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The New American Wing

If you haven't been to the MFA in a while, here's your excuse to go back. If you've never been, well..... that's pathetic! BUT we'll forgive you if you go check out the new American wing.

You'll absolutely LOVE yourself if you go NOW* while the Chihuly exhibit is on.

*Mention is subjective to the passage of time. Suckers.

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Jun 12, 2011

Boston Fine Arts Museum

One of the most enjoyable museums I've been to in America has to be the Boston Fine Arts museum. The building itself has interesting architecture, and the museums has a great variety. They always have new and interesting exhibits, I had the joy of being there when they had the Magna Carta on display. From contemporary to artifacts from the ancient world, whether you enjoy historic paintings or astonishing craftsmenship, the museum has something for everyone. It does not surprise me then it is ranked as one of the most comprehensive collections in America. I also particularly enjoyed the paintings depicting Dante, the Monets, and their exhibit on ancient China.

It's 25$ for an adult. The ticket is good for a second trip back, within a certain time period. Parking can be rather expensive at the museum itself.

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Oct 06, 2014

A grand day out.

The Museum of Fine Arts has so many brilliant works of art, it`s a special place. It is one of the best places to visit in Boston . Arrive early and spend the day here. In particular the collection of French impressionist art is very impressive.

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May 05, 2016


Major exhibits include: paintings by French, Dutch and Italian masters (lots of Impressionist works, in particular!), 19th-century American paintings, Egyptian mummies and other funerary items, African statues and masks, and an extensive Asian collection (Chinese, Japanese, Indian...) Look for more photos in Travelogue #1... In the meantime, here is one of my favorite pieces -- GUAN YIN, goddess of compassion.

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Aug 24, 2002
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A wretched audio-visual guide not worth its fee

The Boston Museum of Fine Arts just introduced this and I tried to use it (Saturday, 20 Nov 2010) in the new Art of The Americas wing of the museum. It has a touch screen, supposed to work like an I-phone, but its design is non-intuitive. Where is the Help section? You will have to remember, from the 1-minute barrage of verbal instructions at time of rental, that it is 109 on the number pad. How do you get to the number pad? From selecting the language to use. How do you get to the language selection? Maybe from the Menu button. Where is that? The Menu button does not lead to a site map. As for the utility of the guide, it is scant relative to what is in any given gallery. Finding the little headset icon with a stop number – the signal that relevant information is available on the device – next to only a few works of art in room after room, I counted the number of works of art in three galleries, and the number of those that displayed the icon. The latter was 3% of the former. Moreover, access to that information is only available in the boundaries of a given ‘tour’ on the guide. If you unintentionally evoke the Stop Number screen through an inapt route, even though the work of art has the headset icon and a number, and you can tap in its number, a message will appear that this information “is not available on this tour.” When you do reach viable entries, the comments range from interpretive interesting (as for Fog Warning by Winslow Homer) to dull calling-attention-to (as for Drugstore by Edward Hopper). I voiced some of these criticisms to the museum volunteer when I returned the electronic guide, and she said (sympathetically) “They’re working on it.” Next to me, another museum visitor was expressing her own dissatisfaction with this device to another volunteer, who responded “They’re working on it.”
In contrast the new wing is attractive and the collections displayed in engaging ways. Enjoy them without this inadequate contraption

Nov 22, 2010

Take time to view wonderful pictures

Its got RODIN and John Sargent yes its time for culture.

Both are my favourites and many more artists can be found here,
there must be something here you like. And yes perhaps like me lots to bore you too.

Its entry is included with your Boston Pass.

TIP Isabella Stewart Gallery can be found nearby visit it at the same time while your here, its great too.

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Oct 24, 2005

Art is for Everyone -- Boston-style

Revere's Liberty Bowl; Gilbert Stuart’s (dollar bill) Washington; Duccio of Sienna Triptych of the Crucifixion....; Sargent's Daughters of Edward Darley Boit; Rembrandt the Artist in his studio; Paul Gauguin's Where Do We Come From?...; Joseph Turner’s Slave Ship; Burning of the Sanjo Palace; Bartlett Head of Aphrodite, possibly by Praxiteles; Head of Gudea from Sumer; Abraham Gessner’s Covered cup {with New Spain and New England}

Renowned collections, English Silver, Japanese Armor, Greek red figure pottery, Millet; Chinese funerary art

Egyptian Old Kingdom monumental columns with statue of King Mycerinus and queen, with Funerary Temple frescoed wall blocks; Mogul carved sandstone gate; Japanese temple with Buddhas; zen "dry" garden; the Chinese Vases from the Sarget, next to the painting and his murals above the main staircase; Federal period room with Copley's Revere. Liberty Bowl and Stuart’s Washington at Dorchester Heights; the Sienna Triptych near the Spanish Romanesque semicircular apse fresco of Christ in Majesty...

Temporary internal exhibitions: Donatello to Giambologna: Italian Renaissance Sculpture at the Museum of Fine Arts, still viewable on the web

Guided walks and gallery talks, music, flower arrangements and live demonstrations including conservation of Thomas Sully's monumental, The Passage of the Delaware {equestrian George Washington}

Website: searches for 3000,000+ objects with pan and zoom; virtual collections with text, virtual tours including Roger’s 57 favorites {with sound}

These are uniquely Boston. However, The greatest feature of the MFA is that it is always changing: Foster and Partners Art of the America’s wing, revamped European painting galleries, and constantly dynamic programming

So plan your visit on -- but be prepared to find something totally unexpected and wonderful -- They really do want Art to Be for Everyone

Aug 08, 2007

Treasures from around the world

The Museum of Fine Arts, holds an impressive collection of art and treasures from all corners of the globe. Not to be missed are the Egyptian collection and the French Impressionist paintings. Additionally the interior of the museum in and of itself is stunning and worth the price of admission.

Jun 11, 2005
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Museum of Fine Arts (MFA)

The Museum of Fine Arts in Boston has tons of collections from around the world. Its a must see if you have a few days in Boston. Be prepared to spend the entire day in there if you want to see everything. We were there for about 4 hours and only saw 1/3 of the gallery.

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Jun 13, 2005

Museum of Fine Arts

The Museum of Fine Arts is an incredible place to stop by in Boston on a rainy day. The collection is surprisingly large. There are plenty of different collections to see and exhibits change all the time. There are lots of places to eat for all different price ranges and be sure to check out the museum gift shop. There is also a theatre in the museum which shows different movies each month. I highly reccomend a visit to this museum.

Oct 16, 2004

A nice museum very worth it!

This is a superb museum. They have a lot of diverse collections. They have a really nice asian art section, european paintings, american art and antique art. They have 3 different restaurants depending of the size of your wallet.
You should choose the sections you want to see first because there is a lot to see.

Don't forget the Gauguin Exposition until June 20th! A beauty!

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May 31, 2004

The Museum of Fine Arts is a...

The Museum of Fine Arts is a very enjoyable experience which should keep the attention of ALL family members. My children used to love the Egyptian section. The Impressionists were also a favorite--they love to see how the dots give way to a beautiful picture when you step back.
Don't leave without experiencing the gift shop. It can be a good source for unusual gifts--we bought a Monet poster as a College graduation gift for their was a most unusual & appreciated gift!

Aug 24, 2002

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