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Day At The Museum Of Fine Arts Boston

I enjoy going to the MFA Boston not just for the obvious reason - the art, but the time-traveling. I feel like I'm on my way to somewhere, sometime exciting in the TARDIS and walking through its unending rooms filled with keepsakes of the Doctor's visits to his second home. 

Here are a few treasures I discovered this time around ~

Gallery 279 in Art of Asia, Oceania, and Africa: the Buddhist Temple room. Okay, I love "discovering" this one every time I pass through. I always plan to arrive there after I've been walking around a bit. I love the low, muted flame colored light, the earthy shadings of the myriad of woods, and the relaxed feeling I get when I'm there. 

Gallery 209 in Art of the Ancient World: the Offering Chapel of Kayemnofret and the Offering Chapel of Sekhemankhptah. I've seen documentaries on the tombs and pyramids of Egypt and noticed how claustrophobic most of the rooms appear but I've never felt it until now. The ceilings in the Chapels are high but the width isn't much more than my arm span and the length not more than my Corolla. I couldn't help but think of the builders why may have died during construction and those who may have been entombed with their deceased ruler so as to serve them in the afterlife. 

On a lighter note, literally, was the Alchemy exhibit by Choi Jeong-Hwa in the Rotunda on Level 2. The artist took jewel-toned plastic ware (bowls, cups, etc) scavenged from street vendors and created gem-like garlands. One man's garbage is another man's treasure.

My favorite find of this trip was one that you won't be able to see. You might find one like it, and you could find it anywhere, not just where I did, but it won't be the same.

Gallery 250 in Art of Europe: what I call "Little da Vinci". A child, about 8 years old, sitting on the floor in the center of the gallery, spiral pad open before them, green leaded pencil in hand, beginning a sketch of a collection of silverware displayed on the wall.

And so art begins...

and so it continues....

Gallery 279 in Art of Asia, Oceania, and Africa:
the Buddhist Temple room





Gallery 209 in Art of the Ancient World:
the Offering Chapel of Kayemnofret




Gallery 209 in Art of the Ancient World:
the Offering Chapel of Sekhemankhptah




Rotunda, Level 2:
Alchemy


Gallery 250 in Art of Europe (from MFA website)


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July 18, 2016

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