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Museum of Fine Arts

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Fenway / Kenmore
As featured in 3 Days in Boston and 3 other guides
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Address: 465 Huntington Ave, Avenue of the Arts, Boston, MA 02115-5597
Phone Number:
+1 617-267-9300
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10:00 - 16:45
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Wed - Fri 10:00 - 21:45
Sat - Tue 10:00 - 16:45
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
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Boston's oldest, largest and best-known art institution, the MFA houses one...

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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USD 53.99*
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USD 72.22*
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A great day at the MFA!

We hadn't been in awhile so renewed our membership and spent 2.5 hours walking around. Decided to grab a bite in the central café and it was a great spot to be in. So much light... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We hadn't been in awhile so renewed our membership and spent 2.5 hours walking around. Decided to grab a bite in the central café and it was a great spot to be in. So much light and such a feeling of openness. We saw the Chase exhibit and a bunch of the standard collections. Forgot how uplifting it can be... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Really good day spent here with a huge variety of artefacts. The highlight of our visit was to be seeing Renoir's Danse a Bougival, which has a special place in our affections. However a huge disappointment to find it was out on loan. Apparently this happens quite a lot with some of their prestigious pieces of art so worth checking... More 

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Attleboro, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I went to see the Merritt Chase exhibit. It was extremely crowded,Hard to really see most of the work up close, which I found terribly frustrating. I very much enjoyed what I could see.The modern art was up on the 3rd floor and I have to say I was disappointed with the limited display of some of my favorite artists,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Always have the best exhibits and there is a nice gift shop. Nice restaurant for lunch. Food is good although pricey.

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Montpelier, Vermont
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Went to see the William Merritt Chase exhibition which was amazing: well displayed and a staggering collection of Chase's works...and the rest of the museum is truly grand as well. A classic space similar in many ways to the Met, both with its own unique Boston sensibility...days of days worth of wandering and browsing.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Love this amazing museum with its wealth of art and antiquities. Great cafes and restaurants for dining. Well signposted throughout.

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South Burlington, Vermont
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Usually when I come to Boston, I like to visit a place that is educational, and is focused on more that just how quick or society moves. This Museum of Fine Arts, is always a wonderful peaceful place to come to, to escape that loud noisy world we have come to live in. The staff is wonderful and friendly and... More 

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Dartmouth, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went mostly to see an exhibit on William Merritt Chase, about whom we knew almost nothing. Turns out he was pretty good and taught some notable painters like Georgia O'Keeffe and Charles Sheeler. If you can find your way to the third floor, there's also some paintings by those folks.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Could easily spend 2+ hours walking all the exhibits and still not have seen everything. Was well worth it to get the CityPass which includes a ticket to the museum. Plenty of exhibitions for any taste in art.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Fabulous collection, great mix of old and new. Really need days to do justice to such a fabulous space.

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Staying in Fenway / Kenmore

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Fenway / Kenmore
The Curse of the Bambino may have ended years ago, but loyal Red Sox fans will continue to infiltrate this home to historic Fenway Park, where you can find victory banners, people yelling in stereotypical Boston accents, and lots of sports bars. Located within Kenmore Square, the old gas station Citgo sign is another Boston skyline classic seen throughout the city. In addition to a hectic and diehard sports mentality, this neighborhood is also home to some of Boston’s many universities. Move from Boston University territory to that of Northeastern, and spend time at the famous Museum of Fine Arts. For more culture, check out the smaller but equally beautiful Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. Continue off the beaten path and check out the green space in the Back Bay Fens, a pretty community garden. This diverse neighborhood has a mix of universities, sports, culture, and more residential green space.
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