Museum of Fine Arts

Museum of Fine Arts

465 Huntington Ave (at Museum Rd), Boston, MA 02115, United States
Hours:
Closed until 10:00 AM (Show more)
  • Mon–Tue, Sat–Sun
    • 10:00 AM–4:45 PM
  • Wed–Fri
    • 10:00 AM–9:45 PM
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. American Express)

The MFA is one of the most comprehensive art museums in the world with art from ancient Egyptian to contemporary, special exhibitions, and innovative programs.

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  • IFC

    Boston: Things we love about the MFA: live concerts, Summer Fridays in Calderwood Courtyard, October Fashion Month aaaand WINESDAYS, where vistors can attend expert-led wine tastings. -IFC Viewer Read more

    IFC · July 6, 2010
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  • Anthony V.

    Local university student? Chances are your uni has already paid for you... Check the website for details. (it's free for Northeastern, MIT, Harvard, BU for sure)

    Anthony V · December 5, 2010
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  • Examiner.com

    Art junkies rejoice... The new Art of the Americas Wing is not to be missed displaying over 5,000 works from the Museum‘s American collections. Read more

    Examiner.com · January 3, 2011
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  • Northeastern University

    You are granted free admission to the museum with the use of your husky card

    Northeastern University · June 6, 2011
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  • AskMen

    The Richard Avedon exhibit displays his formidable output over the decades. If you're looking for someone to praise for how good she ended up looking after all that fuss, Avedon deserves some credit. Read more

    AskMen · January 7, 2011
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  • Boston.com

    With more than 450,000 works, the MFA can keep you busy for a lifetime of Wednesdays, when it's free from 4 to 9:45 p.m. Read more

    Boston.com · May 16, 2012
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  • Kelpen H.

    Your ticket is valid for 10 days so if you are experiencing overload you can come back another day. A fantastic idea that more museums should employ

    Kelpen Hagen · June 15, 2010
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  • Kara D.

    Free admission on Wednesday nights!

    Kara Dean · July 8, 2010
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  • Jonathan L.

    Check out the Asian Art gallery, enjoy the Buddhas!

    Jonathan Lampron · November 2, 2009
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  • Michelin Travel & Lifestyle

    When you buy a ticket to the MFA, your paid admission allows you one free visit within 10 days. Return again instead of trying to tour the entire museum in one day! – Green Guide Editor

    Michelin Travel & Lifestyle · November 8, 2011
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  • Stephen B.

    You can't miss Thomas Sully's massive painting, "Passage of the Delaware", which depicts George Washington and his army crossing the Delaware River during the American Revolution.

    Stephen Barresi · February 14, 2013
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  • Emmanuel College

    We love that the MFA offers our full-time undergrad students free admission and 10% shop discounts with their college IDs! Read more

    Emmanuel College · February 17, 2011
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  • Northeastern University

    Sept 7th @ 5:30pm: Tour one of the finest collections of art in the world. Walk over with new friends from the ISSI in Ell Hall and enjoy free general admission.

    Northeastern University · August 29, 2011
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  • Simmons College

    You are given free admission to the MFA when you show your Simmons ID!

    Simmons College · November 29, 2011
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  • Paull Y.

    I've heard of artists taking the piss, but Andy Warhol takes it to a whole new level

    Paull Young · December 24, 2011
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  • The Feast

    Go on the first Friday of every month for free admission and music. Check out the Dale Chihuly exhibit. Preview in the link! Read more

    The Feast · June 9, 2011
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  • Guy C.

    Enjoy the downstairs cafeteria, affordable and in good weather great courtyard to enjoy.

    Guy Courtin · July 20, 2010
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  • Conrad C.

    If you are looking for the most air conditioned place that is normally the most deserted, the Egyptian exhibit is for you.

    Conrad Centeno · June 21, 2010
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  • Stephanie F.

    Parking in the garage is $24 if you are there 2 1/2 hours. Just a warning!

    Stephanie F · January 28, 2012
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  • Brian D.

    Checking out Chihuly for another time. Definitely worth it, but try to avoid the crowds by coming during the week.

    Brian DeVito · July 17, 2011
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  • BU Today

    "Hippie Chic" runs through November 11 and tells the story of how "far out" clothing inspired a global revolution in attitude, sexuality and political participation. Admission is free with your BU ID Read more

    BU Today · August 6, 2013
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  • Herman S.

    There are several Monet collection on the second level. And a very interesting work by Picasso on the first level. And don't miss Pollock's work at the third.

