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Museum of Fine Arts

Museum of Fine Arts

Art Museum and Music Venue
Fenway - Kenmore - Audubon Circle - Longwood, Boston
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  • frigg f.
    frigg fearlessDecember 12, 2017
    Costly but worth it and you can return once on same ticket within 10 days. Trips on audio guide are not well prepared but the information provided was interesting. Overall it is an excellent place!
  • Rémy B.
    Rémy BonnafféDecember 1, 2017
    What a phenomenal museum! The American art is a wonderful section of the museum showing the interaction between the history of the US and art. The museum is large so make sure you have lots of time.
  • Joe C.
    Joe CooperNovember 22, 2017
    A great place to spend a bad weather day. Very expensive admission though.
  • Sofia P.
    Sofia PapastamelosNovember 18, 2017
    Been here 5+ times
    Great museum and a must visit in Boston. Check the Bank of America website for free admission weekends.
  • Ali K.
    Ali KhadivarNovember 9, 2017
    Great place. Their modern and contemporary collection isn’t that comprehensive, and some of the exhibitions aren’t exactly “fine art” at all.
  • Fernando R.
    Fernando Robles CoulterNovember 3, 2017
    Love the museum. Very expensive thou. On Wednesday they have donation night where you pay what you want.
  • Abdo K.
    Abdo KassisseOctober 22, 2017
    One of the best I have ever been. Egyptian session is really rich. Interesting the American artists side.
  • Will P.
    Will PereiraSeptember 5, 2017
    Beautiful building and great collections and exhibitions!! Nice place to visit
  • Twinkle D.
    Twinkle DenoyoAugust 31, 2017
    This is a huuge museum with a LOT of exhibits. Expect to spend a full day! My favorite is the exhibits on the ancient world.
  • Fodor's Travel
    Fodor's TravelAugust 29, 2017
    The Beaux-Arts building of the Museum of Fine Arts contains an impressive collection of American works by Winslow Homer, Mary Cassatt, Edward Hopper, Georgia O’Keeffe, and Jackson Pollock. Read more
  • Kaleem R.
    Kaleem RahmanAugust 13, 2017
    Has the only Donatello in the US.
  • Miriam G.
    Miriam GoldmanJuly 29, 2017
    A very special and gorgeous collection. Always something new and exciting to see!
  • Daniel K.
    Daniel KruegerJune 30, 2017
    Take your time and enjoy
  • Daniel G.
    Daniel GraysonJune 2, 2017
    Legit world class collection in a medium that blends the classics with a some experimentation. You'll get tired of standing before you run out of things to see.
  • Sarah N.
    Sarah NixonMay 30, 2017
    Really nice impressionist Fridays! Beware of long lines on free days
  • P̶ɛȶɛr T̶ʐɛȶʐօ
    I just ❤️ MFA.
  • 🌸 bonjourbun 🌸 宝.
    It is free on Wed evening! 🎟
    Upvoted 2 weeks ago
  • Karla H.
    Karla HayesApril 14, 2017
    Everything, a pleasant surprise around each corner!
  • Cam B.
    Cam BMarch 19, 2017
    They have art outside and inside, enough for one to not get bored.
  • Melinda W.
    Melinda WFebruary 27, 2017
    There's an Art-O-Mat vending machine near the information desk by the group entrance in the Contemporary Art building.
  • Bobby
    BobbyFebruary 18, 2017
    I found a many intriguing pieces such as this hall stand by Jonathan Moore
  • Emma M.
    Emma Mcentyre MerrickFebruary 10, 2017
    My family already have gone here before. We're here to see the latest exhibits. My husband and I are here with our four children all under the age of four. This museum is accommodating to families.
  • Paul T.
    Paul TuminaroFebruary 4, 2017
    First Friday!
  • Nicholas
    NicholasJanuary 17, 2017
    Pricey but it's worth an annual visit. There is a constant rotation of galleries & so forth which makes for a different experience every time. The lectures here are sometimes interesting. Decent food.
  • Andrew R.
    Andrew RohmJanuary 14, 2017
    Been here 5+ times
    Amazing collection! The special exhibits are worth a visit too. It's so easy to get lost in here.
  • Vishal N.
    Vishal NakhateDecember 31, 2016
    Mind blowing place!
  • Justin O.
    Justin OrdovezaDecember 27, 2016
    They have a wide variety of artistic periods from around the world. The collections of American is some of the best in the country. The coat check can take some time especially in winter.
  • Fernando M.
    Fernando MunozDecember 7, 2016
    If you like a little bit of culture this place is a must in Boston, it's big, you'll need at least 2 full days for a detailed view. Different tours begins each hour approx from visitors crewe center
  • Patrick B.
    Patrick BrennickOctober 14, 2016
    Always a great time at the museum. If it's still there, take some time to check out the Clock.
  • İrem A.
