There have been times in the MFA’s past when it hasn’t lived up to its educational mission, when it has pandered to the whims of the wealthy — particularly its fat cat benefactors.
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Visual Arts Review: MFA’s Arts of Islamic Cultures Gallery — Window into an Endangered World
The MFA’s Arts of Islamic Cultures gallery offers an impressive visual representation of a region’s cultures, geographies, and histories.
Film Review: Director Bill Gunn — Two Restored Gems at the MFA
A chance to see two important works by pioneering African-American filmmaker Bill Gunn.
Visual Arts Review: Prince of Pieces — Rothko at the MFA
There are no angels in Mark Rothko’s work: only the ascendancy of glorious color.
Visual Arts Preview: “Summer of Love” at the MFA — A Good Trip
The odds have never been more stacked against a Summer of Love.
Visual Arts Review: Picasso at the MFA
This exhibition at the MFA gives us as chance to walk about a delightful island in the wide sea of Picasso works.
Fuse Film Preview: Graham Greene’s “Words in Motion” at the MFA
In his best screenplays, Graham Greene explored the idea of the protagonist as anti-hero well before it became a popular trope in the 1950s and ’60s.
Film Review: “Men of the Cloth”—Portrait of an Artist as an Old Man
Director Vicki Vasilopoulos has masterfully crafted a documentary about tailors, clothing, and the painstaking search for excellence.
Film Review: “Out of My Hand”—A Landmark Film From Liberia That Lacks Drama
The protagonist’s confrontation with his past barbarity is far and away the most compelling part of Out of My Hand.
Film Review: Boston MFA’s French Film Festival — The Beautiful Idiosyncrasy of “P’tit Quinquin”
The film proffers a winning combination of goofy humor and social critique.