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Boston’s MFA: We’re Not Stalking Our Visitors

Friday’s Wall Street Journal featured this eye-popping piece by Ellen Gamerman on museums and Big Data. When the Art Is Watching You Museums are mining detailed information from visitors, raising questions about the use of Big Data in the arts One morning … Continue reading

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Another MFA Sell-Off ‘For the Benefit of the Collection’

As the hardworking staff has previously noted, the Boston Museum of Fine Arts periodically pawns some of its current holdings in order to acquire better stuff, as in the Great Degas Swap of 2003. Something similar happened last year when the MFA sold … Continue reading

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Dead Blogging ‘Over Here’ at Boston Athenaeum

Well the Missus and I trundled downtown yesterday to catch Over Here: World War I Posters From Around The World and say, it was swell. The Boston Athenæum holds an extraordinary, but little known, collection of World War I posters. Consisting … Continue reading

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Welcome to Boston’s Museum of Fine Apps

During his two-decade tenure as director of Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts, Malcolm Rogers has consistently strained to stretch the locals’ definition of art, from the photographs of Herb Ritts to the motorcars of Ralph Lauren. Now, as Rogers prepares to … Continue reading

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Dead Blogging ‘Over There!’ at the MFA

Well the Missus and I trundled over to the Museum of Fine Arts the other day to catch a gallery talk about Over There! Posters from World War I and, say, it was swell. Curator Patrick Murphy took us on … Continue reading

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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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