    İrem AkçakaraOctober 1, 2016
    This museum has got many culture. This is so good and different👍🏼
  • Omi B.
    Omi B.September 9, 2016
    Better be prepared to spend the say and then you may have only seen a small part of the entire collection. Great great place.
  • Sev C.
    Sev ColsonAugust 10, 2016
    Outstanding art, food (near the info center,) It's good alone and in groups and try the art classes they are entertaining and interesting.
  • Chew 0.
    Chew 001August 5, 2016
    Monet exhibit at the art of Europe gallery is a must for art enthusiasts !
  • Drew B.
    Drew BoydAugust 2, 2016
    So much beautiful artwork. Walk off a rainy day here to your benefit.
  • roxanne
    roxanneJune 18, 2016
    I got free admission which was great. Also you do not want to miss Choi Jeong Hwa's installment- it's absolutely mesmerizing.
  • Miyu D.
    Miyu DomaeJune 17, 2016
    If you visit Boston, it is a must-go place. Awesome and beautiful in every detail. You may take at least 3 hours there
  • Rebecca M.
    Rebecca MJune 12, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    If you work near the MFA, get a membership as a gift to yourself--no better lunch break!
  • Allison K.
    Allison KasicMay 30, 2016
    Solid Hiroshige collection
  • Ben B.
    Ben BaronMay 22, 2016
    Good contemporary collection.
  • Mauricio T.
    Mauricio TorresMay 19, 2016
    Cannot skip the contemporary collection.
  • Claudia
    ClaudiaMay 15, 2016
    You can use your ticket to visit again within 10 days.
  • Francesco T.
    Francesco TizzaniApril 7, 2016
    Massive collection!
  • paddy r.
    paddy roeMarch 15, 2016
    give me 2 chairs, a headless mummy and long wood man please
  • Emily B.
    Emily BaerFebruary 20, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    Go to the "new" American wing. It's beautiful, and has some interesting furniture displays, as well as several paintings by my favorite- Georgia O'Keefe
  • Henry L.
    Henry LyonsFebruary 12, 2016
    Egyptian exhibit.
  • Miraj S.
    Miraj ShahJanuary 31, 2016
    One of the most comprehensive collections of art you will ever see. The building itself is breathtaking, and an art lovers and others alike can will happily get lost in it for hours on end! Fav museum
    Upvoted Nov 5, 2017
  • Carl G.
    Carl GriffinJanuary 8, 2016
    Excellent collection of art from all eras from the ancient world to contemporary times. A highlight is the massive Americas wing exhibiting pre-Columbian era art.
  • Brittany
    BrittanyJanuary 4, 2016
    Impressive museum that's worth the price of admission.
  • Наталья Ч.
    Excellent collection of conitreprary and modern art. 2nd floor is my favorite. Right now they had interesting exhibition of American art (colonization years)
  • Peter S.
    Peter SmithNovember 26, 2015
  • Ting
    TingOctober 9, 2015
    Don't miss the daily tours too. There are different tours focusing on different subjects ranging from collection highlights tour to European arts etc. Docents are excellent.
  • Ting
    TingOctober 8, 2015
    Largest collection of Egyptian antiquities outside Cairo from authorized excavations in the 1900s. Impressive range of artworks from ancient to contemporary. Show Isabella Gardner tic and get $2 off.
  • Rob G.
    Rob GoossensSeptember 21, 2015
    Very good American art section,... definitely go have a look at their Thomas Eakins collection
  • tunc k.
    tunc korunAugust 7, 2015
    You need a full day or more, there is a very good variety, very nice bookstote
  • jean b.
    jean blackwellAugust 1, 2015
    Bank of America offers free admission on first weekends of every month. Just show your ATM card.
  • Al C.
    Al ChaseJuly 30, 2015
    World class museum.
  • Mark C. F.
    Mark C. FriedelJuly 10, 2015
    They have can sit on.
  • Mark C. F.
    Mark C. FriedelJuly 10, 2015
    Don't touch that. It's art.
  • Elizabeth M.
    Elizabeth MontañoJuly 9, 2015
    Contemporary art👌📷
  • Dmtr
    DmtrJuly 3, 2015
    Free every Wednesday after 4pm.
  • Nick G.
    Nick GoodwinJune 30, 2015
    Such a cool experience. Pace yourself, it's pretty huge.
  • Nandi A.
    Nandi AndersonJune 26, 2015
    Wednesday afternoons are free for everyone. Students are free every day.
  • Aida S.
    Aida ShamsJune 14, 2015
    Had a perfect experience there. It was beautifullllllllll and mesmerizing.
  • Frank X.
    Frank XuMay 8, 2015
    Good place to go
  • Zoe L.
    Zoe LouisMay 3, 2015
    Wonderful exhibits I really enjoyed art and bloom
  • Gordon M.
