Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

MFA Boston dissects the coded language of gender-bending fashion

Exhibition delves into Western pop culture’s great moments of binary disruption

Have Brooklyn and Boston bagged Frida Kahlo blockbusters?

Shows at the Brooklyn Museum and the Museum of Fine Arts Boston explore the Mexican artist’s love of fashion and “arte popular”

Top five acquisitions of the month

Our pick of the most significant new gifts and purchases to enter museum collections worldwide, from a vintage Hawaiian shirt to an heirloom Chinese art collection

MFA Boston acquires photographs by Graciela Iturbide ahead of major exhibition

The works, which came from Iturbide's own collection, include gifts from the Mexican artist

UK permits Nazi-looted Meissen figure to leave for Japan despite spoliation claim

There appear to be no winners in what the Arts Council refers to as an “extremely unusual” case

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Egon Schiele was not a sex offender

The 100th anniversary of Austrian artist’s death has arrived just in time for the #MeToo movement

The top ten museum acquisitions of 2017

We look back at some of most important purchases and donations that entered public collections this year

Objects from Matisse’s studio travel for first time

The Museum of Fine Arts in Boston will be the first place outside of France to have this honour

Museum of Fine Arts Boston gets Benin’s royal blessing over bronzes display

The educational display of objects, many captured during a punitive raid in 1897, have the approval of the king of Benin himself

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Robert Adanto's documentary "Pearls on the Ocean Floor" throws spotlight on Iran's revolutionary female artists

The women who go against the grain, featured at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston

Getty letters analysed in Marion True trial

The letters aid claims that the Getty Museum were aware of the origin of the illegally excavated artefacts

Lehman gift of Benin treasures to Museum of Fine Arts angers Nigeria

Works looted by the British and reassembled by banking heir find permanent home in Boston

Italy gets antiquities back from Boston Museum of Fine Arts

The museum bought in good faith, but was shown evidence that they had left Italy illicitly

Eclectic collector’s show raises questions at Boston Museum of Fine Arts

Visitors are confused and staff suggest that museum is neglecting its artistic mission

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A rare Roman bronze statue attracts considerable interest in Christie's December sale

Valued at $3 million, Roman bronze statue also boasts impeccable provenance

Why did leading US museum director keep mum over paintings stolen from Kassel?

The Boston Museum of Fine Arts and its former director, Alan Shestack are castigated in the press