Thoughtful Thursday: Get a Fold of This

Getting ready for Art on Paper this year? This all-paper show has been a popular MFA exhibit for years now and to help jump start your entry take some inspiration from one of our favorite paper artists: Charles Young. So check this out. In 2014 Charles Young started Paperholm, a daily paper-only project on his tumblr page … Continue reading Thoughtful Thursday: Get a Fold of This

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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 … Continue reading Thoughtful Thursday: Reclamation of an Ancient Art

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 … Continue reading 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 … Continue reading Thoughtful Thursday: Art on Paper and Yulia Brodskaya

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 … Continue reading Thoughtful Thursday: Women, Art, and the Occult

Thoughtful Thursday: November 3rd

Have you seen this yet? This stunning .gif is apart of the fascinating film Loving Vincent, a biopic about the artist's life and death animated entirely using oil paintings. Considered the first (and maybe the last) of its kind, this film when brought to completion will contain 62,450 frames, each frame a new oil painting done … Continue reading Thoughtful Thursday: November 3rd

Thoughtful Thursday: Can Art Be Scary?

It's finally fall, which means PSL's, infinity scarves, and my favorite holiday: Halloween, the one holiday where it's socially acceptable to walk around in corsets and animal ears. The images we put on ourselves are, historically, supposed to scare one another. The practice of dressing up for Halloween was started by the Celts when on All Hallows … Continue reading Thoughtful Thursday: Can Art Be Scary?

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"5 presidential candidates and the art that shows how we feel about them" by Philip Kennicott of the Washington Post is an interesting take on the merging of politics and art. Read on to see this year's candidates likened to Magritte, Warhol, and street murals, among others: https://www.washingtonpost.com/entertainment/museums/politics-as-art--even-when-its-ugly/2016/03/10/fcc2e4f4-e166-11e5-8d98-4b3d9215ade1_story.html?postshare=501457899474928&tid=ss_mail.   MFA’s Thoughtful Thursday blog series: every Thursday we will post … Continue reading Thoughtful Thursday

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Take a look at this sculpture installation at MFA's Executive Director's high school. The sculpture was designed by Spanish artist Juame Plensa. Read this article for details! "Plensa's figurative and text-based sculptures, often called "souls," explore ideas of spirituality, beauty and the deeply connected relationship between humanity and language." MFA’s Thoughtful Thursday blog series: every Thursday we … Continue reading Thoughtful Thursday