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The MFA has been in Boston for 150 years, we are here for you now & will be here for you in the future. 📷 Share with #mfaBoston

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"The record of a place & a time & a togetherness we can only hope one day to experience again." Read more in… https://t.co/2eapb2h9ns#DorotheaLange, born #onthisday in 1895, had a deep-seated belief in photography as a tool for social change. Her e… https://t.co/qBVGz6ItCA#TriviaTuesday: Joseph Cornell made this compartmentalized box with wooden beads & spelling blocks around 1952. It'… https://t.co/RG3Gb7cHCdOn May 28 at 4pm, join Stephan Jost, AGO Michael and Sonja Koerner Director, and CEO, and Matthew Teitelbaum, the A… https://t.co/9R9r6tHBHQ
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5/26
2020
#LucianFreud’s late self-portraits are increasingly built up with thick layers, by turns smoothed and scratched, as… https://t.co/InWs22YqN1As we mark #MemorialDay, take a look at these boldly designed color lithographic posters used during World War I (1… https://t.co/M9Vgdyw0Dx
5/25
2020
At first glance, #ThomasCole’s "River in the Catskills" (1843) may seem like a typical 19th-century landscape. But… https://t.co/1vMOIaCP6VBoston disco queen @djsaucylady does a lot more than disco. She spins this week via the @mfaboston Insta page. https://t.co/qYhvqV1AcT
Retweeted by Museum of Fine Arts, BostonThis glittering platinum-and-diamond necklace (about 1903, probably by @Boucheron), once owned by Clarice de Rothsc… https://t.co/Ui56lwT3CsHoot...hoot... it's #SaturdayNight! What are you night owls up to? ✨ 🦉 https://t.co/gjhTZVYltB
5/24
2020
1/4 Museums have long made acquisition mistakes, and inadvertently accepted forgeries (works of art that are intend… https://t.co/t4NMZnbTrQ
Retweeted by Museum of Fine Arts, BostonWe're happy to see the surge in art & creativity happening at home. On May 27, lean in further w/an @mfaboston oppo… https://t.co/FOvv1x7Knv
Retweeted by Museum of Fine Arts, Boston#WilliamMerrittChase's park scene is new in both style and subject—it uses the bright palette and divided brushstro… https://t.co/8z6DeQvmaF
5/23
2020
#MaryCassatt, born #onthisday in 1844, was 19th-century America’s most modern painter. In 1877, Edgar Degas invited… https://t.co/iVTwts7jxMDesperate for answers about the theft of her two paintings, a Czech artist seeks out and befriends the career crimi… https://t.co/Gj5XJlh4LK @tanjahollander We can't wait!On May 28 at 4pm, join Stephan Jost, AGO Michael and Sonja Koerner Director, and CEO, and Matthew Teitelbaum, the A… https://t.co/4ZTSKk6nz9
Retweeted by Museum of Fine Arts, BostonEvery Friday for the remainder of our temporary closure, we’re spotlighting artists from the Boston area and beyond… https://t.co/YHFNXv7IfV“This is a crazy time, and there is a lot of pressure for creatives to create. I don’t think that’s fair. We are al… https://t.co/V4VVcpMfIh @jenniferbaer We love your posters! If you don't mind DMing us your email address or shooting us a note at pr@mfa.o… https://t.co/VbLEr2ikxwOur latest re-release for our @mfaboston residency has just dropped! Friends, countrymen, lend us your ears... so… https://t.co/ksX2BjvZtX
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5/22
2020
#LucianFreud belongs to a rich history of artists depicting themselves. The MFA’s collection of self-portraits repr… https://t.co/jiBb4ebEqBOn #GlobalAccessibilityAwarenessDay, we're missing being able to offer in-gallery access programs for all—from Feel… https://t.co/A3uiEwdx8LI miss making music w/ friends. Here’s a sweet moment of #chambermusic from “Sheep in Fog”, a gorgeous duo by… https://t.co/HSHoAaNyEf
Retweeted by Museum of Fine Arts, BostonWe're live with @DJ_SlickVick as part of our digital DJ residency! Join us now on Instagram Live to watch her spin… https://t.co/Gz6cvh3sNW
5/21
2020
There are many great party scenes in our collection, but "Cocktails" by Archibald Motley is always a favorite! Exce… https://t.co/rMgDwSpHbtOur plans / 2020 😥 🎨: "Long Branch, New Jersey" (1869), #WinslowHomer; "Approaching Storm: Beach near Newport" (a… https://t.co/T0kWJrNnbWTune in to the @mfaboston’s Instagram Live tonight at 8pm! I’ll be DJing a special set inspired by the “Writing the… https://t.co/xQBywbWKMw
Retweeted by Museum of Fine Arts, Boston"Empathy is a key word to associate with Expressionists... they wanted you to feel what they were feeling." Tune… https://t.co/LyDe9eKUlf1/3 Some of the most important South and Southeast Asian objects at the @mfaboston were donated by scholar, color t… https://t.co/hK5U1L3S9t
Retweeted by Museum of Fine Arts, BostonEmbracing the new normal: how 3 very different Boston museums are approaching safe re-opening… https://t.co/2GZFtIpccM
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5/20
2020
#Monet’s scenes often resonate with Japanese woodblock prints, which he admired and collected. Can you spot the sim… https://t.co/0q51p1EZcC#TriviaTuesday: This tiny painting—only 5 1/8 by 2 3/4 inches—shows a Jewish scholar absorbed in study. On the top… https://t.co/XOivtEJU8j @TheNewGus Thank you for sharing! Proud to be one of your favorite musuems ❤️
5/19
2020
