Latest Museum of Fine Arts Boston News

Boston museum hires firm to investigate racism reports

Jun. 12, 2019 1:19 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Boston's Museum of Fine Arts has hired an outside law firm to investigate reports that a group of minority middle school students was subjected to racism by staff and patrons during a field trip last month. Museum leadership in a statement Wednesday said former Massachusetts Attorney General...

Boston arts museum bans 2 visitors for offensive language

May. 24, 2019 8:16 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Boston's Museum of Fine Arts has banned two visitors and vowed to change protocols for guards after minority middle school students said they were subjected to racism by staff and patrons during a field trip last week. Principal Arturo Forrest told The Boston Globe one museum staff member...

Museum apologizes to minority students told: 'No watermelon'

May. 23, 2019 10:08 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Boston's venerable Museum of Fine Arts has apologized to a group of minority middle school students who say they were subjected to racism by staff and some other patrons during a field trip. Museum officials in a letter posted on its website Wednesday apologized to the students and staff at...