AND now I can say I've attended a community day at the MFA. Plus a grand opening. Not like I particularly took part in the opening festivities, but I still witnessed it. That counts...right?
Community day - free admission to all! Not like it matters, because I already get free admission with my MIT student ID. Oh well. I got there ten minutes after opening (I walked; it was so nice! - and according to google maps, it's only 1.6 miles from campus....and tell me again WHY I have been taking the T to the MFA all this time?). By then, the line was halfway around the block - not like it really mattered. It moved quickly, and in the meantime I got to amuse myself watching the BU marching band play in the [relative] cold and sip warm apple cider for free (comment from guy in front of me - "If apple cider was caffeinated I bet nobody would drink coffee anymore"). Um, NOT giving up my coffee, but apple cider IS pretty amazing anyway.
I wore a red sweater just because I felt like it - and ha, I forgot that the MFA logo is basically red, and, consequently, all of the employees and volunteers were wearing red. Yup. Lost in a sea of red. haha.
so - also saw a few new exhibitions that opened today -
Artists Abroad: London, Paris, Venice, and Rome 1825-1925
Fresh Ink: Ten Takes on Chinese Tradition
If Fresh Ink was a huge, theatrical installment, Artists Abroad was anything but. Both were excellent all the same, in their own way. More to come later...