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INFO The Museum of Fine Arts bordering the campus of Northeastern University contains a variety of halls spanning a multitude of cultures – guests can take in Egyptian mummies, Japanese prints, contemporary American... ... read more

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Museum of Fine Arts - Museum in Boston.

The Museum of Fine Arts bordering the campus of Northeastern University contains a variety of halls spanning a multitude of cultures – guests can take in Egyptian mummies, Japanese prints, contemporary American sculptures, Chinese calligraphy, and Mayan pottery all in one afternoon. Founded in 1870, the museum houses some of the nation’s oldest portraits of the founding fathers and other noteworthy early Americans, many of which were painted by John Singleton Copley, after whom Copley Square takes its name. An “Art of the Americas” wing was added in 2010, as well as a modern art section, and an upscale atrium-style restaurant located in the center of the museum. Events at the Museum of Fine Arts include “Winesdays,” a wine tasting on the last Wednesday of each month, and “First Friday,” an evening when the museum hours are extended and guests can stroll through the galleries with a cocktail in hand, held on the first Friday of each month. Parking is available in the museum’s spacious lot, but many opt to take the Green E train line to the MFA stop, which stops directly across the street from the regal stone building.

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Museum of Fine Arts User Reviews

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Eclectically Entertaining
Kelly G. Apr 25, 2013
The MFA makes an incredible day trip for anyone of any age because there's something to satisfy every taste. The different sections make each trip an entirely new experience. One day you could be caught up in the art of ancient cultures and the next you could be viewing sculptures done by artists from the present day. The mix of both permanent and changing exhibits guarantee that you will see something new every time, or you can revisit your favorite pieces time and time again. There is a cafe that, although somewhat overpriced as any museum restaurant will be, makes it easy to turn the adventure into a day-long trip. Make sure to stop by the zen garden outside; it's a truly unique exhibit. The MFA is extremely accessible by the T, making it perfect for student visits. As a bonus, they also offer student discounts. As a Boston University student I don't even have to pay the entry fee. Taking a trip here will make you feel incredibly culturally and artistically satisfied.
The best museum in Boston
Annie L. Apr 15, 2013
I can take a stroll through this museum alone on an easy day. I can take friends to explore with. I can also entertain family and children at the Museum of Fine Arts as well. I am still fascinated by the Egyptian artifacts, even so exhibits are always ever changing with more to discover.
A Museum for You and Your Parents
Meaghan R. Mar 1, 2013
The Museum of Fine Arts is one of the most diverse museums I've ever been to. As someone who has been to the Louvre and the British Museum, I am confident in saying that the MFA is my favorite. It has an eclectic mix of the old and the new that makes it fun for the young and the old. As a college student, you generally get a discount to get in to the MFA, so I spent many a rainy afternoon roaming the halls. It has been recently redone, with a whole new wing that is simply gorgeous. There are of course old English portraits and furniture and some contemporary art that is difficult to "get", but the MFA has a little bit of everything. There are mummies, old egyptian jewels, Roman statues, Monet's Water Lilies, Degas' dancers, and a whole area of Boston painters with names you will recognize (Copley, Boylston). There are also some great cafes to eat at (although a little pricey) set in the middle of the beautiful atriums. The museum is not too big or too small; you can walk through in thoroughly in four hours. The exhibits that come are always interesting (I went to the Mario Testino one and loved it!) and current. The Museum shops have cool little trinkets you can take home with you (and affordable). I would recommend the MFA to anyone of any age to check out for an hour or the whole day.
An art museum with both classical and contemporary works.
Brandon M. Feb 11, 2013
The Museum of Fine Arts can be the most lovely place for an art enthusiast to spend an afternoon. Invariably there will be a jaw dropping exhibit on hand. In the past year, I have been to see the Katz Prints Exhibit and the Mario Testino photography exhibit. Both of these showcases of extraordinary work were complimented by brilliant work and curation. The rest of the Museum is fascinating, with ancient works stretching from China to Africa. It can all get a bit old, however, for returning visitors. With gift shops and a nice restaurant in the middle of the museum where one can enjoy some lunch and some wine, the Museum of Fine Arts is worth a visit. There are also several deals for members and students enter for free.
Excellent Museum
Anna Y. Jan 4, 2013
The MFA in Boston is one of the best museums I've ever been to (or been dragged to when younger, by various educators, teachers and parents). The museum is filled with all types of art and culture, and caters to tastes of all kinds! The inside (due to its architecture) is ultra-modern and a pleasure to walk through, and the exhibits bring only the best and most interests artists of all fields. A few extra bonuses are that admission is free for many universities in the area and several shows/presentations are offered, such as slam poetry contests and performances for children of all ages.
Famous Works on Deck
Alexander O. Dec 11, 2012
Ever taken a modern art history course? Imagine if works from every major artist in that class were gathered in one location... it's called the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. "The Joy of Life" looks great in a slideshow, but like others in this collection, there is an entirely different experience when seeing the piece in person. There is student admission for those starving artists going after their BFAs, and discounts on certain days of the week. The venue is clean and full of friendly staff and art enthusiasts, all in a great part of town.This is the way influential art was meant to be seen.
Great Museum
Caroline c. Dec 1, 2012
If you are in Boston, definitely check out Northeastern's Museum of Fine Arts. It is full of amazing exhibits -- so much to see that you will need to visit multiple times to get through the whole museum. There are lots of varieties of art in the museum, from the traditional fine art to more exotic and ethnic types of art. Tickets are pretty expensive but on Wednesday afternoons, the museum holds a "pay what you like" day -- definitely helps if you are trying to stay on a budget. I could definitely recommend the Museum of Fine Arts to anyone going to visit the Boston area.
Love This Museum
Katherine J. Nov 30, 2012
The Museum of Fine Arts in Boston is excellent. There is literally too much to see, and you will never be able to get through all of the exhibits in one visit. In addition to the types of art you expect in a "fine arts" museum, this one also has fun extras, like a room full of rare, exotic, and extinct musical instruments. If you are on a budget the Museum also has a "pay what you like" day - every Wednesday from 4 - 9.45 pm.
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