Art: Boston's Golden Maxim

With the aid of a Russian-born tenor, Boston's Museum of Fine Arts has acquired a million-dollar gift in the form of a collection of its own choosing. The museum, already the possessor of one of the best public collections of early American arts and crafts, has for six years been helping Patron Maxim Karolik pick up the best American antiques in the 13 original colonies.

Not very successful as a tenor, furrow-browed, gesticulating Vocalist Karolik 13 years ago married Martha Codman, a member of one of Boston's best families, whose personal fortune was estimated at five million. Installed in a marble mansion...

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