Boston is a city that’s rich in history, art and culture, and since February is almost here, we thought you might be interested in some of the upcoming art installations in the area. Let’s take a look at the coming galleries and exhibits planned in the area next month.
Museum of Fine Arts Boston
The Museum of Fine Arts Boston has so much to offer all year round, and February is no exception. If you love Picasso, check out the museum’s Visiting Masterpieces exhibit, set to open Feb. 13 and run through June 26. Loans from private collections, as well as the Fondation Beyeler in Basel, Switzerland, add to the museum’s collection of paintings and sculptures by the artist. You’ll experience the different stages of Picasso’s career, while admiring his technique and varying styles. Don’t miss this one!
Also during the month of February at the Museum of Fine Arts, check out highlights of the museum collections in Spanish – held on the first Wednesday of each month, or French collections, offered every Wednesday. This is a great way to enjoy a guided tour of the museum in a foreign language. Whether you’re more comfortable admiring art in Spanish or French, or you’re getting ready for an upcoming trip abroad, this unique program is great for all ages.
The Institute of Contemporary Art
Visitors to The Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston can enjoy a unique exhibition featuring Walid Raad, a pivotal figure in contemporary photography, video, sculpture and performance. The exhibition opening next month explores Raad’s contributions to the way in which we represent, remember and make sense of history. Raad will attend the exhibit, and plans to give a 55-minute presentation titled “Walkthrough” on several dates throughout the gallery’s installation.
The installation will open Feb. 24 and run through May 30.
McMullen Museum at Boston College
On Feb. 6, The McMullen Museum at Boston College will open with The Arts and Crafts Movement: Making it Irish. This installation will feature more than 150 ecclesiastical and domestic objects that explore the nationalism, feminism, Celtic revivalism and modernism of Ireland in recognition of the centennial celebration of Ireland’s 1916 Easter Rising. There are also a number of speaking presentations and guided tours planned throughout the exhibition, scheduled to run through June 5.
Check out some of these exciting events and exhibits this month and get inspired to create great works of art of your own. To get started developing your skills or to explore new artistic outlets and ideas, contact Hunakai Studio of Fine Arts today for more information on upcoming classes.