    Gordon MeiApril 12, 2015
    Catch the The Great Wave Off Kanagawa in the Hokusai exhibit, between 4/5 through 8/9.
  • Chongwoo Y.
    Chongwoo YounApril 4, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Use the rear entrance (State Street Corp. Fenway Entrance) if crowded
  • JNET
    JNETMarch 23, 2015
    Visit often if you are a student, it's free for most Boston students! The MFA is one of the nation's best museums. You will miss it when you leave Boston.
  • Greg P.
    Greg PalmerMarch 1, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Have a question? Ask the staff! They're among the nicest of any museum I've visited.
  • Greg P.
    Greg PalmerMarch 1, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Break up your visit with lunch at the New American Cafe. Good food and reasonably priced wine.
  • alethia
    alethiaJanuary 16, 2015
    If you love art and history this is a full day must
  • Joshua H.
    Joshua HaftelJanuary 11, 2015
    Great museum with a wonderful range of art from around the world and throughout history.
  • Sofia U.
    Sofia UzJanuary 8, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Great museum, new wings are beautiful! Wednesday nights are free after 4pm, museum closes @9:45
  • A.D. R.
    A.D. RevelsJanuary 3, 2015
    The employees are super friendly and helpful. You definitely need more than one day to see everything.
  • Ceylan S.
    Ceylan Sahin EkerJanuary 2, 2015
    It's surprisingly big and there are small exhibitions hidden everywhere. Be patient and keep exploring...
  • Jake F.
    Jake FriedmanJanuary 2, 2015
    You could spend all day here! A true treasure of Boston!
  • Leslie C.
    Leslie CarboneDecember 9, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    The Goya exhibit is astounding in depth and breadth.
  • Emily B.
    Emily BaerNovember 11, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    There is no better place than the Chinese Buddhist sculpture room to sit down and write.
  • Belgen D.
    Belgen Del Toro NavarroNovember 9, 2014
  • Alex D.
    Alex DobyanNovember 2, 2014
    Free for most local college students!
  • Miriam G.
    Miriam GoldmanNovember 2, 2014
    One of the best art museums I've been to. One day won't be enough to see it all, especially if you want to catch a movie.
  • Nicholas
    NicholasOctober 29, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Boston's preeminent art museum.
  • Ekin T.
    Ekin TumerOctober 29, 2014
    Such a great museum. I like the fact that I leave the museum and come back later within 10 days.
  • Marianna P.
    Marianna PeracchiOctober 24, 2014
  • Djenaba B.
    Djenaba BOctober 17, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    The back entrance almost never has a line for entry.
  • Brian
    BrianOctober 17, 2014
    Incredible selection of American art from the puritans through to contemporary. Also the European impressionist collection is small but excellent.
  • Yera H.
    Yera HaOctober 15, 2014
    My #1 place to go sit and breathe during stressful times.
  • Terry C.
    Terry COctober 2, 2014
    Get here early, this place is huge!!! Wear comfortable shoes as well
  • Daniel T.
    Daniel TewfikSeptember 25, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Founded in 1870, the museum moved to its current location in 1909. With more than one million visitors a year, it is the 62nd most-visited art museum in the world. Read more
  • Chongwoo Y.
    Chongwoo YounSeptember 8, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Free admissions every first weekend of the month with the Bank of America credit or debit card.
  • Gwen C.
    Gwen CummingsSeptember 8, 2014
    Beautiful museum. There are tons of exhibits so be sure to reserve at least a couple hours for it
  • Benjamin S.
    Benjamin StandeferSeptember 6, 2014
    Next to Isabella Stewart Gardner museum
  • Craig D.
    Craig DesmaraisSeptember 2, 2014
    If you have a bank if America card admission is free the first weekend of the month
  • Numwan W.
    Numwan WannieAugust 27, 2014
    Free tour is very good
  • Pat A.
    Pat AddamsAugust 21, 2014
    Get 50% off entry if you bring in a can of tomato soup!!
  • Jay S.
    Jay SheaAugust 19, 2014
    Go to the cafe first to get wine to deal with the boredom, and you will look sophisticated.
  • Colby D.
    Colby DevereauxAugust 17, 2014
    Any of the big schools in Boston. This is free bring your ID. Also goes for most of, if not all, the Colleges of the Fenway Schools.
  • Jeremy K.
    Jeremy KrantzAugust 11, 2014
    Parking there is pretty limited so I'd advise you try and take the green line (line E) there instead
  • Alyshia S.
    Alyshia SilvaAugust 7, 2014
    It's free every Wednesday after 4!
  • Harvey S.
    Harvey SimmonsMay 4, 2014
    Pro tip: Sundays are free with a Bank of America card.
  • Lilian M.
    Lilian MirandaApril 28, 2014
    A wonderful museum. Great european collection.
  • Alex P.
    Alex ParksApril 27, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Not very Disney-like...
