US COURT OF APPEALS CONFIRMS MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS, BOSTON IS RIGHTFUL OWNER OF OSKAR KOKOSCHKA’S PAINTING TWO NUDES (LOVERS)
BOSTON, MA (October 15, 2010)—Yesterday, the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit issued its decision in the case determining ownership of Oskar Kokoschka’s painting Two Nudes (Lovers) (painted about 1913). The decision affirmed United States District Judge Rya Zobel’s May 28, 2009, ruling that the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA) is the rightful owner of the painting, and any claim to Two Nudes (Lovers) is time-barred.
MASSACHUSETTS JUDGE RULES IN FAVOR OF MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS, BOSTON REGARDING OWNERSHIP OF KOKOSCHKA PAINTING, TWO NUDES (LOVERS)
BOSTON, MA (May 29, 2009)— On May 28, 2009, United States District Judge Rya Zobel (District of Massachusetts) ruled that the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA), is entitled to retain ownership of Oskar Kokoschka’s painting Two Nudes (Lovers) (painted about 1913). The ruling came in a lawsuit filed by the MFA on January 22, 2008, in response to a request for restitution of the painting made by Dr. Claudia Seger-Thomschitz. In its January 2008 filing, the MFA asserted its rightful ownership of the painting, bequeathed to the Museum by Sarah Reed Blodgett in 1973. Dr.
BANK OF AMERICA GIVES $10 MILLION TO MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS, BOSTON; INCLUDES PAINTING BY AMERICAN ARTIST ELLSWORTH KELLY
In Recognition of Philanthropy, MFA Announces ‘Bank of America Plaza on the Avenue of the Arts’
MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS, BOSTON, ANNOUNCES MORE THAN $33 MILLION IN RECENT GIFTS, INCLUDING $10 MILLION FROM BANK OF AMERICA
BOSTON, MA (September 20, 2010)—The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA), announced today that it has received—since July 1, 2010—several major gifts totaling more than $33.6 million. This includes the recent gift of $10 million from Bank of America, comprising $5 million in funds and $5 million in works of art (please see separate press release), as well as several additional seven-figure gifts, among them:
KRISTIN BAKER: NEW PAINTINGS AT MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS, BOSTON, PRESENTS ARTIST’S FIRST SOLO EXHIBITION AT AN AMERICAN MUSEUM
Featured are Four Large-Scale Works Newly Created for MFA Gallery
SCAASI: AMERICAN COUTURIER TO SHOWCASE BOLD AND GLAMOROUS FASHIONS OF ACCLAIMED DESIGNER ARNOLD SCAASI
Exhibition Features Exquisite Custom-made Clothing Created for Barbra Streisand, Celebrities, and Socialites Given by Scaasi to Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
MILLET AND RURAL FRANCE FEATURES A CHOICE SELECTION OF RARELY SEEN MASTERPIECES FROM ACCLAIMED MILLET COLLECTION
First Millet Exhibition in More Than Twenty Five Years on View at Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
RICHARD AVEDON’S LIVELY IMAGES FOR HARPER’S BAZAAR AND VOGUE ARE CELEBRATED IN AVEDON FASHION 1944–2000 AT MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS, BOSTON
BOSTON, MA (August 9, 2010)—Richard Avedon (1923–2004) was the man who brought fashion photography to life. Instead of perpetuating static images of human mannequins posing stiffly in magazines, Avedon depicted his models as real women whose energy and exuberance complemented their modern lifestyles. Considered one of the great image-makers of the 20th century, he redefined fashion photography and his lasting contributions are explored in the traveling exhibition Avedon Fashion 1944–2000, a major retrospective devoted exclusively to his work in this medium.
FRESH INK: TEN TAKES ON CHINESE TRADITION TO DEBUT NEWLY COMMISSIONED CONTEMPORARY CHINESE INK PAINTINGS RESPONDING TO MASTERPIECES FROM MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS, BOSTON
BOSTON, MA (October 7, 2010)—Fresh Ink: Ten Takes on Chinese Tradition at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA), is a groundbreaking exhibition in which 10 leading contemporary Chinese artists will show works recently created in direct response to masterpieces in the Museum’s world-renowned collection. Opening on November 20 in the MFA’s new Ann and Graham Gund Gallery, the exhibition will juxtapose these new works with the masterpieces that inspired them, creating a dynamic stage on which the classic will historicize the contemporary as the new reinterprets the old.
MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS, BOSTON, TO OPEN ART OF THE AMERICAS WING AND SHAPIRO FAMILY COURTYARD, DESIGNED BY FOSTER + PARTNERS
Free Community Day on November 20 Welcomes Visitors to The New MFA