Takashi Murakami synthesizes old and new at the MFA

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At first glance, Takashi Murakami’s newest exhibition, “Takashi Murakami: Lineage of Eccentrics,” at the Museum of Fine Arts seems, like many of today’s arts exhibitions, intended for the Instagram age. Full of floor-to-ceiling, brightly-colored paintings, the exhibit is irresistible to any phone-carrying visitor. Even before entering the museum, visitors are greeted by a photo opportunity...continue reading




“Past is Present: Revival Jewelry” at the MFA

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Though a small exhibit, “Past is Present: Revival Jewelry” at the Museum of Fine Arts manages to tell the story of 2,400 years of opulence. There are 80 objects on display, the majority of which are from the museum’s own collection, ranging from ancient treasures to modern Cartier. Head of Medusa pendant dating from 1906,...continue reading




Things You Didn’t Know: History of the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

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The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum is a well-known hallmark spot in Boston. Knowing the museum’s venerable history, I was surprised not only with the modernity, but the liveliness that was felt throughout the whole building. Despite being 176-years-old, the museum had a very energetic feel to it. The glass walls, greenery and open spaces provided...continue reading




Vantablack is the New Black

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What’s the darkest color you can think of? Most people would say black. Scientists aren’t so sure anymore after Vantablack was created. Developed by Surrey NanoSystems in 2014, the technology is truly one a kind. Short for vertically aligned nanotube array, Vantablack is now the darkest black color in the world—capable of absorbing 99.965 percent...continue reading




The Future of Fashion Revealed in ‘#techstyle’

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Envision water hitting a solid object, droplets scattering in a dozen directions and light being reflecting from all angles. Iris van Herpen captured that moment, and shaped it into a dress. This was the beauty of “#techstyle.” The Museum of Fine Arts put together an exhibit that anyone can admire, regardless of their knowledge of...continue reading