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Museum of Fine Arts

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Address: 465 Huntington Ave, Avenue of the Arts, Boston, MA 02115-5597
Phone Number: +1 617-267-9300
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10:00 - 21:45
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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
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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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An excellent and diverse collection

I wish I had more time to spend in here, and I spent most of an afternoon! There is an excellent collection of artists from a range of periods and mediums, and I can't even speak... read more

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Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I wish I had more time to spend in here, and I spent most of an afternoon! There is an excellent collection of artists from a range of periods and mediums, and I can't even speak to all of it because I couldn't go through all of it in the time I had. Definitely worth a visit while in Boston... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Boston MFA is well worth a visit and with your ticket you can return within 10 days for free. A great collection of art from Europe, Asia and the Americas ranging from ancient Egypt to Renaissance to Dutch Golden age to Modern American. Highlight for me was the European wing with fantastic collections of Rembrandt , Claude Monet and Van... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Very good museum. A wonderful collection of art. I love the new wing. The changing exhibitions are always interesting. Good modern and contemporary art. And - very good gift shops and bookstore. I can also recommend the restaurants.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Went to this renown museum while we were visiting Boston. Was pleasantly surprised by the logical and flowing sections of the museum. I spent 3 to 4 hours browsing the exhibits. I enjoyed especially the Boston artists that I was not familiar with

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This museum requires additional visits. You can spend so much time on just one exhibit! But there is so much to see.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Impressive museum covering lots of differents areas of interest, European, American, 20th century, contemporary art, well curated exhibitions. Lovely restaurant and cafeteria. Close at 10pm in some weekdays.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We went for a special exhibition of William Merritt Chase which was a wonderful and diverse collection of his paintings. The exhibit also described his life and work as a painter and educator. We then ate dinner in their lovely restaurant and returned to the galleries to marvel at their collection of paintings by John Singer Sargent and Claude Monet.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

If you want to see everything in the MFA, plan a full day, as there's a lot to see. I was there about four hours total and felt like I maybe looked at a third of what was there. Fortunately, when you buy a full-priced ticket it's good for one re-entry within 10 days, so you can split your visit... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were in Boston a week and found time to visit here thrice. We are interested in paintings - new and old - and it has plenty. Open spaces make for pleasant viewing. A good choice of cafes and excellent shops too. The giant George Washington painting is spectacular but so are plenty of other works. Take your time, it's... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Thanks to a library pass, got to enjoy the MFA with my mother-in-law at a discounted price. Enjoyed two special exhibits on William Merritt Chase and Robert McCloskey, both of which were very well done. Grew up with the MFA and have always loved just walking through the various galleries and some special ones, e.g., musical instrument collection. Definitely check... More 

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Fenway / Kenmore
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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