Thursday, March 3, 2011
Art in the Boston Public Library
My February road trip to Boston to take part in Boskone 48 was a lot of fun. I got to visit with and see art by some of my favorite colleagues and spent the weekend in one of my favorite cities. Boston is a very exciting city for artists, with galleries, museums, art schools and one on the best artistic treasures in the US, The Boston Public Library.
The 13 panels of Edwin Austin Abbey's epic "Quest for the Holy Grail " is worth the trip alone, but the treasures also include a muraled great hall, and "The History of Religion" ceiling murals by John Singer Sargent, (currently closed for renovation), as well as sculpture and architecture that is the very apex of Victorian Gilded Grandeur. If you haven't been there yet, get yourself to Boston and see the library.