Wednesday, July 08, 2009

Sneak Peek, THUR 7/9: Fun at MFA

There's more outdoor Thursday fun to be posted later, but think about this...

6:30pm to 7:30pm
Outdoor Karaoke Party
at Museum of Fine Arts, 465 Huntington Ave, Boston (The Fens)

The new exhibit at the MFA, "Seeing Songs", contains about 60 paintings, photos, and video installations intended to celebrate and capture the spirit of music. There are nany images of rockers, Kandinsky paintings, and more...

One of the main attractions at the new exhibit is video artist Candice Breitz's "Queen (A Portrait of Madonna)" where 30 separate people singing Madonna songs.

I watched a clip, and it's hilarious -- 30 screens, 30 people doing Madonna with no music. A full loop of the piece includes all the songs on "Immaculate Collection", her 80's greatest hits compilation.

The video is going to be projected on the front of the museum for an outdoor party on the Huntington Ave lawn. I wonder if there will be backing music on the MFA lawn as the crowd sings along to Madonna songs.

Afterwards, party people can go inside the museum for free and see the whole exhibit. The MFA is open until 9:45pm on Wednesdays to Fridays...

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