Painting Women: Works from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Now on display through October 17, 2014.
The exhibition will feature a series of paintings portraying female artists as confident practitioners of their craft, as well as a survey of work by women artists including Mary Cassatt, Georgia O’Keeffe and Berthe Morisot. A portrait by French painter Louise Élisabeth Vigée Le Brun, a predecessor and role model to the artists showcased, will introduce the series. The works will be arranged thematically from the 1870s, the era when fine arts training programs first became available to women, to the mid-20th century when women (like their male counterparts) adopted more abstract, modern styles.
Opening November 14, 2014.
The name Fabergé is synonymous with refined craftsmanship, jeweled luxury, and the last days of the doomed Russian imperial family. Fabergé Revealed will offer a rare opportunity to view a dazzling array of more than 200 elegant objects by the celebrated jeweler to Russian Tsars Alexander III and his son and successor, Nicholas II, including four Imperial Easter Eggs. Visitors will be treated to a stunning array of enameled picture frames, gold cigarette cases, hardstone animals, decorative boxes, and jewel encrusted brooches. This exhibition has been organized by the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.
10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Last admission at 6:30 p.m.
Berthe Morisot, White Flowers in a Bowl, Bequest of John T. Spaulding, Photography ©2013 Museum of Fine Arts, Boston