AYL & Phoenix Lodge Trip to DaVinci Exhibit at the MFA
DaVinci Trip to the MFA!
Join members of AYL and Phoenix Lodge to view a
once-in-a-lifetime exhibit: Leonardo da Vinci and the
Idea of Beauty on Sat May, 30. Car pools are
departing the lot behind Crosby Bakery at
11:30am. Please plan on arriving at the museum at
12:30pm at 465 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA
02115. After the viewing of the exhibit, we will
have 2 hours to enjoy the rest of the museum. At
approximately 3:30, the parties will depart and
enjoy an early dinner at Macaroni Grill in
Burlington at 4:30. It is recommended that you
purchase tickets in advance at http://
www.mfa.org/leonardo. Please contact Bro. Ryan
Flynn contact at (978) 996-8881 for more details.!
The members of Ancient York No.89 and Phoenix Lodge 105 are going to be visiting the highly anticipated DaVinci Exhibit
Tickets will be roughly $25, and there will be an optional dinner afterwards at a restaurant to be determined.
More information to come, but as for now, here is the MFA’s description of the show:
Leonardo da Vinci and the Idea of Beauty
April 15—June 14, 2015
Lois and Michael Torf Gallery
This exhibition features a number of the most admired drawings of Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519), one of the world’s most celebrated artists. Organized by the Muscarelle Museum of Art, this entrancing exhibition explores the artist’s concepts of ideal beauty. Throughout his career, Leonardo experimented with three kinds of drawings: scientific studies made from life, grotesque caricatures of craggy faces, and the most beautiful faces of men and women that he could imagine. Because he left so few paintings, Leonardo’s drawings have been recognized for centuries as the deepest window into his thinking. The artist poured the full fervor of his intelligence and creative powers into the works on view, which offer a rich and varied selection of loans from Italy–primarily from the Uffizi Museum in Florence and the Biblioteca Reale in Turin. The Codex on Flight, an important loan from the Biblioteca Reale, features a newly discovered self-portrait from 1505. Leonardo’s works represent the culmination of the early Renaissance idea of beauty, and reflect his view that ideal beauty could be observed by study of the most perfect human features. Human ugliness also fascinated and frightened Leonardo, serving as a living contrast to his idea of physical perfection. The exhibition also includes select drawings by Michelangelo (1475–1564) lent from the Casa Buonarroti in Florence, offering a unique opportunity to compare a series of these rivals’ drawings face-to-face. Media sponsor is Boston Magazine. Presented with support from the Cordover Exhibition Fund and the MFA Associates/MFA Senior Associates Exhibition Endowment Fund. Organized by the Muscarelle Museum of Art at the College of William & Mary in Virginia in partnership with Associazione Culturale Metamorfosi.