Tag Archives: Boston Museum of Fine Arts

The Arts (Not) Seen in NYC (Félix Fénéon at MoMA Edition)

In a world without coronavirus, the Missus and I would be trundling down to the Big Town in the next week or two to go a-museuming. And one of the places we’d certainly have gone is the newly reopened Museum … Continue reading

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New York Times Has a ‘Manifesto’ for Boston’s MFA

The other day the New York Times ran a big takeout by art critic Holland Cotter on what major U.S. museums should be doing nowadays with their time and money. For Big Museums, It’s Time to Change As the Metropolitan … Continue reading

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The Arts Seen in NYC (Joan Miró’s ‘Birth of the World’ Edition)

Well the Missus and I trundled down to the Big Town to go a-museuming this past weekend and say, it was swell. Having successfully fought our way down a Friday I-95, navigated the obstacle course from the FDR Drive crosstown … Continue reading

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New York Times Beats Boston Globe on MFA Mummy DNA

The Boston news bakeoff between the Big Town and the Beanie Town usually goes to the local broadsheet, but not yesterday. The New York Times Science section featured this piece by Nicholas St. Fleur. Cracking a Cold Case The F.B.I. … Continue reading

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MFA’s ‘Matisse in the Studio’ Gets Two WSJ Rave Reviews – And It Hasn’t Even Opened Yet

Get ready for the next Boston Museum of Fine Arts blockbuster. Matisse in the Studio opens this Sunday, but already it’s gotten two – count ’em, two – boffo reviews in the Wall Street Journal. Start with this swoon from … Continue reading

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MFA Says Security Guards Have No Beef in Contract Tussle

As you splendid readers might recall, on Monday the hardworking staff detailed the ongoing dustup between the Museum of Fine Arts and the Museum Independent Security Union over a new contract and what the union says are irresponsible personnel cuts. Exhibit A: … Continue reading

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The Arts Seen in NYC (The Divine Patti LuPone Edition)

Well the Missus and I trundled down to the Big Town last weekend to catch one thing and another and say, it was swell. First, of course, there was crosstown traffic, which takes roughly 30 minutes to navigate. Official Campaign … Continue reading

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Dead Blogging ‘Gordon Parks: Back to Fort Scott’ at the MFA

Well the Missus and I trundled down to the Museum of Fine Arts the other day to catch Gordon Parks: Back to Fort Scott and, say, it was . . . stirring. From the MFA website: Gordon Parks, one of the … Continue reading

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For the Love of God, Put #MuseumSelfie on the Shelfie!

The hardflinching staff has noted on several occasions the recent proliferation of museumgoers whose sole purpose is to record their presence adjacent to works of art, rather than actually looking at them. As if that wasn’t bad enough, now the art … Continue reading

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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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