August 01, 2014
- August 31, 2014
The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA), offers new exhibitions,
concerts and lectures
August, an exhibition of contemporary artist Shinique Smith (born in
1971) debuts at the MFA, along with a new installation of abstract works
in the Linde Family Wing for Contemporary Art. In the Asian Paintings Gallery,
an exhibition dedicated to Jain paintings displays visually striking
examples of Indian art.
at the MFA this August, Concerts
in the Courtyard continue with Patty Larkin (August 6), Hot Club of Cowtown
(August 13), Sierra Hull (August 14), Debo Band (August 20) and David Maxwell
and Maximum Blues (August 27). Or, visitors can spend an evening learning about
The Art of Maine,
through Hopper and Homer's landscapes and the words of Maine-inspired
poets. Fall lectures and courses, including The Ruth and Carl J. Shapiro
Celebrity Lecture series, go on sale August 21.
New August exhibitions include:
Smith: Bright Matter (August
23, 2014-March 1, 2015): Sweeping calligraphic and collaged paintings
along with large-scale sculptures of recycled garments come together in
Shinique Smith's first exhibition in New England.
- Landscape, abstracted
(August 16, 2014-May 30, 2017): The Linde Family Wing for Contemporary Art
is revitalized as the Upper Cohen Galleria adopts a new theme: Landscape, abstracted.
Approximately 10 newly installed works will be on view, including
sculpture, paintings and new media.
- Pure Souls: The Jain Path to
Perfection (August 9-November 30, 2014): A group of
paintings that have rarely been exhibited-early illustrated manuscripts
and newly restored cloth paintings-come together with embroidered book
covers and select sculptures to illuminate the sacred world of the
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