From the time the MFA was founded in 1870, generous collectors have played a key role in making it one of the world’s greatest encyclopedic museums. Join us for a walking tour to explore the fascinating lives of several of these great collectors, including Denman Waldo Ross, seen here (far left) viewing potential acquisitions for the Museum.

Maureen Melton, Susan Morse Hilles Director of Libraries and Archives and Museum Historian


Above: Denman Ross and colleagues in Madrid with Velazquez painting of Philip IV, 1904.

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