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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