Best of Boston

2007 Best Consultant, Art

Barbara Cole Lee + Company

As the longtime chair of the MFA museum school art sale, Boston’s other Barbara Lee—the art consultant, not the gazillionaire—has built it into the largest event of its kind in the country. She brings that same passion to the needs of her high-powered customers, for whom she’ll travel to the Venice Biennale and Art Forum Berlin in search of just the right piece. Lee is also an expert on the local scene, comfortable with both established stars such as Ellsworth Kelly and hotshots like George Rosa.

35 Fisher Ave., Brookline, 617-277-0351,