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.


‘Just Wonderful’ New MFA Wing Draws Thousands

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?

"Staccato," César Paternosto, 1965. Oil on canvas. (Courtesy of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston)Gallery: 25 Works In MFA's New Collection

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.

Inside the new Ruth and Carl J. Shapiro Family Courtyard at the entrance to the Art of the Americas wing at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (Andrew Phelps/WBUR)MFA’s New Wing Opens With A Dedication

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.

The glass and granite structure is four stories and 51,000 square feet. (Courtesy of Chuck Choi)High Stakes For MFA’s $504M 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?

MFA Director Malcolm Rogers

A Tour With Malcolm Rogers

Radio Boston re-examines the relevance of the MFA in today's Boston and visit the new wing with MFA Director Malcolm Rogers.

MFA Director Wants To Welcome 'Broader Audience'

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.

Exquisite Disappearing Glass Cases At The MFA

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.

Extreme Decorating And Design At The MFA

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.

MFA Installs Iconic Sargent In New Wing

The MFA reached another milestone in July with the installation of a priceless painting by John Singer Sargent.

MFA Expansion Sets Sail With Exquisite Model Ships

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.

This program aired on November 12, 2010. The audio for this program is not available.


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