On our Monday holiday (I hope you had it off too) I decided to take a long walk from my apartment to the MFA. I’ve become familiar enough with the layout and the content that I can flit from favorite to favorite, meandering easily throughout the rooms. It was Free Day at the MFA and there was an actual line out the door to get a free ticket. I get in for free anyway as a student in the Boston area, so this was not a great day to go. Everyone and their small child was there touching the Egyptian hieroglyphs and setting off alarm after alarm. But it is the MFA. If you like going there, even a million people crowding around the naked Impressionist butt painting can’t really ruin the fun. So to include you in that day I took a bunch of pictures of my favorites. If you want to follow the way I went around, start in the Sargent gallery and work your way through the American section, through the the European, into the Ancient Greek and Roman, back into the great big hall, into Impressionism, then Modern, then bookstore for some postcards, then home. Pick up some Panera before you catch the D line home because there is nothing like Panera mac and cheese after a long day of wandering through galleries.My favorite MFA lady- who I swear looks like someone alive currently. I can never figure out who.This one is all about the dress. Such a great dress.There’s something about the combination of girl and tree here that is absurdly sensual and sweet.This is the same model as the previous one, dancing the tarantella. So sexy.I love the play of light in this painting.Omygoodness a teacup.This is in my favorite room in the MFA. All Boston inspired works or works by Boston artists.Meta-MFA.Naked ladies being really pale.Tallest lady in the place.A cloth version of another very tall lady.Modern coolness.Couture and protest combine to make art.Mod art selfie with the coolest piece up there.Huge beaded curtain that made the best rustling noises.
And those are some of my favorites. I hope you find some of your own favorites at a museum near you. It’s a great way to spend an afternoon. Happy Wednesday!