Thursday, December 2, 2010

three reasons to visit the mfa

1 - art of americas wing: after months of construction, this wing has finally opened with 53 new galleries showcasing over 5,000 works of art produced in north, central, and south america. there are also nine period rooms and four behind the scenes galleries.

2 - avedon fashion 1944-2000: this traveling exhibit, which originated at the international center of photography in new york, is the first comprehensive survey of avedon's fashion photography since 1978 and has been in boston since august 10 of this year. the exhibit ends on january 17 so this is a must see for anyone who is a fan of avedon, fashion, and photography.

3 - scaasi: american couturier: this exhibit displays over 100 designs by arnold scaasi who began working in new york in the mid-1950s. he focused his early career on custom made clothing rather than ready-to-wear and his clientele consisted of broadway, tv, and movie stars, politician's wives, and ny socialites. he launched his first ready-to-wear line in 1956 and by the end of 1958, he won the coty american fashion critics award for best designer of the year.

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