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Museum of Fine Arts

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Fenway / Kenmore
As featured in 3 Days in Boston and 3 other guides
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Address: 465 Huntington Ave, Avenue of the Arts, Boston, MA 02115-5597
Phone Number:
+1 617-267-9300
10:00 - 16:45
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Wed - Fri 10:00 - 21:45
Sat - Tue 10:00 - 16:45
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes

Boston's oldest, largest and best-known art institution, the MFA houses one...

Boston's oldest, largest and best-known art institution, the MFA houses one of the world's most comprehensive art collections and is renowned for its Impressionist paintings, Asian and Egyptian collections and early American art.

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Very big, lots to see.

I liked this museum a lot, but it was so big it was hard to navigate through. It was a maze of different rooms that didn't lead to each other. Although it was very confusing to... read more

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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I liked this museum a lot, but it was so big it was hard to navigate through. It was a maze of different rooms that didn't lead to each other. Although it was very confusing to get around, the art was worth the visit

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Dover, New Hampshire
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Museum of Fine Arts was our destination on a full daytrip to Boston. There is lot to see in the numerous galleries of this world-class art museum. We arrived about 11:00 AM. The organizer of our trip had made arrangements for us to have a one-hour guided tour of highlights of the museum’s various collections. Our guide was excellent.... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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7 reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Impressive collections of Ancient world, and impressionists. It also has beautiful gardens! There is so much to see that you need plenty of time to really enjoy the experience.

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This world-class museum is stunningly beautiful and endlessly interesting. We didn't plan it, but the Matisse in Studio exhibit was running (May 2017). A very interesting, very well curated show. We were last here more than a year ago for another exhibit and can't wait to return. Like all great museums, there is more here than one can possibly take... More 

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I am an art novice but my husband is somewhat an expert. To see so many great masters in one place was amazing for both of us. The Egyptian collection was smaller than the Cairo museum as to be expected but never the less impressive. We were lucky enough to see a Matisse exhibition too. Floors of wonderful things to... More 

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Wichita Falls, Texas
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

While in the Boston area, we visited the MFA. My daughter has a minor in art history, so she was a great tour guide. I found the museum to be very segmented - that is, there is not a good flow from one exhibit to the next (as compared to the MOMA in NYC) The museum did have some nice... More 

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I was planning to go to the museum anyway and I was surprised to to discover that there was a Matisse exhibit going on. It was excellent!! Very interesting with a lot of information about the artist. Guided and audio tours available. The museum in general is a "must see" in Boston. Very nice and well maintained building. Ample variety... More 

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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This is one of the best museums in the world. My education was at this fine institution. It is a privilege to have gone to this place which has Fabulous art due to the fact that the early Bostonians collected art from all over the world and they donated to this museum. World Class Institution. Bring your kids. They have... More 

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Woodbury, Connecticut
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We were fortunate to stop by the MFA to see three incredibly different, yet wonderful exhibits. Matisse in the Studio's display was a unique lens to view his work. There was a mix of completed pieces, materials used in his work, and fully developed pieces. Botticelli's exhibit felt like we were transported to Italy. The works and explanations showed so... More 

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

If you are an art lover and like to travel through the time to know cultures, art and objects from all over the world, this is the place. From Asia to Europe, America and Oceania, all the kind of ancient and contemporary art.

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The Curse of the Bambino may have ended years ago, but loyal Red Sox fans will continue to infiltrate this home to historic Fenway Park, where you can find victory banners, people yelling in stereotypical Boston accents, and lots of sports bars. Located within Kenmore Square, the old gas station Citgo sign is another Boston skyline classic seen throughout the city. In addition to a hectic and diehard sports mentality, this neighborhood is also home to some of Boston’s many universities. Move from Boston University territory to that of Northeastern, and spend time at the famous Museum of Fine Arts. For more culture, check out the smaller but equally beautiful Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. Continue off the beaten path and check out the green space in the Back Bay Fens, a pretty community garden. This diverse neighborhood has a mix of universities, sports, culture, and more residential green space.
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