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"Rehearsal of the Pasdeloup Orchestra at the Cirque d'Hiver" by John Singer Sargent, is located at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts. (BoFransson/flickr)
"Rehearsal of the Pasdeloup Orchestra at the Cirque d'Hiver" by John Singer Sargent, is located at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts. (BoFransson/flickr)

When The Boston Globe's Pulitzer Prize-winning art critic Sebastian Smee goes out on assignment, it's usually to review something new — a new work, a traveling exhibit that's passing through town, or a museum's latest acquisition.

But what about the art that's already there, hanging on museum walls across New England, neither coming nor going? That's not newsworthy. Or is it?

Smee decided to find out, scouring permanent collections for hidden treasures and reporting his findings in the series Frame by Frame, which is now compiled in a new e-book.

Here's a list of some of the pieces that we'll be discussing:

Guest:

This segment aired on July 5, 2012.

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