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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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This is a wonderful space, with lots to see from all over the world.
It is large museum so I'd personally decide what you want to see in advance- I gave a miss to the Impressionist collection, as I can see plenty of this in...More
The MFA is always a great place to visit. So much to see and do, I love the Art of Europe and the Art of the Ancient World. I must always stop and see Monet as he is my favorite. We then went on to...More
This museum has a lot to offer. I really enjoy Monet and they have a lot of earlier Monet paintings. These were nice to view. There was a lot of period furniture to see. Infinity glass and musical instruments were another unique feature to see...More
Beautiful building and a nice place to spend some time when the weather is too cold for outdoor sightseeing. I saw a lot of families and young children. My kids would have been bored beyond belief, so you know your kids and know if they...More
We were able to see the pastels that were a limited-time and they were amazing. Also joined a free tour of highlights of American art and it was a great experience. Our guide was very good and made great choices of the highlights that she...More
Spent the morning and really enjoyed it. The museum guide suggested a series of highlights, which were excellent. The Monet selection is gorgeous, as were the paintings by Sargent. Really broad range of items - ancient Egypt right through the ages. Better than expected
The Museum of Fine Arts in Boston is one of the city's greatest assets, chock full of masterpieces by well known artists but also lots of interesting, less known treasures, furnishings, ancient artifacts and more.
the museum of fine arts is a real must for museum lovers. its not only the diverse exhibitions but also the variety of arts and design that is exhibited. you find the old well known artists like picasso, monet and a lot of others from...More
There are things you do because you have to.
There are things you do because you want to.
And then there are things you do because why not!?
If you grew up in or around Boston (I didn't) then you probably went to the Museum...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