The BMA’s cabinet with reverse-glass paintings by Richard Lee is the first to enter a public collection. His curious cabinet bustles with life despite the foreboding title drawn from the Italianate towers at the bottom of each glass panel. Lee’s mixture of motifs, culled across centuries and cultures, is distilled into a unique dream world that leaves much to the viewer’s imagination. Funds from Alexander Baer—a dedicated collector of decorative arts—supported the acquisition. Lilian Sarah Grief—whose bequest underwrites the purchase of crafts by living American artists—provided further significant funding.