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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: 617-267-9300
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10:00 am - 9:45 pm
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Wed - Fri 10:00 am - 9:45 pm
Sat - Tue 10:00 am - 4:45 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes

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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One of the best museums in the US

If you are at all interested in what art museums have to offer and you are in Boston for more than a day, I recommend that you visit the MFA and, if time permits, the Gardner... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Falmouth, Massachusetts

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Falmouth, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

If you are at all interested in what art museums have to offer and you are in Boston for more than a day, I recommend that you visit the MFA and, if time permits, the Gardner Museum, which is close by. Aside form the collection, there is a nice cafe and gift store.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I learned a lot about art and artists. Very interesting. Its not far from Fenway, so if you are going to a game, go a few hours early and walk to and from the ballpark. You will definitely enjoy it.

Thank Ed M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

If you've never been to an art museum then you don't know what you are missing. The BMFA is a place where you can learn and enjoy and get lost in history for an entire day and truly feel that you have learned so much that you'll ask yourself why am I not here more often Art ranging from early... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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13 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My wife and I visited the museum for something to do when it was snowing. We took a cab for convience. It was a friday morning. We felt like we had the place to ourselves as their practically was nobody there.

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Brookline, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The MFA is exceptionally great. It stands with the other mayor art museums of the world. Meanwhile, it has superlative special exhibits. And an ambitious events programs. A number of the great historical works -- the iconic art one always thinks of a true "art" -- are here.

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Providence, Rhode Island
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7 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The museum houses a first-class collection in a beautiful building. The galleries are well organized and comfortable despite the large crowds that were present during our recent visit. We really enjoyed the Dutch Masters exhibit but did hear some grumbling from others during our visit about the quality of the show (we thought is was terrific). We had lunch in... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Shows that go through the museum are always impressive and well explained. The regular shows are expansive and take one though many historical times and relate to each other.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Many of us were concerned when the MFA consolidated some departments to save on curatorial staff. But the MFA continues stronger than ever. Be sure to take advantage of the gallery talks; you will get a lot more out of your visit. And try to avoid the free admission days unless you really need to save the $25. The extreme... More 

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

I have lived in/close to Boston for the past 26 years and have been here many times. It is a great place anytime of year but we love it on rainy day in summer or during winter months. They always have special exhibits that are fabulous and its collection of art is tremondous. Highly recommend for anyone visiting or in... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Boston's Museum of Fine Arts is an institution that houses one of the world's premier collections of fine arts in a diverse area of specialties. My favorite sections are the Impressionist and Post Impressionist collections. I have also seen several recent temporary exhibits: Goya, Hokusai, and Dutch Painting in the Age of Rembrandt and Vermeer. The Museum has a fine... More 

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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.