleries and the connections we make with our visitors. With lifetime memberships for artists in our collection, we underscore the importance of artists in the life of our Museum and our communities.”

The Council congratulates the MFA for this expansion and for supporting artists during a time of financial hardship. Read more in the Boston Globe.

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