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Museum of Fine Arts Boston

The Museum of Fine Arts Boston

Spend a day at one of Boston's most impressive cultural attractions. The Museum of Fine Arts is home to curated collections from around the world, showcasing ancient and contemporary art from the Americas, Europe, Asia, Africa and Oceania.

Explore a vast collection of paintings, photography, musical instruments, textiles, jewelry and fashion art curated with an eye for the traditional and unusual. Discover hundreds of galleries and educational programs and activities designed to entertain. Enjoy dining at museum restaurants and cafés, or browse the bookstore and gallery shop for art and gifts.

  • Prices
    • Adults - $25
    • Seniors (65+) - $23
    • Youth (7-17) - Free*
    • Children (6 & under) - Free
    • Students (18 ) - $23*
  • Hours
    • M/T/Sa/Su - 10 am to 5 pm
    • W/Th/F - 10 am to 10 pm
  • Events
    • MFA Late Nights
    • Artivists Activated
    • MFA First Fridays
  • Activities
    • Art Exhibits
    • Gallery Tours
    • Studio Art Classes
    • Kid's & Family Programs

FAQs

  • Is there dining at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston?
    Not only can you feed your creative spirit at the museum, but you can also nourish your body at a collection of distinguished restaurants and comfortable cafés. Surround yourself with the grand masters while you dine on delectable, seasonal cuisine, cocktails inspired by global exhibits or simple fare ideal for the whole family. You will find something to please everyone at one of the four indoor restaurants and the charming outdoor, seasonal pop-up café.
     
    * Fine dining - Indulge in hand-crafted, seasonally inspired fare infused with locally-sourced ingredients for lunch, dinner or weekend brunch at Bravo. A sophisticated atmosphere, impeccable service and a wine list that merited an Award of Excellence from Wine Spectator Magazine make this an elegant destination.
     
    * Casual dining - Enjoy lunch or dinner amid the soaring glass-enclosed courtyard of New American Café where creative continental cuisine is prepared with fresh, local ingredients. Tableside service, hot and cold small plates, salads and entrées are accompanied by a robust selection of craft beers and American wines.
     
    * Lighter fare - Take your pick from our two casual cafés, Taste or Garden Cafeteria, where lighter, family-friendly fare is served in a vibrant setting. Enjoy salads, pizza, handcrafted sandwiches, soups, snacks and desserts plus gourmet coffee, teas, craft beers and select wines.
  • What are some of the Boston Museum of Fine Arts highlights I shouldn't miss?
    Beyond an ordinary museum, the Boston Museum of Fine Arts delivers more than you can possibly absorb in a single visit. Which is why we recommend spending a few days exploring the hundreds of galleries at your disposal. But if time is of the essence, there are a few key things you cannot miss. Begin in ancient times with the highlight of our Egyptial artifact collection, the coffin of Nes-mut-aat-neru who died in 700 BC. Then head over to the Art of  the Americas Wing and enjoy a gallery filled with John Singer Sargent portraits, including the iconic The Daughters of Edward Darley Boit, an intriguing tribute to the four vivacious daughters of the painter's friends. And, of course, no visit is complete without a visit to the Impressionists Gallery, where a robust collection of works by Monet and Rodin introduces you to the world of late-19th-century French art.
     
 

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