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Museum of Fine Arts

97
TripExpert Score based on reviews in 11 publications
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Badge 97

Outstanding

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11 expert recommendations

14

Concierge

One of America's grandest art museums, the MFA holds American and European paintings from the 7th century to the present.

8

Condé Nast Traveler

There's a special focus on American masters from the 18th and 19th centuries: Copley, Winslow Homer, Mary Cassat, John Singer Sargent, and Gilbert Stuart. Full review →

6

Fodor's Tick Choice

Count on staying a while if you have any hope of seeing what's here. Full review →

1

Frommer's 34

One of the world's great art museums, the MFA works nonstop to become even more accessible and interesting. Full review →

2

Lonely Planet Tick Top Choice

The Museum of Fine Arts holdings encompass all eras, from the ancient world to contemporary times, and all areas of the globe, making it truly encyclopedic in scope. Full review →

11

Michelin Guide 55

One of the country's leading museums, the Museum of Fine Arts contains a comprehensive collection of more than 350,000 artworks. Full review →

57

Not For Tourists

Arguably one of the top museums in the country. Go for the Copleys. Full review →

61

The Telegraph

Like a combination of the British Museum and the National Gallery, this collection spans the world, but highlights include European Old Masters, Impressionists and the Art of the Americas Wing. Full review →

9

Time Out Tick Critics' Choice

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. Full review →

12

Travel + Leisure

The sheer majesty of this world-renowned arts institution would be overwhelming if it weren’t so enchanting. I’ve been delightfully lost many times, wandering through labyrinthine halls. Full review →

59

Where

The MFA’s encyclopedic collection culls some of the world’s finest treasures, including international and contemporary art, instruments, photographs and textiles Full review →

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