Lilian Westcott Hale’s ethereal images of contemplative women in interiors won her much critical and popular acclaim during her lifetime, and collectors sought them avidly. She staged her compositions with models in her studio. #HeartArt

Pictured: "L'Edition de Luxe," 1910.
Lilian Westcott Hales ethereal images of contemplative women in interiors won her
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Kendra LaPlante
Find your weekend inspiration in flowers at Art In Bloom: bit.ly/2mN4Sg8

Pictured: “Devout Men Taking the Body of Saint Stephen” (Benjamin West, 1776) in the gallery “Artists on the Move in 18th-century Europe” #mfaInBloom
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Art in Bloom is here! Fifty flower arrangements inspired by 50 works of art are located throughout the Museum. Can you find them all? bit.ly/2mN4Sg8
Art in Bloom is here Fifty flower arrangements inspired by 50 works
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John Paul Miller (1918–2013) admired the sophisticated metalwork of the ancient Etruscans—especially their use of gold granulation, a delicate process in which tiny balls of pure gold are fused to a gold surface. Miller reinvigorated this ancient technique and used it to great textural effect on elegant pendants and brooches that recall mysterious marine creatures.

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John Paul Miller 19182013 admired the sophisticated metalwork of the ancient Etr
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Margo Bertagnolli
Irene Tucker
Catherine Brockbank
Princess Hamilton
Inspiration is everywhere. Matisse was inspired by his collection of textiles, including an Egyptian tent curtain (khayamiya). In "Interior with Egyptian Curtain" (1948, The Phillips Collection) he transformed the curtain’s original colors and design. The painting is one of his last great canvases.

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Jean-Marie James
Jane Corcoran Sorensen
Boston Magazine features our Concerts in the Courtyard lineup. Grab a friend and pack a picnic—we'll see you this summer!
Boston Magazine features our Concerts in the Courtyard lineup Grab a friend

The MFA's Hosting Concerts in the Courtyard Again

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Brian Munger
Marsha A. Bishop
Ragamala paintings are illustrations of poems that evoke the mood of various modes in classical Indian music, called ragas and raginis. Here, the solemn Todi Ragini is evoked: "divided from her darling, most unhappy in love, like a nun renouncing the world, this Todi abides in the grove and charms the hearts of the does.”

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Ragamala paintings are illustrations of poems that evoke the mood of various
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Arshile Gorky’s abstract "Good Hope Road" (1945) likely recalls a landscape, perhaps a figure reclining before a tree. The artist, a survivor of the Armenian Genocide, painted it during a rare period of emotional security and domestic comfort in a life haunted by loss.

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Arshile Gorkys abstract Good Hope Road 1945 likely recalls a landscape perhaps
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Should Facebook censor photography by artist Imogen Cunningham? Read more in today's The Boston Globe.
Should Facebook censor photography by artist Imogen Cunningham Read more in todays

MFA among museums hit by Instagram censorship - The Boston Globe

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Brenda Decker
Thomas P. Otis
Art in Bloom brings together 50 New England garden clubs, who find inspiration in the MFA's masterpieces. See how these works come together before seeing them in person this weekend! bit.ly/2mN4Sg8
Dana Cormier
Sussi Goff
Barbara Bell Wessel
Virgin and Child paintings are a hallmark of the Florentine Renaissance. Botticelli made a specialty of them, and this is one of his earliest. The influence of his master Filippo Lippi is evident throughout, but the depth of intimacy and love shared by the mother and child is unmistakably Botticelli—a quality that would mark his works throughout his career.

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Virgin and Child paintings are a hallmark of the Florentine Renaissance Botticelli
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Liliana Zeolla
Jacqueline Underwood
#TriviaTuesday: Which artist painted this large canvas of Niagara Falls in his Boston studio in 1879?
TriviaTuesday Which artist painted this large canvas of Niagara Falls in his
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Art in Bloom, the MFA's annual festival of fine art and flowers, features demonstrations and lectures on the principles of floral design. Here, one of our MFA Associates demonstrates how to make a "color block" flower arrangement! bit.ly/2mN4Sg8
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A “Memory Wall” in “Memory Unearthed: The Lodz Ghetto Photographs of Henryk Ross” features 100 portraits of Lodz Ghetto residents, most of them taken before non-official photography was forbidden in December 1941. In joyful snapshots and solemn introspections, Henryk Ross captured the men, women and children of the ghetto with assurance and insight. Through his photography, each person left...
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In 1878 Monet went to live in Vétheuil, west of Paris along the Seine, providing him an escape from city life. When a friend asked if he might visit his studio in the town, the artist retorted, “My studio! But I’ve never had one, and I don’t understand how anyone could shut themselves into a room—perhaps to draw but not to paint.” #HeartArt #ArtQuote

Pictured: "Flower Beds at Vétheuil," 1881.
In 1878 Monet went to live in Vétheuil west of Paris along
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Join MoMA The Museum of Modern Art curator Jodi Hauptman to explore Matisse's cut-outs—a brilliant final chapter in the artist's long life.
Join MoMA The Museum of Modern Art curator Jodi Hauptman to explore

Spend an Evening with Matisse

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Monica Rankin
Cyrena Summers
When, where and how to begin? In this small painting, the young Rembrandt seems to represent the daunting moments of conception and decision necessary to the creation of a work of art. The painter is dwarfed by his canvas—a darkened, looming object that appears to challenge, even threaten him. #HeartArt

Pictured: "Artist in his Studio," about 1628.
When where and how to begin In this small painting the young
Kelly O'Neill
Susan Odell Walker
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