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Cornelius Vermeule, at 83; MFA curator jauntily balanced the ancient with modern

Cornelius Vermeule was the senior curator of classical art at the Museum of Fine Arts for several decades and served as acting director of the museum. Cornelius Vermeule was the senior curator of classical art at the Museum of Fine Arts for several decades and served as acting director of the museum. (globe/file 1967)
By Bryan Marquard
Globe Staff / December 3, 2008

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Life was ripe for historical analogy whenever Cornelius Clarkson Vermeule III spoke. He invoked the Trojan War when musing about a Red Sox pennant race and gave his dogs names that conjured the spirit of ancient Roman emperors. (Full article: 1085 words)

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