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McMullen Museum

Address: 140 Commonwealth Ave, Newton, MA
Phone Number: 617-552-8100
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Ranked #8 of 19 Attractions in Newton
Type: Art Museums, Museums
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Type: Art Museums, Museums
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sat - Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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New York City, New York
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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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
11 reviews 11 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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11 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
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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