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Founded in 1870, #mfaBoston encompasses an encyclopedic collection, representing all cultures & time periods. Home of #RileyTheMuseumDog.

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@lafemmemagique Unfortunately we did not record these discussions!#TriviaTuesday: The outer wood frame beams in this gallery were originally part of a late 17th-century home from wh… https://t.co/S37irYW8Ud
10/15
2019
Lewis W. Hine worked for the National Child Labor Committee for a decade in his early career, using his photographs… https://t.co/aVO1PIhLkPThank you to our community partners, @Akomawt and Jonathan James-Perry (Aquinnah Wampanoag Nation)! We’re open unti… https://t.co/kyyM0CU6txMFA curators and @Akomawt educators discuss the defining characteristics of “Native art” and who gets to make these… https://t.co/a0EdIycPnBChris Newell (Passamaquoddy) of @Akomawt welcomes the crowd to #mfaIndigenousPeoplesDay. Thanks to @ameriprise, spo… https://t.co/WhBL4YEMWNWe’ve invited visitors to share their thoughts on Cyrus Dallin’s sculpture “Appeal to the Great Spirit.” Responses… https://t.co/jUtLvjtBGoWe’re learning to make pottery from Kerri Helme, a Mashpee Wampanoag artist, speaker and culture bearer!… https://t.co/NZNGVNBXMYLisa Odjig (Ojibwe), two-time World Hoop Dance Champion, tells the story of creation using music, dance and multipl… https://t.co/Vo5w5bOe2rDoors are open to our Indigenous Peoples’ Day celebration—and @FenwayCulture’s 18th annual Opening Our Doors Day! T… https://t.co/vUbUZQi8pj
10/14
2019
They grow up so fast 😭 Happy second birthday to #RileyTheMuseumDog! 🐶 https://t.co/ymp8UJ2nScExplore might and majesty on the Nile in #AncientNubiaNow. Our new exhibition presents more than 400 masterworks fr… https://t.co/fxtYyGnEVn
10/13
2019
#LunchHourLive: Interested in women in the arts? You won't want to miss @JaredWGBH in discussion with @mfaboston cu… https://t.co/zlQZKZ6SZA
Retweeted by Museum of Fine ArtsAlthough #Canaletto painted his cityscapes with great precision, he also allowed himself to take liberties with det… https://t.co/lg38CVd0ar翁氏家藏精品展·第一期 親友交遊 "Weng Family Collection of Chinese Painting: Family and Friends" is now on view! This exhibition,… https://t.co/Rjm5naFDDnThis weekend is your last chance to see “Community Arts Initiative: Mindful Mandalas,” created by local artist Sneh… https://t.co/8n6PyBZCEq
10/12
2019
This illustration by #KayNielsen from the "Joan of Arc" series was first published in 1920. The scene resembles a d… https://t.co/NsfgyCS1JvDon't miss live performances, tours & more (all for free!) at the MFA's first Indigenous People's Day at the MFA th… https://t.co/GIsLUPC9bY#AncientNubiaNow presents more than 400 masterworks from kingdoms that flourished along the Nile Valley for more th… https://t.co/0911B7QQUXThis week's fan favorite goes to the.harry.phan on Instagram, who's #dressedtomatch with #EdwardMelcarth's self-por… https://t.co/TYTeWD6DuT
10/11
2019
This photograph by Hamilton Wright, on view in "Viewpoints," shows 11 men casually eating lunch while perched on a… https://t.co/wUnxSJc2jjAre you ready for the return of #mfaLateNites on Oct 25? Join @BMAs_Boston nominee Optic Bloom for "Future Soundsca… https://t.co/Udr6CfyBEHIn honor of #IndigenousPeoplesDay this coming Monday, @mfaboston is offering a free day of art, tours, music, and p… https://t.co/gVseIIXQX3
