Boston Common ‘Portraits of Pride’ exhibit vandalized, portraits slashed

Boston Common ‘Portraits of Pride’ exhibit vandalized, portraits slashed

Several portraits that are part of the Boston Common “Portraits of Pride” photography exhibit were vandalized late this week. Four of the approximately two dozen photographic portraits of members of the Massachusetts LGBTQ community were defaced. “We are shocked and saddened to hear about the defacement of four photos by photographer John Huet on Boston Common,” Matthew Teitelbaum, Ann and Graham Gund director, said in a statement posted to the Museum of Fine Arts Boston’s social media accounts. “No artist should be the subject of violence.””Portraits of Pride is a powerful photography installation celebrating LGBTQIA+ leaders, including YW Boston CEO and MFA Trustee Beth Chandler,” Teitelbaum wrote. “These works of art are a testament to the many people who make our community strong, show how art can bring us together, and help us all imagine and realize a future together.” “We stand with the LGBTQIA+ community and condemn this act of violence in our city,” the statement said.

Several portraits that are part of the Boston Common “Portraits of Pride” photography exhibit were vandalized late this week.

Four of the approximately two dozen photographic portraits of members of the Massachusetts LGBTQ community were defaced.

“We are shocked and saddened to hear about the defacement of four photos by photographer John Huet on Boston Common,” Matthew Teitelbaum, Ann and Graham Gund director, said in a statement posted to the Museum of Fine Arts Boston’s social media accounts. “No artist should be the subject of violence.”

boston's common portraits of pride exhibit

“Portraits of Pride is a powerful photography installation celebrating LGBTQIA+ leaders, including YW Boston CEO and MFA Trustee Beth Chandler,” Teitelbaum wrote. “These works of art are a testament to the many people who make our community strong, show how art can bring us together, and help us all imagine and realize a future together.”

“We stand with the LGBTQIA+ community and condemn this act of violence in our city,” the statement said.

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