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Museum of Fine Arts
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Ranked #2 of 400 things to do in Boston
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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.
Useful Information: Activities for older children
Reviewed January 9, 2013

This museum is very accessible and user-friendly, with docents throughout. It is a great mix of modern and older art. Highly recommended!

Thank thomturner3636
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Reviewed January 7, 2013

As adult viewers, we really enjoyed it. Not sure it would be appropriate for young children. It would be a stop that I would add to your visit to Boston.

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Reviewed January 7, 2013

Docents are to museums as EZ Pass is to highway travel.
They do what they do because they love it and want to help you in your quest to experience the 'arts'.
General guided walks can help you survey the vastness ---and will give you a sort of time structure, helping to avoid the museum burnout syndrome. This is caused by the belief that spending more than six hours wandering among great art collections by searching through miles of marble halls,hard marble floors and almost too many security guards in every corner believing that you are determined to touch some priceless marble horse.
Tours are a great way to 'case the joint'.
Museums will always welcome you back and don't care if you hate the sarcophagus from the 2nd century. But your docent might be able to provide interesting trivia, like the meaning of sarcophagus---stone coffins coined by Pliny the Elder from a Greek word meaning 'flesh-eater' originated by Pliny the Elder the word comes from the greek
sarcophagus is from the Greek meaning 'flesh-eater.
And never feel guilty about disliking the art from the Middle Ages or anything art in a triptych form.

1  Thank Madaket1
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Reviewed January 7, 2013

It takes a while to see everything in this museum and to give every piece its deserved time to appreciate. They have quite exquisite collections. Their gift shop has most of the paintings on poster, but they are quite pricey.

Thank 7Ashley7Boo7
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Reviewed January 4, 2013

it is pretty good museum, and they have many free tours during any day, which I highly recommend to use.
Decent food in their cafeterias/restaurants, so one may spend the whole day there.

If it will be biggest museum you've been so far, you are going to love it a lot! Apparently, after being to Metropolitan recently, the impression of Boston museum is seems like a little bit faded copy.

I liked their impressionists corner, and American art galleries.
And don't forget to use free guided tours, you'll learn much more! As well I recommend to use audio-video guide they offer (I recommend it for every museum, but theirs are also show videos).

Anyway, I had a great time, hope you'll enjoy it as well.

Thank SweetEjik
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