MFA Unveils Americas Expansion With Flair

Published November 12, 2010

Hello from inside the new glass-and-granite courtyard at the entrance to the MFA’s Art of the Americas wing — where a who’s who of the art world showed up for the unveiling.

Most memorable? “The Passage of the Delaware,” a positively massive oil painting of Gen. George Washington’s famous passage. John Singer Sargent’s priceless and iconic “Daughters of Edward Darley Boit.” The exquisite miniature ship models.

Boston Globe art critic Sebastian Smee shared his top 10 must-sees on Radio Boston today. (Full list of Smee’s must-sees at

The expansion opens to museum members Nov. 12 and the general public Nov. 20.