Housing one of the world’s finest collections of art, the Boston Museum of Fine Arts is a must-see on a visit to Boston. The museum’s highlight is undoubtedly its American collection, which includes American paintings and decorative arts.
And there’s more. The Museum of Fine Arts also displays an incredible collection of European Impressionist paintings, including one of the largest collections of Monets outside of Paris. The MFA also holds one of the richest Degas collections in the world, not to mention Asian and Old Kingdom Egyptian collections, classical art, Buddhist temple, and medieval sculpture and tapestries. After you’re done marveling at these treasures, be sure to check out the exhibits of Japanese art, including Buddhist and Shinto treasures.
Best of all, the museum is undergoing an ambitious expansion program, and will soon open a new wing for American art, a renovated Art of Europe galleries, and an improved West Wing devoted to contemporary art.
The Boston Museum of Fine Arts is located just south of Kenmore Square, near Boston University, on Huntington Avenue. The museum is easily accessible via the MBTA subway, or the T. Children under the age of 17 are admitted free after 3pm on weekdays and all day on weekends. The museum is conveniently located next to MassArt and the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum.
Tours & Tickets
Location: Boston, Massachusetts
Duration: Coach tour: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)