This weekend I finally made my way to the Museum of Fine Arts for a visit. The MFA is my favorite museum in Boston, and I've definitely been neglecting it lately.
Saturday was the Lunar New Year- so there were a lot of fun events going on to welcome in the year of the monkey. One of these events was a traditional dragon dance, which is something I've never seen and was absolutely fascinating (plus, I'm a sucker for anyone that throws candy into the audience).
After the New Year festivities, we meandered through the galleries, and checked out some of the visiting exhibits (I loved the Kenneth Paul Block Illustrations and Hiro photographs). There were also some new pieces in the contemporary gallery that I loved...scroll on for pics!
Below was one of my favorite new (to me) additions to the contemporary gallery. This piece is called Camouflage and it's by Sabrina Gschwandter. Sabrina is amazing. She sews together hundred of film strips to create what at first appears to be a traditional quilt. If you look closely, you can see all of the tiny images of film that make up each stripe. I've never seen anything like it- it's so creative and takes such painstaking patience, with a beautiful and intricate result.