Retweeted by Museum of Fine ArtsJoin @mfaboston on October 16 from 7-8 p.m. for a discussion inspired by national observances of the 400th Annivers… https://t.co/2EiRle1F0o
Retweeted by Museum of Fine ArtsDon’t let the #Noreaster 💨 keep you at home! The MFA is open until 10 pm 🕙 🎨: "Running Before the Storm" (about 18… https://t.co/QP9VZXcA8fAnswer: Paul Cézanne!#CarmenHerrera’s "Blanco y Verde (White and Green)" series was the culmination of her “quest for the simplest of pi… https://t.co/FK1A1Jbw1T
10/10
2019
Join us for our free Indigenous Peoples' Day celebration on Monday, October 14 to learn about works by Native artis… https://t.co/Wh2tdcWeABThank you, @mfaboston for welcoming @BCassellius last night and for opening your doors to all @BostonSchools 6th gr… https://t.co/AahasMhyIV
Retweeted by Museum of Fine ArtsIn successive summers beginning in 1955, #HymanBloom visited the dense forests of Lubec in Maine. Spending hours in… https://t.co/bmtqcluoYf
10/9
2019
Celebrating #WorldOctopusDay with this fishplate (about 350–325 B.C.E.) from our Daily Life in Ancient Greece Galle… https://t.co/8vdn1xOWoi“The MFA is an amazing resource for our children, our families & our educators across this great city.” Thanks to… https://t.co/dhnjNoEUzkYes, and…? This October, @improvboston is in “Women Take the Floor” every Wednesday evening, when admission is free… https://t.co/gn1F2mjDFs#AncientNubiaNow features more than 400 masterworks from the MFA's Nubian collection—including this rock crystal pe… https://t.co/ZNomETYEoSWonderful evening celebrating Nubian history and culture at MFA Nubian Now exhibit opening. Thank you @mfaboston fo… https://t.co/IUatA0tQXj
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10/8
2019
#AncientNubiaNow opens for Member Preview on October 8 and to the public on October 13! Learn more about the exhibi… https://t.co/fsRTkJbPm2#AncientNubiaNow also explores how Nubia’s story has evolved over time. Videos in the exhibition feature insights f… https://t.co/g5U6Nru79r#AncientNubiaNow presents more than 400 works from the MFA’s collection. The masterpieces on view highlight the ski… https://t.co/4QgyEVvnUvThank you to the special speakers who joined us for the #AncientNubiaNow preview! It was our pleasure to host Diane… https://t.co/aoxCkiscbEThis morning, we hosted a preview of our exhibition #AncientNubiaNow for press, professors and members of the local… https://t.co/EZXhloAdwtCharting the changing fortunes of a civilisation long overshadowed by neighbouring Egypt – an Apollo art diary pick… https://t.co/5TBRsoo02D
Retweeted by Museum of Fine Arts“Mural” may be over 65, but it still has star power. https://t.co/FXVu9EnrJn
Retweeted by Museum of Fine ArtsAkomawt will be at the @mfaboston for their Indigenous People's Day Event! Admission to the museum that day is FREE… https://t.co/H5dVGZHyig
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10/7
2019
It's Sunday morning—time to wake up and visit the MFA! 🎨: "The Yellow Room" (about 1910), Frederick Carl Frieseke https://t.co/cItXTyfHrbThe boys in this 1874 painting by #WinslowHomer may be emblems of the country’s post–Civil War nostalgia for a simp… https://t.co/CsSxMggq6y
10/6
2019
In this work by artist Hou Genyang, the artist illustrates the timeless joy of children playing. See it among more… https://t.co/Y6lEjMhkAUWe’re putting finishing touches on #AncientNubiaNow! Here, curator Denise Doxey is performing a final scan of the s… https://t.co/FKHw6tO6CJThe realism of this magnificent early 8th century horse illustrates the naturalistic modeling that Chinese artisans… https://t.co/7OfM1OoY20
