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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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Fortunately for me I happened to be in the area and found myself with a free day. Once I checked the MFA website and saw that the current special exhibition was Winnie the Pooh, I purchased my online ticket.
I truly enjoyed the exhibit and...More
The Winnie the Pooh exhibit was really neat. I thought it would be just for kids but I actually enjoyed seeing the originals writings and drawings. After that I walked around the entire thing. I’m sure I missed so much! But everything I saw was...More
We found the MFA layout a bit confusing, even with a floor map, and lost some time searching for particular exhibits. Loved the Winnie the Pooh exhibit (ends 1/6/19), especially having recently seen the Goodbye Christopher Robin movie. Made sure to see some of the...More
I've been blessed to have been able to visit museums in Paris, London, Rome and Gothenburg. Boston's Museum of Fine Arts, MFA, is a world class museum. My only regret is that I was limited to 4 hours, due to needing to catch a plane,...More
I recently visited the Boston Museum of Fine Art. Large collection of varied arts. There was a special exhibit (no extra charge but you need timed tickets to enter it) of Winnie the Pooh drawings and Winnie the Pooh related items. There were activities within...More
Boston is rightly proud of its fine arts museum. From an outstanding permanent collection (especially the Impressionists) to interesting temporary exhibits (from propaganda post cards to Ansel Adams and his successors), there is something for everyone here. You can learn a lot just by walking...More
Don't leave Boston without at least one visit to this gem of a museum. Wonderful mummies, and the American collection is superb. If you get there before it closes, definitively visit the Winnie the Pooh exhibit.
Wow! We spent a good five hours wandering the galleries
Starting with an exhibition of Winnie the Pooh
Brought back childhood memories and memories with our children reading books and watching cartoons
The paintings viewed were fabulous Dutch masters to modern day art
This is a huge and superb museum, with an expansive collection that includes many different types of art. As an added bonus, there are decent dining options within the museum.
The curatorial staff is excellent, and I have enjoyed many shows covering areas in which...More
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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Hi --The Boston MFA Egyptian collection is excellent with artifacts and examples from pre-dynastic through the Egyptian Greco-Roman era. Of particular note are the unusually realistic "Reserve Heads" and the "Red Sculpture... More
Hi --The Boston MFA Egyptian collection is excellent with artifacts and examples from pre-dynastic through the Egyptian Greco-Roman era. Of particular note are the unusually realistic "Reserve Heads" and the "Red Sculpture" or Bust of Prince Ankhha, from the Old Kindgom 4th Dynasty, as well as several schist sculptures of King Menakura, aka Mycerinus, and his Queen, as well as, his large-scale representation in alabaster. Reproductions of tomb furniture, a reconstructed faiance bead dress, hieroglyphic carved sandstone tomb walls & columns and a black granite seated Sekhmet statue--scarabs, shwabties, gold jewelry, numerous red granite and painted wood sarcophagi are a few treasures on view. 2nd fl. galleries contain monumental temple sculptural elements and artifacts from the Tel Armana city center and capitol of the new monotheistic religion of Ra implemented by Akhanaten, Tutakhamun (King Tut's) Dad. Many Mummies to see, early pottery, Old and Middle Kingdom treasures abound...one of the best collections outside of Cairo & Europe.
Make a visit and tip your hat to early Egyptologist