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MFA Museum Council New England Art Tour

I recently had the pleasure of going on a New England Art Tour with the MFA (Museum of Fine Arts) Museum Council.  We all boarded a mini bus one Saturday morning and traveled across Massachusetts to do some art peeping.

Our first stop was an exhibit at the Montserrat College of Art called Re//Woven.  From the Montserrat website:

Each of the artists on view incorporates the aesthetics and gestures of traditional weaving and pattern-making through the use of untraditional mediums such as dirt, cinder blocks, and paper pulp. RE//Woven is a clever re-imagination of weaving through a network of objects that intertwines the relationship between contemporary aesthetics and ancient gesture.

Take a peek:

From the Balzer Designs Blog: MFA Museum Council New England Art Tour

The book pages above were not part of that exhibit.  They were displayed in the stairwell.  It's amazing how arresting plain old scientific facts can become isn't it?

We were in the stairwell because we were walking up to the Montserrat student and alumni art sale!

From the Balzer Designs Blog: MFA Museum Council New England Art Tour

Our next stop was at the Peabody Essex Museum to see their exhibit Shoes: Pleasure & Pain.  I enjoyed having the curator there to share her insights, but as far as art exhibits go, it felt a little lacking in content to me.  Nonetheless, lots of pretty stuff to see!

From the Balzer Designs Blog: MFA Museum Council New England Art Tour
From the Balzer Designs Blog: MFA Museum Council New England Art Tour

Our final stop was at Phillips Academy and the Addison Gallery of American Art.  I love folk art and they had a lovely collection on display.

From the Balzer Designs Blog: MFA Museum Council New England Art Tour

From the Balzer Designs Blog: MFA Museum Council New England Art Tour

I'm actually a member at the Peabody Essex Museum, but I don't go often enough.  I had never been to Montserrat or the Addison Gallery.  It was a truly lovely day spent in the company of other art lovers.  

I hope you enjoy these museum visits as much as I do. I look forward to more art adventures!

Thanks for stopping by!

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