To Boston with Love has returned to the MFA, Boston! I am still so grateful that I made that call to the MFA last year to ask if they might hang the flags that Berene had been inspired to collect as a gift for the people of Boston to be displayed somewhere in the city. It was the beginning of a great relationship with the staff at the MFA and resulted in a wonderful exhibit that has touched many people. One of our criteria for choosing a location was access. We wanted everyone to be able to see the flags. We were so grateful that the MFA opened the exhibit for free for a couple of days last year. While the flags will be displayed for the entire month of April 2014 in the Shapiro Courtyard, the museum is once again free to the public on April 19th. Thank you MFA!
The flags are hanging differently this time, mainly along the windows in the courtyard. As a result, they flutter a bit which is fun. I was able to locate the string of flags made by me and Berene from across the room.
I kind of like this picture with me reflected in the glass while taking a picture of my flags. It will serve as a nice memory. I think in some ways, I enjoyed seeing the flags more this time because I was just so exhausted last year after working on the project so intensely for a period of 3-4 weeks.
The flags are slightly higher than they were last year so I had a hard time photographing them but I am trying to include a number of views here because I know that all of you are looking to spy your flags. I hope you find them!
I want to say thank you again to everyone who sent flags to us. The exhibit wouldn’t have been nearly as impressive with a handful of flags but over 1700 flags makes a statement and really shows an outpouring of love for the city of Boston.