Nagoya/Boston Museum of Fine Arts
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It is the sister museum of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (the MFA) and was established in partnership with the Foundation for the Arts, Nagoya (FAN) partly to help bring the treasures of the MFA's collection, particularly those of types rarely exhibited in Japan, to the country. The museum formally opened on April 17, 1999.
Each year, the MFA, Boston sends two five-month loan exhibitions to the Nagoya museum; longer-term, five year exhibits are also provided. Despite the desire of N/BMFA's curators to display primarily Japanese and Impressionist art, the MFA, Boston has insisted on a more wide-ranging display. A small number of items are, nevertheless, sent regularly for the Nagoya museum's "Japanese corner".
The museum operates a 4,700 square meter (50,590 ft²) facility on three levels, including 1,400 square meters (15,069 ft²) of exhibition galleries. The architecture of the museum is contemporary but nonetheless meant to reflect that of the neoclassical MFA building in Boston, especially its white granite facade. A 31-story hotel building is attached to the museum.
- Nagoya/Boston MFA website
- Boston MFA opens Nagoya outpost
- Art From West Unveiled in New Nagoya Museum from the New York Times, April 18, 1999