GETTING OUTSIDE: Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts

As we circulate between buildings 7, 9, and 10, with the occasional trip to the grocery store or the GSD, its easy to forget that we live in a globally significant city. So, as an attempt to expand my bubble before the semester hits me hard, I trekked across the river this weekend to see what was new at the MFA (that is, the Museum of Fine Arts, in case you’ve really been hiding under your desk).

The MFA is really a world-class museum, with one of the largest collections in the world, at 450,000 pieces. And if you want a dose of architecture, Foster + Partner’s new Art of the America’s wing is fantastic- I recommend creeping around the hallways on the northeastern edge- these semi-hidden spaces have great views of Boston, and are a great respite from the Saturday crowds. We checked out a few of the temporary exhibitions that are always rotating through- enjoy some of my old and new favorites below!

(Since these are all much better in person, your MIT ID gets you in to the MFA and its sister museum, the Isabella Stewart-Gardner Museum, free!)

"Think Pink" special exhibition

“Think Pink” special exhibition

Tara Donavan in the Contemporary wing

Tara Donavan in the Contemporary wing

European wing

European wing

From the temporary Audobon collecction

From the temporary Audobon collecction

Jason Middlebrook: Vertical Landscape Painting

Jason Middlebrook: Vertical Landscape Painting

Jason Middlebrook: Vertical Landscape Painting

Jason Middlebrook: Vertical Landscape Painting

Matthew Day Jackson: Bocksar

Matthew Day Jackson: Bocksar

Maria da Silvia: Rain over Sao Paolo

Maria da Silvia: Rain over Sao Paolo

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Norman Lewis: Every Atom Glows, Atoms in Luminous Vibration

3rd floor hallway in Foster's Art of the America's wing

3rd floor hallway in Foster’s Art of the America’s wing

Chihuly in the Art of the Americas atrium

Chihuly in the Art of the Americas atrium

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