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In a joint statement issued Thursday afternoon, Boston’s most prominent art museums said they would close to the public, effective at the end of the day.

The Museum of Fine Arts, Institute of Contemporary Art, Harvard Art Museums, and the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum cited increased vigilance concerning the spread of Covid-19 in the state of Massachusetts. The news came just a few hours after New York’s enormous Metropolitan Museum of Art announced a temporary closure.

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