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Museum of Fine Arts
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Ranked #2 of 396 things to do in Boston
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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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Weston, Massachusetts
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15 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Don't forget to visit”
Reviewed January 10, 2014

If you are an art lover or not, you will definitely like this place. So many lovely exhibits to see, wonderful art work, ancient and modern. one day is not enough to see them all.take your out of town guest or visitor, from a foreign land and enjoy!

Visited August 2013
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San Francisco, California, United States
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“Hippie Chic”
Reviewed January 8, 2014

Went to the MFA specifically for the Hippie Chic exhibition. Fun and fascinating, but there was no context as to why they would include Mod into this. I am coming back to see what else this museum has to offer. Also, unlike many exhibits, they had no problem with photos being taken.

Visited August 2013
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Lyme, Connecticut
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“One of the greats!”
Reviewed January 8, 2014

Broad, magnificent collection. Beautifully curated and displayed. Surprises everywhere. You need weeks to really look at all. New glassed in courtyard is dramatic but a bit of a miss. Went to see the Sargent watercolors and found the paintings beautiful, the people ugly! Please, when you go to an art museum don't talk on your smart phone! Ruined the experience for me. Obnoxious!

Visited December 2013
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Alexandria Va
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23 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“MFA in an hour!”
Reviewed January 8, 2014

This is truly one of the great art museums of the world but, because of the weather, I only had an hour before I had to leave for the airport. So I took the highlights tour, knowing that it would not be satisfying on many levels. But what could I do? Better to see a brief plate of hor d' oreurs than to not see anything at all. We spent most of the time on ancient art and artifacts. But zipping thru Egypt, Greece, Rome and Asia in 30 min is no mean feat. Our docent did an admirable job, tho, and focused on one or 2 objects in each gallery. Our hour was up just as we got into the American section, which is what I was most interested in but...oh, well! Save it for next time! Go. And give yourself more time than I had.

Visited January 2014
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Townsville, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Don't miss”
Reviewed January 7, 2014

Great diverse range of exhibits - downside is that need a couple of visits as there is so much to see.

Visited December 2013
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