  • DT
    DTApril 1, 2014
    Look up while you're walking!
  • Michelle P.
    Michelle PalermoMarch 23, 2014
    Impressive and mesmerizing Van Gogh collection
  • Tom E.
    Tom EvansMarch 11, 2014
    Visit the Art of the Americas Wing / Galleries. Amazing - worth thr trip.
  • DailyCandy
    DailyCandyFebruary 25, 2014
    Take in nearly 450,000 pieces of art — one of the largest collections in the world. Among the must-sees: Van Gogh’s Houses at Auvers, Renoir’s Dance at Bougival, and the sculpture of King Mycerinus.
  • Nick C.
    Nick ChinJanuary 18, 2014
    Dan Flavin's fluorescent lights are pretty cool!!!!
  • Antonio C.
    Antonio ChoyDecember 2, 2013
    Excelent collection. Arrive early.
    SchoolandUniversity.comOctober 23, 2013
    Am very much new here.. admissions on Wednesday night? Read more
  • Leslie C.
    Leslie CarboneSeptember 25, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Come and see Rembrandt's etchings!
  • Isa L.
    Isa LaraSeptember 14, 2013
    Incredibly unpleasant guards & staff.
  • Na H.
    Na HuangSeptember 12, 2013
    Truly impressive! It s somewhere u d spend whole day! Not many ppl (no ppl at all compared to Paris!), but really great works! Free entrance Wednesday night, from 4 or 5pm! Guide recommended!!
  • Ashly S.
    Ashly SanfordAugust 29, 2013
    Spend a day at the museum while visiting Boston!
  • Nancy H.
    Nancy HAugust 8, 2013
    Free admission. Just show your card!
  • BU Today
    BU TodayAugust 6, 2013
    "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
    BU TodayJune 26, 2013
    "Samurai! Armor from the Ann & Gabriel Barbier-Mueller Collection" will be on display through August 4, giving a look into the elaborate armor worn by Japanese Warriors from the 9th to 19th centuries Read more
  • Jill S.
    Jill Stansbury-NeyJune 11, 2013
    Amazing museum. Spent 4 hours here and still didn't see everything! Buy a ticket and you can come back for free within 10 days. Win!
  • Herman S.
    Herman SaksonoJune 8, 2013
    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.
  • Leslie C.
    Leslie CarboneJune 1, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    The Michelangelo exhibit is small but fascinating and a reminder that genius means hard work.
  • Bob H.
    Bob HeubelMay 29, 2013
    Free admission on Wednesdays after 4pm. Donations welcome.
  • Thomas N.
    Thomas NelsonMay 28, 2013
    Out-of-state school IDs are valid for the student rate.
  • Michelle P.
    Michelle PoirierMay 27, 2013
    Free admission for Northeastern students
  • Esra Y.
    Esra YurttaşMay 26, 2013
    This place is amazing everybody should visit
  • Victoria J.
    Victoria JuMay 23, 2013
    Go to gallery 255 to see Monet!
  • Adrianne R.
    Adrianne RyuMay 1, 2013
    Free admissions every Wednesday after 4pm
  • HeatherLouise G.
    HeatherLouise GroverApril 17, 2013
    Wednesday night is Donation Night
  • Meetch
    MeetchApril 9, 2013
    Came upon Matisse's 'La Japonaise' as part of a restoration exhibit. What a wonderful surprise. And take your time in the American Wing. LOTS to explore.
  • Christina S.
    Christina SmithApril 2, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    If taking kids, try lunch in the Garden Cafe, under the Linden Family Contemporary wing. Way more options, and way cheaper! More kid options, and a great salad bar! Members get 15% off!
  • Mike D.
    Mike DFebruary 28, 2013
    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.
  • Alexandr K.
    Alexandr KalininFebruary 26, 2013
    No more free admission for graduate students of Northeastern University
  • PK S.
    PK ShiuFebruary 24, 2013
    A wonderful art museum, especially after they built the new wing. You can spend hours in here.
  • Stephen B.
    Stephen BarresiFebruary 14, 2013
    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.
  • Michael E.
    Michael EnosJanuary 21, 2013
    Too many people on this free holiday admission day.
  • Bettina K.
    Bettina KastJanuary 20, 2013
    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.
    Upvoted Dec 11, 2017
  • Dobrodana P.
    Dobrodana PopovaJanuary 6, 2013
    Every first weekend of the month - free admission for Bank of America customers
  • Anthony D Paul
    Anthony D PaulJanuary 1, 2013
    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
    Anthony D PaulJanuary 1, 2013
    Take advantage of the 10-day ticket, or plan what you want to see. The museum is huge and the closing bell will catch you before you are ready.
  • tina b.
    tina bronkhorstDecember 27, 2012
    Clever painting in room 233
  • Nathaniel H.
    Nathaniel HajianDecember 16, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Tufts students get in for free - take advantage.
