When Cities Fall
Presented in conjunction with “Megacities Asia,” this exhibition of works on paper explores what happens when cities fade. Artists have long been fascinated with scenes of ruin and devastation, and about 40 works drawn from the MFA’s collection provide a look at the mortality of great cities. “Ruined” begins in the Renaissance, when the withered bones of ancient Rome provided artists and scholars with both a source of inspiration and a cautionary tale. Read more.