Monday, April 18, 2016

Art Art Art

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?


  1. That massive flower is fun.

    The tech clothing is very interesting.

    Favourite museum might be the British Museum or the Musee d'Orsay. The Lourve is wonderful but just too large and too crowded.


  2. The clothing is quite something interesting and fun to look at!


  3. Ooh, what lovely tactile-looking clothing!!!!x

  4. So much awesomeness. I'm partial to Nashville's art crawl. Obviously you get to see some amazing Master works at proper museums, but I like our local galleries because hey, you can actually buy those pieces.

  5. Looks like you having a great time in Boston, and this reminds me I need to get to more museums in NY! Why do we only do this when we are traveling or have visitors in town.

    Allie of

  6. I love visiting museums! The inflatable flower-sculpture looks like a fun spot for a photo shoot :)

  7. Amazing photos. I've never been to this museum before; must add it to my list. Love the inflatable flower! So pretty.


  8. Great captures! I, too, an intigued about how tech will influence art, language and fashion, travel... The 3-D printed dress is so strange, but not so much as a 3-D printed kidney or heart. Cool way to charge a phone!
    xx, Elle

  9. Visiting galleries and museums is something I strive to do in each new place I visit (or when I return to a favourite destination again). We have so few around these parts and I literally crave them at times. To date my favourite museum has probably been the ROM in Toronto, but I'm very fond of all those in Calgary, Vancouver, Victoria, and Dublin (Ireland) that I've been to over the decades, too.

    ♥ Jessica

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