Dear Friends,

The heat of August brings treasures of Renaissance sculpture to the MFA. The works on view in “Della Robbia: Sculpting with Color in Renaissance Florence” are powerful, expressive examples of the range and visual impact of the techniques perfected by the groundbreaking Della Robbia family. I know you will find these sculptures beautiful and moving, spiritual, vivid, and joyful.

Cool off with Kahlo, O’Keeffe, and Pollock in the five galleries of “Making Modern,” in the Art of the Americas Wing, as each gallery tells the story of a moment—from Mexico City to New York to Boston—illustrating the evolution of Modern art in North America.

One of the five galleries houses a grouping of works featuring our recent major acquisition, Dos Mujeres, by Frida Kahlo. The gallery installation places the artist in the context of works by her family and friends in Mexico City including photographers Tina Modotti, Edward Weston, and Imogen Cunningham, and Kahlo’s husband and fellow artist, Diego Rivera.

Follow me with the hashtag #MatthewTeitelbaum or return to this page to see the Twitter feed at right as we ponder summer stillness in August.

Matthew Teitelbaum
Ann and Graham Gund Director

Above: Ann and Graham Gund Director Matthew Teitelbaum standing in front of Jason Middlebrook’s mural Tread Lightly (2013 )in the Linde Family Wing.