10/5
2019
Thrilled to host @jeorgewatson & Analisa Velez, cast members from @theebillyporter’s "The Purists!" Before their fi… https://t.co/ZbhOEYHhRc @Johnny_Caldwell This work is Spencer Finch’s "Shield of Achilles (Dawn, Troy, 10/27/02)" (2013)! It was on view in… https://t.co/ubwFKWomooInstallation for #AncientNubiaNow is wrapping up! With the help of a custom rig, engineer Dante Vallance & conserva… https://t.co/wGvL4Z4CnPWe love having visitors! Yesterday, our club48 afterschool kids were visited by the @mfaboston Artist Project and t… https://t.co/rKJ8FI0O3k
Retweeted by Museum of Fine Arts @ethnoAnn We hope you can make it on October 9! "Ancient Nubia Now" opens October 13: https://t.co/lM0OatfdhvA decade after the start of World War I, #KayNielsen illustrated a new edition of fairy tales by Hans Christian And… https://t.co/YYnBJXXoGt
10/4
2019
Who’s ready for some hockey? Let’s go #NHLBruins! https://t.co/RFLRprJKRvThe MFA @mfaboston recently reopened the Arts of Islamic Cultures gallery. To celebrate the event, Nasser Rabbat wi… https://t.co/SUG4tMue5W
Retweeted by Museum of Fine ArtsFor his 1923 portrait of Mexican poet and painter Carmen Mondragón, who went by the Nahuatl name Nahui Olín (meanin… https://t.co/LFEHO7YYjl
10/3
2019
@Ariyaraman The goddess depicted on this gold ornament is Isis. She's holding a sail (symbolizing breath) in her le… https://t.co/v4bJT66oJEAnswer: It's a rattle!With vivid colors & gestural brushstrokes, #HymanBloom represents himself as if flayed in this "Self-Portrait" (194… https://t.co/NnxYUxZusV
10/2
2019
Remembering the Grammy-winning soprano Jessye Norman (1945–2019) with a 1990 photograph taken by #YousufKarsh. https://t.co/CKqC4VMa1xThe sprays of flowers found on Ottoman ceramics may bring gardens to mind, and in fact Istanbul had a flourishing g… https://t.co/uOAJLBytlD @jamiepgdow Yes, we offer two free coat check rooms located at the Huntington and Fenway entrances. All parcels, um… https://t.co/3N2iDXuPJC#TriviaTuesday: What is the function of this two-faced softwood object? It was made in the 19th century in British… https://t.co/RMMIp0KfGa
10/1
2019
#WendyRedStar’s "Apsáalooke Feminist" series features self-portraits taken with her daughter & collaborator, Beatri… https://t.co/hbPNrxQB6N
9/30
2019
Shana` Tova`! Celebrating the Jewish New Year with this postcard from the Leonard A. Lauder Postcard Archive. As de… https://t.co/0e8IZcfUswShouldn't every day be #NationalCoffeeDay? Enjoy a sip of coffee or espresso and a sweet treat at 465 Bar and Resta… https://t.co/CBKyV6Jg0iTune in to @CityLine5 at noon to hear from our very own @MakeebaMcCreary, the MFA's Chief of Learning and Community… https://t.co/Tj5PZP5SQCThis 1872 landscape by #GeorgeInness, on view in our Art of the Americas Wing, depicts the lake at Nemi (south of R… https://t.co/R8vQtHtD4h
9/29
2019
Congrats to our friends @peabodyessex on the opening of #NewPEM! 🎨: "Salem Harbor" (1853), #FitzHenryLane https://t.co/gzYHZ2P7JM#FrankWestonBenson’s "Eleanor" (1907) depicts the painter’s daughter on the porch of their summer home at North Hav… https://t.co/9OW0S7xdg9
9/28
2019
When a 2015 edition of "East of the Sun and West of the Moon" landed in the hands of celebrated fashion designer… https://t.co/kB9tNGEKdB
9/27
2019
