The MFA’s newest attraction – the “Breathing Flower”





Photo by Cassidy Hopkins, Boston Magazine

If you’ve been on Huntington Ave recently, you may have noticed a new addition to the lawn of The Museum of Fine Arts.  In celebration of spring and serving as an introduction to what promises to be the museum’s largest contemporary installation Megacities Asia, “the breathing flower “a 20-foot wide inflatable flower has been installed on the museum’s Huntington Ave entrance.   Created by Seoul based artist, Choi Jeoung Hwa, “Breathing Flower” represents beauty found in the natural world and possesses symbols of purity from its lotus flower shape and good fortune from its bright red color.

Examining issues around urbanization, Megacities Asia will showcase works from 11 acclaimed artists hailing from mega cities such as such as Beijing and Mumbai, that aim to inspire “urban reality” through their choices of textures and materials encountered daily in their home cities.   Choi Jeong Hwa will also feature another installation in the show, an installation made up of plastic objects from markets and 99 cent stores.

We encourage you to check-out the “Breathing Flower” this Spring! For more information on the Megacities Asia exhibit, on view April 30 July 17, visit And for more on Choi Jeong Hwa, visit