Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

4.8
Must see · Art Museum · Museum
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. Use our Boston tour builder tool to add Museum of Fine Arts and other attractions to your Boston vacation plans.
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  • The MFA has reopened as of September 26, 2020. However, you need to purchase advance, timed entrance tickets. It is extremely difficult getting the information you need for discounted or free...  more »
  • We very much appreciated this museum, many works, very well organized and we had received excellent information,  more »
  • I used to be a student in the area and went about once a week. Their permanent collection is very impressive and they have the coolest temporary exhibits. 100% recommend finding their monet's and...  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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