Thoughtful Thursday: Reclamation of an Ancient Art

We love when art pushes societal boundaries and makes a statement. Nowhere is this more true than in the powerful show by Kehinde Wiley, recently featured by Public Radio International.  “Wiley currently has a show at the Petit Palais in Paris called “Lamentation.” It features 10 monumental works in stained glass and oil on canvas. Each portrays … More Thoughtful Thursday: Reclamation of an Ancient Art

Why #GIVINGTUESDAY

So what is Giving Tuesday and why should you care? Well….first there was “Black Friday” – a term popularized in the 1980s as the day businesses went from being in the “red” to being in the “black.” Then came “Cyber Monday,” a term first used in 2005 with the rise of online shopping. “Small Business Saturday” appeared in 2010 … More Why #GIVINGTUESDAY

Thankful Thursday: 5 Things the MFA is Thankful For

Happy Thanksgiving! While you all are cooking, eating, and watching football today, we know you’re also thinking about the things in your life that make you thankful – and so are we. Here are just a few of the things we’re grateful for this holiday season: 1.The dogs that pass through our doors!   Who wouldn’t love … More Thankful Thursday: 5 Things the MFA is Thankful For

Thoughtful Thursday: Art on Paper and Yulia Brodskaya

Art on Paper opens soon, and to get you ready we’d like to introduce some paper inspiration and something just to think about. So check this out: Yulia Brodskaya is a Russian artist living in the UK who creates these fascinating illustrations using only glue and paper folded and cut to create intricate, vibrant, three-dimensional pieces of … More Thoughtful Thursday: Art on Paper and Yulia Brodskaya

Why give to art?

“I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn’t say any other way–things I had no words for.” Georgia O’Keeffe So why is supporting a nonprofit art organization important? Art creates conversation in a community. It’s not just about the artwork – it’s about what the artist says – and what … More Why give to art?

Thoughtful Thursday: Women, Art, and the Occult

A fascinating show has just gone up at the Louisville KMAC Museum in Kentucky . The show, called “Sister of the Moon”, features 16 women-identifying artists from a variety of backgrounds and belief systems working in a wide range of media. The curation of the show goes back to the ancient idea of women being mystical, magical, and … More Thoughtful Thursday: Women, Art, and the Occult