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Address: 140 Commonwealth Ave, Newton, MA
Phone Number: 617-552-8100
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Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sat - Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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A Hidden Gem!

Rotating Exhibits every few months assure something new and interesting to see throughout the year. Past exhibits have included 2000-year-old treasures from the far-flung... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 8, 2015
Jon T
Newton, Massachusetts
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Newton, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Rotating Exhibits every few months assure something new and interesting to see throughout the year. Past exhibits have included 2000-year-old treasures from the far-flung provinces of the Roman Emprie, a famous redeicovered Caravaggio materpiece, 'Degenerate Art' from Germany between the Wars, the American West in painting and sculpture, and early photographers of the 20th Century. Oh, and it's all free,... More 

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Waban, MA
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

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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Hilton Head, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
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!

1 Thank Ted J
Newton, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
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.

1 Thank NewChi53
New York City, New York
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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 

1 Thank YaniraRocks
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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Charlottesville, Virginia
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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 

1 Thank Rhonda R
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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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