The Museum of Fine Arts in Boston is one of the largest museums in the world. Over a million people visit it each year. I spent a joyous morning there on my trip to Beantown.
That's the museum shown above with art (an inflatable flower-sculpture) in front. The sculpture is beautiful and moves gently with the breeze.
There were three exhibitions I wanted to check out and all were great. The first is an exploration on how fashion is merging with technology and will become curiously different in the future (#techstyle). The second is a collection of fashion illustrations by Kenneth Paul Block, the most important fashion illustrator of the past century. The third is a group of art photographs (mostly about women) by Hiro. Of course I also wandered around and saw sculptures and paintings. They have a room full of Picasson paintings on loan.
The #techstyle show is fascinating. It presents multiple different mergings of fashion and technology. There is clothing embedded with sensors that respond to the environment, garments with built-in lights and computers, and ready-to-wear pieces made by a 3-D printer. One dress has solar panels -- two hours in the sun will charge your cellphone. (It's shown third-from-last below.) Leather treated with a special dye changes color depending on its surrounding. Items made using laser-cutting of metallic materials are weirdly beautiful. As odd as these creations are, they are a sneak-peek at our future.
Here are some pictures I took. What's your favorite art museum?