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 off almost 150 African-American artworks in order to, well, something. Not sure what.
And now it’s happening again.
From yesterday’s New York Times:
Really? For the Benefit of the Collection? $20,000-30,000?
That’s lunch money at the MFA.
Makes you wonder, yeah? Who’s keeping track of this stuff? And what benefit exactly?