    Herman Saksono · June 8, 2013
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  • Leslie C.

    The Michelangelo exhibit is small but fascinating and a reminder that genius means hard work.

    Leslie Carbone · June 1, 2013
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  • Mike D.

    In the Art of the Americas wing, don't miss the "Behind the Scenes" galleries, which have a very meta focus ("How does the museum decide what to display?"). They're almost hidden and, as such, empty.

    Mike D · February 28, 2013
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  • Michael E.

    Too many people on this free holiday admission day.

    Michael Enos · January 21, 2013
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  • Boston University

    The University Membership Program allows BU students to enter the Museum free of charge when they present their Terrier Card at any MFA ticket desk.

    Boston University · December 3, 2012
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  • Jake S.

    Explore the vast collection of American art, especially the colonial portraits by John Singleton Copley.

    Jake Smith · November 23, 2012
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  • Daniel B.

    Dont go there to just buy large posters, they are not helpful to let you access the main big gift shop without paying 50 dollar entry fee for 2, even tough we explained that we had to catch a flight!

    Daniel Bachmann · October 21, 2012
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  • BU Today

    One of the nation's largest art institutions. With a collection of nearly half a million objects and over 1 million yearly visitors, the MFA is a wonderful place in Boston to spend a day (at least!) Read more

    BU Today · June 5, 2012
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  • Maxwell M.

    See the Egyptian exhibit. It's incredible.

    Maxwell McCormick · April 11, 2012
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  • Julia C.

    If you want to go to a special exhibit, make sure to plan ahead & get a ticket. There can be long lines. Read more

    Julia C. · May 31, 2011
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  • Amanda P.

    The MFA is free everyday to almost all Boston College Students.

    Amanda Parker · December 3, 2010
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  • Sandro

    Instead the restaurant, try the courtyard cafetiria

    Sandro · September 22, 2010
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  • Jim N.

    Try not to go in the middle of the day in the middle of the week. The place is rife with tours full of ungrateful children and obnoxious adults on cell phones. Also, avoid the on-site restaurant as

    Jim Nason · July 30, 2010
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  • Danah T.

    Look up while you're walking!

    Danah Taqi · April 1, 2014
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  • DigBoston

    The MFA is great for art, film, photography, and above all; it is a superb place to meet likeminded individuals, and to make interesting new friends! Featured in the Dig's #StudentGuide to Boston! Read more

    DigBoston · September 4, 2013
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  • Thomas N.

    Out-of-state school IDs are valid for the student rate.

    Thomas Nelson · May 28, 2013
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  • Bettina K.

    Start your visit in the morning and wear comfortable shoes. There is so much to look at and you don't want to miss out on it. They have done an amazing job with that place.

    Bettina Kast · January 20, 2013
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  • Dobrodana P.

    Every first weekend of the month - free admission for Bank of America customers

    Dobrodana Popova · January 6, 2013
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  • Anthony D Paul

    The map isn't very useful for figuring out what you have and have not seen. Bring a pen and mark off cells you've walked through. It is a confusing maze.

    Anthony D Paul · January 1, 2013
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  • Osamu 隊.

    best musium ever

    Osamu 隊長 · September 27, 2012
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  • Brad H.

    Wednesday night is key for the donation entrance fee.

    Brad Hines · September 17, 2012
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  • Katie O.

    My only complaint was the lack of activity. Art was great, we had a fun time.

    Katie O'Malley · June 12, 2012
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  • Graham E.

    Went to see the Dale Chihuly Glass exhibit here, what an amazing exhibit. I didn't have time to see any other exhibits but would love to come back again sometime.

    Graham Enman · April 1, 2012
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  • Margaret M.

    open till 9:45pm on mon-fri

    Margaret Min · September 15, 2011
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  • Hostelling International

    The Museum of Fine Art was amazing! - Jean (USA)

    Hostelling International · August 9, 2011
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  • Megan L.

    Best to avoid free museum day. The line is an hour+ long.

    Megan Lentz · August 6, 2011
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  • Caroline F.

    Go see the Chihuly exhibit before it ends in August! Read more

    Caroline Fong · May 25, 2011
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  • Luis P.

    Gostamos bastante. Nem esperava um museu tão interessante, bonito, com tantas obras e diversidade. Vale a visita!

    Luis Paulo · June 3, 2014
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  • Patricia A.

    Um dos melhores museus que ja visitei..obras de Monet e Renoir...

    Patricia Alvarez · June 16, 2013
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