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Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Categories: Art Museums, Museums
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4.6/5 based on 5,500+ reviews on the web
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 to visit Museum of Fine Arts and other attractions in Boston using our Boston tour planner.
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  • Tonight we visited the museum it was closing early for an event so we really didn't get to see the whole thing... Maybe next time 
  • This is truly one of the world's best art museums. The exhibits are generally quite good, and the permanent collection is huge, varied and impressive. 
  • well, the building is nice and he Egyptian collection is really fine as is the romantic collection of american art, but a lot of the stuff didn't talk to me at all. 
  • This is a great museum with lots of beautiful art. My favorite part was all of the classic paintings. The museum itself is huge! The organization is well laid out, but don't be afraid to ask someone to point you in the right direction. There was a long line to check in, but it moved very fast. Staff is very friendly and location is very convenient. Overall, very impressed and hope to make it back soon.
  • Would rate a six. One of the best museums on the east coast. It's a bit overwhelming, so pick a couple galleries, then grab something sweet at the espresso bar. The restaurant in the middle is a great place to be seen. 🙃
  • A world class museum. Stunning. The modern architecture of portions of the museum mingle curiously with the architecture of the original museum. The recent changes in how the art is able to be experienced by the visitors is smart. There are great cafes and areas to relax and take it all in.
  • We're members and happily so. We pop in for an hour or a day and always find something new to explore. The food courts are great. The people are friendly. What can I say? It's worth every penny.
  • I have to say besides the MET with its overcrowded tourists and loud noises and the overly grandiose Norton museum and the secluded Getty Museum, this was the MOST enjoyable trip to a museum I have ever had. If you are an artist, an aspiring artist or a student, this is were you should go. There is an extensive collection of Egyptian art ranging from the earliest dynasty to the last. They also have a few Mesopotamian pieces. For people who are into Contemporary or Classical/Romantic art, they have an extensive collection of paintings from Monet, Van Gogh, Hoffman, Frida Khalo, O'Keeffe, Picasso and more. . . if you plan to go there, you need to at least have 2 hours to spare because there is so MUCH to see! It was surprisingly quiet when it was a free day (for Bank of America card holder) on a saturday. Also, the price for adult is $25, student is $23 and free for babies-17 years old.
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