  • Boston University
    Boston UniversityDecember 3, 2012
    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.
  • Jake S.
    Jake SmithNovember 23, 2012
    Explore the vast collection of American art, especially the colonial portraits by John Singleton Copley.
  • Brad H.
    Brad HinesOctober 30, 2012
    wenesday night is recommended donation night.
  • Daniel B.
    Daniel BachmannOctober 21, 2012
    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!
  • Eduardo R.
    Eduardo ReyesSeptember 29, 2012
    So much fun! Loved the new wing!
  • Osamu 隊.
    Osamu 隊長September 27, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    best musium ever
  • Elizabeth N.
    Elizabeth NurseSeptember 19, 2012
    Countdown to Testino
  • Brad H.
    Brad HinesSeptember 17, 2012
    Wednesday night is key for the donation entrance fee.
  • Arianne
    ArianneAugust 14, 2012
    The door says "Push", but you are actually more than capable of pulling it as well. Loved their Amelie soundtrack playing in the background!
  • Katie O.
    Katie O'MalleyJune 12, 2012
    My only complaint was the lack of activity. Art was great, we had a fun time.
  • BU Today
    BU TodayJune 5, 2012
    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
    Boston.comMay 16, 2012
    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
  • Jeff R.
    Jeff RagleMay 13, 2012
    When in Boston the MFA is a must. Make sure that you visit the American wing.
  • Olivia D.
    Olivia DiNucciMay 9, 2012
    MFA is free every Wednesday from 4 until close!
  • Eric W.
    Eric WalkerApril 28, 2012
    Come see Lawrence's White Fund painting
  • TurkeyVision
    TurkeyVisionApril 14, 2012
    Two of the World's largest three mosaic museums are in Turkey. Do this tip and visit Antioch to see one of them.
  • Maxwell M.
    Maxwell McCormickApril 11, 2012
    See the Egyptian exhibit. It's incredible.
  • Graham E.
    Graham EnmanApril 1, 2012
    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.
    CallingAllTypes.comMarch 19, 2012
    March 26, 2011 - The Joslin Diabetes Center's Asian American Diabetes Initiative is hosting A Spoonful of Ginger — a fabulous evening of fine food and exquisite art. Read more
  • Cam
    CamFebruary 21, 2012
    Active duty gets in free!
    CallingAllTypes.comFebruary 9, 2012
    March 28, 2011 - The Joslin Diabetes Center's Asian American Diabetes Initiative is hosting A Spoonful of Ginger — a fabulous evening of fine food and exquisite art. Read more
    CallingAllTypes.comFebruary 9, 2012
    March 28, 2011 - The Joslin Diabetes Center's Asian American Diabetes Initiative is hosting A Spoonful of Ginger — a fabulous evening of fine food and exquisite art. Proceeds benefit Joslin's AADI.
  • BU Student Activities
    BU Student ActivitiesFebruary 7, 2012
    Hey BU! Students can get tickets for $20.00- but if you stop by on a Wednesday after 4 PM- admission is free!
  • Stephanie F.
    Stephanie FJanuary 28, 2012
    Parking in the garage is $24 if you are there 2 1/2 hours. Just a warning!
  • The Next Great Generation (Boston)
    The addition of the new Linde Family Wing for Contemporary Art in September was one of the best things to happen to the Museum of Fine Arts this year. Read more
  • Sue J.
    Sue JordanJanuary 18, 2012
    Tours in Russian every 2nd and 3rd Wednesday of the month.
  • Tony L.
    Tony LoftisJanuary 16, 2012
    Be sure to pay for the audio your. It enhances the the visit of first-timers and experts.
  • Bob L.
    Bob LevineJanuary 10, 2012
    Great jewelry by Ed Weiner, Sam Kramer and other studio jewelers. Jewelry by Artists In The Studio 1940-2000: The Daphne Farago Collection.
  • Ross T.
    Ross TheriaultJanuary 7, 2012
    Admission to the MFA is free to all UMaine students with ID thanks to Peter & Paula Lunder of Waterville, ME.
  • Patrick C.
    Patrick CDecember 29, 2011
    Take the free tours... They provide great insight for those of us who are not art majors...
  • Danny
    DannyDecember 27, 2011
    Looking for a bite to eat after your artful endeavor? Walk to @Boloco at NU, it's worth it!
  • Paull Y.
    Paull YoungDecember 24, 2011
    I've heard of artists taking the piss, but Andy Warhol takes it to a whole new level
  • chicchaimono
    chicchaimonoDecember 15, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Monet's "La Japonaise" moved to contemporary art gallery at the 2nd floor.
  • Eileen C.
    Eileen ChamDecember 8, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Make a wish at the wishing box outside the Aphrodite and the Gods of Love exhibition!
  • Simmons College
    Simmons CollegeNovember 29, 2011
    You are given free admission to the MFA when you show your Simmons ID!