💌 "When it’s safe to go outside I’m taking myself on a museum date and that’s that!" — golnazhafizi⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣ via Inst… https://t.co/IVRGch1AjM💌 "Quarantine got me posting again. At the MFA with this munchkin." — scott.xw⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣ via Instagram https://t.co/HPEtU1GpsU💌 "The MFA is such a special place to me. It’s a welcome break from the world, a mini-vacation. As many times as I… https://t.co/CZjFXAGYI9💌 "Remembering what it was like to get dressed and go to the @mfaboston." — millennialmoon via Instagram https://t.co/Au2235URAv💌 "I miss standing, staring, surrounded by a room of people standing and staring at something created from nothing… https://t.co/bYWlE1QxEHWe miss you, Boston, and can't wait to be reunited in the galleries 💙💛 Until then, photos and messages like these—p… https://t.co/5B7y0qIPnzMake the best ✨ impression ✨ in your next meeting with the help of #Monet! Transport your next meeting to the Frenc… https://t.co/cVkLlPzMSu
5/18
2020
#Monet’s work has been collected & appreciated in Boston since the late 19th century. Learn more about how some of… https://t.co/K6JpJzP0kr
5/17
2020
🎨: "Woman with Flowers" (1868), oil on panel, Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema; recreation by emmarrrrc on Instagram https://t.co/EUFQ21yeqR🎨: "Dog at Rest" (1650), oil on panel, Gerrit Dou⁣⁣⁣; recreation by MFA Associate Guide Susan Roudebush https://t.co/00T8SuAMuF🎨: "Belcolore" (July 1863), oil on canvas, Dante Gabriel Rossetti; recreation by @SueCramptonzhttps://t.co/M9Gr9Dsk9B🎨: "Paul Revere" (1768), oil on canvas, John Singleton Copley; recreation by @RobinMBernsteinhttps://t.co/I0luSaSa4COkay, maybe just a few more...⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣ Keep these #BetweenArtAndQuarantine recreations coming and make sure to tag… https://t.co/UOMB2p1ejJ“Draw lines, young man, and still more lines, both from life and from memory, and you will become a good artist.” I… https://t.co/mVBk5Qlw6W
5/16
2020
#LucianFreud delighted in painting flora & staged several self-portraits using plants. In “Interior with Plant, Ref… https://t.co/hK34t4ibFoFor #FridayReads, bring the magic of #Monet into your home with "Monet: Paintings at the Museum of Fine Arts, Bosto… https://t.co/SQX7vTn3jS
5/15
2020
Are you missing #mfaPlaydates? We're here for you with MFA Playdates at Home! This week, we're reading "Up in the G… https://t.co/4pUWFHLfPLThe next ep of our @mfaboston #MuseumFromHome pod-in-residency drops today! What happens when a national style of f… https://t.co/SHQp1NQfEm
Retweeted by Museum of Fine Arts, Boston @CallMeDer Thanks for joining us!If you love #Monet and the Impressionists, learn more about the context within which they lived, created, and exhib… https://t.co/iCIeY3eUcU
5/14
2020
Tune in at 8 pm tonight as we kick things off with Riobamba, only on Instagram Live! 🎶 The DJ residency is presente… https://t.co/yKsEWrOkXNAt the @mfaboston, four virtual DJs-in-residence will spin tracks inspired by Basquiat. https://t.co/Ia4aLk2e9k https://t.co/tnYazofKeU
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5/13
2020
El Anatsui worked with a team to assemble discarded bottle caps and wrappers into this metallic tapestry. The patte… https://t.co/5csjQx9JOAThis book by Sarah Thompson, curator of Japanese art @mfaboston is one of the few, if only works, that focuses comp… https://t.co/31STqQ6Ax9
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5/12
2020
We might be closed, but we're still here for you! Explore "Monet and Boston: Lasting Impression" from home:… https://t.co/To1A5XBaZI
5/11
2020
Happy #MothersDay! In this 1985 photograph, Rosalind Solomon captures an innocent moment of familial love on New Yo… https://t.co/YfrAP05LNa
5/10
2020
The columnar form and classical dress of the central figure in this painting by Abbott Handerson Thayer emphasize h… https://t.co/H2HRoTIqsw1/4 Frans Hals’s Portrait of a Man at @mfaboston was highly sought but never officially acquired by Hitler for his… https://t.co/8OIyjvVFXM
Retweeted by Museum of Fine Arts, BostonWe're seeing double! 😍😍 #Monet often painted the same subject at different times of day to explore the effects of l… https://t.co/K9r5sCIajA
5/9
2020
MFA Film's virtual screening room features a thoughtful selection of groundbreaking films to rent, with new release… https://t.co/sewKBmpPbdA master code-switcher, #Basquiat proclaimed his own mixed Puerto Rican & Haitian American identity in his work, as… https://t.co/UqbhqdbXEwThe conversation continues with directors of @hammer_museum, @mfaboston, and Getty in part two: https://t.co/SV8IOzrrdl
Retweeted by Museum of Fine Arts, BostonThe next ep of our @mfaboston #MuseumFromHome podcast-in-residency drops today! Let’s explore the sumptuous tapestr… https://t.co/t0KihlWE2T
Retweeted by Museum of Fine Arts, Boston @lonelypalette 🙏 We're so glad you like it!Tune in Sunday at 2 pm for a virtual performance by Lilit Hartunian, presented in conjunction with "#Monet and Bost… https://t.co/UwkaEBR4ts
5/8
2020
"The Talmudist" (1919) was painted by Jacob Binder, a successful Russian Jewish portraitist who had studied with Jo… https://t.co/ovfQhBRSHTA reviewer of our 1927 #Monet exhibition wrote, “...He has taught the crowd to see better and more truly. He taught… https://t.co/ImPh02Ufmr @barrieshhh Thank you, it's fantastic!
