How do women photographers view the world? The MFA’s pop-up reading room will explore that question.

More than 100 books will be available to peruse.

The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.
The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. –MFA Boston

From strippers at small-town carnivals to schoolgirls in eastern Turkey, a pop-up at the Museum of Fine Arts will display a wide breadth of experiences told by female photographers.

In concert with International Women’s Day on March 8, the temporary reading room will supply more than 100 photobooks by artists from all over the globe for visitors to view.

Additionally, a series of talks will delve deeper into individual works in the installation. The 15-minute presentations will be given by artists, photography specialists, and graduate students from Boston College, Boston University, and the Rhode Island School of Design.

The pop-up is organized by New York City-based nonprofit 10×10 Photobooks, which created an accompanying publication of the same name. The work will be available for purchase in the MFA’s main bookstore.


The room is accessible from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.

How We See: Photobooks by Women;” Friday, March 8 through Sunday, March 10; various times; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; free with museum admission; all ages.