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Trip: MFA to see exhibit: Tiny Treasures: The Magic of Miniatures

September 14, 2023 @ 10:30 am

The bus departs at 10:30 am for a trip to the Museum of Fine Arts to see the exhibit: Tiny Treasures: The Magic of Miniatures. Simply defined, a miniature is an object smaller than its parent object—compare a chair made for a dolls’ house at two inches tall with a normal-sized one. The unexpected scale of miniatures, especially in relation to humans as viewers, can be instantly unsettling and uncanny. But miniatures are full of charm and humor, and they carry meaning all the more profound for being distilled into a smaller formFeaturing works in a surprising array of media—paintings, drawings, ceramics, precious metals and gems, and more—from the 7th century BCE to the present day, this exhibition explores miniaturization in art and how artists and artisans play with our perception of scale. The more than 100 objects on view span a range of sizes, from just a few centimeters to over two feet, and include amulets from ancient Egypt, sculpted ivory and wood netsuke from Edo Japan, and jewelry depicting miniaturized everyday items. Approximate return: 2:00 pm. Fee: $47 for transportation and admission. Click ‘Register’ in the Events Calendar to sign up or request a paper Trip Sign Up form at the Front Desk and submit it.

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September 14, 2023
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10:30 am
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