Still need #MemorialDay weekend plans? Don't miss 60 rarely seen drawings by Gustav Klimt and #EgonSchiele before they travel back to Vienna! Our exhibition "Klimt and #Schiele: Drawn" is on view through May 28, when admission is free for our annual Memorial Day Open House.
Pictured: "The Artist’s Mother, Sleeping" (1911), Egon Schiele, on loan from @albertinamuseum.
This weekend is your last chance to see the mesmerizing exhibition "M. C. #Escher: Infinite Dimensions," which closes May 28! You may have seen the artist's work on posters or T-shirts, but, according to @wbur, "when you study the original print in person every detail pops."
Charging into the end of the week like #GeorgeWashington in #ThomasSully's "The Passage of the Delaware." (1819). Stop by to visit tonight—admission is free every Wednesday from 4 to 10 pm!
#TriviaTuesday: In ancient Egypt, small figurines such as this one were placed in the tomb to perform tasks in the afterlife on behalf of the deceased. What were these objects called?
The priceless grin on the face of #MeghanMarkle’s page boy was a favorite moment of the #RoyalWedding. It reminds us of another page—Wentworth Beaumont, depicted here in this monumental #JohnSingerSargent painting of Charles Stewart, the Sixth Marquess of Londonderry, at the coronation of King Edward VII. Wentworth carries Lord Londonderry’s velvet robes and holds his coronet. Did Wentworth crack a smile during the occasion? Mr. #Sargent would never tell, but we’re guessing the 12-year-old slipped once or twice
Remembering artist #RobertIndiana with a proof for a poster of his iconic rendering of "Love" (1966).
Happy birthday to #MaryCassatt! In "Interior with a French Screen" (about 1879, on view in our Art of the Americas Wing), Cassatt just barely captures the details of this comfortable domestic scene—the very informality enhances its suggestion of a casual subject.
Don't miss your last chance to see "#Klimt and Schiele: Drawn," closing May 28! The exhibition marks the centenary of the deaths of #GustavKlimt and Egon Schiele with 60 rarely seen drawings on loan from @albertinamuseum in Vienna.
Pictured: "Seated Woman in a Pleated Dress" (about 1903), Gustav Klimt.
Collector. Businessman. Historian. Author. Philanthropist. Fred Sharf (1934–2017) was a Renaissance man as well as an exceptional friend, adviser and donor to the MFA. Now on view, a new installation honors his extraordinary generosity and vision through design drawings and illustration, fashion and jewelry, models and prints from the Jean S. and Frederic A. Sharf Collection, as well as gifts he inspired others to make.
#AlbertBierstadt made this field sketch during his first trip to Nebraska Territory, depicting Lakota [Western Sioux] men posing peacefully with their weapons and regalia. Their trade blankets and jewelry suggest a long history of Euro-American and Native interactions. However, the work does not capture the turmoil raging through the Plains at the time. Important treaties made and broken at Fort Laramie during the 1850s and 60s helped set the stage for the Battle of Little Big Horn in 1876. The Lakota and their allies defeated U.S. forces just days before people on the East Coast celebrated the 100th anniversary of Independence Day—and the public opening of the MFA.
Pictured: "Indians near Fort Laramie" (about 1859), on view in "Collecting Stories: Native American Art." The exhibition explores the range of perspectives, motivations and voices involved in building the early holdings of Native American art at the MFA.
Hello, @calebxcole here taking over for the day! Much of my work is about belonging and my piece “The Big Sister,” on view in the exhibition “(un)expected families,” addresses feelings of belonging and shifting familial roles. On a recent visit to the museum, I was struck by #Degas’ “Duchessa di Montejasi with Her Daughters” and the complicated family relationship it portrays. The woman’s daughters nearly exit the frame, unconcerned with her, and she is left alone to look out past the viewer. What do we make of her expression, the way she holds her hands?