When you read this, I will be approaching my hundredth day as Ann and Graham Gund Director at the MFA. I have been chronicling my discoveries on the Museum’s social media channels with #MatthewTeitelbaum. Posting images and commentary has been a fascinating way to communicate first impressions, especially about the things that make the MFA so special.

Maybe you’ve spotted me in the galleries taking pictures with my phone; I’ve also been able to report from behind the scenes, from my office to the conservation labs to the all-important boiler room!

Join in on the live question-and-answer session #mfaChat on my hundredth day, November 10, and see where I’ve been and what I’ve learned about the Museum. Feel free to share, like, comment, or re-tweet!

Social seems to be a theme with our exhibitions this season, from hand-carved glass Facebook profiles in “Crafted: Objects in Flux” to the subtleties of social status brilliantly conveyed by Rembrandt, Vermeer, and other great artists of the Dutch Golden Age in “Class Distinctions: Dutch Painting in the Age of Rembrandt and Vermeer.” This exhibition, on view through January 18, is a wealth of masterpieces, each more vivid than the next. For warmth, cheer, and indoor fun, I urge you to share your impressions and discoveries with friends and family at the MFA this fall.

With best wishes for the season and the New Year,


Matthew Teitelbaum
Ann and Graham Gund Director

Above: Ann and Graham Gund Director Matthew Teitelbaum taking a picture of photographs hanging in “Unfinished Stories: Snapshots from the Peter J. Cohen Collection.”