Revisiting the Ruins: The Great Boston Fire of 1872

Revisiting the Ruins: The Great Boston Fire of 1872

Coming April 2023 to the Calderwood Gallery

Following the 150th anniversary of the Great Boston Fire, Revisiting the Ruins will consider how this event—which ravaged Boston’s central commercial district—was pictured, described, and circulated, presenting a range of media that documented the blaze and its aftermath. This exhibition will showcase powerful artifacts from a pivotal moment in Boston’s history while prompting visitors to consider how it has been remembered (or forgotten) generations later.