There are more than 100 galleries at the Museum of Fine Arts (aka MFA), beholden to some 450,000 objects from across the globe. Founded in 1870, the MFA moved from Copley Square to its current home, a Neoclassical granite building on Huntington Avenue—the so-called “Avenue of the Arts”—in 1909. Today, it’s the 14th-largest art museum in the world. An array of performances and special events attract culture hounds of all ages throughout the year.
In a city as collegiate as Boston, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that The Hub is home to some of the finest museums in the country. From contemporary art and design to science and history, the collections are as varied as the buildings they’re housed in, which include ships, floral gardens and historical buildings. Find out which museum suits your tastes from our list below— don’t worry, there’s something for everyone! Looking for more art? Check out our list of where to see art in Boston. For more fun things to do, our lists of the best free things to do in Boston and best things to do with kids in Boston.
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