MFA reopens amid pandemic

By Katie Peters, Claire Crittendon & Rachel Shepard – Editors-in-Chief & Copy Editor

Pictures taken at the Museum of Fine Arts on October 14 in galleries “Black Histories, Black Futures” and “Women take the floor.” (for both photos)
Photos by Katie Peters.

After a six month temporary closure, The Museum of Fine Arts Boston (MFA) reopened its doors to the public on September 26, with a multitude of guidelines in place to slow the spread of COVID-19.

MFA is breaking the boundary on binary

By Megan Palumbo, Danielle Hogan, Holly Feola & Rosa Del Carmen Gomez – Co-Editor-in-Chief, Arts Editor & 1851 Staff

Photo by Megan Palumbo
The ‘peacock’ complex is something explored in gender-bending fashion; menswear makes a colorful, extravagent statement through powerfully ambiguous suits.

Fashion is a form of self-expression in which people create their unique style. Nowadays, fashion movements have been progressing towards more gender fluid styles. The Museum of Fine Arts (MFA) Boston opened “Gender Bending Fashion” on March 21 as a progressive gesture to make the museum inclusive for all and showcase different styles from various well known designers. Walking into the exhibit, guests are greeted by a well-known piece by Alessandro Tincone. This Japanese-inspired piece gained its popularity by appearing on the album cover “No My Name is Jeffrey” of famous rapper Young Thug in 2016. 

The ensemble from the “Annodami” collection from Spring/Sum- mer 2017 used the materials cotton, synthetic, paper, and wood. Tin- cone was quoted for the exhibit saying, “the androgynous identity of my garments reinforces my belief of no gender binaries between men and women.”

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Bang for your buck: student discounts

By Olivia Angerosa – 1851 Staff

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The Museum of Fine Arts offers a variety of student discounts. Lasell College students receive free admission to the MFA. Photo by Leanne Signoriello

We all enjoy a little extra savings, but to college students it’s even more important to save money wherever you can. Check out these great  student deals in the Boston area to help you save cash on your next night out. Note that all discounts are applied when showing a valid college student ID.
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Old Hollywood glamour presents itself to Boston

The dress worn by Mary Ellis in "Paris in Spring".  Gowns will be on display at the MFA until March 2015. (Photo by Krista DeJulio)
The dress worn by Mary Ellis in “Paris in Spring”. Gowns will be on display at the MFA until March 2015. (Photo by Krista DeJulio)

Krista DeJulio & Samantha Greaves Features & Opinion Editors

Actress Mae West is known for saying, “Without diamonds, honey, I’d feel undressed.” That is how the Museum of Fine Arts Boston (MFA) introduced their exhibit “Hollywood Glamour: Fashion and Jewelry from the Silver Screen.”

The exhibit’s curators, Michelle Tolini Finamore, the fashion curator, and Emily Stoehrer, the jewelry curator, have beautifully exhibited dresses from the “golden age” of film, the 1930s and early 1940s. The two refer to the dresses and the era of the dresses as the “perfect antidote to the deprivations of the Great Depression [and] luxury for the price of a movie ticket.”

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