Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

4.8
Boston's oldest cultural institution, Museum of Fine Arts is noted for its collection of French Impressionist paintings, including more works by Monet than any other museum or gallery outside of Paris. The museum also houses a vast collection of Egyptian, ancient Greek, and Roman art. The galleries displaying American works include paintings of famous historical figures, such as George Washington, Samuel Adams, and Paul Revere. In addition to works by the great European artists Gauguin, Renoir, Degas, and van Gogh, you can also see examples of some of the finest works produced by Americans John Singleton Copley, Winslow Homer, and John Singer Sargent. Be sure to leave a little time for exhibits of medieval sculpture and tapestries, as well as for displays of Chinese calligraphy and Japanese pottery. Arrange your visit to Museum of Fine Arts and discover more family-friendly attractions in Boston using our Boston tour builder tool .
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  • Beautiful facility, amazing and expansive amount of material and collections to observe, enjoy and appreciate. Slightly disappointed the classical antiquities section (Greco-Roman) was not available.....  more »
  • The museum building and grounds are beautiful. We particularly enjoyed the contemporary art wing, as well as the Art of the Americas offerings. Check on student discounts and special offers before.....  more »
  • We spent an afternoon exploring the Museum. The exhibits are wonderful. I enjoyed the American Art section, but all were great. The building itself is lovely with murals and other installations.  more »
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  • Love to bring my visiting friends and family here. Great tourist destination without the crushing feeling of being stuck in a tourist trap. Plus they have great artist socks for anyone in need of a clever gift! Always clean & staff are polite. Wonderful artwork too!
  • I enjoyed my time at the museum the art work and items on display were interesting, they had I believe four mummies on display and some enormous items that surprised me into thinking how did they get them in. A fair warning I would suggest that you not pay for the mobile MFA guide in the reason that the battery life on them is not that good I wasn't even half way through the museum and the battery was already starting to drain to when it only had about 10%, plus some of the exhibits didn't even have an option to use it so again it's just a suggestion but don't use it. In the end it's a good time and expect to be there a good amount of time if you want to visit the whole museum.
  • A truly remarkable museum. The architecture, exhibits, and gardens were so unique and made for a great experience. I would recommend you take a few minutes to plan out your tour otherwise you can jump around exhibits very easily. Some exhibits are spread out among two to three floors.
  • The MFA is amazing! There are so many interesting exhibits and sections. The architecture of the museum itself is so impressive. I spent nearly 4 hours there and didn't even finish looking at half of the museum. You could easily spend an entire day here. The food offered at the cafe is also pretty tasty! Definitely a place to stop if you're visiting Boston. Admission is by voluntary donation on Wednesday evenings, so you can get in for as much or as little as you like!
  • I loved the expeditions shown at this Museum. They bring famous paintings along with their local ones. This museum contains wonderful pieces of art. Personally my favorite is the American paintings precisely George Washington standing tall on a the summit of a hill.
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