Anyone who’s seen the 1952 comedy film Pat and Mike will recall the line when New York sports promoter Mike Conovan (Spencer Tracy) sizes up Katharine Hepburn’s character, Pat Pemberton—a multitalented athlete modeled on Babe Zaharias.
Dealers’ Choice: The noteworthy art collection of gallerists Abbot and Marcia Vose of Boston goes on display
The term “old school” could almost have been invented to describe the Vose Galleries, that venerable Boston art institution now celebrating its 175th year in business. In honor of that almost unprecedented milestone for an art gallery, the two owners, Abbot “Bill” and Marcia Vose, who have been married for forty-four years, have decided to put on display a selection of their private collection of American impressionists, assembled over the past four decades, as part of an exhibition titled Crosscurrents: The Colonies, Clubs & Schools That Established Impressionism in America.
Vose Galleries at 170
By Tom Christopher left to right: Elizabeth Vose Frey, Carey L. Vose, Abbot W. “Bill” Vose, Marcia L. Vose. Vose Galleries of Boston is that rarest of survivors: now completing its 170th year in business and still under the direction of the founding family, the firm itself predates many of the paintings that it buys and sells. Yet it …