Boston Loves Impressionism!

Morning on the Seine, near Giverney, Claude Monet, 1897 Gift of Mrs. W. Scott Fitz, Photograph © Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Morning on the Seine, near Giverney, Claude Monet, 1897
Gift of Mrs. W. Scott Fitz, Photograph © Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

We are so lucky in Boston to have several wonderful museums. My personal favorite has to be the Museum of Fine Arts – the MFA is a truly encyclopedic museum with a vast diversity of objects, and it is large enough that I always get the chance to explore something new. At the same time, many museum-goers (myself included!) have their favorites – a work that they always make a point of visiting, something familiar and loved.

The MFA knows that for many Bostonians those favorites are in the museum’s Impressionist collection. Over the last few weeks, the museum has been asking the public to vote for their favorite works, and participate in the creation of “Boston Loves Impressionism,” an exhibition featuring the top thirty paintings, opening on Valentine’s Day. The voting is almost complete – today is the last day to vote for your favorite! The top-ranked work will be featured at the entrance to the exhibition. Vote on the exhibition website. This is such a fun idea, and we can’t wait to see the crowd-sourced exhibition in February!

MFA, Avenue of the Arts at 465 Huntington Avenue. Open Saturday-Tuesday, 10am – 4:45pm; Wednesday- Friday, 10am – 9:45pm. Admission (includes repeat visit within 10 days) is $25 for adults, $23 for seniors and students, and free for 17 and younger weekdays after 3pm and weekends (otherwise $10). Wednesday nights after 4pm admission is by contribution. For more information, visit the MFA website.

Image Courtesy of the MFA.

 

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