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2014-02-24 12:23:12

Theme for film series presented by Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and the Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology BOSTON and NEWTON, Mass., Feb. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Fourth Annual Hollywood Scriptures Film Series, a collaboration of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA), and the Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology (MSPP), will take place March 5-9, 2014 at the MFA in Alfond Auditorium. The series was created to demonstrate how cinema can enhance...

2013-10-29 23:04:00

Visiting Artist Melanie Rose Peterson’s Exhibit Explores Anatomical Structure and Renewal Boston, MA (PRWEB) October 29, 2013 Boston Children’s Museum recently opened Melanie Rose Peterson’s exhibit, Intercellular, featuring sculptures that pose questions of scale using found and recycled materials to create forms that are reminiscent of anatomical structures. Intercellular carries on the tradition of eco-inspired exhibitions in Boston Children’s Museum’s Gallery. “I am so...

2010-11-04 10:45:00

BOSTON, Nov. 4, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Saturday, November 20, The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA) opens the doors to its highly anticipated wing for the Art of the Americas and Ruth and Carl J. Shapiro Family Courtyard with a free community day. The wing and courtyard are the focal points of the Museum's expansion and renovation project, designed by architects Foster + Partners (London). A press preview will take place in the new wing on Friday, November 12, beginning at...

Word of the Day
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'