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Today tickets go on sale for non-members for the MFA Boston’s next “Late Nites”, which have been wildly popular and sell out so make plans and purchase tickets while they remain available if this is something that interests you.
The ucpoming MFA Late Nites on Saturday, March 3rd runs from 8PM – 2AM and will include access to exhibitions like “Takashi Murakami: Lineage of Eccentrics,” “(un)expected families,” and “Seeking Stillness,” in addition to dancing to great DJs, pop-up performances, food and more.
This week’s Saturday Morning Comics includes an update from Casey At The Bat which had been on a bit of a hiatus but published a sweet holiday comic last week, which I wanted to share with you. If you forgot where Casey At The Bat left off last you can see the previous comic here.
Boston’s weather forecast for this coming week (and likely the next many weeks) is bone chilling cold. However, that doesn’t mean you cannot get out and forget about the crazy cold gripping the city. It just means you have to be a bit more creative about choosing what you do.
One of my favorite museums in Boston is the Isabella Stewart Gardner, located in the Fenway (about a 5-minute walk from the MFA). Once the home of the wealthy arts patron, Mrs. Isabella Stewart Gardner, it was transformed into one of the nation’s more quirky museum which has objects of art dating from Roman antiquity to 20th century American artists like John Singer Sargent.
The home, which looks fairly plain from the Fenway, is actually modeled after a Venetian Palazzo and was designed by Willard Sears, a prominent architect at the time who also went on to build the Pilgrim Monument in Provincetown. The home was built to house Gardner’s growing art collection and was modeled after the architecture in Venice (one of the Gardner’s favorite cities).
The centerpiece of the palace is the courtyard where the stonework arches, columns, and walls create an unforgettable impression. And for those looking to forget about winter, no place in the city is more comforting. Surrounded by a world class art collection you can smell the flowers in bloom, see the tiny grassy patch and hear water cascading from a Roman fountain. Its the best therapy you can get for chasing away the winter blues and far cheaper than a therapy session.
If you’ve never been or if you need to forget about this ridiculous cold, plan on visiting the Gardner Museum.
James Asal Jr. has treated us to a Christmas special that I think you’ll enjoy if you’ve been following the latest storyline.
Martin Luther King, Jr. expressed explicit hope that his legacy would act as a call to action in his sermon The Drum Major Instinct delivered on February 4, 1968. In keeping with his wishes, the non-profit organization MLK Boston, in partnership with the Boston Art Commission and the City of Boston, has announced a competition for a permanent installation commemorating Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s and Coretta Scott King’s legacy in Boston.
This memorial seeks to create a compelling call to action and is intended to inspire visitors to reflect on Dr. King’s life and the values he espoused. The memorial will also honor the contributions of Coretta Scott King, a civil rights icon in her own right, thus recognizing the crucial contributions she and other women made to the civil rights movement.
For more information about eligibility, selection criteria and the process read the full Request for Qualification. For more information about the non-profit MLK Boston visit their website at mlkboston.org.