With Eclat (Paperback)Hina Hirayama (author)
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Publisher: Boston Athenaeum Library
Number of pages: 240
Weight: 966 g
Dimensions: 267 x 190 x 20 mm
Hina Hirayama offers an engrossing history of one of the city s most revered cultural institutions and an account of the all-but-forgotten support it received from a sister organization during its formative years. New England Quarterly"
Her book chronicles the vital role that the Boston Athenaeum played in the founding, in 1870 of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA). A membership library founded in 1807, the Athenaeum offered crucial assistance to the MFA both before and after the younger institution s incorporation, ensuring its initial survival and later success. The cooperation between the Athenaeum and the MFA was remarkable in its intensity, intimacy, and informality, yet details of this fascinating partnership have never been fully documented or explained. This book charts the two institutions joint endeavors in greater detail than ever before and places this extraordinary collaboration in the context of Boston s changing cultural landscape. Bedford Citizen"
"Hina Hirayama has undertaken thorough research into this institutional partnership, and narrates its story in fascinating detail." --Apollo