‘Cecilia Vicuña: Disappeared Quipu’ reclaims ancient culture of the Andes

Over the past 50 years, Cecilia Vicuña has been fascinated by the quipu, an ancient Incan device used by the aboriginal people of the Andes to record both history and narratives, as well as the various transactions of everyday life. The centerpiece of Vicuña’s latest show, from Oct. 20 to Jan. 21, 2019 at the Museum […]

Lorraine O’Grady’s ‘Miscegenated Family Album’ at the MFA turns ancient works contemporary

The Museum of Fine Arts (MFA)’s current exhibition “Lorraine O’Grady: Family Gained” commemorates the museum’s acquisition of O’Grady’s work, “Miscegenated Family Album” (1980/1994). O’Grady currently lives in New York, but she was brought up in Boston. The artist calls her work “concept-based,” and the MFA’s current show of “Miscegenated Family Album” consists entirely of photo […]

‘Scarred Hearts’ surveys into the universal destination of human life

The Museum of Fine Arts is hosting five screenings of the 2016 Romanian film “Scarred Hearts,” directed by Radu Jude, from Sept. 2–16. Adapted from the Romanian author Max Blecher’s biographical novel of the same name, the film portrays the experience of Emanuel (Lucian Teodor Rus), a hospitalized Romanian college student who suffers from Pott […]

Greater Boston arts and living guide

Despite being a small city, the arts scene in Boston is massive and sometimes overwhelming. Fear not: whether you’re a movie buff, a fine arts connoisseur or are just curious about local artists and art spaces, the greater Boston area has something for everyone. Check out our suggestions, and get acquainted even before the semester […]

A guide to the hidden gems of Boston’s museum scene

Boston boasts many famous museums, but some of their collections and exhibits tend to slip under the radar. This is the Daily’s guide to halls and wings of Boston’s art museums you don’t want to miss. The Museum of Fine Arts: The “Art of the Ancient World” wing The Museum of Fine Arts (MFA) in the Fenway […]

R.E.A.L. Talk: Second chances are not a guarantee

As summer starts, students are leaving campus to plan their futures. Many will find summer jobs and internships, and they will return to their studies here at Tufts in September. Some will travel and take advantage of the time away from school. Many, like myself, will be graduating and starting a new chapter of our lives. […]

‘Klimt and Schiele: Drawn’ mesmerizes visitors at the MFA

“Klimt and Schiele: Drawn” at the Museum of Fine Arts (MFA), which runs through May 28, fascinatingly presents rarely seen sketches from two famous Viennese artists Gustav Klimt and Egon Schiele to commemorate the centennial of their deaths. These two artists influenced each other heavily during their careers, even though they were nearly 30 years apart in age. […]

M.C. Escher is reborn at the Museum of Fine Arts

The door of the Charlotte F. and Irving W. Rabb gallery at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA) is now open to an alternative universe. From Feb. 3 to May 28, the gallery is dedicated to the first display of the fantastical prints and drawings by Dutch printmaker M.C. Escher. M.C. Escher (1898–1972) was born […]

MFA’s ‘Monuments to Us’ exhibit raises crucial questions, but falls short

In recent years, followers of the art world have seen increasing initiative to include artists and subjects of marginalized communities. Yet, we are still more inclined to see inclusive art as fringe or intentionally diverse. By labeling these pieces as “monuments,” the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston (MFA) is attempting to change that perception. “Monuments to […]

SMFA Café Express brings new dining options to Fenway campus

Tufts Dining added a new food option on the School of the Museum of Fine Arts (SMFA) at Tufts campus, addressing the lack of dining options for Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) and five-year Combined Degree BFA+BA/BS  students on the Fenway campus. The SMFA Café Express, opened on Nov. 13, according to Tufts Director of Dining and […]