NIGHT AT THE MFA
Come join me at the MFA on FREE Wednesdays in exploring the fashion and jewelry of Hollywood . I come to Boston with a Master’s degree in Museum Studies and I love anything art related!! I would love to share my passion for art and museums with you so come join me for a night of fun!! Afterwards we will head for drinks and dinner nearby at Larkin Conors. : )
Behind This Statue:
Celebrate Oscar Month
With Fashion & Jewelry
Fashion & Jewelry From the Silver Screen
“Hollywood Glamor, Fashion and Jewelry from the Silver Screen” presents designer gowns and exquisite jewelry from the 1930s and ‘40s—the most glamorous years of Hollywood film. The exhibition focuses on the iconic style of sultry starlets of the period, including Gloria Swanson, Anna May Wong, Greta Garbo, Marlene Dietrich, Mae West, and Joan Crawford.
Hollywood style in this era was a blend of on- and off-screen fashion and accessories, including dramatic costumes created for the screen by famous designers such as Adrian, Travis Banton, and Chanel and dazzling jewelry from makers of the era like Trabert & Hoeffer-Mauboussin and Paul Flato. Along with eye-catching gowns once worn by famous figures and the sparkling jewels that contributed to their allure from the MFA and private collections, photography by Edward Steichen along with period photographs, film stills, and film clips capture the style of the silver screen era. Enjoy a glimpse of Hollywood in the Golden Age of glamour.
Karsh Goes To Hollywood
Portraits of Celluloid Heros
A galaxy of portraits of legendary stars by the great photographer Yousuf Karsh. This exhibition in Sharf Visitor Center presents twenty iconic figures from Hollywood’s Golden Age photographed by Karsh over his life-long career.
Karsh captures the star quality in his celebrity sitters photographed in their prime, a selection that includes images of Humphrey Bogart, Judy Garland, Audrey Hepburn, Clark Gable, Gregory Peck, and many more.
Gold & The Gods Jewels of Ancient Nubia
100 Glittering Treasures From Ancient Nubia
This dazzling exhibition focuses on the Museum’s world-class collection of jewelry from Ancient Nubia (located in what is now Sudan). The Nubian adornments housed at the MFA constitute the most comprehensive collection outside Khartoum. As the conduit between the Mediterranean world and lands south of the Nile Valley, Nubia was known for its exotic luxury goods—especially gold.
“Gold and the Gods” focuses on excavated ornaments from an early 20th-century expedition by the Museum with Harvard University, dating from 1700 BC to 300 AD, including both uniquely Nubian and foreign imports, prized for their materials, craftsmanship, symbolism, and rarity. “Gold and the Gods” includes more than one hundred treasures, including a gilt-silver mummy mask of Queen Malakaye and the famous Hathor-headed crystal pendant. The MFA is the only US museum able to mount an exhibition devoted solely to Nubian adornment drawing exclusively on its own collection.
Via The T: Take the Green Line E train to the Museum of Fine Arts stop, or the Orange Line train to the Ruggles stop.
Driving: Use thisGoogle Map, click on directions, then add the address you’re coming from. There is a garage/parking lot which is $17 for the evening after 5:30, or you have a slim chance at finding street parking.
If you’re just going to Unos Pizzeria you can get off of the Green Line E train to the Northeastern Stop. You can use the lot at the MFA or you can try your luck at parking on the street.
See you there!