  • K W.
    K WilsNovember 15, 2011
    I'm on a boat!
  • Michelin Travel & Lifestyle
    The MFA hosts many one-day programs that give kids (& parents) a chance to create art within the museum environment. It’s a great way to get kids excited about art! -- Green Guide Editor
  • 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
  • Ellie M.
    Ellie MOctober 28, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    See "The Clock", it's fantastic!!
  • Raul M.
    Raul M.October 15, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    OMG the Clock exhibit is fascinating and for the ultimate OCD personality. LOVED IT
  • Donna Y.
    Donna YeeOctober 3, 2011
    Free with your college student id (majority of Boston schools, but might work for other area colleges)
  • NYC E.
    NYC EcloguesSeptember 24, 2011
    This museum is beautiful and worthy of a visit while in Boston. The layout is clean & functional, allowing you to navigate through each room with ease.Just remember to wear comfy shoes.
  • Totsaporn I.
    Totsaporn IntarabumrungSeptember 23, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Be aware of goose chit.
  • Margaret M.
    Margaret MinSeptember 15, 2011
    open till 9:45pm on mon-fri
  • Kate D.
    Kate DenisonSeptember 10, 2011
    The full priced admission tickets can be used up to 10 days after, but not student tickets. You get $2 off admission to the Isabella Stewart Gardener Museum if you visit on the same day.
  • 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.
  • Barbara C.
    Barbara ClarkeAugust 23, 2011
    3rd floor of Art of the Americas has great interactive coloring book for Sheeler, O'Keefe and others. great place to rest the dogs while the kids have fun.
  • Kristin P.
    Kristin PowersAugust 22, 2011
    Summer Fridays end soon! Dress up, have a drink, then walk around and look at art. Read more
  • pc y.
    pc youngAugust 16, 2011
    Love the Sargent and American Impressionism exhibits in the new wing. Unfortunately, you will have to walk past Chihuly's hideous green monstrosity in the open atrium.
  • Andy H.
    Andy HerzigAugust 10, 2011
    See Bresden in the fantasy gallery. Amazingly intricate.
  • Credo Reference
    Credo ReferenceAugust 9, 2011
    If you find enough time to explore all of the Art of Americas it! The wing opened in November 2010, so it's the baby of the museum wings.
  • Hostelling International
    The Museum of Fine Art was amazing! - Jean (USA)
  • Timothy L.
    Timothy LePageAugust 7, 2011
    Don't wait until the last week of an exhibit.
  • Megan L.
    Megan LentzAugust 6, 2011
    Best to avoid free museum day. The line is an hour+ long.
  • Alex S.
    Alex ShermanAugust 5, 2011
    There be treasure in the wings...
  • Maynard C.
    Maynard ClarkJuly 31, 2011
    Saw the Chihuly Exhibit here
  • Maynard C.
    Maynard ClarkJuly 31, 2011
    Walked into the Museum Store with Mike and Kitty Dukakis. Kitty is most charming!
  • Maynard C.
    Maynard ClarkJuly 31, 2011
    Saw the Chihuly exhibit
  • Brian D.
    Brian DeVitoJuly 17, 2011
    Checking out Chihuly for another time. Definitely worth it, but try to avoid the crowds by coming during the week.
  • Luis R.
    Luis RiveroJuly 11, 2011
    Best collection of Nubian Art outside of Khartoum.
  • Big Sister Association of Greater Boston
    Get free admission to the MFA next Friday, July 1, thanks to Highland Street's Fun Fridays. for the full calendar.
  • The Feast
    The FeastJune 9, 2011
    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
  • Northeastern University
    You are granted free admission to the museum with the use of your husky card
  • Gia K.
    Gia KuanJune 4, 2011
    Geroge Washingtons initial portrait. Awesome!
  • Julia C.
    Julia C.May 31, 2011
    If you want to go to a special exhibit, make sure to plan ahead & get a ticket. There can be long lines. Read more
  • Mélina
    MélinaMay 25, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Power outlets in the rotunda.
  • Caroline F.
    Caroline FongMay 25, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Go see the Chihuly exhibit before it ends in August! Read more
  • Jim D.
    Jim DowsonMay 15, 2011
    EMC has a Corporate Membership; employees get in free.
  • Josh V.
    Josh ValentineMay 12, 2011
    Don't bring your own art and display it. They frown upon that.
  • Shae S.
    Shae ShaeMay 10, 2011
    Used to get free student admission with ID card. Do they still do that?
  • Cary T.
    Cary ToberApril 24, 2011
  • Johanna E.
    Johanna EllisApril 21, 2011
    Teachers receive a $30 discount off membership with your MTA card
  • Dennis H.
    Dennis HGoApril 21, 2011
    Go on Wednesday after 4PM, admission becomes free. but get there early, it gets crowded.
