By BIG RED NEWS EDITOR
The Museum of Fine Arts has announced that the Herb Ritts Foundation will provide the museum with a gift of $2.5 million and a large collection of photographs by the late fashion photographer Herb Ritts, who died in 2002. In return, the museum create a new permanent gallery for photography and name it in honor of Ritts.
In 1996, the MFA put on a controversial retrospective of Ritts’ work, which was one of the ten most viewed shows in the museum’s history. The new Herb Ritts Gallery for Photography will be part of the MFA’s expansion plan which is currently set to finish in 2010.
Read more on this story from The Exhibitionist, via the Boston Globe.
Image courtesy of Herb Ritts Foundation