iOS app Android app

Boston Museum of Fine Arts

Everyone Loves Illustration Art, But Where Does One See It?

Daniel Grant | Posted 11.29.2014 | Arts
Daniel Grant

Beyond the problem of finding the money to pay for it, most museum curators still aren't convinced that illustration art should be displayed amidst more traditional works of fine art.

Top 10 U.S. Museum Shows 2014

Simon Watson | Posted 04.19.2014 | Arts
Simon Watson

Friends from four continents planning visits to the U.S. have asked me what upcoming museum shows are likely to be must-sees. Here's my current list of these shows, which happen to feature an unusually strong selection of work by women.

WATCH: These Museum-Goers Got A Gorgeous Christmas Surprise

Posted 12.23.2013 | Religion

Visitors to Boston's Museum of Fine Arts on Saturday, Dec. 14, got a beautiful Christmas surprise when they were unexpectedly treated to a gorgeous re...

She Who Tells a Story: A Window Into the World of Female Photographers in the Middle East

MutualArt | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts

"She Who Tells a Story" is a powerful exhibition that introduces the fine art world of the United States to a thriving collection of working female photographers from Iran and the Middle East.

Boston MFA's Hippie Chic Exhibit Spotlights Sophisticated Side of Flower Power Fashion

Bob Richter | Posted 11.08.2013 | Style
Bob Richter

Most fashion mavens will be the first to tell you that while always looking forward, top designers also look to the past for inspiration in their design work. I was transported in a fashion time capsule to the late 60s and early 70s for a trippy, fun, inspiring exhibit aptly titled "Hippie Chic."

Groovy, Baby, Yeah!

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 07.18.2013 | Arts

It's time to dig up your John Lennon glasses, tie-dyed t-shirts and all the fringe you can find. Hippies are making a comeback -- in the art world, of...

The BMFA's Phantom Japan Collection and the Empty Swinging Door

Susan J. Napier | Posted 06.07.2013 | Arts
Susan J. Napier

Perhaps the MFA with its increasingly contemporary orientation is no longer so interested in opening the doors to other, older cultures.

Nigeria Demands Return Of Looted Art

Posted 07.20.2012 | Arts

The National Commission for Museums and Monuments, the governmental body in Nigeria that regulates the nation's museum systems, is demanding the retur...

Lecturing Instead of Making Love to Aphrodite

Edward Goldman | Posted 06.05.2012 | Arts
Edward Goldman

The new exhibition at the Getty Villa, Aphrodite and the Gods of Love tells a fascinating story about this goddess who beguiled, inspired and often wreaked havoc in all matters of love.

City Shaping V: Can Philanthropy for Boston's Parks Break Through the Grass Ceiling?

Charles A. Birnbaum | Posted 04.02.2012 | Arts
Charles A. Birnbaum


Art, Sex, and Rock 'N' Roll

Edward Goldman | Posted 12.20.2011 | Arts
Edward Goldman

The naughty, photo-based, provocative works by two Angelino artists, Wallace Berman and Robert Heinecken, will raise your body temperature by a couple of degrees, unless, of course, you're dead.

Legs In Turkey, Torso In Boston: The Plan To Reunite A Statue

Posted 09.17.2011 | Arts

The bottom half of "Weary Herakles," a nearly 2000-year-old sculpture, will be reunited with its top half soon, reports the Boston Globe. The Turkish ...

Boston Museum To Pay Restitution To Holocaust Victim Heir

AP | Posted 08.27.2011 | Arts

BOSTON — The Museum of Fine Arts in Boston has determined that a 17th century Dutch painting in its collection was once owned by a Jewish art de...

WATCH: Bathroom Turned Into Art Gallery

Posted 08.17.2011 | Arts

The Boston Museum of Fine Art got a new gallery on Wednesday their bathrooms. A group of artists commemorated "Flush the Walls" -- a protes...

Museum of Fine Arts (MFA) Director Malcolm Rogers on Vision, Growth and Transformation

Rahim Kanani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Rahim Kanani

For me, from the very earliest years, right up to today, art is entwined in my mind with the notion of transformation; that it can change your life. And I am here in the business of trying to change people's lives.

Art of the Americans, MFA Boston

Chad Hagan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Chad Hagan

The renovation has been in planning since 1999, and no details were spared. Bostonians have always taken their art seriously.

Asia Society's Prez on Global Citizens Like Obama

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Jim Luce

Asia Society president Vishakha Desai says, "Ours is a complex institution, and those experiencing it can describe it in the same way the blind men touch and describe an elephant."