Great Collectors: Masterpieces from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, is renowned as one of the world’s top museums, in both quality and scale. Even more impressive is that the museum developed its collection entirely through the efforts of private citizens, collectors and companies, without any assistance from the state or federal government. This collection of 80 items from the MFA’s collection highlights the work of the individual collectors who helped the museum reach its global status, and features masterworks ranging from ancient Egyptian pieces to dazzling examples of contemporary art at its finest.
Image: Kitagawa Utamaro, Young Woman Playing the Shamisen, about 1804–06, Fenollosa-Weld Collection, 11.4642