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.
Huge offering of art. You can even see some artist sketching real life models. It has free access on Wednesday and it is also open till late.( 9pm) if I remember well. Public restrooms available and wheelchair friendly. It is a huge place so it is better to visit it on different times in order to digest all it has to offer! I'll definitely go back!
A little pricey, but well worth it. Has several paintings even I recognized. Could easily spend a couple of days there, and admission includes a free return visit within 10 days. An easy walk from the subway. Coatroom an added bonus. Look for 'Little Miss Hone,' by none other than Samuel Morse!
Easily in my top 3 favorite places in the entire city. Everyone should consider becoming a member. For $75 you get unlimited access all year and a discount on good and merchandise. One trip is $25 it only makes sense! I love going here to just walk around and relax surrounded by incredible art.
I love this museum. My kid and I visit every other Saturday. It's really beautiful inside. All guest services reps I've met are friendly and helpful. We've attended Junior Artists, which is a free art class for kids, several times and the instructors are kind and patient with the kids. If you're not interested in eating at the expensive cafe on the first floor, there is a less expensive cafeteria in the basement. The courtyard is beautiful in the spring and summer, so definitely spend some time there. In the summer, they have music series and several events and film festivals. In the fall and winter, they have activities for kids on holiday break. Parking outside is metered and you can park on Forsyth and adjacent streets for up to 4 hours at a time. I think it costs $1.25 an hour (might be a little more, maybe), but you must arrive before noon, because after that, it's nearly impossible to find close parking. Some Saturdays are busier than others. Sometimes, if you arrive after 12:30PM, you'll find a line outside. I'd recommend arriving between 10 and 11:30AM. It's never too crowded then.
This is a lovely museum. So much to look at. The parking cost combined with the price of admission can be a bit of a stretch for those on a budget. It's worth it though. The cafeteria has good food for a reasonable price and the outdoor seating is idyllic in the summer. The other higher end restaurants are also good and a lovely experience. Great gift shop.
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