We love to see families enjoying a night at the Museum! Thanks to veryverty on Instagram for sharing this lovely sh… https://t.co/yYXHcJw4QfAnswer: Mughal emperor Akbar (ruled 1556-1605)In “Sharecropper and Blackberry Pickers" (1941), Robert Gwathmey uses bold coloring and a flattened graphic style t… https://t.co/T8i2jAjX5uThanks to all who joined us for our third annual ASL Night at the MFA! #mfaASLnight https://t.co/Us4ljAtldF
9/26
2019
Thank you to our panelists for hosting the first "The City Signs," an ASL-led panel discussion by Deaf community le… https://t.co/MmevqmKCWYThank you to DEAFinitely Dance from the Horace Mann School for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing for an amazing performa… https://t.co/HSgrJE0q2VMake your own art to take home in the Druker Family Pavilion! #mfaASLnight https://t.co/wZOnY5QoDCASL-led tours are departing from Sharf Visitor Center throughout the evening! #mfaASLnight https://t.co/3luCQlQPIgASL interpreter Sabrina is here to share the evening's program! 👋 https://t.co/eBqtZ6n6Z3Welcome to ASL Night at the MFA! Admission is free this evening. Join us in celebrating Deaf culture and expression… https://t.co/ibzWJgcowB“That’s one of the big themes of the show: Who tells your story?” — Denise Doxey, curator of "Ancient Nubia Now," i… https://t.co/eYHn0mvybDDid you know that your Bristol ID card gives you FREE admission to the @mfaboston ? Bristol students, faculty and s… https://t.co/w1YpQCmtQC
Retweeted by Museum of Fine ArtsCongratulations to artist #JeffreyGibson for winning a MacArthur “Genius” grant from @macfound! To celebrate, check… https://t.co/ImEJj4e8YbSome of #HymanBloom's paintings, such as "The Harpies" (1947), were inspired by mythology. Violent action dominates… https://t.co/423syOKyCb
9/25
2019
Jerome Liebling's photographs empathetically depict the humanity of New York City's chaotic streets. See his "Butte… https://t.co/Wr2nP0aBhyCongrats to our friends @ICAinBOSTON on the public opening of #YayoiKusama's #LoveIsCalling! The infinity mirror ro… https://t.co/glYMvCXHiI#TriviaTuesday: This pictorial carpet is a brilliant translation of the energetic painting style patronized by what… https://t.co/N8ll0L6uhk
9/24
2019
#LouiseNevelson is best known as a sculptor, but #DidYouKnow that she was also a highly expressive printmaker? The… https://t.co/8MS9F9Y2AEDuring ASL Night at the MFA this Wednesday evening, don't miss an ASL-led tour of highlights from the Museum's coll… https://t.co/6IVKf1UP0EHappy first day of fall! 🍂 Claude #Monet painted this work in 1863, when he traveled outside of Paris to the Forest… https://t.co/HmVutYeyVw
9/23
2019
"The latest exhibition at the Museum of Fine Arts is revolutionary because of what it lacks: men." Read more about… https://t.co/BQoO9yuSfmWho's ready for the #Emmys? 📺: "TV Guide" (1992), Ron Ho https://t.co/Pcf31k1oZ6Visiting Yosemite in 1863, #AlbertBierstadt felt he had reached the Garden of Eden, calling it “the most magnificen… https://t.co/YwzwOdqQLX"Smelly cat, smelly cat, what are they feeding you?" #Friends25 🎨: "Little Miss Hone" (1824), Samuel F. B. Morse https://t.co/5194RFLRQp
9/22
2019
#WinslowHomer himself called this work "unexpected and strange." Roughly drawn and blurred by shadow, the seaman's… https://t.co/bvDptYZECoWe're gearing up for "Ancient Nubia Now," opening next month! The exhibition will present more than 400 masterworks… https://t.co/rRdfMIIIVsToday's the day! Get free #MuseumDay admission thanks to @SmithsonianMag & @MuseumDay. Reserve your tickets here:… https://t.co/ghM3ZkhnBH
9/21
2019

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