MFA takes in more than $1m for Chihuly ‘Icicle’
The Museum of Fine Arts announced yesterday that it has raised the more than $1 million needed to buy the piece, which will remain in the MFA’s Shapiro Family Courtyard. In July, the MFA told museum visitors that if they wanted Boston to keep the piece, they would have to pay up. The public responded, with more than 1,000 people sending in cash or stuffing bills into a box near the sculpture. In fact, $760,000 contributed to buy “Lime Green Icicle Tower’’ came from donors who are not trustees or overseers of the MFA.