Founded in 1870 and expanded several times since, the MFA possesses an exceptional collection of American Art with a special concentration of Boston’s own, including John Singleton Copley, Winslow Homer and Fitz Henry Lane. The impressionists are well represented, as are collections of European decorative arts, dating from the 17th Century. Of particular note: the 42-foot-tall glass sculpture, Lime Green Icicle Tower, by critically acclaimed glass artist Dale Chihuly, mesmerizes in the courtyard.
The museum is amazing. It is the largest museum of art I've had the chance to walk through. I was moved by the local art. The art of our Revolution is amazing. There is so much to see and my wife loves the impressionist exhibit. The Monet paintings are amazing and I enjoyed the Van Gogh paintings. Plan to go on free Fridays and paying only parking is a super deal.
Very well documented and showcased displays, mainly antiquities. The music room is wonderful with the opportunity to hear certain instruments and know their history using the optional but reasonably priced headset. Therevare clearly demarcated areas covering different regions of the world. The Egyptian areas in particular are marvelous to behold. You can spend the while day and still not have covered all areas. A must visit when in Boston.
During my first visit to this museum, I took a free guided tour offered by knowledgeable personnel. The tour takes you into the museum's highlights and gives you a glimpse into some important artifacts that can be easily dismissed if no one is there to explain them to you. On my second visit there were specific exhibits that I wanted to see and it was easy to find them following the map. This museum sits on a beautiful location and has a diverse work of art. Also offers a variety of activities for all ages.
Really great museum. It's huge and has a ton of extremely important artwork so you have to plan if you want to see the highlights. It's impossible to see it all in one visit. The museum itself is really nice and the employees all help you find anything you need. Their rotating exhibits are also great as they get really important exhibits from all over the world. I love that they have a variety from very classical works to very modern works and they have something for everyone.
Incredible huge collection of art. I highly recommend buying the adult ticket through the museum so that you receive a ticket that allows for a return visit within 10 days. You will need a second visit. Trust me. The collection is overwhelming. I also recommend going on either a Thursday or Wednesday night a few hours before closing. Hardly anyone was around and I was able to see some of the more popular pieces from better vantage points.