I apologize for not posting yesterday--I spent a long weekend in Boston hanging out with friends, eating good food, exploring, and seeing lots of and lots of art. I spent several hours wandering the beautiful halls of the Museum of Fine Arts and thought I would I tell you about an incredible exhibition there at the moment: Nicholas Nixon 'Family'.
Some information about the show from the MFA website:
"Among the most compelling of Nicholas Nixon’s series of photographs are the portraits that he has made of his close-knit family. These photographs, taken over time, explore the nature of long-committed relationships. The exhibition features the entire sequence of the celebrated portraits of the artist’s wife, Bebe, and her three sisters. Taken annually, the Brown Sisters pictures reveal gradual changes in their physiques and shifts in their relationships [ . . . ] Nicholas Nixon, who teaches at Massachusetts College of Art, is one of the most celebrated American photographers of our generation."Needless to say, I am in love with the 'Brown Sisters' series, which quietly and poetically recalls the passage of time and the continuing importance of family connections. Looking at these 30 photographs you can see the strength of these women, standing together year after year.
Wouldn't it be lovely to do a similar project with your own family?
Learn more about the exhibition here.