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Theater & art

Asian Art at the Museum of Fine Arts

One of the great stories in the history of the arts in Boston — right up there with the writings of the Transcendentalists or the surging ambition of the Boston Symphony Orchestra under Serge Koussevitzky — is the story of the formation of the Asian collection at the Museum of Fine Arts.

It’s great because it involved extraordinary people, because it sent out ripples of influence in every direction, and because it left behind such an impressive material legacy.

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