Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

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Boston's oldest cultural institution, Museum of Fine Arts is noted for its collection of French Impressionist paintings, including more works by Monet than any other museum or gallery outside of Paris. The museum also houses a vast collection of Egyptian, ancient Greek, and Roman art. The galleries displaying American works include paintings of famous historical figures, such as George Washington, Samuel Adams, and Paul Revere. In addition to works by the great European artists Gauguin, Renoir, Degas, and van Gogh, you can also see examples of some of the finest works produced by Americans John Singleton Copley, Winslow Homer, and John Singer Sargent. Be sure to leave a little time for exhibits of medieval sculpture and tapestries, as well as for displays of Chinese calligraphy and Japanese pottery. Arrange your visit to Museum of Fine Arts and discover more family-friendly attractions in Boston using our Boston tour builder tool .
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  • Of course I love the art exhibits. There are the permanent as well as featured exhibits from other collections or museums. You should plan to spend at least half the day if you want to see most of wha...  more »
  • I really thought this was special, and a must visit in Boston! The museum is so beautifully kept and ordered. It has such an elegant feel to it. This museum houses some rare beauties from the most fam...  more »
  • The MFA is outstanding! The collection is enormous and the museum sprawls for what feels like forever. They have constantly changing featured exhibits, great activities for kids and there's always som...  more »

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