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Marathon Massacre: Boston Museum of Fine Arts As a “Place of Comfort, Refuge”

Visitors two years ago outside Art of the Americas wing of Boston Museum of Fine Arts

Visitors two years ago outside the Art of the Americas wing of Boston Museum of Fine Arts
Photo by Lee Rosenbaum

As we all struggle to comprehend the incomprehensible, here’s how the Boston Museum of Fine Arts responded last evening to the Marathon Massacre:

Our hearts go out to the runners, families, fans and first responders impacted by the tragic events at the Boston Marathon finish line today. The Museum will be open tomorrow (Tuesday, Apr. 16). We hope to be a place of comfort, refuge, and joy for thousands of families during this vacation week.

Museum security staff will be on high alert and in communication with the Boston Police Department to ensure that our staff, students, volunteers and visitors are safe.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art. as we all remember, served a similar purpose for traumatized New Yorkers in the wake of the 9/11 catastrophe.

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