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“One of the Best Art Museums I've Ever Visited”

Museum of Fine Arts
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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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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“One of the Best Art Museums I've Ever Visited”
Reviewed March 16, 2014

I have been to the Museum of Fine Arts many times over the years. Each time I fall more in love. The Museum boasts one of the finest collection of Old Kingdom Egyptian art in the world. Apart from the Egyptian section, my other person favorite is the museum's collection of Dutch Renaissance paintings. I especially love the Frans Hals portrait of a man and the tiny Rembrandt sell portrait. The new Art of the America's wing, which contains artwork from Copley and Sargent and silver from Paul Revere, is also well-worth the visit.

The building of the MFA is also worth seeing. The rotunda is beautiful and there are several Sargent murals. The courtyard is also a nice place to relax on a sunny day.

The museum's special exhibitions tend to get crowded so I would recommend visiting these exhibits on weekdays if at all possible. Also, on Wednesday nights the museum offers free drawing supplies for the public to use to sketch the artwork or clothed models.

The MFA is a must see for any art lover in the Boston area!

Visited November 2013
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Kingston, Canada
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“Worth the visit”
Reviewed March 16, 2014

very big collection. World class. A real cross section of work covering a variety of periods and movements throughout history.

Visited February 2014
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Austin, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“MFA Boston”
Reviewed March 15, 2014

Just went back here for the first time in ages - and it's very much better. The permanent collection is very good, particularly for the impressionists (37 Monets alone), and for American art (fine collection of Copley and Sargent). It is also extremely varied, and the standard of curation is high.

Visited March 2014
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Leonard, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“An evening touring the museum”
Reviewed March 13, 2014

I toured the museum several weeks ago. Great art work and different catagories to visit. The Egyptian art is a little creepy and not my cup of tea. Enjoyed the Italian section and Christian art. The Cafe unstairs is nice but a little pricey although the service was excellent. The price is a little much for several hours but if you are an art fan maybe not too bad. You can go back the second for free however I did not have the time to go back. Overall, I am glad I visited.

Visited March 2014
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Munich, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed March 11, 2014

Very embitious, outstanding presentation, wonderful art, a must for your visit.
Take a guided tour or an Audio guide.

Visited July 2013
Thank Kurt K
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