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With Eclat: The Boston Athenaeum and the Origin of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

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The Boston Athenaeum played a vital role in founding the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, a fact that is not widely known. This book details this important relationship, from its inception through the museum's early years when the Athenaeum's continued support ensured the young institution's survival.
This historic partnership was remarkable in its intensity, intimacy, and inf
Paperback, 235 pages
Published March 12th 2013 by Boston Athenaeum Library (first published February 12th 2013)
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This is an exceptionally well-researched and well-written book, put forth with much affection and dedication by the Athenaeum's current Associate Curator of Paintings and Sculpture. With excellent, and critical, cooperation from Maureen Melton, Susan Morse Hilles Director of Libraries and Archives, and Julia McCarthy, Manager of Collections Documentation, both of the MFA ; and with the important research of her predecessors,Hina Hirayama has contextualized the philanthropic, educational and ...more
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