Replacing Metaphor with the Literal: A Case Study on Metaphysical Harm in Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts

Naar, Indigo R.


  • In this capstone thesis paper for Visual and Material Studies, I argue that the Museum of Fine Arts (MFA) in Boston causes metaphysical harm to art via implicit and explicit forms of interpretation. I provide an understanding of the MFA’s history and practices, which I claim have led to several practices interpretation via text and display. I explore this claim through a case study of the ... read more
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