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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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MFA = Many Fondled Artworks? That’s What Union Says

Well the Missus and I trundled over to the Museum of Fine Arts on Saturday and what did we find at the Huntington Avenue entrance but union members with picket signs calling for a new contract and restoration of union security … 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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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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