Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Highlights From my Week-end in Boston - Part I

Boston skyline from Boston University campus

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This weekend, I visited my daughter, 20 year-old SG2 at Boston University where she is a junior.  Here are some highlights from our trip, including some art from The Museum of Fine Arts. Enjoy.

Student art on a building front on Newbury Street

Newbury Street
Old building reflected in new building

I love the light in this shot.

SG2 and I dug this singer's Amelia Erhart head gear.  ;-)

(sunnier and more pleasant)

Entrance to The Museum of Fine Arts

SG2 enjoying some sun on the MFA lawn, while mama took pictures
My favorite work of art.  ;-)

A sculpture in front of the museum, that I've always liked
Appeal to the Great Spirit
Cyrus Edwin Dallin 

One of the museum wings

Some of our favorite art

Paul Signac
Antibes, The Pink Cloud

Van Gogh

Henri Matisse

Perhaps because I'd never really looked at it closely before, this Davis abstract was among my favorites.  SG2 thought it was "just okay".

Hot Still-Scape for Six Colors - 7th Ave.

Stuart Davis
American Modernist


The painting below, however, really impressed her

Joseph Stella

Old Brooklyn Bridge
c. 1940
American (Italian-born) 

Part II coming soon

All the love,
Pagan Sphinx


  1. I am jealous, you seem to have so many museums and art wonders around and about where you live...I don't remember where everything is you take your photos at so maybe it just seems like it, but anyway, thank you for sharing these...they are really gorgeous and make me want to go see them too...SF has some wonders too but I never seem to get myself out of town anymore...ah well, the matisse 'carmelina' was a rather strange one, was my one thought and I like your fave too although your daughter's was fascinating once I saw the title!! amazing! your daughter is so lovely!


  2. The reflected building on Newbury is just fantastic.

  3. Really nice pics! It looks like it was a fun time.

  4. Stella!!!!

    I could smell the city, the Fall, the bay, the art and the love in this post.


    Aloha, Friend!

    Comfort Spiral

  5. I love the Stella painting too.

  6. Sounds, (and looks), like a nice trip to Boston for you. just returned from Seattle.
    I noticed the Matisse entitled "Carmelina". That is my mother's name. It is not real common. There are plenty of Carmens, Carmellas and Carmines, but so few Carmelinas. Just noticed that name and thought I'd give Mom a curtain call. She's not doing too good these days. I'm going to visit her in Chicago area tomorrow in fact.


  7. Thanks for the visit, everyone. Always great to see comments from any and all of you.

    Spadoman: tell your mom I like her name! ;-)

    Peace to you and yours,

  8. Pagan Sphinx, sorry I haven't visited for a while. but I'm so pleased to visit now and learn about Leonor Fini and look around Boston. I think you know my nephew lives in Boston and takes us around when we visit. I love your new Header photo - makes me think of Emily Dickinson's "Because I couldn't not stop for Death/he kindly sdtopped for me..." :) thanks for commenting at my blog!

  9. Absolutely beautiful architectural shots!

    Sounds like you had a nice visit with U. That's great to see. What a lovely young lady she's gotten to be!


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