Join Sophia Walter, guest lecturer, to explore the origin of the MFA’s collection of paintings by the preeminent Boston-born artist John Singleton Copley (1738–1815). Visit several galleries where the artist’s work is on view and look closely at how the collection has changed over time. Where do the Copley paintings at the MFA come from? Who were the collection’s major contributors, and what were their motivations? What is Copley’s standing in the Museum and in Boston?