So we are in the final run of 2019 with fall firmly here and winter soon to descend upon us. That got us thinking about some of those things we have been meaning to get around to. One of these is enjoying the visiting pieces of Art that visit the city of Boston before moving on. A great venue for this is the Boston Museum of Fine Arts that has frequent visiting exhibitions. And do not worry there are still plenty to see before the year is up!
If you live in Boston and you plan to go every couple of months a membership is a great way to go and you get extra perks. Also if you time it right (weekends, after 3pm weekdays or go in school holidays) your kids will be free.
As of 2019, the Boston Museum of Fine Arts is the 52nd most visited museum in the world. The museum receives around 1.2 million visitors a year and has more than 450,000 works of art. The museum contains the best collection of art in the US. A visit to the museum is a must for those who visit Boston. Apart from the works of art at the museum it also conducts regular exhibitions of the works of eminent artists. Below are some of the important ones which you must make certain to visit.
Hymen Bloom: Matters of Life And Death – July 13, 2019, to February 23, 2020
Bloom’s interest in the human body is clearly depicted in the 70 paintings that are kept at the exhibition. These paintings are from various public and private collections. He believed that painting helps to bring the harrowing and beautiful together. His paintings clearly show the inclination of the artist towards his religion and the belief in regeneration. His interest in Eastern religions can also be seen.
Hymen Bloom is a Boston painter who lived between 1913 and 2009. His paintings showed the human body in various states after death. He has drawn bodies that have undergone autopsies, skeletal trees and bodies from excavations. He was an artist who could bring beauty to what common people consider as repulsive.
Mural: Johnson Pollock & Katharina Grosse – July 01, 2019 to February 23, 2020
The Mural is a large painting by Johnson Pollock stretching 20 feet in width and 8 feet in height. The Mural is supposed to be a turning point in the life of the artist when he left figurative drawing. It also gave the big breakthrough for the artist. His bold strokes have a rhythm of their own on the vibrant canvas.
At the exhibition, The Mural is placed with a newly commissioned painting by German artist Katharina Grosse. Grosse is known for her large size paintings. She has produced many works of visual experience using her industrial paint-sprayer.
Women Take Floor – September 13, 2019, to May 03, 2021
This exhibition brings the works of women to the focus. The exhibition is aimed at asserting the presence of women in the art world in the museums and beyond. There are more than 200 works by women artists, most of which are from the museum’s collection. The exhibition is divided into seven thematic galleries. There is an interactive program that encourages visitor participation. There is also a rotation of paintings so that you can see different works on each visit to the gallery.
The exhibition covers various stages where women were able to express their skills and views in painting. The paintings from around the time of women securing the right to vote were quite interesting for us. There are also paintings that show women’s perspectives on various matters.