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On loan, sublime awe

A jewel of the MFA staggers crowds in Japan

The Gauguin painting has generated record crowds at the Nagoya museum. The Gauguin painting has generated record crowds at the Nagoya museum. (David Israel for The Boston Globe)
By Linda Matchan
Globe Staff / May 7, 2009

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NAGOYA, Japan - One woman in the throng of admirers stood in front of the painting and cried. Another had just driven 2 1/2 hours from Osaka to be among the first to get close to it. "I felt goose bumps in my skin," she said after she did. A third, in halting English, struggled to explain the significance of ... (Full article: 1137 words)

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