Looking Together

Tiny and Towering: Scale in Art

Thursday, October 26–Thursday, November 16, 2023
10:30 am–12:00 pm
Jean S. and Frederic A. Sharf Visitor Center (130.10)
Ticket Required

Occurring every Thursday 

Add to Calendar 2023-10-26 10:30:00 2023-10-26 12:00:00 Tiny and Towering: Scale in Art 10/26/2023-11/16/2023, 10:30am-12pm Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 465 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02115, USA Museum of Fine Arts, Boston tickets@mfa.org America/New_York public

Objects from earrings to pyramids look the same size when viewed on a computer screen, but what’s the impact when we confront a work of art in person? Move from miniscule ancient cylinder seals to wall-size paintings, analyzing how scale communicates power, preciousness, splendor, intimacy, and more. How does size connect with our own human proportions or suggest the superhuman, contribute to illusion or counteract it, and generate awe? Inspired by the exhibition “Tiny Treasures: The Magic of Miniatures,” this Looking Together also includes a visit to “Tender Loving Care” to consider how contemporary artists have gone both big and small.

Barbara T. Martin, Alfond Curator Emerita of Education

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Wheelchair accessible

Ticket Information

Tickets must be purchased prior to the start of the first session; individual sessions are not available.

To order tickets by phone, call 1-800-440-6975 ($6 processing fee applies); to order in person, visit any MFA ticket desk.

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