Best of Boston

2013 Best Curator

Lynda Hartigan, Peabody Essex Museum

What was once a stuffy North Shore institution has become a must-visit attraction. From a comprehensive look at Joseph Cornell to the unveiling of one of the greatest private collections of 17th-century Dutch art, the shows under chief curator Lynda Hartigan’s direction have solidly positioned the PEM on the world stage.

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