Boston Globe  Sonic Blossom, MFA   "[The songs] revolve around a central idea, said Jen Mergel, the MFA’s senior curator of contemporary art: “The beauty of a fleeting moment. Moonlight recalls lost love. The sun shimmering on water, the brevity of life.”

Boston Globe
Sonic Blossom, MFA

"[The songs] revolve around a central idea, said Jen Mergel, the MFA’s senior curator of contemporary art: “The beauty of a fleeting moment. Moonlight recalls lost love. The sun shimmering on water, the brevity of life.”

  New York Times  Political Intent, MFA   "Still, Jen Mergel, senior curator of contemporary art at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, said: “My job as a curator is to make decisions about what to include, or what to show and what not to,[...] I see that as a political decision. The role of the museum is to present art, prompt dialogue.”

New York Times
Political Intent, MFA

"Still, Jen Mergel, senior curator of contemporary art at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, said: “My job as a curator is to make decisions about what to include, or what to show and what not to,[...] I see that as a political decision. The role of the museum is to present art, prompt dialogue.”

  Boston Globe  Shinique Smith: Bright Matter   "Then there’s a magical installation, “Breath & Line,” in which Smith fills a shadowy room with mirrors written over with black paint in her elegant graffiti. Oblique lights cast reflections of those liquid gestures over the walls."

Boston Globe
Shinique Smith: Bright Matter

"Then there’s a magical installation, “Breath & Line,” in which Smith fills a shadowy room with mirrors written over with black paint in her elegant graffiti. Oblique lights cast reflections of those liquid gestures over the walls."

 
  Improper Bostonian  Permission To Be Global/Prácticas Globales   “This is not meant to be a general overview or survey,” says Jen Mergel, the MFA’s Beal Family Senior Curator of Contemporary Art. “This is meant to be an exhibit with teeth.” She’s talking about Permission To Be Global/Prácticas Globales: Latin American Art from the Ella Fontanals-Cisneros Collection."

Improper Bostonian
Permission To Be Global/Prácticas Globales

“This is not meant to be a general overview or survey,” says Jen Mergel, the MFA’s Beal Family Senior Curator of Contemporary Art. “This is meant to be an exhibit with teeth.” She’s talking about Permission To Be Global/Prácticas Globales: Latin American Art from the Ella Fontanals-Cisneros Collection."

  New York Times  The New Guard of Curators Steps Up   “I started teaching studio art courses at Harvard,” she said. “But I loved talking about other artists’ work rather than doing my own.” Now she is the senior curator for contemporary art at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston [...] "This is a big, big step for Boston."

New York Times
The New Guard of Curators Steps Up

“I started teaching studio art courses at Harvard,” she said. “But I loved talking about other artists’ work rather than doing my own.” Now she is the senior curator for contemporary art at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston [...] "This is a big, big step for Boston."

  Boston.com  From the ICA to the MFA   "Jen Mergel, 33, now associate curator at the Institute of Contemporary Art, will arrive at the MFA in February, at a critical moment for Boston’s biggest museum. In November, the MFA will open a huge new wing. And in 2011, as part of a long-planned $500 million expansion [...]"

Boston.com
From the ICA to the MFA

"Jen Mergel, 33, now associate curator at the Institute of Contemporary Art, will arrive at the MFA in February, at a critical moment for Boston’s biggest museum. In November, the MFA will open a huge new wing. And in 2011, as part of a long-planned $500 million expansion [...]"