The ‘New’ MFA: Art Of The Americas
The Museum of Fine Arts unveiled its massive, $504 million expansion to the world in November 2010. The Art of the Americas wing comprises 53 new galleries and thousands of precious American artifacts and artworks.
In the long run-up to the opening of the MFA’s new Art of the Americas wing, museum organizers, critics and artisans have weighed in on the expansion. But what about the public, which got its first glance Saturday?
The Museum of Fine Arts opens its Americas wing to the public on Saturday, Nov. 20, with free admission. See a preview of the new collection.
The MFA opened its doors to a select crowd, offering hundreds, including Massachusetts politicians and journalists from all over the world, the first look at the new Art of the Americas wing.
Los Angeles and Chicago have not been as successful or strategic in raising capital for museum expansions. How did Boston pull it off? And what’s at stake now that the MFA’s highly ambitious project is complete?
Radio Boston re-examines the relevance of the MFA in today’s Boston and visit the new wing with MFA Director Malcolm Rogers.
The Art of the Americas wing is the latest — and largest — of Director Malcolm Rogers’ attempts to attract new visitors to the museum. He wants the city to feel at home there.
As you walk through a museum you might not notice things like glass display cases. But they’re a critical part of the experience. And sometimes — as you’ll see — they’re made to pretty much disappear.
If you’ve ever decorated a room or remodeled a house you know how overwhelming design decisions can be: paint colors, fabrics, fixtures. Now imagine designing a 50,000-square foot museum wing.
The MFA reached another milestone in July with the installation of a priceless painting by John Singer Sargent.
After years of planning, fundraising, design and construction, the first of 53 galleries was installed in the Art of the Americas Wing in March. It’s devoted to minutely detailed ship models.