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Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
The MFA is one of the world’s great art museums with the finest collection of Monets outside of Paris, treasures from Egypt and the ancient world, and a collection of Asian art unrivaled in the Western world. On display in the Art of the Americas Wing are 5,000 glorious examples of art, including the iconic silver Liberty Bowl by Paul Revere.
Avenue of the Arts
Closed New Year's Day, Patriot's Day (3rd Monday in April), Fourth of July, Thanksgiving and Christmas Day
General admission to all permanent and special exhibits featuring masterpieces of art from around the world and across the ages.
Present CityPASS booklet or voucher at ticket desk of any entrance to exchange for an admission ticket.
Special Exhibits Included with CityPASS
Art of the White Mountains
Through July 7, 2013
Beginning in the first decades of the nineteenth century, artists and writers were drawn to the pristine beauty of north New Hampshire's natural wonders. Drawn from the MFA’s rich collection, "Art of the White Mountains" examines the allure of the area for artists for over a century and a half. Works ranging from exquisite, intimate sketches of the region’s flora and geological formations to panoramic vistas of the expansive landscape will be featured in a selection of oil paintings, drawings, prints, watercolors, sketchbooks, photographs, and rare books.
Michelangelo: Sacred and Profane, Master Drawings from the Casa Buonarroti
Through June 30, 2013
This exhibition features a rich and varied selection of 26 works from the master’s collection, preserved in the artist's family home, the Casa Buonarroti, in Florence. The exhibition includes many of Michelangelo’s (1475–1564) great renowned drawings, which illustrate how he alternated between interpretations of the divine and the worldly, or profane, throughout his career.
Samurai! Armor from the Ann and Gabriel Barbier-Mueller Collection
Through August 4, 2013
Travel back in time and discover remarkable objects that illuminate the life, culture, and pageantry of these revered and feared Japanese warriors—from one of the best and largest collections in the world. Samurai! Armor from the Ann and Gabriel Barbier-Mueller Collection features the extraordinary artistry of the armor used by samurai—the military elite led by the shoguns, or warlords, of Japan from the 12th through 19th centuries. The exhibition illustrates the evolution of the distinctive appearance and equipment of the samurai warrior through the centuries and examines their history.
Advice for Visitors
- Weekday afternoons are the least-crowded.
- Daily Programming: free guided tours, gallery talks, films, lectures, and family programs, see details
Parking: Limited paid parking next to the museum; spaces available for visitors with disabilities.
Dining: Bravo Restaurant, New American Café, Garden Cafeteria, Taste Restaurant
Accessibility: Contact MFA regarding access, ASL tours, tours for the blind, and other accommodations: (617) 369‑3189 (voice), (617) 369‑3188 (TTY), firstname.lastname@example.org; see details
Self-Guide: Audio tour available at all MFA ticket desks. Adult $6, children (17 and under) $4. Includes: select exhibition tours, collection highlights in English, Spanish, Japanese, French, and Russian, 20-stops for families, and in-depth explorations of the Classical and Ancient Near Eastern galleries.
Gift Shop: Museum Bookstore & Shops
Coat Check: At each entrance, free
MBTA: Take the E train on the Green Line to the Museum of Fine Arts stop or the Orange Line to the Ruggles stop.
Old Town Trolley Tour: Stop 11 (nearest)
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