Should Museums Rent Out Their Most Famous Works?
In Boston, "a total of 26 paintings, including the marquee Dance at Bougival
and Madame Roulin
, have been sent to exhibitions in Italy organized by a private company called Linea d'Ombra, for a large, undisclosed fee. The combined loans and rentals have resulted in what Malcolm Rogers, the MFA's director, readily admits is a 'traffic jam' of missing masterpieces." Boston Globe 11/24/12