  • Seth C.
    Seth CashApril 8, 2011
    Open till 9 at night Wednesdays through Fridays. Definitely plan all day for this museum.
  • Cynthia A.
    Cynthia AyreMarch 23, 2011
    Free after 4pm Wednesday's
  • Tany M.
    Tany MonteiroMarch 20, 2011
    It's a very very huge place and they have so much to offer. They have the free admission tickets for ten days and you must use it. It's impossible to enjoy everything they offer at once.
  • Zev H.
    Zev HMarch 12, 2011
    Eat at one of the four restaurants. Brunch at Bravo is the best.
  • Courtney A.
    Courtney AllenMarch 5, 2011
    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.
  • Emmanuel College
    Emmanuel CollegeFebruary 17, 2011
    We love that the MFA offers our full-time undergrad students free admission and 10% shop discounts with their college IDs! Read more
  • Michael C.
    Michael C.January 30, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    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.
  • Roque D.
    Roque DomingosJanuary 17, 2011
    Photographs of Avedon, really good place to see this!
  • AskMen
    AskMenJanuary 7, 2011
    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
    Examiner.comJanuary 3, 2011
    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
  • Bob B.
    Bob BrierJanuary 1, 2011
    Huh but why is it closed on New Year's Day? That is darn silly
  • Josh F.
    Josh FoxDecember 22, 2010
    Bring ear plugs. It's as quiet as a jackhammer.
  • Anthony V.
    Anthony VDecember 5, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Did you know the MFA is larger than the Prado, Spain's national art museum?
  • Anthony V.
    Anthony VDecember 5, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    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)
  • Amanda P.
    Amanda ParkerDecember 3, 2010
    The MFA is free everyday to almost all Boston College Students.
  • kate m.
    kate mulleyDecember 2, 2010
    the Buddha temple is pretty breathtaking. and the new art of the Americas wing is a welcome addition.
  • Ettractions
    EttractionsNovember 24, 2010
    You can visit the new Art of the Americas wing for FREE today (November, 24, 2010). Read more
  • Julie
    JulieNovember 21, 2010
    The new Art of the Americas addition is wonderful!
  • Roberto J.
    Roberto Juárez-GarzaNovember 15, 2010
    If you are not a MFA member, expect rude treatment from the staff.
  • Sang L.
    Sang LeeNovember 3, 2010
    Wednesday evenings are suggested donations and opens until 9pm.
  • Michel G.
    Michel GilbertOctober 11, 2010
    Don't park at the MFA parking lot. It's too expensive.
  • OMG it's Mike!
    OMG it's Mike!October 2, 2010
    First weekend of every month admission is free with your Bank of America card!
  • Max L.
    Max LuckeySeptember 25, 2010
    Great collection! Loved Millet exhibit.
  • Sandro
    SandroSeptember 22, 2010
    Instead the restaurant, try the courtyard cafetiria
  • Julie
    JulieAugust 2, 2010
    The MFA Bookstore is amazing. I especially enjoy the art-related books for kids! Great selection.
  • Jim N.
    Jim NasonJuly 30, 2010
    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
  • Greg B.
    Greg BodenairJuly 22, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Go on a Wednesday after 4's free! (or a "suggested donation of $20 that is definitely not required")
  • Guy C.
    Guy CourtinJuly 20, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Enjoy the downstairs cafeteria, affordable and in good weather great courtyard to enjoy.
  • Ahmad R.
    Ahmad RidwanJuly 19, 2010
    wow..i never knew bout this museum
  • Kara D.
    Kara DeanJuly 8, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Free admission on Wednesday nights!
  • IFC
    IFCJuly 6, 2010
    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
  • Jacob S.
    Jacob SolkoffJune 26, 2010
    awesome place, cool egypt exhibit, awesome photo opps
  • Conrad C.
    Conrad CentenoJune 21, 2010
    If you are looking for the most air conditioned place that is normally the most deserted, the Egyptian exhibit is for you.
  • Conrad C.
    Conrad CentenoJune 21, 2010
    Sit in the Tage Frid seats in the Greek Art section to charge your cell phone. American Wing is opening in Nov!!!
  • Julia A.
    Julia AnoshechkinaJune 15, 2010
    movies at mfa! fantastic ;)
  • Kelpen H.
    Kelpen HagenJune 15, 2010
    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
  • George S.
    George ScharounJune 1, 2010
    The wall between the information center and the new (unopened) glass courtyard is down, so you can see the inside of the new building even better than before. Check it out!
  • Cara K.
    Cara KenefickApril 29, 2010
    I want to go heree.
  • Baturalp T.
    Baturalp TorunApril 23, 2010
    No entrance fee for Northeastern students. Try at least once. (Must show your NU ID)
  • Alex M.
    Alex MMApril 14, 2010
    The Herb Ritts Gallery is my favorite weekend afternoon activity. Read more
  • Liz G.
