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Museum of Fine Arts

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The Institute of Contemporary Art

Both are highly recommended by writers. Overall, Museum of Fine Arts scores significantly better than The Institute of Contemporary Art. Museum of Fine Arts comes in at 97 with recommendations from 10 sources including Fodor's, concierge.com and Frommer's.

Both are highly recommended by writers. Overall, Museum of Fine Arts scores significantly better than The Institute of Contemporary Art. Museum of Fine Arts comes in at 97 with recommendations from 10 sources including Fodor's, concierge.com and Frommer's.

tripexpert score
97
#1 in Boston
location

465 Huntington Ave, Avenue of the Arts, Boston, MA 02115-5597

endorsements
  • 11 endorsements
  • 14

    Concierge

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

  • 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 →

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87
#14 in Boston

100 Northern Avenue, Boston, MA 02115

  • 12 endorsements
  • 14

    Concierge

    Founded in 1936, the ICA showcases work by the likes of Nan Goldin, Mona Hatoum, Paul Chan, and Julian Opie (major exhibitions rotate three times per year).

  • 6

    Fodor's Tick Choice

    Now the ICA is building a major permanent collection for the first time in its history, while continuing to showcase innovative paintings, videos, installations, and multimedia shows. Full Review →

  • 1

    Frommer's 33

    The city's first new art museum in nearly a century, the endlessly fascinating ICA is a work of art in its own right. Full Review →

  • 2

    Lonely Planet Tick Top Choice

    Hundreds of thousands of visitors flock to the dramatic quarters of the Institute of Contemporary Art. Full Review →

  • 11

    Michelin Guide Tick 0 Stars

    The new, 65,000sq ft site features a facade of translucent and transparent glass, wood and metal, and a dramatic folding ribbon shape. Full Review →

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