what’s in the mason jar

I’ve finally decided to do a weekly post on “what’s in the mason jar” – which is just another way to talk about the art, food, and adventures I’m loving this week (or month, depending on how often I do them.) These past two weeks has been absolutely marvelous. My cousin got an interview with a couple of Boston medical schools, so he’s been staying … Continue reading what’s in the mason jar

matisse in the studio

matisse, picasso, braque… we all know and love them. but, have we every sat down to think about what really inspired them? i’m not talking about emotionally or historically (although those are important, too). i’m talking about the actual objects that caught their eye. to us, a chair is just something to sit on. to matisse, it meant something completely different. through matisse in the studio, an exhibit … Continue reading matisse in the studio

memory unearthed: the lodz ghetto photographs of henryk ross

holocaust memorials, books, and films have always been of interest to me. every since my great grandmother shared her story with me i’ve been in complete awe. to understand such a complex and utter hatred for another human being is really just… incomprehensible. the museum of fine arts boston has a really incredible exhibit currently in view. it’s not cool or hip, but it’s important and eye-opening, … Continue reading memory unearthed: the lodz ghetto photographs of henryk ross

the *maine* attractions in portland 

Life is all about the adventures you take and the memories you make. My friend Hilary and I got ourselves a zip car and made our way up to Portland, Maine a few months ago. It was a one-day adventure, but it was awesome. I never got around to writing a post about it, but hey – I’m doing it now, aren’t I? We did … Continue reading the *maine* attractions in portland 

Making Modern at the MFA

The Americas Wing at the MFA has never really been my favorite. Partly, because a huge section of it has been under construction for quite some time. That section, located on the third floor of the Wing, has officially opened to the public as of last month. This space, now called Making Modern, features 28 modern artistis   including Picasso, Pollock, Frida Kahlo and Georgia O’keeffe. … Continue reading Making Modern at the MFA

Is Frida Kahlo at the MFA? Debatable 

I’d hate to ever write anything bad about the MFA, seeing as that’s basically my second home. But, they’ve disappointed me. In fact, they even tricked me into thinking they had multiple works by Frida Kahlo. That, my friend, is a lie. At this new ongoing exhibition, Making Modern, they have one Frida Kahlo painting. That’s it. Just one.  (Post about the whole Making Modern exhibit … Continue reading Is Frida Kahlo at the MFA? Debatable