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“Don't miss the John Singer Sargent exhibit”

Museum of Fine Arts
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Ranked #5 of 410 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.
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Reviewed December 1, 2013

Very easy to get to using the T. Start out viewing Sargent exhibit and make your way up stairs. Too much colonial art for me but that's a huge part of Bostons history. A bit confusing to get to some exhibits but staff was always helpful guiding us. Was pleased to see some paintings that I didn't expect to be there. Enjoyed as much as NY museums- wasn't crowded for a Friday.

Thank clarkbar1
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Reviewed December 1, 2013

This photography exhibition was a very powerful female view of life and war in the Arab World. Brilliant.

Thank CanadaShirlery
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Reviewed November 30, 2013

The MFA is outstanding and overwhelming. Their rotating exhibits are great and we enjoyed the current Singer Sargent watercolor exhibit.

Thank BettiCBellevue_WA
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Reviewed November 28, 2013

On the art circuit, you can often get bogged down at huge institutions like the Met and the Art Institute of Chicago. The Boston MFA is, to my mind, just the right size. You see plenty, but you don't get overwhelmed. I had one of their audio guides and I have to say that it was a total pleasure! Well produced and with different narrators and approaches. Super.

Thank Kristen N
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Reviewed November 28, 2013

I have been fortunate enough to go to many Arts Museums around the world - this is probably the best of all and for me, rivals MOMA in New York and the range of museums in Madrid.

The staff are helpful, the art and artefacts are beautifully displayed and the Norman Foster glass, and concrete designed extensions to the original museum add fantastic space and light.

I visited on a weekday in mid-afternoon when the Museum was not too busy and there was time to browse, enjoy, relax and contemplate - a fabulous experience.

Thank ForestFan1001
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