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Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Invites Public to Vote for Their Favorite Impressionist Works

For the first time ever, the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA), invites the public to choose their most-loved Impressionist works for a special exhibition, Boston Loves Impressionism. From January 6–26, 2014, participants can “Share the Love” at and on Facebook by selecting their favorite MFA works from a different themed group each week—“On the Water” (seascapes), “From the Land” (landscapes and still lifes) and “Of the People” (portraits). Offering the public a selection of 50 works from the MFA’s Impressionist collection, choices include masterpieces by Claude Monet, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Edgar Degas and Gustave Caillebotte. The top 30 picks will be displayed in a special exhibition opening Valentine’s Day weekend in the MFA’s Lois and Michael Torf Gallery, with the public’s “Top 10 Favorites” highlighted by a heart on the wall label. Malcolm Rogers, Ann and Graham Gund Director at the MFA, came up with the idea to let the public select works for an exhibition while the MFA’s Sidney and Esther Rabb Gallery of European Impressionism undergoes renovations. The choice is entirely up to voters.

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