Museum of Fine Arts

Museum of Fine Arts

465 Huntington Ave. (at Museum Rd.), Boston, MA 02115
Hours:
Open until 9:45pm (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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  • "... nights...it's free admission but leave a small DONATION...enjoy the..." (14 tips)
  • "... rejoice... The new Art of the Americas Wing is not to be missed displaying over 5,000..." (5 tips)
  • "... Check out the Dale Chihuly exhibit. Preview in the link!" (3 tips)
  • 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 H. · June 15, 2010
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  • Kara D.

    Free admission on Wednesday nights!

    Kara D. · July 8, 2010
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  • Jonathan L.

    Check out the Asian Art gallery, enjoy the Buddhas!

    Jonathan L. · November 2, 2009
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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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  • 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 B. · February 14, 2013
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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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  • Paull Y.

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

    Paull Y. · December 24, 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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  • 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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  • 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 C. · July 20, 2010
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  • Maxwell M.

    See the Egyptian exhibit. It's incredible.

    Maxwell M. · April 11, 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 D. · July 17, 2011
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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 C. · June 21, 2010
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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 S. · June 8, 2013
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  • Michael E.

    Too many people on this free holiday admission day.

    Michael E. · January 21, 2013
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  • Jake S.

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

    Jake S. · 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 B. · October 21, 2012
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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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  • 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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  • Courtney A.

    First Fridays is a great time to visit. There's a cocktail party in the Koch Gallery and the rest of the museum is pretty empty on a Friday night. Best of both worlds if you want to socialize or not.

    Courtney A. · March 5, 2011
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  • Amanda P.

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

    Amanda P. · December 3, 2010
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  • Christine S.

    The Art of the Americas Wing opens to members on November 14. Celebrate the grand public opening on November 20, with free admission and a host of family-friendly activities. Read more

    Christine S. · November 8, 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 N. · July 30, 2010
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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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  • Leslie C.

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

    Leslie C. · June 1, 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 K. · January 20, 2013
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  • Dobrodana P.

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

    Dobrodana P. · 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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  • 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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  • osamu n.

    best musium ever

    osamu n. · September 27, 2012
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  • Brad H.

    Wednesday night is key for the donation entrance fee.

    Brad H. · 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. · June 12, 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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  • 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 E. · April 1, 2012
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  • Margaret M.

    open till 9:45pm on mon-fri

    Margaret M. · 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 L. · August 6, 2011
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  • Caroline F.

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

    Caroline F. · May 25, 2011
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  • Michael C.

    Don't bother going on the tours. I tried to go on one but the guide didn't even show up and the staff at the information desk were unhelpful.

    Michael C. · January 30, 2011
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  • Roberto J.

    If you are not a MFA member, expect rude treatment from the staff.

    Roberto J. · November 15, 2010
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  • Max L.

    Great collection! Loved Millet exhibit.

    Max L. · September 25, 2010
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  • Jessie K.

    Go to MFA in April for Art in Bloom. They even have an ASL tour! Read more

    Jessie K. · March 10, 2010
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