While the Museum’s building and our printing studio remain closed during the pandemic, we’ve created a new way on MFA Prints to explore current and recent MFA Publications. These books and exhibition catalogues are available for purchase and shipment now via Amazon and other online bookstores, to bring the experience of the MFA’s collections to you at home.
More than a century ago, Danish illustrator Kay Nielsen created exquisite interpretations of classic fairy tales that remain some of the most memorable visions of enchantment and fantasy ever to appear in print. The MFA’s recent exhibition Kay Nielsen’s Enchanted Vision: The Kendra and Allan Daniel Collection, featured nearly 50 of his luminous and often haunting watercolors and drawings. The exhibition might be over, but you can still explore these selected highlights in more detail.
One of the earliest photographic processes is the cyanotype, which produces a unique, blue-tinted print and was invented in 1842 by Sir John Herschel. Explore the history of this art form through pioneers of the technique in a feature written by Estrellita and Yousuf Karsh Senior Curator of Photographs, Anne E. Havinga.