Tag Archives: MFA

Strip for Boston’s MFA!

Boston’s premier comic strip artist Darby Conley contributed this to Sunday’s Boston Globe. So we sent a note to the MFA: Dear MFAniks, You were featured in a Get Fuzzy comic strip in the 2/2/14 Boston Sunday Globe, as we … Continue reading

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A Major Acquisition That Will ‘Altar’ MFA

A controversial but historically important artwork has been cleared by a British court to come to Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts. From The Art Newspaper: Anglican court says Benjamin West altarpiece can go to Boston City of London church to … Continue reading

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While We Were Out (The Art Seen In New York)

Well the Missus and I trundled down to the Big Town last week and here’s some of what we saw. For starters, a couple of galleries in Chelsea. (Sign o’ the Times: A billboard for a storage facility that said, … Continue reading

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The MFA Gets Postcards, The Met Gets Picassos

An object lesson in the difference between The Hub and The Big Town: Last month the hardtrundling staff noted art-lover Leonard Lauder’s lecture about the wonderful collection of more than 100,000 postcards he’s donated to Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts. Yesterday the … Continue reading

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Dead Blogging Leonard Lauder At Boston’s MFA

Last night Leonard Lauder – cosmetic executive, philanthropist, collector – came to Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts to to lecture about the collection of more than 100,000 postcards he’s donated to the MFA. And it was very fine. Lauder, a … Continue reading

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The Boston MFA’s African-American Artwork Haul

As the hardworking staff has reported (EXCLUSIVE!) on several occasions, Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts has sold off almost 150 African-American artworks for reasons that are, well, sort of vague. From a previous post: [A]n MFA spokeswoman graciously informed us … Continue reading

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Own A Piece Of Boston’s MFA

This coming Thursday Swann Galleries in New York is auctioning off a bundle of African-American artworks currently owned by Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts, as the hardworking staff has previously noted. Back then an MFA spokeswoman graciously informed us that … Continue reading

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Update: The Boston MFA’s African-American Artwork Sale

The hardworking staff got its chronology bollixed up in this post about the MFA, much to our chagrin and partly because of this misleading format on ArtDaily.org:   It turns out that story is really from several years ago (although … Continue reading

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Boston’s MFA Acquires Three New African-American Artworks, Sells More Than A Dozen Others

The MFA buyeth, and the the MFA selleth away. From ArtDaily.org: MFA Boston Acquires Three Paintings By 20th Century African-American Artists BOSTON, MA.- The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA), recently acquired three paintings by leading African-American artists of the … Continue reading

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Boston’s MFA: Museum Of Fine(anced) Arts

Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts has some new blockbuster mojo with its Mario Testino: In Your Face exhibit, a natural heir to its Herb Ritts and Ralph Lauren hoedowns. But something else is a natural heir: The MFA’s increasing reliance … Continue reading

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