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Museum of Fine Arts plans Memorial Day free weekend

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.

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