MFA hopes eclectic shoes, paired with some classic works, bring more foot traffic
By Suzanne C. Ryan, Globe Staff | September 27, 2007
When art enthusiasts visit the Museum of Fine Arts, they often make a beeline for the Egyptian mummies or the Monet paintings. Ceramic pots from the late 6th century B.C. are easy to skip. But maybe mixing a little pop culture with history will make a difference.
As part of the museum's ongoing effort to drive more visitors
through all of its collections, the museum today is launching "Walk
This Way," an exhibit styled like a treasure hunt that pairs eclectic
shoes - from Red Sox
The Monroe sandals are encased next to an Andy Warhol screen print of the actress. Jeweled sandals by Bernardo from the 1960s stand next to a second-century stone statue of an Indian bodhisattva, a religious figure whose braided thong sandals look familiar.