Futuristic Forms: Klimt and Kokoschka

Since I took my last column to look back at the Goya exhibition, this week I chose the Klimt and Kokoschka works that are currently on view at the MFA. Diverging from the darkness which characterizes Goya’s work, a permeation of light defines Klimt’s manner of creation. Klimt creates a fantasy world complete with speckled […]

Going, Goya, Gone

I’m always thinking about Goya. The brashness of his political statements resonates. The forcefulness of his etched lines and bold pigments compels. The mastery of his brush over commissioned portraits as well as chaotic dreamlands awes. My endless musings about Goya, artists, exhibitions, and galleries in general inspired me to write a column for The […]

SMFA seeks accreditation, strengthens relations with Tufts

The School of the Museum of Fine Arts (SMFA) is seeking accreditation from the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC), according to SMFA Dean and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs Sarah McKinnon. The SMFA began to approach the process of becoming independently accredited in 2010, when the Museum of Fine Arts Board of Trustees hired Christopher […]

Arts & Living: A semester in review

Finals period is quickly approaching, and we’ve reached the part of the semester when students realize just how much they didn’t get done in the past three months. Even studying all year, those final projects are bound to sneak up on you, and chances are, amidst all the assignments, staying updated in the arts and […]

MFA exhibition, ‘Pure Souls,’ offers enlightenment about one of world’s oldest religions

From Aug. 9 to Nov. 30, Gallery 178 in the Asian Painting Gallery at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA) was home to a selection of India’s most sacred paintings and manuscripts. The exhibition, “Pure Souls: The Jain Path to Perfection,” brought together these works of art to represent Jainism, one of the world’s oldest […]

MFA and SAC celebrate Halloweekend

There is no wrong way to celebrate Halloween in college. Some carve pumpkins (or put them on rooftops), others take trips to Salem, trick-or-treat at President Monaco’s house or attend campus parties. While art galleries are perhaps not the first places a college student thinks of while planning their Halloween weekend, both the Museum of Fine Arts, […]

Yousuf Karsh exhibition at MFA a window to golden era Hollywood

If you’re not paying close attention, you may miss the new, stunning  Yousuf Karsh photography exhibition at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Perhaps the MFA’s most unnoticed exhibition,  “Karsh Goes Hollywood” displays the beauty of 20 breathtaking photographs from a long-gone era. Slyly nestled in the Visitor’s Lobby, surrounding a bank of giant Mac desktops […]

Jamie Wyeth show offers breadth, lacks depth in exhibition

Located in the Torf Gallery of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA), the newly-opened Jamie Wyeth exhibition offers visitors a glimpse into the technically brilliant and compositionally experimental mind of the artist for whom it is named. With a deft and selective hand, curators of the museum have chosen to display pieces of several […]