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|ISBN:||9780934552820 0934552827 0934552835 9780934552837|
|Description:||235 pages ; 27 cm|
|Contents:||The fine arts at the Boston Athenaeum, 1807-1870 --
Toward 1870: the Perkins brothers, the Athenaeum Gallery, and changing taste in Boston --
The founding vision for the Museum, 1870 --
The Athenaeum and the Museum, 1870-1876 --
After 1876: changing directions --
Appendix: the incorporators of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 1870.
Hina Hirayama offers an engrossing history of one of the city s most revered cultural institutions and an account of the all-but-forgotten support it received from a sister organization during its