    Liz GApril 3, 2010
    Check out "Watson and the Shark," both the sketch and the final painting.
  • Dave P.
    Dave PappasMarch 14, 2010
    If you have been in the past 6-8 years then you have seen most of what's in there. I have free acess all the time and it gets very boreing after a while, the travaling shows are up for far too long.
  • Jessie K.
    Jessie KannMarch 10, 2010
    Go to MFA in April for Art in Bloom. They even have an ASL tour! Read more
  • Ben W.
    Ben WeeksMarch 4, 2010
    Go to the Japanese sculptures, find Aizen, sublimate your passions.
  • Jessica A.
    Jessica AustinMarch 2, 2010
    Planning this for our next Boston trip!! Read more
  • Nancie K.
    Nancie KellyFebruary 15, 2010
    go here on Wednesday's free admission but leave a small DONATION...enjoy the exhibits...have a glass of wine at the cafe by the gift shop...oh, and buy a cool ART book!!!
  • Mary Beth D.
    Mary Beth DunhouseFebruary 3, 2010
    Albrecht Durer: Virtuoso Printmaker is a fantastic exhibit. Read more
  • Dustin Todd R.
    Dustin Todd RennellsFebruary 1, 2010
    WAIT before you go in, skip the MFA and go down the side street to the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. Such a brilliant story, so beautifully arranged!
  • Bonnie S.
    Bonnie SashinJanuary 30, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Nice venue fior John & Abigail Adams Benefit Ball
  • Mo W.
    Mo WangJanuary 25, 2010
    Love it! I want to take the course there if I could use my Emerson ID
  • d l.
    d lJanuary 24, 2010
    Need to visit
  • Pierre B.
    Pierre BeeDecember 6, 2009
    go to tomb 10a
  • Jonathan L.
    Jonathan LampronNovember 2, 2009
    Check out the Asian Art gallery, enjoy the Buddhas!
  • Lisah R.
    Lisah RhodesOctober 30, 2009
    Asian Exhibit - check out the statue right inside the second floor entrance. Look from all sides.
  • JP
    JPOctober 5, 2009
    They have good old movies
  • Victoria R.
    Victoria RicaldeOctober 19, 2017
    Enorme y con mucho que ver! Arte por todos lados. Uno de mis museos favoritos de boston
  • Marcio N.
    Marcio NavarroAugust 18, 2017
    Lindo Fine Arts Boston... passei uma tarde inesquecível aqui... Museu tem um grande acervo de arte de todas as épocas e obras importantes de artistas americanos.
  • Sole P.
    Sole PereaAugust 4, 2017
    Enorme. Bien curado. No aceptan tips
  • M4nli0
    M4nli0September 4, 2016
  • Shellyda V.
    Shellyda VerasJuly 14, 2016
    aogi qi faic foto
  • Daniel E.
    Daniel EizoJune 17, 2016
    Átrio projetado por Norman foster. Vale a pena ir
  • Nebahat A.
    Nebahat AralSeptember 21, 2015
    Avrupa, Amerika, Asya, Afrika ve antik caglara ait genis bir koleksiyona sahip. Ayrica cagdas sanat ve fotograf sergileri de mevcut. Cok keyifli ve dolu dolu bir muze.
  • Marce S.
    Marce SolisApril 26, 2015
    Un must cuando se vista Boston, en lo personal preferí a los impresionistas y post impresionistas, la sala de arte contemporánea también es excelente
  • Serguei O.
    Serguei OrozcoApril 15, 2015
    Llega temprano ya que este increíble museo te mantendrá asombrado por más de tres horas.
  • Mariana K.
    Mariana KoettkerMarch 2, 2015
    Maravilhoso. Após as 4 é de graça.
  • Panda K.
    Panda KwonNovember 7, 2014
    여친과함께하는게 좋아
  • Me👸
    Me👸October 14, 2014
    Отражаюсь в современном искусстве)
  • Raphael Armand
    Raphael ArmandAugust 19, 2014
    Lindo museu, vá com tempo pois vale muito a pena!
  • Kat S.
    Kat SheremetyevaJune 21, 2014
    The art of the Americas! Пройти от граунд до 3 этажа! Must!
  • Luis P.
    Luis PauloJune 3, 2014
    Gostamos bastante. Nem esperava um museu tão interessante, bonito, com tantas obras e diversidade. Vale a visita!
  • Natalia L.
    Natalia LesnayaMarch 15, 2014
    Вторая по значимости экспозиция Моне в мире после музея Оранжери в Париже.
  • Chava
    ChavaJuly 7, 2013
    ;) :) :) :) :)
  • Patricia A.
    Patricia AlvarezJune 16, 2013
    Um dos melhores museus que ja visitei..obras de Monet e Renoir...
  • Genshiro S.
    Genshiro SunagawaJune 12, 2012
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