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“First Rate” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Museum of Fine Arts

Museum of Fine Arts
465 Huntington Ave, Avenue of the Arts, Boston, MA 02115-5597
617-267-9300
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Ranked #1 of 195 Attractions in Boston
Type: Art Museums, Museums
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
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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 Impressionist paintings, Asian and Egyptian collections and early American art.
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“First Rate”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2011

Permanent Collection was excellent. Degas was the special exibit when we were there - quite extensive

Visited November 2011
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“"The Clock" - Very very entertaining - whether 10 minutes or 90 minutes - for all ages”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2011

Stop by this delightful film! On the second floor of MFA, artist Christian Marclay has assembled 24 hours of movie clips which minute by minute reveal the actual time for the viewing audience. In the museum's comfortable armchair seating, you watch snippets of James Cagney, Johnny Depp, Greta Garbo, Clint Eastwood, Clark Gable, and Daniel Craig and more, the actors in this cleverly edited tribute to time, and the clock.
Suitable for dropping in for a short time, or for a longer stay. I myself have watched 4 times - around noon, around 7 pm, midnight, and mid-afternoon. A real crowd pleaser. Leaves the MFA Boston December 31, 2011.

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“Magnificent fine arts museum”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2011

A visit to Boston's MFA is a must for anyone interested in fine arts. If we'd had the luxury of spending the entire day here, we would have done so. One visit is never enough time. Young children have shorter attention spans so we contented ourselves with viewing works from specific galleries. We browsed the Olmec Mask gallery, the Monet and Turner galleries, the Art of the Americas wing, in particular the American Impressionism and John Singer Sargent collections. We had not expected such an extensive collection of Asian art collection and furniture, particularly the Chinese and Japanese artworks.

There are restrooms, some with baby change facilities and drinking fountains located on each floor. If you have young children with you, we'd suggest heading to the ground level Garden Cafeteria for a wider range of more casual lunch menu options, more seats and nearby drinking fountains too. The museum staff were also friendly and courteous, always happy to assist in finding a gallery.

The gift shop/bookstore in the Druker Family Pavilion on Level 1 has a small tabletop area with crayons and scrap paper to keep children occupied. If we'd known that there was a 'Family Art Cart' available on the weekends for children, we'd definately have participated in those activities too.

Visited October 2011
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“The Degas presentation there was wonderful!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2011

This musium sure must be one of the best galleries of fine arts in the world.

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“World-class art museum”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2011

Great collections in a beautiful space. Always something different going on. Definitely worth a visit for art lovers.

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