Last month, the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA) opened the doors on the new 80,000 square foot Linde Family Wing for Contemporary Art. Approximately 250 contemporary works are on display in the 7 galleries of the new wing, including one of Luis and Clark’s very own Carbon Fiber Violins. In fact, the the Luis and Clark violin is the only instrument from the Museum’s musical instrument collection to be showcased in the exhibtions which aim to offer new perspectives and encourage connections between art of the present and past.
“Fundamental to our vision for the new collection galleries is an emphasis on how contemporary art develops new meaning in our current moment and continues to be in dialogue with the art that came before,” said Jen Mergel, the Museum’s Robert L. Beal, Enid L. Beal and Bruce A. Beal Senior Curator of Contemporary Art. “Introducing the idea that ‘all art has been contemporary,’ we hope to build curiosity, context and exchange about contemporary culture as an unended story in which we all actively participate to shape understanding. The galleries will become a resource for audiences to revisit again and again to engage with an art experience that is truly ‘con tempos,’ with the times.”
The Luis and Clark Violin is in good company sharing the space with works by El Anatsui, Mona Hatoum, Kara Walker, Andy Warhol, Cindy Sherman, and more. Click here for more information about the MFA exhibit.
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