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Let It Snow
A Museum favorite, Hassam's Boston Common at Twilight (1885–6) might inspire a winter stroll through Boston. On view in the Suzanne and Terrence Murray Gallery, 226.
Time is winding down to see Piero della Francesca's Senigallia Madonna (1470s)—a rare masterpiece depicting the Virgin Mary and the Christ Child with two attending angels—which is on view through January 6. On view in the Lee Gallery, 154.
Spend Time with Family
Holidays are a great time for a family portrait, and Sargent's iconic painting, The Daughters of Edward Darley Boit (1882), makes for artistic inspiration. On view in the Ruth and Carl J. Shapiro Gallery, 232.
Away in a Manger
Nativity scenes are a beloved part of Christmas time décor in many households, and two glazed terracotta reliefs of the Holy Family can be found in the Museum's Italian Renaissance gallery, including this Buglioni, Nativity (Holy Family) (about 1520). On view in the Italian Renaissance Gallery, 206.
O Christmas Tree
Standing 43-feet tall, Chihuly's Lime Green Icicle Tower (2011) is not an average icicle. On view in the Ruth and Carl J. Shapiro Family Courtyard.
True Meaning of Christmas
Tintoretto's The Nativity (late 1550s, reworked 1570s) depicts the Christmas story in the Museum's Koch Gallery. On view in the William I. Koch Gallery, 250.
Festival of Lights
An exquisitely crafted silver Hanukkah lamp (1920s) made in Jerusalem is a highlight from the recent gift of the Charles and Lynn Schusterman Collection. A beautiful tribute to the Jewish Festival of Lights, this piece is on view in the Lorna and Robert Rosenberg Gallery, 252.
Hear Robert Kennedy's A Speech on Race
Ellie Simmons, a member of the Museum’s Teen Arts Council, reads Robert Kennedy’s A Speech on Race on January 20, 2014. View the transcript of this video.
Twelfth Night of Christmas
Visitors with a full schedule of holiday parties and social events shouldn't miss Jan Steen's Twelfth-Night Feast (1662), which depicts a celebration of the Epiphany. On view in the Art of the Netherlands in the 17th Century Gallery, 242.
Good friends and merry parties are a favorite part of the holiday season, making Mount's Rustic Dance After a Sleigh Ride (1830) a great stop on a tour of festive art at the Museum. On view in the David and Stacey Goel Gallery, 239.