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Address: 140 Commonwealth Ave, Newton, MA
Phone Number: 617-552-8100
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A hidden gem on BC campus

The McMullen is a wonderful small museum/gallery in Chestnut Hill with docent led tours of its excellence exhibits which change each semester.

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Waban, MA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

The McMullen is a wonderful small museum/gallery in Chestnut Hill with docent led tours of its excellence exhibits which change each semester.

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Wellesley, MA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Like so many other colleges and universities, Boston College has a really nice gem of a museum, the McMullen. It is manageable in size and has enthusiastic and knowledgable docents.Try to book a tour when a special collection is on display (usually between October and March). Highly recommended!

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Newton, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This is a small museum on the campus of Boston College. Each semester a major exhibition is mounted. This spring the focus is on the eastern Mediterranean between the 2nd and 6th century C.E. "Roman in the Provinces: Art on the Periphery of Empire" examines interaction between local traditions and Roman imperial culture.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

A small museum on BC's campus with carefully curated pieces. I would go on a day where there are other on campus events i.e. Arts Fest, Night Market etc. If not you can always sign up for a tour after the exhibit or grab a coffee on campus at the Chocolate Bar (In McElroy Hall) or lunch at Lower/Corcoran Commons... More 

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Newton, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

The McMullen Art Museum on the BC campus is a small gem that often has terrifically curated special exhibits. What's on view is always worth checking out, and it's free, though donations are welcome. From the McMullen you can go on to tour the hilly campus as well as see the football stadium. From the parking garage, you can walk... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2013

Occupying two galleries in an academic building on the Boston College campus, the McMullen Museum stages two excellent, well-curated special exhibits per year. The current exhibit shows dazzling art from 16th century Japan on the subject of trading missions with Portuguese sailors and Jesuit missionaries. Seven exquisite large screens depict ships, sailors of many nationalities with large "Western" noses, trade... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2013

The McMullen Art Museum at Boston College in Newton, Mass. is currently hosting an exhibition of art objects and artifacts from the 16th century which were created as a result of the impact of Portuguese missionaries and traders on Japanese culture. The art includes a variety of enormous yet highly detailed screens showing the Portuguese sailing ships, their crews, Jesuit... More 

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Address: Address: 140 Commonwealth Ave, Newton, MA
Phone Number: 617-552-8100
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Newton
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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