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Rodin Group Sketch Sessions At The MFA

Hazel Hough Wing: Museum of Fine Arts

The MFA will set out sketch boards and paper, pencils, and gallery stools for people to come in and sketch as a small group or individually in True Nature: Rodin and the Age of Impressionism. All open sessions are free with admission. Open Sketch Sessions: Beginning in January, people are...

Rodin and Freedom: The Burghers of Calais

Presented in coordination with the MFA Collectors Circle, Dr. Stanton Thomas, Senior Curator of Collections and Exhibitions, will share the story behind Auguste Rodin's Burghers of Calais. See works by Rodin and his contemporaries in True Nature: Rodin and the Age of Impressionism. True Nature: Rodin and the Age of...

Diamond Anniversary Gala, A Night to Remember with the Stuart Society

Marly Room: Museum of Fine Arts

Under the artful direction of celebrity designer Ian Prosser of Botanica Design Studio, the Museum of Fine Arts will be transformed into a '60s scene. This elegant black and white gala will transport you back in time, where you will begin the evening in the Conservatory, entertained and amazed by...

The Story of Art | The Grand Narrative

Museum of Fine Arts - Marly Room

The Story of Art series focuses on the story of human history, one that is continually being retold as we discover new things and look afresh at the familiar. Join MFA curators on a journey to learn more about our collection, contextualized with other objects from around the world, as...

Rodin Group Sketch Sessions At The MFA

Hazel Hough Wing: Museum of Fine Arts

Instruction on creating fast and realistic images using pencils and paper, along with helping guests with their own sketching, will be included during the scheduled sketch demo time in True Nature: Rodin and the Age of Impressionism. All sessions are free with admission. True Nature: Rodin and the Age of...

Marly Music: Telegraph Quartet

Marly Room: Museum of Fine Arts

The Telegraph Quartet (Eric Chin and Joseph Maile, violins; Pei-Ling Lin, viola; Jeremiah Shaw, cello) was formed in 2013 with an equal passion for standard and contemporary chamber music repertoire. Described by the San Francisco Chronicle as "...an incredibly valuable addition to the cultural landscape" and "powerfully adept... with a...

The Story of Art | Art Until Rome: 2700 B.C.-A.D. 300

Museum of Fine Arts - Marly Room

The Story of Art series focuses on the story of human history, one that is continually being retold as we discover new things and look afresh at the familiar. Join MFA curators on a journey to learn more about our collection, contextualized with other objects from around the world, as we...

Why We Sing: Bob Morris

Museum of Fine Arts - Marly Room

Why do we sing? To comfort ourselves and our loved ones? Seduce? Heal? Unite groups and inspire revolutions? On Saturday, February 25, at 1 pm, author and New York Times journalist Bob Morris will present a talk with musical interludes about the subject of his next book, inspired after a...

The Encyclopedic Museum: Dr. Lowery Stokes Sims

Museum of Fine Arts - Marly Room

Join Dr. Sims, one of the most renowned art historians/curators of our day, as she recounts a life in art museums, beginning with her nearly three-decade tenure at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.  This program is part of the Museum Studies Institute series, the MFA's internal “think tank” that encompasses all of...

Coffee Talks with Nan Colton: Woman Genius

Marly Room: Museum of Fine Arts

Join us for this Coffee Talk performance with Nan Colton. “In the nineteenth century”, Brancusi declared, “the situation in sculpture was desperate. Rodin arrived and transformed everything.” It would not be an exaggeration to state that Rodin’s artistic career was shaped by women. They were his source of inspiration, his...

The Story of Art | Searching for the Middle Ages: 1000–1500

Museum of Fine Arts - Marly Room

The Story of Art series focuses on the story of human history, one that is continually being retold as we discover new things and look afresh at the familiar. Join MFA curators on a journey to learn more about our collection, contextualized with other objects from around the world, as we...

Billy Collins & Bob Morris: In Conversation

Museum of Fine Arts - Marly Room

The second talk in our In Conversation series is an engaging discussion between former United States Poet Laureate and New York Times best-selling author Billy Collins and New York Times journalist and author Bob Morris. The two will talk about Collins's latest book, Musical Tables, and his distinct ability to...

Office Space: Florian Idenburg & Aaron Betsky

Museum of Fine Arts - Marly Room

Most people today spend a third of their lives sleeping, a third of their lives living, and a third of their lives working. Our work environments significantly impact our lives. For centuries, designers, philosophers, and management experts have debated how best to design our workspaces. The recent pandemic has also...

Art is Life: Jerry Saltz

Museum of Fine Arts - Marly Room

The MFA is pleased to welcome Jerry Saltz, Pulitzer Prize winner and senior art critic at New York Magazine, for an engaging talk about art, artists, and his new book, Art is Life. Saltz has been one of the most influential writers about art and artists for more than a...

The Story of Art | Crossing Boundaries: 1500–1850

Museum of Fine Arts - Marly Room

The Story of Art series focuses on the story of human history, one that is continually being retold as we discover new things and look afresh at the familiar. Join MFA curators on a journey to learn more about our collection, contextualized with other objects from around the world, as we...

The Story of Art | When Modern Got Real: 1850–1950

Museum of Fine Arts - Marly Room

The Story of Art series focuses on the story of human history, one that is continually being retold as we discover new things and look afresh at the familiar. Join MFA curators on a journey to learn more about our collection, contextualized with other objects from around the world, as we...

Women Build Museums: Dr. Paul Ivey

Museum of Fine Arts - Marly Room

Dr. Paul Ivey, the winner of three Humanities Seminar Superior Teaching Awards and professor of modern and contemporary art at the University of Arizona, will present a fascinating talk, Women Build Museums, exploring the hidden histories behind many of the most well-known art museums. At a time when women were...

The Story of Art | Fixing An Image: Photography

Museum of Fine Arts - Marly Room

The Story of Art series focuses on the story of human history, one that is continually being retold as we discover new things and look afresh at the familiar. Join MFA curators on a journey to learn more about our collection, contextualized with other objects from around the world, as we...

Artist Talk: Odili Donald Odita

Museum of Fine Arts - Marly Room

Odili Donald Odita was born in Enugu, Nigeria and lives and works in Philadelphia, where he is Professor in Painting, Drawing & Sculpture at the Tyler School of Art at Temple University. His abstract—and often site-responsive—paintings, explore the power of color in an emotional, historical and socio-political context.  Odili Donald...

Still Striking: Creativity & Aging | Dr. Doug Dreishpoon

Museum of Fine Arts - Marly Room

How does creativity accommodate the changes that come as we age? For artists (painters, sculptors, musicians, poets, dancers), what are the benefits of growing old, when your body and mind begin to occupy alternate spaces? How does one adapt to these changes by adjusting methods and expectations? How does one's...

The Story of Art | Art Now: 1950–Today

Museum of Fine Arts - Marly Room

The Story of Art series focuses on the story of human history, one that is continually being retold as we discover new things and look afresh at the familiar. Join MFA curators on a journey to learn more about our collection, contextualized with other objects from around the world, as we...