5/7
2020
Thank you @mfaboston. This agreement will serve as a model for cultural institutions to build diversity and inclusi… https://t.co/0b3mLmUx7I
Retweeted by Museum of Fine Arts, Boston"There's just no way to really look at #Rembrandt van Rijn, the Dutch Old Master nonpareil, without reflecting on a… https://t.co/U4H1h2176c1/3 Many of @mfaboston’s masterworks, like the 12th cent. Court Ladies Preparing Newly Woven Silk, were acquired by… https://t.co/SmwCVc6lWO
Retweeted by Museum of Fine Arts, BostonDrawn from our Howard Greenberg Collection, this photograph is featured in “Life Magazine and the Power of Photogra… https://t.co/qpML9U3bzoIn 1951, @LIFE staff photographer W. Eugene Smith spent a month documenting the story of Maude Callen, a nurse midw… https://t.co/s8VD9JBar4#ErnstKirchner, born #onthisday in 1880, suffered a mental & physical collapse after WWI. He then settled in Switze… https://t.co/ey5RoLW2kcAnswer: Grinding pigments!While you wait to see "Monet and Boston: Lasting Impression" in person, we hope you'll enjoy an immersive virtual p… https://t.co/fwGTrIwkhT @LustyLovah Love it!The @mfaboston is closed, but its social media is on fire! Read up on this week’s “Art for This Moment,” which feat… https://t.co/C4BOQfsdax
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5/6
2020
Read more about the historic agreement between the MFA and @MassAGO: https://t.co/7vVYXsalGJ“Working with @MassAGO and the Davis Leadership Academy, we have the opportunity to create a new model of inclusion… https://t.co/W1ejmWvEWM#TriviaTuesday: In this work by Rembrandt, an artist confronts his easel in a studio bare of everything except his… https://t.co/AaqZQTLUri @aegtx Great memory! Yes, it was part of "Made in the Americas."Even though our building is closed, you can visit the MFA online! Our generous community has helped the Museum cele… https://t.co/CDNIrH4CnIInside the doors maps show views of an extensive hacienda, painted in a way that recalls early colonial maps drawn… https://t.co/0YmGjJYBZIThe striking geometric exterior of this mid-18th-century desk looks back toward Europe with its wood-and-bone Mudéj… https://t.co/awDF34oj7V#CincoDeMayo celebrates the Mexican army’s victory over the French at the Battle of Puebla in 1862. But for decades… https://t.co/DnMcF5CqND
5/5
2020
"If I look a little—what should I say—tense or intense, it's because you try sitting for a portrait with a 4-yr-old… https://t.co/tYJbNbFI8lWhat's on the horizon for the @mfaboston? Join @CityAwakeBoston on Thursday at 6 PM and hear from… https://t.co/VUhEH17RWj
Retweeted by Museum of Fine Arts, Boston#KeithHaring, born #onthisday in 1958, lived by his often-stated principle that "art is for everybody."… https://t.co/yBQF41cxLU
5/4
2020
Successful and famous in her own day, #SofonisbaAnguissola created at least 12 self-portraits, more than any other… https://t.co/Tsn7wjTHJfBorn #onthisday in 1849, #JacobRiis published this image & others in "How the Other Half Lives: Studies among the T… https://t.co/Mte6qG0b0M
5/3
2020
Today we're joining our partner @Chase to celebrate the Class of 2020! Tune into their live commencement ceremony t… https://t.co/adCtd1A3R91/4 2006 doesn’t seem like long ago, but it was light-years away in terms of the ethics of collecting. In 2006,… https://t.co/fStscwGDXR
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5/2
2020
For #AsianPacificAmericanHeritageMonth we're highlighting artist #ToshikoTakaezu! Born in Hawaii to Japanese parent… https://t.co/NAETRCrk8M
5/1
2020

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