Saturday, January 10, 2009

Museum of Fine Arts



The front entrance to the Museum of Fine Arts on Huntington Avenue is closed while being renovated. In the background you can see the crane being used to build the new addition to the museum on Forsyth Avenue.

Below is a picture of the new addition under construction.

7 comments:

Abraham Lincoln said...

Nice photo. It looks more like a government building than a fine arts building.

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George Townboy said...

Love the shot. Also love that building - I hope the addition fits!

D.C. Confidential said...

I've been meaning to pop in and tell you, I like your new format! Very fresh and dramatic.

Your museum looks like our district court buildings. Very nice.

mirage2g said...

Fine arts museum always have this classic and attractive beauty! Am glad to see you have clear blue skies!! Have a nice week!

mkhansen said...

What color! It's such a disappointment, though, when you can't use the grand entrance to such a place. I didn't know the museum was getting an addition. Do you know who designed it?

Clueless in boston said...

Thanks all for visiting. I never thought the MFA looked like a court or gov't building, but I guess it all depends on your frame of reference.

MKHansen, the museum was designed by Foster + Partners of London. You can see the press release and some pictures of how it will look upon completion clicking here.

mkhansen said...

Oh, dear. I looked, and I can't say I'm surprised at what the addition will look like. But I can't see what visual relationship it has to the original building. I hope the main entrance will stay the same. (Often these modern additions contain a new main entrance with better handicapped access, and the grand original one gets closed off.)