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Theater & art


A museum, a heist, a rescued ‘Madonna’

The call came into Katie Getchell’s office late last January with an offer no museum could refuse. The Italians wanted to send to Boston a priceless 15th-century painting, a work that had never before been seen in the United States.

Wonderful, said Getchell, the deputy director of the Museum of Fine Arts.

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