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An afternoon at the museum

Every now and then, I suppose I can let you trolls see glimpses into my life.  Today, my fella and I went to the Museum of Fine Arts.  In honor of Martin Luther King Jr Day, admission was free (woo hoo).  Additionally, it was the last day of their Goya exhibit, Order and Disorder.  The place was PACKED.  Lots of children, lots of people who very plainly do not often go to museums, but whatever.  Art for everyone.  Why not, you know?

Disappointingly for us, the Goya exhibit was just plain overcrowded.  The staff was trying really hard to manage the numbers of people in there, and they did as well as could be expected, but it was hard to get a good look at anything inside, really, other than the really large-scale portraits (which are amazing).  After waiting in line for probably an hour, and maybe even more, we spent about 15 minutes in the actual gallery.  We shouldn’t have waited until the last day to go – and especially not when that last day came with free admission – so any less-than-satisfactory experience was our fault.  Mostly.

Fortunately, the MFA is HUGE, and there are all kinds of other goodies.  While we waited to get into the Goya exhibit, we got to look at a collection of World War I propaganda posters.  Some of my favorites:

Cue "I'll Make a Man Out of You"

Cue “I’ll Make a Man Out of You”

Russian, of course.

Russian, of course.

British.  In case you can't tell.

British. In case you can’t tell.

 

 

Austrian, and badass af tbqh.

Austrian, and badass af tbqh.

We spent a long time in the Art of Europe wing, where there were groovy little statues of royals…

Not Louis XIV, just some random royal dude.

Not Louis XIV, just some random royal dude.

…reliefs of massacres…

Lends class and distinction to any home.

Lends class and distinction to any home.

…an awesome statue of naked Beethoven…

He ain't gonna listen to none o' yo bullshit.

He ain’t gonna listen to none o’ yo bullshit.

…Magritte…

I failed at getting titles of things, sorry.

I failed at getting titles of things, sorry.

…and a dog marking its territory inside a church.

Good boy!

Good boy!

We wandered through a few contemporary exhibits, which didn’t interest me except in that they reminded me of the “Dicknanigans” sketch on Key & Peele.  But there were two must-see exhibits for us fans of Old Hollywood: a collection of portraits by Yousuf Karsh (this one featuring a couple of chuckleheads in the reflection)…

 

Here it is, without us:

yousuf_karsh_lorre-peter_02

AND an exhibit of dresses, jewelry, and more portraits from the good old days:

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Give them all to meeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!

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So anyway, if you’re in Boston, you should go to the MFA.  We were there all afternoon, and we barely made a dent.  We’ll have to go back on a day when they’re actually charging admission – it’s worth it, trust me.

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One comment on “An afternoon at the museum

  1. brittanyfromboston
    January 20, 2015

    Nice photos. The MFA is always a treat!

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