Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Free Parisian Pass Thursdays at the MFA: "After headbutting its way through the World Cup on Sunday, France seems to be in the spotlight this summer, especially here in Boston. The Museum of Fine Arts is hosting their new Americans in Paris 1860-1900 exhibit, which features painting by James McNeill Whistler, John Singer Sargent, Winslow Homer, and Mary Cassatt. It seems that American painters all flocked to Paris to attend art school, gain a reputation, and eat lots of crepes during this forty year span. They also happened to produce some great art, which will be on display through September 24th; the most well-known pieces in this exhibit are two portraits of ladies with extremely different styles: Sargent’s portrait of Madame X and Whistler’s portrait of his mother.

Starting this Thursday and running the next two Thursdays as well, you can see the exhibit free courtesy of Bank of America. (Sure, they might charge a $35.00 fee for each overdraft offense, but they are opening their corporate hearts an"

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