Monday, January 21, 2013

Museum Monday - Boston MFA

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A great museum in a beautiful city - Boston Museum of Fine Arts.

From their wesiteThe original MFA opened its doors to the public on July 4, 1876, the nation's centennial. Built in Copley Square, the MFA was then home to 5,600 works of art. Over the next several years, the collection and number of visitors grew exponentially, and in 1909 the Museum moved to its current home on Huntington Avenue.
Today the MFA is one of the most comprehensive art museums in the world; the collection encompasses nearly 450,000 works of art. We welcome more than one million visitors each year to experience art from ancient Egyptian to contemporary, special exhibitions, and innovative educational programs.
November 2010 marks the opening of The New MFA. Designed by the world-renowned Foster and Partners architects, The New MFA comprises a new wing for Art of the Americas; renovated art of Europe galleries; improved conservation and education facilities;The Linde Family Wing devoted entirely to contemporary art; and a new, larger public space—the Ruth and Carl J. Shapiro Family Courtyard.

Boston Common at Twilight
Boston Commons at Twilight - Childe Hassam

My favourite piece on display at the MFA, above,

and here in the journal I kept on our Boston trip,
 along with the museum entrance badge.


  1. your journal page rivals the beautiful photo at the top for sheer magnetism. Makes me want to stare...


    I believe I will.

  2. Chris - Thank you. I had a lot of fun making that journal. We went in October and it was my first look at fall colour!