A Tour of Masterpieces in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Text by Malcolm Rogers.
Malcolm Rogers, director of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, here takes the reader on a virtual tour of the MFA's most outstanding masterworks. The objects presented cover a full range of times and cultures, from Yorumba veranda posts, Mayan drinking vessels and Asian decorative arts to paintings, sculptures, and prints by the likes of Hopper, O'Keeffe, Pollock, Homer, Rubens, Turner and many other old and modern masters. Based on the Director's Choice Audio Tour, one of the museum's most popular attractions, Director's Choice presents the best of the best, allowing both frequent visitors and those who have never set foot in the museum to enjoy its most notable treasures at leisure. Nothing can replace an actual visit, of course, but the combination of Rogers's authoritative and enthusiastic commentary and the large full-color reproductions of each object bring one as close as any book can come. Not only that, but the experience can be replayed again and again. A perfect souvenir and an ideal introduction, Director's Choice informatively and enjoyably demonstrates why the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, is one of the world's leading cultural institutions.