Museum of Fine Arts

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Museum of Fine Arts
Photograph: Roger Metcalf

Founded in 1870, the Museum of Fine Arts continues to improve and innovate: Hot on the heels of its dramatic American Wing (designed by Foster & Partners), its Linde Family Wing for Contemporary Art has added 10 new galleries. The space contains about 250 works in all media—many of them new acquisitions—by the likes of Ellsworth Kelly, Kara Walker and Rachel Whiteread. The MFA’s globe-spanning collection encompasses 500,000 objects. Of particular note is the collection of American art, including Paul Revere’s silver Liberty Bowl and paintings by John Singleton Copley; the Egyptian collection, much of which was acquired through excavations in conjunction with Harvard University in the first half of the 20th century; the Japanese collection (the first in America, and one of the finest in the world); and the Impressionist and Post-Impressionist paintings, including an impressive array by Monet—the second largest collection of his work in the U.S.


Venue name: Museum of Fine Arts
Address: 465 Huntington Avenue

Cross street: at Museum Road
Opening hours: 10am-4.45pm Mon, Tue, Sat, Sun; 10am-9.45pm Wed-Fri
Transport: Green line to Museum of Fine Arts
Price: $20; $7.50-$18 reductions; free under-6s; free under-17s weekdays after 3pm, weekends & school holidays. Free to all 4-9.45pm Wed
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