Tomb -- I hate to break it to you -- But on: Attendance, annual $ flow, Valud of Physical Plant & Endowment, Desirability on the Board or of being a key outside player / Donor --- all three are at the top of the Non/Not for Profit Institutions in Boston / Cambridge and on the top ? list Globally -- [Note Haaaaaahvd, MIT and the other Great Big U's not included on the following list]Sorry. Not buying it. I see no continuum with MFA and MOS. One is a world-famous art museum with fabled holdings, the other is a very good museum that caters to kids (and pet lovers, apparently). Honestly, it never occured to me that one could mention MFA and BSO in the same breath as MOS.
The Cultural Pecking Order around here:
1) [virtual tie] BSO/MFA
4 ......X) irrelevant order -- ICA, Gardner, Baletts, Operas, & all the rest