MFA Spotlight

Each volume in the MFA Spotlight series illuminates a significant work in the collection of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, offering a brief and engaging introduction to its creation and history.
Text by Christine Kondoleon.

If this monumental second-century Roman statue could speak, she would tell of travels from a theater in ancient Rome to the gardens of an Italian prince’s villa—and then across the Atlantic to a suburban garden, >>more

MFA Publications, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
ISBN 9780878468775
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Pbk, 5.75 x 8.25 in. / 72 pgs / 25 color.
Pub Date: 02/16/2021 In stock

Louis Comfort Tiffany: Parakeets Window
Text by Nonie Gadsden.

The story of the resplendent Parakeets stained glass window—from national and international recognition to years of obscurity, followed by a return to the limelight—parallels the public reception of the art of its maker, Louis Comfort >>more

MFA Publications
ISBN 9780878468560
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Pbk, 5.75 x 8.25 in. / 78 pgs / 25 color.
Pub Date: 09/25/2018 In stock

Paul Revere: Sons of Liberty Bowl
By Gerald W.R. Ward. American patriot Paul Revere is wrapped in the swirling mixture of myth and poetry through which history often descends, but as a craftsman and artist, he left behind more tangible traces as well. In this >>more

MFA Publications
ISBN 9780878468324
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Pbk, 5.75 x 8.25 in. / 56 pgs / 23 color.
Pub Date: 08/23/2016 In stock

Thomas Sully: George Washington and The Passage of the Delaware
By Elliot Bostwick Davis. On the night of December 25, 1776, George Washington led his ragged Continental Army through a snowstorm across the Delaware River, on the way to a surprise attack in New Jersey that would turn the >>more

MFA Publications
ISBN 9780878468331
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Pbk, 5.75 x 8.25 in. / 64 pgs / 25 color.
Pub Date: 08/23/2016 In stock

John Singer Sargent: Murals in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Text by Carol Troyen, Pamela Hatchfield, Lydia Vagts. Born in Italy, trained in Paris and a resident of London, John Singer Sargent (1856–1925) became Boston’s favorite painter in the 1880s. His commissions from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, to decorate its new >>more

MFA Publications
ISBN 9780878468096
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Pbk, 5.75 x 8.25 in. / 88 pgs / 70 color.
Pub Date: 09/30/2013 In stock

Paul Gauguin: Where Do we Come From? What Are We? Where Are we Going?
Text by George T. M. Shackelford. The life of Paul Gauguin (1848–1903) is one of the richest and most mythic in the history of Western art. Abandoning a career in banking, a family and his homeland, in the last decade of >>more

MFA Publications
ISBN 9780878467938
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Pbk, 5.75 x 8.25 in. / 56 pgs / 23 color / 1 gatefold.
Pub Date: 09/30/2013 In stock

Childe Hassam: At Dusk
Text by Erica E. Hirshler. In this vivid account of one of Boston's best-loved paintings, leading American art specialist Erica E. Hirshler illuminates the context of Childe Hassam's 1880s city scene. With its rosy rust tones, intimate familial vignette and >>more

MFA Publications
ISBN 9780878468379
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Pbk, 5.75 x 8.25 in. / 76 pgs / 30 color.
Pub Date: 07/28/2015 In stock


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