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It's Modern Monday! #HelenFrankenthaler poured paint directly onto the canvas, tilting the surface at various angles to produce her desired image. Her “soak stain” method was not just novel and nuanced in its execution—it paved the way for later artists to experiment with new ways to approach the canvas.
See “Floe IV” (1965) in "Making Modern."
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It's Modern Monday! #DiegoRivera made this lithograph of #FridaKahlo seated nude on a bed the year after they were married. In a moment of inspired experimentation, he transformed what had been a conventional portrait into a symmetrical, bizarrely surreal montage. See "La Mujer (Frida Kahlo)" (1930) in "Making Modern."
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Microscopic worlds or planetary bodies? #TerryWinters often leaves scale intentionally ambiguous. See his prints and drawings in our new exhibition, part of #mfaNOW, a season celebrating contemporary art and artists.
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In 1878, #Monet went to live in the town of Vétheuil, west of Paris along the Seine. The town provided him with an escape from city life and an opportunity to cultivate the riverbank garden whose climbing nasturtiums he represented with swirls and splashes of orange in this composition.

Pictured: "Flower Beds at Vétheuil" (1881), on view in our gallery dedicated to the artist. #HeartArt
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I've seen this a long time ago when this was displayed at Las Vegas Bellagio for a limited showing, and this is one of the paintings which started my interest in art in general, specifically impressionist art!  Love the colors!!!
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It's Modern Monday! German artist Hans Hofmann established himself as one of American art’s most important figures—a teacher and mentor to countless young artists and a major abstract painter in his own right. Through his students—among them Helen Frankenthaler, Franz Klein, Ray Eames, Louise Nevelson, and Marisol Escobar—Hofmann helped shape American art for generations.
Pictured: “Twilight,” 1957, Hans Hofmann.
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Two of our favorite Patriots are now subjects of MFA Spotlight books! Learn more about these masterpieces —Thomas Sully’s “George Washington and the Passage of the Delaware” and Paul Revere’s “Sons of Liberty Bowl.” #FridayReads 📚
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#TerryWinters’ works from the early 1980s are inspired by nature and transformed by his imagination. “Dark Plant Drawing #16” (1982) is not his earliest work in our new exhibition, but also the first to enter the MFA’s collection, in 1983. #HeartArt
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"Apsaras" appear on temples throughout southern Asia. The heavenly beings are usually shown dancing or playing musical instruments as they entertain and pay homage to the gods. #HeartArt
Pictured: "Dancing celestial figure (apsara)," Cambodia, late 11th century.
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In 1953, #ImogenCunningham photographed her friend and fellow Group f/64 member #AnselAdams—fittingly in Yosemite National Park, where he produced some of his best-known landscapes. See more works by Cunningham in our new exhibition, now on view!
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This fall, "UH-OH: Frances Stark 1991–2015" headlines #mfaNOW, our season celebrating #contemporaryart and artists. The exhibition opens September 17! Pictured: "Chorus Line," 2008, #FrancesStark, The Museum of Modern Art, New York.
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Over the course of her seven-decade-long career, Imogen Cunningham established herself as a major figure of Modernism—a rare female in what was still a mostly male world. Our new exhibition of her work opens Saturday!
Pictured: “Hen and Chickens,” about 1929.
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Two thematic installations, “Political Intent” and “Beyond Limits,” present key works and recent acquisitions from our #contemporaryart collection. #mfaNOW
Pictured: “Backward C,” 2005, #MarkBradford.
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2 weeks ago
I was coerced into going, however, I found the museum enjoyable. This place is absolutely huge with 2 full floors and 2 more smaller spaces on separate floors of art, decorum, and various other objects or artifacts. The museum is broken up into types of art such as contemporary as well as regional: Asian, Americas, European etc. There are many rotation exhibits and paintings so what I saw may be gone next month. You can easily spend a few hours in here just walking through and glancing at the art as I did. If you actually stop to look at each piece and read about it you are very likely to need the whole day. Price is rather steep at $50 but you do get a lot of artifacts and paintings out of that. Note that members are free. There is a gift shop up front with a vast array of gift options that I recommend checking out. Don't miss the small Japanese sand garden out back.
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Erika Frost
a month ago
This is a great museum with lots of beautiful art. My favorite part was all of the classic paintings. The museum itself is huge! The organization is well laid out, but don't be afraid to ask someone to point you in the right direction. There was a long line to check in, but it moved very fast. Staff is very friendly and location is very convenient. Overall, very impressed and hope to make it back soon.
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Harish Ramalingam
3 weeks ago
I love this museum. It is amazing and huge. I loved the music section. The Japanese and the Asia-pacific is also amazing. Sadly the did't have an Indian flute on display.
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Stephen Godanis
2 months ago
Would rate a six. One of the best museums on the east coast. It's a bit overwhelming, so pick a couple galleries, then grab something sweet at the espresso bar. The restaurant in the middle is a great place to be seen. 🙃
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Mr Ulster
2 weeks ago
It had been too long since my last visit, over a decade ago. Bowled over by the extensive expansion and offering. Initially put off by the $25 admission fee (I couldn't wait until 4pm for the complimentary entrance). But the impressive range and quality of fine and contemporary artwork on display assuaged that. I did become disoriented, and the complimentary map didn't help. Perhaps the larger building and/or my failing memory were to blame. But there are stewards throughout to assist you. The temporary Mega Cities Asia exhibition is high quality, as is the #TechStyle (which explores the weave between fashion and technology). I expected a greater impact from the exhibition, Visiting Masterpieces: Pairing Picasso -- it was informative, but wished it was more grand. For me, this revisit was personal, as my first visit here 30 years ago left indelible marks. Those responsible for the expansion are to be commended, as the superlative quality has been retained. I left with new, positive memories formed.
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Laura Van Duivendyk Daniels
a month ago
We're members and happily so. We pop in for an hour or a day and always find something new to explore. The food courts are great. The people are friendly. What can I say? It's worth every penny.
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Christian deTorres
a week ago
Long perceived as a bastion of stodgy old art and rich donors (even with some of its edgier modern art), the MFA has been slowly but steadily transforming over the years. Their hipness has reached new levels with #MFAnow and its associated all-night parties (from 6pm to 9am the next morning). With free admission you can dance or chill at multiple DJ'd venues, booze up at a bar, inspect some great art (a subset of galleries are open), explore experimental and classic film, and make some art of your own. The line to get in winds around the block, so make the most of your fun time once you get in. The MFA is a great place to visit any time, not just for late night parties. Your art tastes will vary, but the special exhibits are always worth visiting. They're all of sufficient caliber that even if it's not to your taste, you won't feel you wasted your time. The MFA film program is also a Boston gem, and the MFA's theater is often one of the only places in the city to see certain films. Grab a schedule, you'll find something great.
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Noel Kuriakos
a week ago
This place is great because their extensive collection of ancient artifacts. It will take about two to three days 7 hours each day to get through all of the visible exhibits. I also love to attend their foreign film festivals.