Saturday, January 14, 2012

Some MFA galleries are in need of attention (Sebastian Smee)

Egyptian art, like Greek and Roman, is one of the MFA’s great strengths. What’s more, imaginatively presented, Egyptian art seems to excite young people more than any other category of art besides video games. The museum’s Egyptian collection, which dates to the first joint MFA- and Harvard-sponsored expeditions to Egypt in the early 20th century, inspires envy the world over. But the Egyptian galleries are lackluster: They are split up over two levels into galleries both new and old, and irrationally displayed.

1 comment:

AliceG said...

Agree, takes a bit to get to it all. BUT it is so worth the trouble. I remember dragging a 5 year old behind me during the experience. She still remembers some of it.