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.
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.
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:
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.