I had a surprise afternoon free and so made another visit to one of my favorite places Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.
Having not visited in 6 months, there were a lot of new exhibitions I hadn’t seen so I focused on those:
- Megacities Asia – 11 artists from 5 cities (Beijing, Shanghai, Delhi, Mumbai, and Seoul) create massive, provocative, and interactive works of art inspired by urban life. The works are spread throughout the galleries of the Museum (and outside, and at Fanueil Hall Marketplace) making for interesting contrasts with other art and human experience.
- #techstyle – fancy and whacky clothing designed with new technology expounds upon the humor and excess of the fashion world.
- Visiting Masterpieces: Pairing Picasso – a simple gallery pairing Picasso’s works on similar subjects from different periods of his artistic style.
- Year of the Monkey – the role of the monkey in Japanese culture explored in art from different eras.
- Ruined: When Cities Fall – cities destroyed by war or abandonment are depicted in haunting images from the 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries.
- The Idea of North: The Paintings of Lawren Harris – a collection of the Canadian modernist’s paintings of mountains, water, and glaciers in cool colors and streamlined forms. The exhibition is curated by Steve Martin!
- Lawren Harris: Modern Connections from the MFA Collection – adjacent to the Harris exhibit is works of art by his modernist contemporaries with similar styles including Georgia O’Keeffe and Charles Sheeler.
It was a great visit and an enjoyable experience bouncing among masterpieces and brand new creations.