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Friday, November 5, 2010

Boston Calling

  John Singer Sargent (American, 1856–1925)
Oil on canvas
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Gift of Mary Louisa Boit, Julia Overing Boit, Jane Hubbard Boit, and Florence D. Boit in memory of their father, Edward Darley Boit
Photograph © Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, USA is engaged in one of the most expansive initiatives focused on American art and culture happening in the world today.

White Rose with Larkspur No. 2, 1927  
Georgia O'Keeffe (American, 1887–1986)
Oil on canvas
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Henry H. and Zoe Oliver Sherman Fund
Photograph © Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
On November 20, the MFA will open a new wing for the Art of the Americas, designed by Foster + Partners (London), which integrates a contemporary structure within the Museum’s 1909 Beaux Arts building.

The Art of the Americas Wing enables the MFA to more than double the number of American works on view and features more than 5,000 objects ranging from pre-Columbian gold and Native American textiles to portraits of Revolutionaries and Abstract Expressionist paintings. These will be displayed on four floors in 53 galleries, including nine period rooms and four Behind the Scenes educational galleries.

The new wing is the central component of the Museum’s transformational expansion and renovation project, which also incorporates a soaring glass-enclosed courtyard, a new space for special exhibitions, an auditorium, classrooms, a visitor center, conservation labs, and other enhancements to the Museum’s historic building.

For those of you in the area in the coming days, here is what will be on:

Saturday, November 13: Gala
Sunday, November 14: MFA Members Days
Friday, November 19: America Remix Party
Saturday, November 20: Free Community Day & Night
Wednesday, November 24: Free Community Day

1 comment:

The Creative Bohemian said...

My hubby and I were just discussing taking a long weekend up to Mass., particularly Boston since I have never been.

Thanks for sharing about the museum. I adore the work of Sargent, as figurative portraiture is my favorite art!