When the Art of the Americas Wing opened a couple years ago, my mother and I made a special trip to Boston just to see it. I loved the wing then and I love it even more now. The wing is simply glorious, filled with an assortment of paintings, furniture, textiles and period rooms. I spend my time mainly on the first and second levels of the wing, which cover 18th and 19th century American art. There I find works of art by such masters as John Singleton Copley and a personal favorite of mine, John Singer Sargent. The space is curated so lovingly that I find myself enjoying not only the art work but the rooms in which they are exhibited. In fact, the Art of the Americas Wing could be an entire museum unto itself. Above are just a few photographs of my favorite parts:
1. The Salon Gallery
ah, how I adore salon style!
2. The collection of John Singer Sargent works
3. A room from the Jaffrey House in Portsmouth, NH, circa 1730
4. 18th century Philadelphia furniture
5. Newport furniture by the Townsends and Goddards
6. The Oak Hill Rooms
7. And a favorite of my mother's, Little Miss Hone by Samuel Finley Breese Morse
Such beauty abounds....!