MFANo trip to Boston is complete without a visit to the city’s world class museum, the Museum of Fine Arts (MFA). The MFA is an attraction whenever you visit with a wonderful permanent collection and a steady stream of special exhibitions.

However, right now the MFA is hosting a special exhibition that is close to my heart: Art of the White Mountains.

About Art of the White Mountains at Boston’s MFA: “Beginning in the first decades of the nineteenth century, artists and writers were drawn to the pristine beauty of north New Hampshire’s natural wonders: majestic peaks in the Franconia and Presidential ranges crowned by Mount Washington, the highest summit in the northeast; Crawford, Pinkham, and Franconia ‘Notches’—dramatic, narrow passages between the mountain walls; and spectacular waterfalls such as the Flume Gorge. Early landscapists including Thomas Doughty, Thomas Cole, and Benjamin Champney, later masters Winslow Homer and George Inness, and twentieth-century modernists such as William Zorach, were all inspired by the singular topography of the White Mountains. Indeed, the list of painters who went there reads like a ‘who’s who’ of American art.”

Living near the White Mountains of New Hampshire like I do, I am continually inspired by the natural beauty of the area. In fact, I have often featured photographs of the natural landscape on this site, mostly of Mount Chocorua, a scene that has inspired artists for centuries.

The Art of the White Mountains exhibition is a wonderful collection of great works by some of America’s finest artists and I highly recommend it.

Art of the White Mountains continues at Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts through July 7, 2013.

Visit Boston’s MFA online here.