Nice, informative Cultural Conversation with Boston Museum of Fine Arts director Malcolm Rogers in Tuesday’s Wall Street Journal. It also provides a preview of the MFA’s “Art of the Americas” wing that’s scheduled to open in November.
Fun facts to know and tell:
• The new four-story wing will expand the MFA’s space by 28%
• “It will contain more than 5,000 works of art, compared with 2,500 on display before.”
• The MFA’s American collection comprises 15,000 items
• In advance of the expansion, Rogers donned his own American wings:
“When I embarked on this wing, I became an American citizen, because how could I expect people to invest in it if I did not have a stake in it?”
The only discordant note in the piece was the illustration of Rogers:
Draw your own conclusions.