When a Nude is a Dude

Amid all of fanfare surrounding the opening of the new Linde wing at the MFA, the fact that the museum also made a major purchase […]


The MFA Gets Contemporary, Linde-Style

I didn’t mean to keep track of the last time I was in the MFA’s west wing. Not counting trips to the bookstore, I’m pretty […]


MFA Contemporary Art Wing Opens with Ellsworth Kelly Anchor Exhibit

MFA Contemporary Art Wing Opens with Ellsworth Kelly Anchor Exhibit. The Linde Family Wing for Contemporary Art is now open, and unlike the museum’s usual […]

Modern Love

The MFA gets hip.

Arts & Entertainment

Punching ‘The Clock’ at the MFA

I love a good debate about the arts in the public eye, even when the combatants end up with proverbial black eyes — we don’t […]


The Dazzling New MFA Jewelry Exhibit

The first, and frankly easiest observation to make about the new Jewels, Gems and Treasures: Ancient to Modern exhibition that opened last week at the […]

Aisles With Style

Thanks to some serious revamping, these five Bay State venues are some of the freshest spots to say “I do.”

Arts & Entertainment

Lykke Li Acoustic Session at the MFA

As longtime fans of Lykke Li, we naturally had eyes on tickets to her House of Blues show last week. But when the MFA tweeted […]


Plantlike Plague Takes Over the MFA

A freakish plant form has suddenly sprouted at the MFA. Witnesses say it started in the gardens, but quickly spread to the atrium of the […]


MFA’s Chihuly Exhibit: A Glass Act

By: Joseph Gordon Cleveland Dale Chihuly’s decade-spanning career has been defined more by the virtuosity of his glasswork than the emotional impact the pieces themselves […]

The Making of a Masterpiece

Over the past decade, the Museum of Fine Arts has raised more than $500 million as part of an ambitious plan to reinvent itself. This month, the public finally gets to see what a half-billion dollars gets you these days. 

Top of Mind Malcolm Rogers

Top of Mind: Malcolm Rogers

An extended version of the interview with Malcolm Rogers: curator, fundraiser, rabble-rouser, and director of the Museum of Fine Arts.

Top of Mind: Malcolm Rogers

I DON’T BELIEVE IN LOOKING BACK. AND YOU CAN’T make me. … No trustee ever said to me, “You’ve got to change this, you’ve got […]

Cleaning Up the Art World

One spurious Tintoretto at a time.


Notes on the Culture

Every Tuesday, Matthew Reed Baker will offer his thoughts on the arts and culture scene. This week: The MFA rakes in a ton of cash; […]