BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — Sunday March 8th 2020 marked the world's 109th International Women's Day.
In Boston, the Museum of Fine Art celebrated women with various exhibits dedicated to female artists.
In addition to the MFA's guided "Women Take the Floor" exhibit, which has been running since September 2019, visitors also got to see Alice Neel's paintings depicting mothers and children, photography by Wendy Red Starr, and Rosalind Solomon's photograph entitled Mother and Daughter.
Several female art graduate students gave spotlight talks about works by women artists, and there were curated conversations with artist and printer Carolyn Muskat.
MFA curator Karen Haas welcomed visitors into a study room inside the museum that had unique paintings on display.
"[The paintings] are normally in storage because of concerns about light exposure," Haas told WBZ NewsRadio. "We can have them out today and invite the public in, and it's really been fun to see the response. People have really been surprised."
WBZ NewsRadio's Kevin Coleman (@KevinColemanWBZ) reports from the MFA: