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Museum of Fine Arts

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Fenway / Kenmore
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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 - 16:45
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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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Fabulous Collections and architecture

I so enjoyed the recent William Merritt Chase exhibit at the MFA. I loved it so much that I went four times, once with my husband and three times with friends! We all love... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I so enjoyed the recent William Merritt Chase exhibit at the MFA. I loved it so much that I went four times, once with my husband and three times with friends! We all love everything about the museum - from the gorgeous entrance, to the delightful galleries, to the friendly staff, and the delightful venues for snacks and food.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

No matter the style or subject, there is always a piece that catches my eye and I need to stop and ponder how that reflects a part of my being and living.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The MFA is a place where one can go and embrace the Beauty of the OLD and NEW Treasures that the walls of the Museum hold. Young and Old alike will enjoy the experience.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Beautiful museum with a magnificent collection. Great American Arts exhibit and of course the Impressionists exhibit is one of the best in the world. Lovely cafés where you can eat or have something to drink. The museum also organizes a wonderful French film festival and offers concerts in the garden in the summer.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Free day. Impressive exhibition on closing day. Crowded but spacious in the museum. Always a joy to meditate here.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I went with a friend on Sunday afternoon for the last day of an exhibit. It was crowded by not impossible to move around. It's curious to be a "tourist" in your own town. The art is incredible. I was most impressed with the staff who were there to help with directions, find out about the building and more. Definitely... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We like this museum a lot. Not too big - can see a lot in just a few short hours. Good cross section of types of art. Usually some sort of exhibition also going on.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I lived in the NY for many years and got lost in the museums there - but this one is both high quality and far more approachable in terms of size and touring. One can see it in a day and enjoy good spots for treats. Worth going and I do, every time in Boston.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I was a former member of the MFA and sometime go-er. Strangely, it was only after I let my membership lapse and I made two final visits that I realized just how wonderful this museum is. I attended the special exhibit of the Hokusai artwork on the final day in August 2015. If you know anything about art, you've seen... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

You won't be disappointed by this architecturally striking museum, blending old and new exhibit halls. Great American, European, and Egyptian collections in well organized exhibits. I went with my pre-teen daughter and we spent 5 hrs truly engaged in the artwork. Rented the audio phones which are great because they explain some select artworks in depth. Don't miss the atrium... 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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