Tag Archives: Museum of Fine Arts Boston


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All Together Now: Artists and Crowdsourcing

In galleries, public spaces, and online, artists are orchestrating pieces that can only be completed by you Read More


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Renoir, Dance at Bougival, 1883Courtesy MFA Boston

Morning Links: Fees Edition

“Judge decides Rauschenberg trustees’ $24.6 million fees are reasonable.” The Rauschenberg Foundation said that it is weighing its legal options. [The Art Newspaper] Sebastian Smee details the Museum of Fine Arts Boston’s controversial fee-generating loans. [The Boston Globe] Abigail Rockwell … Read More


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14 Artworks That Prove Pink Is Tough

The color that seems softest can often speak most loudly Read More


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Miami Recap: Is There a Global Art Esthetic?

A roundup of favorites from 8 fairs, 3 museums, 3 private collections, and 2 public projects Read More


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The Woman Behind Michelangelo’s Cleopatra

The grotesque figure on the back of Michelangelo’s famous Cleopatra drawing reveals an intimate story Read More


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Race You to the Porsche Show at the Art Museum

Horsepower meets star power in North Carolina Museum of Art’s upcoming survey of iconic German autos Read More


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‘You Had to Have a Veronese’

A survey at the Ringling chronicles the career of the Renaissance painter American collectors coveted Read More


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Marcel Dzama. Welcome to the land of the bat, 2008. Courtesy of the artist and David Zwirner Gallery, New York.

Skeletons Out of the Closet

A survey of museum tours celebrating Halloween, Day of the Dead, and more Read More


Looking at Art
Tiki, 19th century, from the Marquesas Islands.

The Polynesian Connection?

Polynesian objects were given equal status with Gauguin’s work in a groundbreaking and subversive exhibition Read More


Looking at Art
The fan-shaped birchwood "radius" work Curve XXI, 1978-80, appears to hover midair.

Ahead of the Curve

Ellsworth Kelly’s sculpture, subject of a show at Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts, makes the complex simple and the simple complex Read More


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Art Smith's silver Galaxy neckpiece, ca. 1960, shown at the MFA, Boston.  ©MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS, BOSTON/MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS, BOSTON, DAPHNE FARAGO COLLECTION. USED WITH PERMISSION

Going for the Gold

More and more museums are showcasing jewelry from across cultures and centuries. Read More


Investigations
Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519), Salvator Mundi, c. 1500 Oil on walnut panel, 25 13/16 X 17 7/8 inches (65.6 X 45.4 cm)  ⓒ 2011 Salvator Mundi LLC

UPDATED: A Long Lost Leonardo

One of the owners of a lost painting by Leonardo da Vinci has confirmed its discovery and authentication Read More


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Bringing the Americas to Boston

The MFA's new Art of the Americas Wing is the most ambitious project yet for sometimes-controversial director Malcolm Rogers. Read More


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The facade of the Art Institute of Chicago in the expansion designed by Renzo Piano. According to museum director James Cuno, it is not intended to compete with Frank Gehry’s band shell across the street. COURTESY ART INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO

The New Serenity

Architects who design museums have been retreating from explosive innovation to favor classicism, tranquillity, and a more restrained Modernism. Read More