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The Museum of Fine Arts in Boston is one of the city's greatest assets, chock full of masterpieces by well known artists but also lots of interesting, less known treasures, furnishings, ancient artifacts and more.

Thank EdSalvato
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Reviewed yesterday

the museum of fine arts is a real must for museum lovers. its not only the diverse exhibitions but also the variety of arts and design that is exhibited. you find the old well known artists like picasso, monet and a lot of others from ancient epocs. but the interesting part is the variety of temporary exhibitions that make the visit so interesting. i spent hours following contemporary artists thruout various generations ant from painting, to sculptering, to photography. make a family event out of your visit im sure your children find their interests too. as said the mofa is a mist during your stay in boston. its worth every hour you spend in there.

Thank rainerstaub
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

There are things you do because you have to.
There are things you do because you want to.
And then there are things you do because why not!?

If you grew up in or around Boston (I didn't) then you probably went to the Museum of Fine Arts once or twice as part of a field trip.

If you are visiting Boston, I feel that you are missing out if you don't include a visit to this museum on your list.

Bit what if you live in the area? Is it still worth a visit?

The answer is of course, yes!

You see, whether you're a tourist or a local the MFA has plenty to offer. Want to see a mummy? A Van Gogh or Monet's waterlilies?

Come here!

Full disclosure, I used to think Monet was boring. I used to hate Waterlilies and then, I saw it up close and personal. Listen, it wasn't life changing but there is a world of difference between the one you see in a book and the one in the frame.

But that's not all this spectacular museum has to offer, with regularly rotating exhibits and even themed nights there is always something to explore. Want to listen to electronic house while you enjoy contemporary art? They do that here on occasion!

If you are a local, the last hour they are open is free so go have fun. If you're visiting, try to budget more time.

"But I get bored easily," you might be saying.

No worries there! Tired of looking at stuff? The MFA is on the Fenway so if weather permits you can enjoy a pleasant walk along the water and feel miles away from the metropolitan area you are very much in the middle of.

Want to go visit another museum? I won't name it here as the two have historically had their differences but I will say you absolutely must STEAL away at least a little time to go visit the other museum only a block or so away and both accessible by wheel chair.

Want to get a little exercise in? This museum is a little bit of a walk (15-20 minutes if you rush it. 25-30 if you take your time) from Fenway Park but with all the fine dining in that area, you'll be plenty hungry by the time you get there.

So what are you waiting for? Go check their website and plan your trip around the exhibit you most want to see!

Thank Madmixologist
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Reviewed 2 days ago

If you come to Boston, don’t miss one of the country’s best art collections. You’ll find it at the Museum of Fine Arts Boston. In 2010 the MFA opened a new wing of strictly American art. You will find these four floors of American art in context with time period, paintings mixed with period furniture and objects. The Egyptian collection is also one of the finest in the world.

Thank BrendafromBoston
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

As a member of the MFA I couldn’t wait to check out the new Winnie the Pooh exhibit that is now there through January 6th. I recommend you visit the website as you should reserve tickets and you are given a particular time entrance window. It is really an exceptional exhibit. My daughter (16) and I are both long time Pooh fans. This exhibit has original antique pieces, writings, artwork galore, interactive dioramas for the little ones and is just very engaging from start to finish. Don’t miss it!

Thank williamcD2831XX
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Reviewed 3 days ago

It would take at least 4 days to truly
appreciate this museum. It's like opening a Reference book on art and you discover that what is in the book is in the museum.

Thank Bill m
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This museum collection is absolutely amazing. Any art history student will find something here to appreciate.

I went during their winnie the pooh exhibition and it was both adorable and informative.

The only down side was an hour into my visit they decided to evacuate the building and told us we would all be allowed back in soon. They never explained why.

1  Thank Audrey C
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This is one of the great museums in the USA. Hadn't been in a while... really no reason for that. Needed to kill some time waiting for my son at a show, so popped in. Reminded me how I need to visit more often. All tourists need to go while in town... make the time for it.

Thank WINEandTRAVEL
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Reviewed 4 days ago

What can I say, it's an art museum. I spent the morning viewing the rarely exhibited "French Pastels: Treasures from the Vault" which was an expected treat. I'd go back again to view more of their permanent collection. $25 admission includes one free repeat visit within 10 days. Wish I'd had time to take advantage of that!

Thank 829yvetten
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We spent an afternoon enjoying the impressionist and American contemporary collections. Had a nice time in the special Winnie The Pooh exhibit. It is a large building and we wish we had more time. Definitely a must see for art lovers.

Thank davidtC7269CS
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