Ancient York & Phoenix Lodge Trip to DaVinci Exhibit at the MFA

 30 May
 Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
 465 Huntington Ave - 02115 - Boston - United States
 Ancient York Lodge No. 89 F&AM
The members of Ancient York No.89 and Phoenix Lodge 105 are going to be visiting the highly anticipated DaVinci Exhibit at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. This is open to both members of the lodges and their significant others. For Members of AYL, will be departing Crosby's Parking lot near the temple at 11:30AM and carpooling to the museum, hopefully arriving around 12:30. Upon arriving at the museum, we will as a group visit the DaVinci exhibit then allow some time for all to enjoy the rest of the museum afterwards. We will depart the museum at 3:30PM. Afterwards, we have made reservations at the Macaroni Grill in Burlington for an early dinner at 4:30pm. This is optional for the brethren. RSVP MUST BE BEFORE 5/20/15 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.

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