Well Worth the Trip.

Boston Museum of Fine Art

This past Friday my partner and I left work early and drove to Boston.  I had a goal of seeing the Ansel Adams exhibit before it left, and this was the only day in our busy schedules we could do it.   The museum is open until ten on Friday nights, so leaving the Upper Valley midday still gave us plenty of time to enjoy the exhibit, and others in the Museum.  There is parking at the Museum, though in future I may opt to park out of town and train in, the Green Line stops right outside the MFA.

For those who are fans of his work, I suggest you head down before the show finishes on February 24th.  Interspersed with his amazing photographs were a mix of others who had influenced him, in addition to modern photographers interpretations of some of his most iconic works. 

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Our next stop  was in the musical instruments gallery, and I now know that an instrument like this one may be in my house someday.

A very pleasant surprise was the exhibit of South African artists. Made Visible is a fascinating exhibit of South African artists interpretation of modern dress, as a means of protest and acknowledgment of painful history.  I hope to return to this exhibit with my South African daughter-in-law sometime soon. 

The MFA has a lot to offer, including a wing of some Egyptian artifacts.  There is something for everyone here, and if you are looking for day trips during school break next week, this is a nice option.  Many local libraries will loan discount passes to the museum, so check before you go.

As an early Valentine's treat, we drove to Newburyport, Ma for an overnight at the Essex Street Inn.  Although the wind was quite strong, we managed to walk to a local restaurant for a late dinner. 

The next morning we walked around town a bit, before taking a leisurely drive up route 1A, stopping just long enough at Hampton Beach to take a final picture, before heading to Portsmouth.  Our destination? Trader Joe's!

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