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Another MFA Sell-Off ‘For the Benefit of the Collection’

As the hardworking staff has previously noted, the Boston Museum of Fine Arts periodically pawns some of its current holdings in order to acquire better stuff, as in the Great Degas Swap of 2003. Something similar happened last year when the MFA sold … Continue reading

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The Boston MFA’s African-American Artwork Haul

As the hardworking staff has reported (EXCLUSIVE!) on several occasions, Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts has sold off almost 150 African-American artworks for reasons that are, well, sort of vague. From a previous post: [A]n MFA spokeswoman graciously informed us … Continue reading

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Own A Piece Of Boston’s MFA

This coming Thursday Swann Galleries in New York is auctioning off a bundle of African-American artworks currently owned by Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts, as the hardworking staff has previously noted. Back then an MFA spokeswoman graciously informed us that … Continue reading

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Boston’s MFA Acquires Three New African-American Artworks, Sells More Than A Dozen Others

The MFA buyeth, and the the MFA selleth away. From ArtDaily.org: MFA Boston Acquires Three Paintings By 20th Century African-American Artists BOSTON, MA.- The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA), recently acquired three paintings by leading African-American artists of the … Continue reading

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