Museum of Fine Arts, Boston – Beautiful Things

25 Oct

We spent a wonderful day at the end of our New England road trip in Boston immersed in the beauty of this museum. Click on any photo to see more detail.

Here are just a few of the beautiful exhibits we enjoyed, starting with a beautiful handmade quilt from 1830.

All over the Museum are lovely doorways like the ones I featured in this post about Boston.

The Audubon exhibition of Audubon’s Birds, Audubon’s Words was lovely, the words like poems, taken from his book, Birds of America.    As author and illustrator of The Birds of America, John James Audubon (1785–1851) traveled thousands of miles throughout the United States and Canada to seek out and draw North American birds in their natural habitats. In the book’s enormous pages—each more than three feet high are the most glorious illustrations but…….



There were so many exhibitions, we couldn’t see everything but we did find these treasures before moving on to a remarkable exhibition which took my breath away.

This final exhibition was of photographs from women in Iran and the Arab world, each telling a story. Do look carefully – they are quite remarkable, very moving and sometimes quite shocking.


After those shocking images, some joy.

If you ever get the chance to visit this remarkable collection, don’t miss it and I’ve told you about only the tiniest fraction of lovely things.


Tags: , , , , ,

5 responses to “Museum of Fine Arts, Boston – Beautiful Things

  1. Alex Autin

    October 26, 2013 at 6:41 pm

    This is a fantastic post, Sally. Really well done, so much to take in!

    • mybeautfulthings

      October 26, 2013 at 7:03 pm

      So glad you liked it – it really was a wonderful experience. 🙂

  2. babyjill7...Marilyn Griffin

    October 25, 2013 at 5:26 pm

    love the stories…Museums usually find me in awe!

  3. ladysighs

    October 25, 2013 at 4:04 pm

    Wouldn’t you love to work in the museum? I would.


Leave a Reply

%d bloggers like this: