Boston Museum of Fine Arts

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Boston, chartered and incorporated (1870) after a decision by the Boston Athenæum, Harvard, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology to pool their collections of art objects and house them in adequate public galleries.
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Boston Museum of Fine Arts


One of the largest art museums in the USA, founded in Boston in 1870.

It contains outstanding examples of ancient Egyptian sculpture (a bust of Ankhhaf, third millennium B.C.), Greek and Roman sculpture, Coptic cloths, medieval art of China and Japan (sculpture, painting, and ceramics), and art of India and the Southwest Asian countries. European and American depictive and decorative arts are widely represented (including English silver, pictures by the French impressionists, and American painting of the 18th to 20th centuries, such as G. Stuart’s portrait of George Washington).


Christensen, E. O.A Guide to Art Museums in the United States. New York, 1968.
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Scott Fitz bought "The Cretan Snake Goddess" for $950 and gave it to the Boston Museum of Fine Arts.
That exhibition then moved to the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, where within two weeks of opening it had sold 75,000 tickets, and finally to the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC, completing its institutional triumph.
After living in Japan and teaching for twelve years at the University of Tokyo, he returned to the United States, where he became curator of the Boston Museum of Fine Arts and a widely received lecturer.
Some of the world's leading museums and private collections now house Carlton Hobbs' pieces including, amongst others: The Musee du Louvre, The John Paul Getty Museum, The Rijksmuseum, The National Gallery of Australia, The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, The Boston Museum of Fine Arts, The Musee des Beaux Arts, Dijon, The Bowes Museum, Paxton House, The National Gallery of Greece.
The upper half of the "Weary Herakles" statue, claimed to have been smuggled from the Ancient City of Perge 31 years ago, was found at Boston Museum of Fine Arts in the United States.
Born in 1877 in Ceylon (now Sri Lanka) to an aristocratic Englishwoman and one of Ceylon's leading men, Coomaraswamy was raised as an Englishman; after graduating from London University and working for a time in Sri Lanka, he became the Keeper of Indian and Islamic Art at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts.
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The Boston Museum of Fine Arts has a new wing devoted to art of the Americas--an exciting theme encompassing the enormously diverse cultural history and current manifestations of people living in 35 (modern-day) countries.
These include one of the earliest monographic shows at the young Museum of Modern Art, New York, in 1939 and a large retrospective at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts in 1987, the latter accompanied by separate books on his photographs and on his paintings and drawings.
Outside of New York, his list of projects includes the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, the Corning Museum of Glass; the Georgia-Pacific Headquarters in Atlanta; various buildings at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island; King Saud University in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia; and the American School in Tehran, Iran.
Sure, he's been around: In my home area of Boston alone, we've had an excellent survey of his wall drawings from 1968 on (at the Addison Gallery of American Art in Andover in 1993), and shortly afterward the touring retrospective of his drawings on paper, beginning with his 1958 student sketches after Piero della Francesca and Velazquez, made a stop at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts.

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