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Degas and the nude

The Musee d’Orsay in Paris and The Museum of Fine Arts (MFA) in Boston have two of the best collections of French painter Edgar Degas. Lucky for Bostonians and those visiting Boston the two museums have collaborated on a show that is here in Boston through early February 2012.  I’ve yet to see the exhibit but it has garnered national attention and been written about extensively.

I love museums but loathe to go to them during our warmer months when it is so pleasant outside.  However, with the holiday season now upon us, the sun setting so ridiculously early and such a celebrated exhibit just blocks from my home, I’m feeling the pull of the MFA.   I was lucky enough to have a tour of the Chihuly exhibit that was at the MFA earlier this year.

This exhibit, Degas and the Nude, could not be more different from Chihuly, and I think I may take a personal day to visit this collection. Taking a weekday off in early December might be the perfect Christmas gift to myself.  The MFA exhibit Degas and the Nude runs from October 9, 2011 – February 5, 2012. If visiting, perhaps you too may enjoy seeing this exhibit.