Museum of Fine Arts

5/5 (2 Reviews)

Recently named one of the Top 25 Museums in the United States by TripAdvisor!

This museum houses nearly 450,000 works of art, from ancient Egyptian to contemporary, but the centerpiece is the spectacular new wing for the Art of the Americas. Here, you'll be treated to large-scale masterpieces that haven't been displayed for decades.
  • Adult gate price $25.00
  • Child gate price $10.00
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Boston is a city of culture, higher-learning, innovation, music, and of course art. The city’s Museum of Fine Arts tastefully captures the creative spirit of this New England capitol, housing an impressive collection of international masterpieces and mainstays in the mediums of painting, sculpture, artisanal items, textiles, and musical instruments. The Boston MFA is also the proud home of the new “Art of the Americas” wing, which features a whopping fifty-three galleries of art and artifacts from the Pre-Columbian era through the third quarter of the twentieth century. Visitors will see such well-known American pieces as The Sons of Liberty Bowl and The Passage of the Delaware.

The architecturally-grand MFA is located in Boston’s Fenway area—so named for its unusual geographic situation in a “fen” or marshy area filled with wild grasses and tall oats. It is surrounded by many of the city’s finest universities and colleges, with Northeastern University and Berklee College of Music in the immediate vicinity.

The Boston MFA is quite large and visitors can easily spend several hours wandering through its eloquently-arranged halls and exhibits. On permanent collection are an array of items in the categories of American, European, and Asian Art, Art of African and Oceania, The Ancient World, Contemporary Art, Photography, Prints and Drawings, Musical Instruments, Textiles and Fashion Arts, Jewelry, and most recently- a collection of Nazi-era European art.

Also featured is an impressive variety of rotating special exhibits that bring in renowned art from around the world. Here is a look at the types of exhibits visitors can expect to find at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts:

  • Global Patterns: Dress and Textiles in Africa: a collection focusing on the accomplishments of African weavers, dyers, bead embroiderers, and tailors, highlighting continuities, innovation, and the exchange of ideas in the trade
  • An Unspoken Dialogue with Japanese Tea: focusing on the contemporary Japanese tea-bowl and the subtleties surrounding its uses
  • Aphrodite and the Gods of Love: a look at the celebrated Greek and Roman love gods and divinities favored in ancient art and sculpture
  • Ellsworth Kelly: Wood Sculptures: a comprehensive collection featuring the 30 intricate pieces completed by this renowned artist
  • Europe at Mid-Century: Dubuffet, Giacometti, Picasso: Continental and British works highlighting the post-war creativity that emerged in this part of the world

The MFA is a beautifully designed institution housing over 450,000 pieces of exquisite art, making it one of the world’s most comprehensive fine art collections. Don’t leave without visiting the “Art of the Americas” wing, which is the buzz of the Boston art scene and is well worth a visit! Flash-free photography is permitted in the permanent collections, and the building and adjacent parking lot are wheelchair accessible. The MFA also features four dining establishments housed among its fantastic works of art, allowing for an inspiring and satisfying visit that can easily take up a full day.

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[1 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

A beautiful space and setting for art
By nab from Boston, MA on
Pros:
Quiet Spaces, Nice Architecture
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Smart Destinations Museum of Fine Arts:

This MFA in Boston has recently expanded and renovated. The art of the Americas wing is nearly brand new. They always have interesting exhibits, and the space is wonderful -- there are quiet corners to be discovered.

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Discover the secrets to Tomb 10A
By RainyDayInterns Verified Reviewer from Boston, MA on
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Smart Destinations Museum of Fine Arts:

We got a preview of it on Tuesday and it is spectacular! There is so much stuff there that one visit will not be NEARLY enough to see everything.[@] Enjoy,RainyDayInterns

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Website: www.mfa.org

Phone: (617) 267-9300

Address

465 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115

Hours

Go Boston Card honored:
Saturday-Tuesday, 10:00 am-4:45 pm
Wednesday-Friday, 10:00 am-5:30 pm

Closings

New Year's Day
Patriot's Day
July 4th
Thanksgiving Day
Christmas Day
All holiday hours are subject to change without notice.
  • Open year-round
  • Good for families
  • Parking available
  • Restaurant or snack bar
  • Restrooms
  • Disabled access
  • Reservations not required

Address

465 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115

Public Transportation

Take the T: Green Line E train to Museum of Fine Arts stop. Orange Line to Ruggles Street stop.

Getting In

Enter through the 465 Huntington Avenue entrance to the Museum and proceed to the ticket desk. Present your admission pass for entry. Get in and enjoy!

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