Boston, Day Four

Boston MFA

Our fourth (third full) day in Boston was rainy and overcast – the perfect day for a trip to the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, admission which was part of our CityPASS. The MFA had just opened an enormous new wing in November, so there was a lot of excitement through the air. Even though contemporary art is always my favorite section in museums, I thought we should go through the museum chronologically. It was clear that George and I were going through the exhibits at different rates (he was enthralled by the boat models – snooze), so we separated and kept tabs via text messages. It worked out better that way.

The museum has a great collection of Asian art, and so many Buddhas! I loved it. The MFA had some Georgia O’Keeffee paintings I hadn’t seen before, and also the Winslow Homer, “Boys in a Pasture” which is currently on 44 cent stamps. I also enjoyed the folk art collection:

folk art

I’m kicking myself, though, for not taking photographs of one of my most treasured memories of the trip. That evening, I went to dinner with a dear, dear friend from college whom I hadn’t seen in over ten years. It was as though no time has passed at all – it was so good to see her. I hope another ten years doesn’t pass before we meet again.