As I mentioned in my previous posts (part one and part two), back in April, I spent an afternoon at the MFA (Museum of Fine Arts) here in Boston. We saw 3 notable things: The Turner Exhibit Art in Bloom The Philip Guston Exhibit My first post covered my experience of the Turner Exhibit. My second post took a look at Art in Bloom 2022. And now, we finally get to my surprise favorite: Philip Guston. I had seen Philip Guston's later work in many museums over the years. So I was familiar with him. But this exhibit took a... Read more →

Have you heard the news about the new Vincent van Gogh painting discovered by the National Galleries of Scotland? "Hidden from view for over a century, the self-portrait is on the back of the canvas with Head of a Peasant Woman and is covered by layers of glue and cardboard," the museum said in a statement on Thursday. You can read this NPR article about it. It's such an exciting discovery and a fascinating conservation/restoration problem. Reading about it made me want to revisit some of the beautiful van Gogh artwork that I've had the opportunity to see over the... Read more →

As I mentioned in my last post, back in April, I spent an afternoon at the MFA (Museum of Fine Arts) here in Boston. We saw 3 notable things: The Turner Exhibit Art in Bloom The Philip Guston Exhibit My previous post covered my experience of the Turner Exhibit. Today, I'm going to share some of my photos from Art in Bloom 2022. If you're not familiar with "Art in Bloom," it's an event that many different museums host. In essentials, different florists and/or garden clubs are assigned works of art. Their mission is to create a floral arrangement in... Read more →

Back in April, I spent an afternoon at the MFA (Museum of Fine Arts) here in Boston. I used to go to the museum once a week, but since having a baby and the age of COVID...well, I have not been a frequent visitor. So it felt good to roam around the familiar halls now stocked with different art in many cases. Mom and Steve came with me and we saw 3 notable things: The Turner Exhibit Art in Bloom The Philip Guston Exhibit The short and skinny on the visit is: I am not a Turner fan. Art in... Read more →

If you're a long time blog reader, you know that I used to live just a few blocks away from the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York City and was a frequent visitor to its galleries. MoMA has an outstanding collection of pieces by Henri Matisse -- one of my all time favorite artists. (Be sure to check out the Book Club video about the book, Matisse on Art.) Currently, MoMA has an exhibit all about his painting, "The Red Studio." It wasn't a painting that I was immediately drawn to. In a room full of Matisse paintings,... Read more →

This past weekend my local quilt guild held its biennial quilt show. (Special shout out to blog reader, Martha, for coming by to say hello when I was working the mini quilt table!) I thought I'd share a peek at some of my favorite quilts (and quilted pieces) from the show: There was a great mix of traditional and art quilts. I, personally, tend to gravitate towards the art quilts -- which you can see in these photos. Here are links to some of the quilters websites/social media where I could find them. I also included links to the quilt... Read more →

I stumbled upon this YouTube video yesterday and it made me think. Give it a watch: I do remember the first time I saw art that provoked an emotional reaction in me. It was in Norway at Vigeland Park. It was pre-phone camera and pre-blog, so I found this photo online to share with you today: On that day, I walked amongst the giant statues and suddenly started weeping. And yet, I remember showing photos of the sculpture to my Father and he didn't understand why I liked it so much. I thought, "Well photos don't do it justice." But... Read more →

The Museum of Fine Arts here in Boston (MFA Boston) is currently hosting an exhibition of work by Basquiat and some of his contemporaries. It's called "Writing the Future: Basquiat and the Hip Hop Generation." I have long been a Basquiat fan, but only seen one of his paintings in-person. So I masked up and headed to the museum. I attended the exhibit twice (partially because I love Basquiat and you miss things the first time through, and partially because I have a baby and someone had to stay home with him) once with Steve and once with my Mom.... Read more →

VOMA is now open. What is VOMA? I'm glad you asked. I had to look it up. VOMA stands for Virtual Online Museum of Art. It is the world’s first fully interactive virtual museum. Work has been pulled from prestigious museums across the globe and it's all FREE. I downloaded VOMA (what a weird thing to say) this weekend and went for a virtual visit. It's a big download and takes a while. You also have to create a (free) user account in order to access the museum. I would describe the experience as slow and buggy. It's a super... Read more →