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Ellsworth Kelly visits MFA

Mike Walsh put the finishing touches on the Museum of Fine Arts Catherine and Paul Buttenwieser Gallery. He’s working below Ellsworth Kelly’s “Blue Green Yellow Orange Red.’’ The museum opens its new Linde Family Wing for Contemporary Art this weekend. Mike Walsh put the finishing touches on the Museum of Fine Arts Catherine and Paul Buttenwieser Gallery. He’s working below Ellsworth Kelly’s “Blue Green Yellow Orange Red.’’ The museum opens its new Linde Family Wing for Contemporary Art this weekend. (David L. Ryan/Globe Staff)
By Mark Shanahan and Meredith Goldstein
Globe Staff / September 16, 2011

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Ellsworth Kelly, one of the world’s greatest living abstract artists, was in town yesterday for the opening of a show of his wood sculptures at the Museum of Fine Arts. While there, Kelly reminisced about his 18 months at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts. He was living in Roxbury at the time, and spent many hours drawing local children. The drawings, he said, “are still in a drawer.’’


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