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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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A Cultural Delight

We found this museum easily as it has its own station on the underground. We arrived at 10 a.m. just when it opened and started in the Asian arts area...exploring Japan; India... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Colchester, United Kingdom
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Colchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We found this museum easily as it has its own station on the underground. We arrived at 10 a.m. just when it opened and started in the Asian arts area...exploring Japan; India; Korea; China and other Asian countries. There was a gallery shut off which was going to show the role of women in Japanese art and the lady in... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

As a Boston native, I've been going to this museum on school field trips since I was very young. Now, so many years later, and having had a chance to see some awesome museums around the US and the world, I still love the MFA. Not only are the resident exhibits wonderful, but this museum attracts some of the best... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Lovely museum really big and so we didn't have enough time to do it in one visit. Really well laid,bright and airy. Temporary exhibitions were very interesting.

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Bsoton
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

MFA is a great museum with an eclectic collection from all over the world. Definitely worth a visit. There is always a new exhibit. The food is good too at the cafe.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We wanted to go to the Museum of Fine Arts because we heard they had a large Impressionist display. It was wonderful! We loved the layout, the spaciousness, the restaurant, the Chihuly tree and the restrooms. My favorite museum to date!!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I wish I had more time to spend in here, and I spent most of an afternoon! There is an excellent collection of artists from a range of periods and mediums, and I can't even speak to all of it because I couldn't go through all of it in the time I had. Definitely worth a visit while in Boston... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Boston MFA is well worth a visit and with your ticket you can return within 10 days for free. A great collection of art from Europe, Asia and the Americas ranging from ancient Egypt to Renaissance to Dutch Golden age to Modern American. Highlight for me was the European wing with fantastic collections of Rembrandt , Claude Monet and Van... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Very good museum. A wonderful collection of art. I love the new wing. The changing exhibitions are always interesting. Good modern and contemporary art. And - very good gift shops and bookstore. I can also recommend the restaurants.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went to this renown museum while we were visiting Boston. Was pleasantly surprised by the logical and flowing sections of the museum. I spent 3 to 4 hours browsing the exhibits. I enjoyed especially the Boston artists that I was not familiar with

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Thank Steven K
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This museum requires additional visits. You can spend so much time on just one exhibit! But there is so much to see.

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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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