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Museum of Fine Arts

Address: 465 Huntington Ave, Avenue of the Arts, Boston, MA 02115-5597
Phone Number: 617-267-9300
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Ranked #1 of 195 Attractions in Boston
Type: Art Museums, Museums
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Fee: Yes
Owner description: Boston's oldest, largest and best-known art institution, the MFA...
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Type: Art Museums, Museums
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Hours:
Wed - Fri 10:00 am - 9:45 pm
Sat - Tue 10:00 am - 4:45 pm
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.
Useful Information: Activities for older children
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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston has had a major facelift in the last several years. From the MFA's website: "At the core of the MFA’s transformational building expansion and renovation is a new wing for the Art of the Americas... Designed by Foster + Partners (London), the project will enrich the ways visitors encounter the MFA’s great works of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW

I love this museum so much, I love to see the old and new exhibits. I recently viewed the Goya exhibit and had brunch as well. It's a great spot for a date or just an afternoon with friends.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW

Clearly they have a few great pieces of art to view but the layout of the museum if confusing and doesn't "flow". I can't say it made me want to explore. Some of the masterpieces were hung in odd places which made viewing difficult. Rembrandt's smallest painting is hung within a cabinet and you almost miss it...weird. Others are hung... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW

When I leave New York, I never know what to expect from a smaller city's museum contingent -- but I needn't have worried here, since Boston boasts a legendary collection which has been viewed by the public for over a century. The Masters room in particular was impressive, with many Rembrandts, Steens, and even a massively-scaled Turner. Also, the Ancient... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014 NEW

I hope to return and spend an entire day in this museum.....my husband won't join me for that trip. The Egyptian art was breathtaking....pillars from a temple were erected and seemed fully intact. There were many examples of pottery and jewelry; I began to recognize the origin of some of our contemporary designs...very exciting to know that current craft designs... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014 NEW

Our lunch here was part of a most enjoyable (rainy) day in Boston. Great food, atmosphere, and service.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014 NEW

good exhibition and worth a visit. Staff were helpful and gave good directions, but maybe the cafe should remain open until the museum closes. we could not get tea or coffee etc

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014 NEW

This was my second visit and it didn't disappoint. I spent three hours there but it could have been much longer. The museum is small enough to negotiate and savour in a short visit but also allows for stopping and repeat viewing. It is one of the finest museums I have ever visited and I have seen all the big... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014 NEW

You know, sometimes I feel like there is no point in writing reviews for such places as the MFA of Boston or the MET of New York. You just must go and visit the place. It is never a waste of time. Wednesday is a good day to visit. On that day the museum is open until 9.45 pm and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014 NEW

The Museum of Fine Arts is a Boston Treasure. The collections are precious, vast, varied and beautifully displayed. Art lovers and historians have access to descriptions and contextual information. It is an amazing places for school groups, with "classroom" activities that follow guided tours that are authentic and designed to make the visual experience accessible for even younger children. This... More 

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