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Here and There: Mixing Business with Pleasure

Posted by Sarah Margerum on December 12, 2011 in events |

Here: First, sign up for Drawing in Pubs, a ten week session hosted by the MFA that meets in a different pub each Thursday and covers basic drawing skills in pencil and ink. Open to all levels over age 21. Next: Get your tickets for the Gardner’s After Hours Opening Bash on January 19. Be […]

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Art or Toy?

Posted by Sarah Margerum on November 28, 2011 in exhibit reviews |

Last week, I visited the MFA with my friend and her five month old son, Lucas. We’re doing our part to create a museum advocate of the future. Lucas was especially engaged in the Linde Family Wing for Contemporary Art. He remained content for a surprising amount of time, simply looking at all of the […]

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Here and There: The Real Housewife of Beacon Hill

Posted by Sarah Margerum on November 14, 2011 in events |

Find out about exciting local exhibitions and programs that make a connection with “Here and There.” Here: First, attend Historic New England’s “Women of Beacon Hill” walking tour, dedicated to four centuries of fascinating women. The tour features a diverse group of women activists, educators, and philanthropists, including Hepzibah Swan. The group visits the exterior […]

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Here and There: Ancient Life and Love

Posted by Sarah Margerum on November 8, 2011 in events |

Find out about exciting local exhibitions and programs that make a connection with “Here and There.” Here: First, encounter remnants of everyday life in the shadow of Mount Vesuvius in “A Day in Pompeii,” at the Museum of Science. There: Next, head up to the peak of Mount Olympus and spend some time among the […]

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Beauty as Duty at the MFA

Posted by Sarah Margerum on November 3, 2011 in exhibit reviews |

Imagine that each person in your family has 36 coupons per year as a clothing allowance. A coat might require fifteen coupons, while a scarf might require 2 coupons. How far can you stretch those coupons? What do you do if a clothing item gets damaged? What do you do when children grow out of […]

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Museum Admission Fees

Posted by Amanda Gustin on October 12, 2011 in potpourri |

Over the summer, the Metropolitan Museum of Art raised its suggested admission donation to $25. The Museum of Modern Art and our own Boston Museum of Fine Arts have followed suit. The moves have sparked a number of articles both for and against, and this one from the Art Newspaper website is by far the […]

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Where is Spring?

Posted by Amanda Gustin on April 11, 2011 in potpourri |

Today, I have the pleasure of introducing another new voice to the blog. Maryam Keramaty is finishing up her certificate in museum studies this spring. Her post captures what all of New England feels about this time of year – where is spring? Maryam journeyed to the Museum of Fine Arts in hopes of an […]

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Boston EMP Tour of the New MFA

Posted by Amanda Gustin on January 24, 2011 in events, professional development |

Just a quick note to say that the Emerging Museum Professionals event yesterday morning – a highlights tour of the new MFA Art of the Americas wing followed by lunch – was an absolute blast! If you’re not on the Boston EMP mailing list, then you’re missing out on some great opportunities. EMPs were treated […]

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A Guide to Guidestar

Posted by Amanda Gustin on January 6, 2011 in forum not temple, free resources, professional development |

With the advent of the internet age, we all have a LOT more tools in our hands to begin to learn about specific organizations – and particularly specific museums. Whether you’re doing some research into a museum you’d like to work for, trying to get a good picture for how a museum of a certain […]

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Boston Emerging Museum Professionals Event!

Posted by Amanda Gustin on January 5, 2011 in events |

Please join the Boston Emerging Museum Professionals and the NEMA YEPs for a group tour of the NEW Art of the Americas wing at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.  The new wing has 53 new galleries and is the centerpiece of the museum’s recent expansion. The tour will be 1 hour long. After the […]

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