One week from today on Thursday, August 9th Museum of Fine Arts members can reserve their passes to see the highly anticipated Winnie-the-Pooh: Exploring a Classic. The member’s preview will run from September 16 -21 before opening to the public. For non-members who would like to see the exhibit, tickets to see the show can be reserved starting on August 30th.
This exhibition will trace the history and universal appeal of the classic Winnie-the-Pooh stories written by A. A. Milne and illustrated by E. H. Shepard through nearly 200 works drawn primarily from the archives of the Victoria and Albert Museum. The immersive display is intended to take visitors on a journey exploring how these stories have stood the test of time and continue to delight generations of readers around the world.
More information about the Winnie-the-Pooh: Exploring a Classic.
Source: MFA Boston
The MFA Boston will be hosting their annual Summer Party next Saturday (June 9th). For those of you who may like to show your pride while wearing a tuxedo, this event provides you with the unique opportunity to go from enjoying a Pride Brunch in the morning, to dancing shirtless at the Block Party following the annual Pride Parade to cleaning up and putting on your tuxedo for the annual Summer Party in the Shapiro Family Courtyard on Saturday evening.
MFA Summer Party Saturday, June 9th from 9 PM to Midnight
Click here for more information & to purchase tickets to the MFA Summer Party
Tickets to the party are $225 ($175 for Museum Council and Patron members). Proceeds from the Summer Party go to support the Museum’s exhibitions, community programs, and conservation initiatives.
The MFA Boston’s exhibit, M.C. Escher: Infinite Dimensions opens tomorrow, Saturday, February 3rd and will run through May 28, 2018.
This is the first exhibition of original prints by the artist in Boston, bringing together 50 works that highlight Escher’s imagination and ability. Infinite Dimensions investigates some of the themes that defined his work, including tessellations (arrangements of repeated shapes that fit together with no gaps), perspective and perception conundrums, sphere and water reflections, and transformations. Among the highlights is the 13-foot-long Metamorphosis II (1939-40), a monumental exploration of the fluidity of time and space in which a chessboard, hive of bees, rustic village, and other elements merge into a continuous woodcut printed from 20 blocks.
About the artist: Maurits Cornelis Escher (1898-1972) is one of the world’s most famous and prolific graphic artists, making 448 lithographs, woodcuts / wood engravings and 2,000+ drawings and sketches. He was born in the Netherlands and attended the School for Architecture and Decorative Arts in Haarlem.
For more information about the MFA exhibit click here: M.C. Escher: Infinite Dimensions.
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.
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April 4- 8, 2017 MFA members preview
April 9 – July 9, 2017 open to the public
Later this week members of the Museum of Fine Arts Boston (MFA) will be able to see the first major international exhibition (and only showing in the US) that examines the importance of Henri Matisse’ s personal collection of objects, offering unprecedented insight into the artist’s creativity. The exhibit opens to the public next Sunday, April 9th and will run through July 9, 2017.
The exhibit includes 36 paintings, 26 drawings, 11 bronzes, 9 cut-outs, 3 prints, and an illustrated book by Matisse along with approximately 39 works from his studio collection (many on loan from private collections and publicly exhibited outside of France for the first time).
Matisse in the Studio – MFA Exhibit
Henri Matisse (December 31, 1869 – November 3, 1954) was a French artist, known for his use of color and his fluid and original draughtsmanship. Matisse is commonly regarded, along with Pablo Picasso, as one of the artists who best helped to define the revolutionary developments in the visual arts throughout the opening decades of the twentieth century. His mastery and impressive body of work that spans over a half-century, won him recognition as a leading figure in modern art.
The Museum of Fine Arts celebrates the Year of the Rooster Saturday with their annual Lunar New Year Celebration, featuring free admission all day, music and lion dance performances, martial arts demonstrations and art-making activities.
The Museum of Fine Arts Boston is open from 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM on Saturday.
John Wilson, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., 1985. Black and white pastel on cream Japanese paper. Richard Florsheim Art Fund and Anonymous Gift. © John Wilson/Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY.
Tomorrow is Martin Luther King Day and while I will be working, the holiday is observed by many companies and organizations here in Boston. There are lots of events taking place in and around Boston paying tribute to King’s legacy. In honor of King, two of my favorite museums are open and free to the public.
Should you have the day off stop by and check out either the Isabella Stewart Gardner or the Museum of Fine Arts on Monday.