Cover: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston: A Centennial History, Volume II, from Harvard University PressCover: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston: A Centennial History, Volume II in E-DITION

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston: A Centennial History, Volume II

Available from De Gruyter »

Product Details

E-DITION

$65.00 • €48.00

ISBN 9780674368026

Publication Date: 01/01/1970

444 pages

illustrated

Belknap Press

World

Related Subjects

Harvard University Press has partnered with De Gruyter to make available for sale worldwide virtually all in-copyright HUP books that had become unavailable since their original publication. The 2,800 titles in the “e-ditions” program can be purchased individually as PDF eBooks or as hardcover reprint (“print-on-demand”) editions via the “Available from De Gruyter” link above. They are also available to institutions in ten separate subject-area packages that reflect the entire spectrum of the Press’s catalog. More about the E-ditions Program »

On February 4, 1870, the Massachusetts Legislature incorporated the Trustees of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, “for the purpose of erecting a museum for the preservation and exhibition of works of art, of making, maintaining, and establishing collections of such works, and of affording instruction in the Fine Arts.” In this story of one of the world’s few privately financed museums, Walter Whitehill writes with grace, elegance, and wit of the remarkable men and women who have applied money and talent to bringing excellence in the arts to Boston. Although the book is the history of a single institution, it also records a century of changes in taste and values. The author has drawn on museum reports as well as anecdotes, personal reminiscences, and recollections of staff members. He describes the Museum’s collections, their acquisition and display (which sometimes required almost superhuman efforts of restoration).

Recent News

From Our Blog

Jacket, Author Unknown: The Power of Anonymity in Ancient Rome, by Tom Geue, from Harvard University Press

Who Needs an Author?

In his new book Author Unknown: The Power of Anonymity in Ancient Rome, classicist Tom Geue asks us to work with anonymity rather than against it and to appreciate the continuing power of anonymity in our own time. Here, he discusses the history—and strength—of anonymous works of literature. Back in the roaring ’20s, I. A. Richar

‘manifold glories of classical Greek and Latin’

The digital Loeb Classical Library (loebclassics.com) extends the founding mission of James Loeb with an interconnected, fully searchable, perpetually growing virtual library of all that is important in Greek and Latin literature.