After last month’s Boston Marathon bombing, tributes to the city poured in from around the world. At Yankee Stadium, “Sweet Caroline” boomed through speakers. In London, runners stood in a moment of silence. And in a gesture of solidarity revealed Tuesday, New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art made an offer the Museum of Fine Arts could not refuse.
The Met gave the MFA a list of prized works it was willing to lend as a show of support. The resulting three-painting loan and an MFA trustee’s donation have led to what the museum has dubbed the “Boston I Love” Memorial Day weekend, announced by the museum Tuesday.