Visual Arts

Accused of racism, renowned museum confronts its blind spots

In this Sept. 18, 2019, photo, master printer Carolyn Muskat, left, speaks with Crista Carr Shatz about a lithograph by American artist Suzanne McClelland at the exhibit “Women Take the Floor” at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. In the wake of a student group incident last spring when the world-class museum was accused of racism, the MFA has scrambled to make amends. In a nod to the need for greater gender equity, it has given over an entire wing to female artists in “Women Take the Floor,” an exhibition timed to coincide with next year’s centennial of U.S. women winning the right to vote. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola) MAEA307 MAEA307

BOSTON (AP) — Boston's regal Museum of Fine Arts, home to some of humanity's greatest artworks, is scrambling to make amends. Last spring, the world-class museum was accused of racism after black middle school students said they were harangued and mistreated on a class trip by other museum patrons and a staff member who allegedly...  VIEW

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