Tag Archives: MFA Boston

Herb Ritts exhibition at MFA opens this week

fashion photography, male model, handsome, hunkMFA Presents: HERB RITTS March 14-November 8, 2015

Herb Ritts (1952-2002) was a leading American fashion photographer in the 1980s and 1990s, known for his bold, sensual images of supermodels and celebrities.  The MFA exhibit which opens later this week revisits the artist, whose 1996 retrospective “Herb Ritts:  WORK” remains one of the museum’s most popular exhibitions to date.

MFA Boston free on Saturday, Feb 21

Museum of Fine Arts BostonDid you know that this is the year of the Goat?  Neither did I, but you can learn a lot more about Chinese, Korean and Vietnamese traditions and cultures at the MFA Boston on Saturday, February 21st because admission is FREE.

More information about the Year of the Goat.

More information about the MFA Boston.

Hollywood Glamour on display at MFA Boston exhibit

Hollywood Glamour, MFAWith nominations for the 2015 Oscars announced today, I wanted to write about an exhibit at the MFA Boston that opened this past fall and may be of interest to those of you attracted to Hollywood glamour.

The MFA exhibit “Hollywood Glamour: Fashion and Jewelry from the Silver Screen” presents designer gowns and exquisite jewelry from the 1930s and ‘40s. The exhibition focuses on the iconic style of Hollywood starlets from that period, including Greta Garbo, Marlene Dietrich and Joan Crawford to name a few. Enjoy a glimpse of Hollywood in the Golden Age of glamour.  The MFA exhibit closes Sunday, March 8, 2015.

Goya Order and Disorder at MFA Boston

Goya  Order and Disorder

Goya Portrait: Antonia Zarate y Aguirre

Goya Order and Disorder

on view through January 19, 2015

The Goya exhibit at the Museum of Fine Arts Boston is a large and impressive collection that includes: portraiture, sport and allegory themed paintings, sketchings, print and tapestries.  The exhibit starts very light and almost joyful showcasing some of Goya’s most prominent portraits of Spanish nobility. The portrait above of Antonia Zarate y Aguirre dates back to approximately 1805 and was one of my favorites in the exhibit.

However, as  you walk through the eight room exhibit the family portraits give way to some darker subject matter. I’ve highlighted some of my favorites; the violence of sport (Bulls of Bordeaux), madness (Yard with Madmen), war (Attack on a Military Camp) and finally death (Garroted Man).  The exhibit officially concludes with  The Giant (also known as The Colossus) a smaller piece depicting a pensive giant looking over his shoulder.

Never too heavy handed, the exhibit really drew me in and gave me a greater
appreciation for Goya’s talent, the mediums he used and the external
influences that inevitably shaped his subject matter.

With colder weather on its way, this exhibit provides you with the perfect excuse to head to the MFA and check out this 170 piece collection.

MFA Boston free on Columbus Day

Museum of Fine Arts BostonMonday, October 13th The Museum of Fine Arts Boston will be open and free to the public.

The  MFA would like to invite you to spend Columbus Day visiting their exhibit “Goya: Order and Disorder” or checking out their eye popping, “Hollywood Glamour” exhibit that includes glittering gems and gowns.  More information about the MFA Free Fall Open House, here.

Calling all Anglophiles: Magna Carta on display

Museum of Fine Arts BostonA rare copy of the Magna Carta is now on display in Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts through September 1, 2014.   Keep in mind that thanks to the Highland Foundation “Free Fun Fridays” on Friday, July 18th the Museum of Fine Arts Boston is open and free to the public, offering you an excellent opportunity to see this historic document up close.

John Singer Sargent Watercolors at MFA

John Singer SargentOctober 13, 2013 – January 20, 2014 at MFA Boston

Fresh and full of light, the MFA’s latest exhibition traces the footsteps of this iconic American painter in his travels across Europe and the Middle East, exploring their landscapes and observing their people.  For a taste of Sargent’s genius, check out the murals he painted at the Boston Public Library before you visit the MFA. You may purchase tickets to the MFA exhibit here.

Adult admission $25
Seniors (65+) and Students (18+) $23

Youths 17 and under FREE