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Support New and Emerging Artists at the Museum School Art Sale December 8-11th in Boston

I was delighted to accept a recent invitation by Skinner to guest blog on two topics near and dear to my heart: collecting and the Museum School Art Sale at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

In my varied roles in the art world – gallery owner, former host of Antiques Roadshow, museum administrator, and husband of Skinner CEO Karen Keane – people often ask me about the process of collecting: what it means, how it’s done, and even what constitutes a collection.

Contemporary Art in Boston: Exploring The Linde Family Wing at the MFA

I finally had the chance to go see the Linde Family Wing for Contemporary Art at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. I’ve got one word for you: go. The layout is contextual rather than chronological, and frankly some of the choices are downright quirky (in a good way). For instance, the placement of Monet’s La Japonaise makes sense visually, but the piece is a century earlier than virtually everything else around it.

The MFA Art of the Americas Wing: Half a Billion Dollars Well Spent

I was privileged to attend the November 13th opening gala for MFA’s new wing. The party itself was quite a blowout, with complimentary libations, exotic bite-sized dinner servings, and a very good dance band.  However, the ever-increasing volume of said band, which seemed intent by the end of the evening on blowing out a few of the glass panels which surround the Shapiro Family Courtyard, drove me to tour the very well soundproofed gallery spaces not once but twice.… Read More