Virtual MFA Tour

Had I known what these weeks would entail, I may have thought more seriously about filming my recent trip to the MFA. While I can't provide an interactive video of the MFA's collection, I can "walk" you through the path I took when I visited.

First, Romanticism and the Impressionists. These galleries lay directly on top of each other, near the Fenway entrance's main staircase.

Model of the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, 17th century

Rest on the Flight into Egypt, Luc Olivier Merson, 1879

Two Peasant Women in a Meadow, Camille Pissarro, 1893

Antibes, The Pink Cloud, Paul Signac, 1916

The MFA's Impressionist collection is really quite impressive, with a whole room devoted to Monet.

Water Lilies, Claude Monet, 1907

Eternal Springtime, Auguste Rodin, 1917 in front of Dance at Bougival, Pierre Auguste Renoir and Postman Joseph Roulin, Vincent Van Gogh, 1888

Automedon with the Horses of Achilles, Henri Regnault, 1868

Across the hallway, you'll find items from the Gothic, Byzantine, and Renaissance periods of Europe.

Interior of a Byzantine Chapel

Lamentation over the Dead Christ, Carol Crivelli, 1485

From here, you can walk past the main staircase and into a grand 'salon' style gallery that connects the Fenway and Huntington entrances.

Once on the Huntington side of the museum, you go further back in time and further afield from Europe. With the Greek, Roman, and Egyptian Collections all closed for Renovations, we opted for the Asian Art Wing.

A lucky surprise — the Asian Wing's conservation lab is visible to the public and a number of buddha statues were inside at various stages of restoration.

Guanyin, Bodhisattva of Compassion, Jin dynasty, 12th century

Court ladies preparing newly woven silk, Emperor Huizong, Northern Song dynasty, 12th century

The Asian galleries lead you into the western section of the museum, filled with a rotating contemporary art exhibit.

Perdonami le congiunzioni, Carol Rama, 1969

Grey Cat with Madrone and Birch Trees, Joan Brown, 1968

La Vicuña, Cecila Vicuña, 1977

No Face (Pannier), Simone Leigh, 2018

Ragazzo Padre, Julian Schnabel, 1988

Realizing we'd missed the American Art, we crossed the museum to see John Singleton Copley, Hudson River School landscapes, John Singer Sargent, and a particularly exciting new addition.

The Daughters of Edward Darley Boit, John Singer Sargent, 1882

The Passage of the Delaware, Thomas Sully, 1819

Expulsion from the Garden of Eden, Thomas Cole, 1828

John, 1st Baron Byron, Kehinde Wiley, 2013

While not a part of the museum, we did make a stop at Tatte after — really the best way to end a museum day in Boston!

1 thought on “Virtual MFA Tour”

  1. This museum looks so awesome. We will definitely put it on our list of places to visit–whenever we can go anywhere to visit

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