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By adamg - 2/6/23 - 12:12 pm
Smashed SUV on Green Line tracks

Sign says "Here All Belong" - except SUV drivers on the tracks. Photo by TPD.

Transit Police report that around midnight, a 22-year-old driver from the Framingham suburb of Ashland was speeding down Huntington Avenue when he blasted through a red light and then "crashed into a traffic pole and somehow landed on MBTA GL M.F.A. stop." Read more.

By adamg - 2/4/23 - 1:47 pm
Color-coordinated trash barrels catch water at MFA exhibit

Matt Frank was taking in the European wing at the Museum of Fine Arts today when water began pouring out of the ceiling and even trash barrels coordinated with the floor tiles were not enough, so the museum has closed off the area.

By adamg - 10/11/22 - 9:01 am
Hawk atop the statue in front of the Museum of Fine Arts

Max spotted a hawk performing a balancing act on Dallin's Appeal to the Great Spirit in front of the MFA this morning.

There's a statue downtown that can commiserate.

By adamg - 7/24/22 - 12:09 am

Boston Police report a man was shot several times at Huntington Avenue and Museum Road, shortly after 11 a.m. on Saturday. Read more.

By adamg - 11/12/21 - 3:10 pm

The MBTA advises that a dead trolley is gumming up the works on the E line inbound at the MFA. The 39 bus, meanwhile, just keeps rollin' along.

By adamg - 8/8/21 - 2:00 pm

Associated Press reports a number of Boston museums are once again requiring visitors to wear masks on their visits.

By Irma la Douce - 10/20/20 - 9:33 pm
Baby with candy corn

It's not clear if Awake MFA Baby is enjoying the taste. Spotted yesterday afternoon.

By adamg - 10/1/20 - 1:54 pm

Artnet reports on the three-year delay of a traveling show of the work of Philip Guston. What the museums called sensitivity to the issues that might be raised these days over such paintings, some critics called cowardice. Read more.

By adamg - 9/9/20 - 10:00 am

Of course, there will be some changes due to Covid-19: You'll have to buy tickets in advance, wear a mask and undergo a health check before entering. Not all galleries will be open and there's no coat check. There's also a reserved hour - 10 to 11 a.m. on Thursdays - for high-risk visitors. The museum closed its doors March 12.

By adamg - 8/3/20 - 8:57 pm

Greg Cook reports on the Covid-19-related layoffs and early retirements at the museum.

By adamg - 4/1/20 - 8:34 pm

Word from the MFA is that Riley the Museum Dog is fine and still helping to protect the museum, along with Nicki Luongo, the museum's head of protective services. Here's Riley reporting for duty a few days ago: Read more:

By adamg - 3/31/20 - 10:42 pm

The MFA has e-mailed patrons and visitors that it's cancelling all of its programs and events through Aug. 31, due to Covid-19 concerns. Read more.

By adamg - 3/26/20 - 8:55 am

Greg Cook reports the Museum of Fine Arts does not expect to re-open until July and is looking at layoffs and other "significant cost containment measures."

By adamg - 3/25/20 - 9:12 pm
Giant masked baby heads

Greg Cook not only reports on the mask one of the giant baby heads behind the MFA is now wearing, he tells us about the guerilla artist who created and tied on the mask - with some help from his nephew.

By adamg - 3/12/20 - 3:49 pm

The Museum of Fine Arts just announced when it closes its doors this evening, it won't re-open them for at least another 30 days. You know why. Read more.

By Ron Newman - 3/11/20 - 10:38 am

The Museum of Fine Arts has cancelled its celebration of the Persian New Year, originally scheduled for next Wednesday, March 18.

By adamg - 6/12/19 - 12:27 pm

The MFA reports its hired former state Attorney General Scott Harshbarger to review both what happened to seventh graders from the Davis Leadership Academy on May field trip and how it investigated and responded to the incident. Read more.

By adamg - 5/31/19 - 11:44 am

WBUR talks to some of the seventh-grade students at Dorchester's Davis Leadership Academy a couple weeks after a field trip to the Museum Fine Arts turned into a lesson on racism.

Ed. note: Nah, no comments allowed here. I have better things to do then read and delete messages from racists, and other folks already expressed their thoughts on the earlier article.

By adamg - 5/24/19 - 6:44 pm

The Museum of Fine Arts reports it's revoked the membership of two patrons it has identified as treating minority students on a field trip from a Dorchester school like crap and has told them to stay away: Read more.

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