I had the pleasure of taking a stroll through the new wing with Tricia Hastings, an engaging and knowledgeable docent who made the experience of visiting the new wing take on a different dimension. In the three hours I spent with Tricia, I learned more about the museum than all of my individual visits combined.
If you're looking for a more than meets the eye view of local art and other Boston sights, be sure to visit Context's website for more information. With spring just around the corner and potential guests heading to town for a visit, there's no better time than the present to plan your outings now.
- Don't miss the Behind the Scenes Galleries. These special galleries are located on each floor in the rear of the new wing and offer a more detailed installation based upon a theme from one of the larger viewing rooms.
- Note the furniture arrangement in the new displays. To allow viewers to come into closer contact with objects, museum designers created displays that would mimic the interiors of the day including, furniture, textiles, and lighting.
- Learn more about the MFA's benefactors. With updated displays and informational kiosks, it's easier than ever to learn more about how the museum acquired its famous pieces and the individuals who selflessly donated them.
*If you have time, visit the 3rd floor of the new wing and view the modern art. In the photography room, you'll have the opportunity to view my favorite piece - Edward Weston's Pepper no. 30