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By adamg - 6/12/19 - 12:27 pm

The MFA reports its hired former state Attorney General Scott Harshbarger to review both what happened to seventh graders from the Davis Leadership Academy on May field trip and how it investigated and responded to the incident. Read more.

By adamg - 5/31/19 - 11:44 am

WBUR talks to some of the seventh-grade students at Dorchester's Davis Leadership Academy a couple weeks after a field trip to the Museum Fine Arts turned into a lesson on racism.

Ed. note: Nah, no comments allowed here. I have better things to do then read and delete messages from racists, and other folks already expressed their thoughts on the earlier article.

By adamg - 5/24/19 - 6:44 pm

The Museum of Fine Arts reports it's revoked the membership of two patrons it has identified as treating minority students on a field trip from a Dorchester school like crap and has told them to stay away: Read more.

By bpff - 5/24/19 - 5:00 pm

Friday, Jun 07, 2019 7:30p -
Sunday, Jun 16, 2019 5:00p Read more.

By adamg - 5/22/19 - 6:21 pm

Marvelyne Lamy, an English teacher at the Davis Leadership Academy in Dorchester, describes a school trip to the Museum of Fine Arts last Thursday that began with the students being warned not to eat watermelon and got even worse, with security guards following their every step while ignoring other, white kids, touching exhibits and stuff. And then: Read more.

By adamg - 4/18/19 - 1:12 pm

A disgusted citizen goes into ALL CAPS mode to file a 311 report about all the MFA visitors parking on the streets near the museum: Read more.

By adamg - 2/3/19 - 1:44 pm
Danilchuk Super Bowl display

Greg Cook Danilchuk Auto Body's annual Super Bowl prediction in East Boston.

Along the South Boston Waterfront, people - and cute, fluffy baby goats - made their preferences clear: Read more.

By adamg - 2/2/18 - 6:17 pm
Danny Amendola catching a ball

" It won't matter what the @Eagles do—Danny 'Playof' ”Amendola will come through!"

The MFA and the Philadelphia Museum of Art battled it out today in Musuem Bowl 2018.

Also see: BPD vs. Philly PD.

By adamg - 9/18/16 - 12:18 am

The MFA is hosting the first of four all-night raves "mfaNOW" contemporary-art events that includes dancing and "food trucks and lawn games, live music and DJs, lectures, artist demonstrations, performance art."

Only problem is more people showed up than the museum expected/can handle ... Read more.

By adamg - 1/8/16 - 8:48 pm

Keiko reports the Museum of Fine Arts will hold a panel discussion next month on lessons learned from last year's "Kimono Wednesdays" controversy, in which Asian-American protesters charged letting white people try on a kimono was racist cultural appropriation - an accusation met by Japanese and Japanese-American counter-protesters, who saw the event as an introduction to Japanese culture.

She posts a statement by the MFA on the lengthy negotiations that led to the Feb. 7 event - which is free but for which you have to reserve tickets.

By adamg - 10/4/15 - 12:41 pm

Some arty group in Brooklyn (yes, Brooklyn) has decided our recent MFA kimono contretemps is worthy of a panel discussion: Read more.

By adamg - 9/14/15 - 2:43 pm

Artblog.net covers the latest controversy around that kimono thing at the MFA: The people who organized the original "yellowface" protests organized a panel discussion for this Saturday at MassArt - from which they initially planned to exclude whites, and prevent blacks and Latinos from making any comments - although they would be given note cards on which to jot down questions. Read more.

By adamg - 7/9/15 - 6:57 am

The Globe reports on last evening's gallery talk about that Monet painting. The teacher was disappointed people can no longer wear a kimono matching the one in the painting; on the other side, there was some check-your-privileging going on.

By adamg - 7/7/15 - 6:27 pm

The Museum of Fine Arts reports it's responding to complaints about cultural appropriation and banning the weekly wearing of kimonos in front of Monet's La Japonaise.

Last week, protesters stood with signs in front of the painting protesting non-Japanese people being allowed to put on a kimono as cultural racism. In a statement today, the museum says: Read more.

By adamg - 7/1/15 - 9:11 pm
Don't wear that kimono

A roving UHub photographer reports the MFA had this "try on a kimono" event this evening - that got crashed by a man and a woman who tried to convince participants they were being racists by trying on kimonos or even just looking at paintings of people in kimonos - by participating in "yellowface." He was not impressed: Read more.

By adamg - 4/9/15 - 12:23 pm

WBUR reports the appointment of Matthew Teitelbaum, currently director of the Art Gallery of Ontario, which his father, artist Mashel Teitelbaum, used to picket as being elitist - which brings us to an open letter to Teitelbaum by Greg Cook, who knows something about combating elitism at the MFA.

By adamg - 3/29/15 - 7:55 am
Looking at the Daughters of Edward Darley Boit at the Museum of Fine Arts

Myron Freeman took in a couple of people taking in Sargent's Daughters of Edward Darley Boit at the MFA recently.

Copyright Myron Freeman. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.

By adamg - 9/21/14 - 10:41 pm

The MFA has posted the position from which Malcolm Rogers is retiring. Think you've got what it takes? You'll need to be an art-aware self starter who's great at fundraising and shmoozing, natch. Also required:

Accessible and collaborative, generous of spirit, outgoing, and one who enjoys the social demands of the Director’s role; Integrity, fairness, decisiveness, and good and tempered judgment.

H/t Fort Pointer.

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