Explore the revolutionary America behind the hit Broadway musical Hamilton through works in the MFA collection. Consider the legacy that objects leave behind, and answer the question that Alexander Hamilton sought to answer throughout his short and accomplished life: “Who tells your story?”

Caroline Cole, Ellyn McColgan Assistant Curator of Decorative Arts and Sculpture, Art of the Americas
John J King, house manager, Public Programs; playwriting fellow at the Huntington Theatre Company


Above: John Trumbull, Alexander Hamilton, 1806. 94.167. Oil on canvas. Bequest of R. C. Winthrop.

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