• DJ Slick Vick, Cakeswagg, and Bernadine

    1 video  |   Rent $12

    DJ Slick Vick joins forces with Cakeswagg and Bernadine to perform in and outside the exhibition “Writing the Future: Basquiat and the Hip-Hop Generation,” part of the Sound Bites: Nancy Lee Clark Concert Series. Hear from the artists throughout their performances as they speak with WBUR...

  • Brady Watt and Edo G

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    In separate sets, Brady Watt and Edo G perform in and outside of the exhibition “Writing the Future: Basquiat and the Hip-Hop Generation,” part of the Sound Bites: Nancy Lee Clark Concert Series. Hear from the artists throughout their performances as they speak with WBUR’s Arielle Gray, sharing i...

  • Billy Dean Thomas and RAYEL

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    In separate sets, Billy Dean Thomas and RAYEL perform from outside the exhibition “Writing the Future: Basquiat and the Hip-Hop Generation,” part of the Sound Bites: Nancy Lee Clark Concert Series. Hear from the artists throughout their performances as they speak with WBUR’s Arielle Gray, sharing...

  • REKS
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    REKS

    1 video  |   Rent $12

    REKS performs from inside the exhibition “Writing the Future: Basquiat and the Hip-Hop Generation,” part of the Sound Bites: Nancy Lee Clark Concert Series. Hear from the artist throughout his performance as he speaks with WBUR’s Arielle Gray, sharing insights into his music and discussing his co...

  • Inside Story: Monet and Boston

    1 video  |   Rent $8

    Hear the story of Boston’s romance with the great Impressionist from those in the know: curators, an archivist, and an exhibition designer.

    Runtime: 26 minutes
    Available for rent through the run of the exhibition.
    3-day rental starts with first viewing of video.
    The video may be watched up to th...

  • Virtual Tour: Basquiat and the Hip-Hop Generation

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    Take an in-depth look at “Writing the Future: Basquiat and the Hip-Hop Generation” and the explosive post-graffiti movement in the ’80s. Go through each gallery, led by curators, and hear from four artists whose work is in the show.

    Runtime: 46 minutes
    Available for rent through the run of the e...

  • Studio Art Tutorials

    12 videos  |   Rent $40

    In 12 short videos, learn different studio techniques from portrait drawing and painting seascapes to experimental printmaking, and create your own works of art. Videos feature instruction from experienced educators and professional artists.

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  • Studio Art Tutorial: Monoprints

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    Learn the essential elements of art through printmaking with MFA instructor Gianna Stewart. Explore line, shape, space, and value and use basic color theory to play with tints, tones, and shades. Then, using Ruth Eckstein’s multimedia print Magreb VI, use items and surfaces found in your...

  • Studio Art Tutorial: Trash Bag Monoprints

    1 video  |   Rent $5

    This easy home printmaking technique will have you thinking about trash bags and cotton swabs in a whole new light! Experiment with color mixing, ghost prints, line drawing, and subtractive techniques with MFA instructor Erin Bisceglia. Then, using Yasui Sōtarō’s woodblock print Still Life: F...

  • Studio Art Tutorial: Watercolor Experiments

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    Get creative with watercolors in this video tutorial with MFA instructor Gianna Stewart. Using Paul Klee’s Mauerpflanze (Wallflower) as inspiration, review the basics of watercolor painting, from palette to paper, and learn several new techniques to experiment with as you create your own...

  • Studio Art Tutorial: Painting Seascapes

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    Learn how to paint a seascape with dramatic skies and brilliant watery surfaces with MFA instructor Marion Eisenmann. Cover the fundamental elements including composition, foreground, and background. Then, using Claude Monet’s oil painting Ships in a Harbor as inspiration, create your ve...

  • Studio Art Tutorial: Overlaying Stencils

    1 video  |   Rent $5

    Learn how to create a work of art using stencils with MFA instructor Yo Ahn Han. Taking inspiration from a 19th-century fragment of cotton by an unknown Japanese artist in the MFA’s collection, start out by drawing your design before cutting and printing your stencil.

    Runtime: 21 minutes
    Thirty-...

  • Studio Art Tutorial: Watercolor Character Study

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    Learn the exciting process behind professional character design with MFA instructor Marion Eisenmann. Examine the elements of a simple human figure—proportions, the arrangement of visual weight, and more. Then, using Edgar Degas’s Little Fourteen-Year-Old Dancer as inspiration, create yo...

  • Studio Art Tutorial: Watercolor Landscapes

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    Discover the expressive potential of landscapes through watercolor painting with MFA instructor Yo Ahn Han. Learn different techniques such as wet on wet, dry brush, and bleeding, and experiment with more formal concepts like negative space, saturation, and grayscale. Then, using John Singer Sarg...

  • Studio Art Tutorial: Color and Composition

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    Gain a basic understanding of color theory and learn how to apply its principles to painting with MFA instructor Gianna Stewart. Using the painting Evening Sounds by Helen Torr as inspiration, arrange your palette in a way that defines value and contrast while you introduce other element...

  • Studio Art Tutorial: Drawing the Whole Scene

    1 video  |   Rent $5

    Learn how to build up an image across the page with MFA instructor Erin Bisceglia. Using Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec’s 1893 print Folies-Bergere: Les Prudeurs de M. Prudhomme as inspiration, utilize shadow, negative space, measuring, and other simple tricks to capture an entire scene.

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  • Studio Art Tutorial: Experimental Drawing

    1 video  |   Rent $5

    Break outside of your comfort zone by learning new and experimental approaches to drawing with MFA instructor Yo Ahn Han. Using an untitled Chinese drawing by an unidentified artist as inspiration, explore both abstract and observational drawing techniques including perspective, Cubism, deconstru...

  • Studio Art Tutorial: Drawing the Nude Figure

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    Learn how to use drawing fundamentals such as gesture, edge, and value to depict the human form with MFA instructor Cameron McCool. Using Gaudenzio Marconi’s photograph Academic Nude Study (Female) as inspiration, draw your own nude figure with techniques like contrapposto and proportion...

  • Studio Art Tutorial: Drawing from Sculpture

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    Gain a basic understanding of how to conceptualize and draw a pencil portrait with MFA instructor Cameron McCool. Using the sculpture Le Printemps by Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux as inspiration, learn how to simplify shapes and examine light and dark tones to bring different characteristics in...