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Museum of Fine Arts

465 Huntington Ave, Avenue of the Arts, Boston, MA 02115-5597
617-267-9300
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As featured in 3 days in Boston
Ranked #1 of 208 attractions in Boston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Art Museums
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Chicago
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26 reviews 26 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

Having visited museums around the world, I was surprised by how good and varied collections at the MFA are. Just visiting the various painting collections would take hours, but the ancient arts (especially the Egyptian archaelogical section) are not to be missed. As an aside, the lunch we had at the courtyard restaurant was excellent by any standard, but for... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

Just one word - WOW. It is a fantastic museum with truly amazing pieces. There is so much to see and take in, that it truly requires more than one visit.

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Casselberry, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

Three hours was not long enough to see everything, but we managed the special exhibits: quilting, impressionists and Jamie Wyeth. The museum can be overwhelming, so you have to pick and choose. The cafeteria provided decent food, although a bit expensive. Guides were helpful in navigating the place. Definitely need to go back. Also loved seeing one of four original... More

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London
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95 reviews 95 reviews
7 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

This is a fantastic museum - well worth the trip on the green line. A fantastic mix of new and old architect with a wide variety of exhibits from antiquity to modern. Some good places to eat on site.

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

the MFA is not a secret, but the breadth and beauty of Jamie Wyeth's remains a secret to some. Make plans today to go experience this talented artist's work skillfully curated in a powerful exhibition on view now

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Pittsburgh
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45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

Really enjoyed the art in the museum from Warhol to Picasso. Magna Carta was on display while there which was a huge bonus. Great place to spend the afternoon.Loved all the oils from Copley as well.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

This is a world-class museum and the new American Galleries are particularly worth a special trip. The Museum is easily-reached from the City centre on the MBTA Green Line. A excellent meal in the mid-price restaurant in the new Shapiro Family courtyard was both a culinary and an architectural experience. Normal admission includes the opportunity of a free second visit... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

There is never enough time to see or re-visit the treasures of the MFA. From wandering through the intricate scale models of battleships of the 18 and 19th centuries, to the trove of Impressionist and Post-Impressionist art and sculpture, to their special exhibitions, the museum never disappoints.

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Stamford, Connecticut
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

I didn't get to see all of the exhibits, but what I did see was phenomenal. The Magna Carta!!! Water Lillies by Monet. Renoir's Dance at Bougival. Didn't have time to go back on this trip, but it will be the first place I go to upon my return to Boston.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

This museum is larger than it looks, so plan to spend at least half a day here if you want to see a fair number of displays. Very interesting displays for all ages. We saw everything from a quilt display, to mummies, to Monet! The cafeteria is a good choice for lunch for families. We had soup and salad and... More

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