Malcolm Rogers Milestones


September 1994                            

                   Malcolm Rogers becomes Director of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA)

December 1994

  Rogers’ position endowed as Ann and Graham Gund Director

April 1995

  Museum’s historic Huntington Avenue entrance reopens—closed since 1990

July 1996

  MFA opens on Mondays, extending the Museum’s hours to 7-days a week (including three evenings)—among the longest of any art museum

January 1998

  Working with Boston’s Mayor Thomas Menino, Huntington Avenue renamed “Avenue of the Arts,” deemed Boston’s cultural corridor

April 1999

  Nagoya/Boston Museum of Fine Arts, the MFA’s sister museum, opens in Japan

June 1999

  John Singer Sargent murals (in the Museum’s Colonnade and Rotunda) restored

September 2006

  Art of the Ancient World Wing named in honor of George D. and Margo Behrakis

September 2007

  Neighboring Forsyth Institute building (140 The Fenway) purchased, enabling future expansion of the Museum’s campus 

June 2008

  Fenway entrance (which dates to 1915) reopens as the State Street Corporation Fenway entrance—it had been closed for nearly 30 years

September 2008

  Fundraising campaign concludes, raising $504 million––the most successful in Museum history and one of the largest ever in New England

September 2010

  Naming of the Bank of America Plaza and Avenue of the Arts Entrance, restored in April 2009

November 2010

  Art of the Americas Wing, Ruth and Carl J. Shapiro Family Courtyard and new Ann and Graham Gund Gallery for special exhibitions open

September 2011

  Linde Family Wing for Contemporary Art opens in the MFA’s west-facing I.M. Pei wing 

March 2014

  97 of the Museum’s 143 galleries built or renovated during Rogers’ tenure

May 2014

  Rogers becomes longest serving MFA Director on May 7 

September 2014

  Rogers marks 20 years at the MFA on September 1