Museum of Fine Arts Boston

While I'm not usually one to wander for hours on end through a fine arts museum, I could get lost for days in the Museum of Fine Arts Boston (MFA Boston) given how much there is to watch, learn and participate in. I can understand why museum admission comes with a free repeat visit within ten days!

They have one of the most comprehensive and widely respected collections in the world.

And while the MFA hasn't traditionally been known for its modern art collection, that all changed in September 2011 when they opened the Linde Family Wing for Contemporary Art.

Savvy Ways to do the Museum of Fine Arts Boston

  1. Downstairs Cafe: If you're not interested in spending a lot on lunch, there's a cafe downstairs with less expensive, cafeteria style, snacks and meals. And, you can eat indoors or outside in their courtyard.
  2. Drawing in the Galleries: Now you get to be the artist! Sketch live models with insight from a facilitator. Wednesdays, 6-9pm, Free and open to all ages.
    Side Note: Wednesday nights after 4pm general museum admission is by voluntary contribution (suggested donation $20).
  3. Artist Demonstrations: Just what it sounds like - watch them work, hear their stories and ask the questions your inner artist wants to know. And, it's free! Find more info on their Gallery Activities Calendar.
  4. Artful Adventures: If you've got a group of 10 or more kids and you're looking to do something fun and educational with them, the MFA's Artful Adventures program is a great option.

MFA Painting

MFA Logistics
Museum of Fine Arts Boston
465 Huntington Avenue, Boston

T Stops:
   Green Line E-train
to Museum of Fine Arts Station*, or
   Orange Line to Ruggles Station.

*Useful Note for taking the Green Line to the MFA: If you're taking the B, C or D line inbound, you'll need to switch to the outbound E train to get to the MFA Station. You can do this at Copley Station (which you'll get to first) or Arlington Station. Do the transfer at Arlington as it's then a free transfer, whereas for Copley you'll need to pay again. Once you get to the Museum of Fine Arts station, the museum will be directly across the street.

Admission: $22, $20 Seniors & Students 18+, $10 Youths 7-17 (free on weekdays after 3pm, weekends, and public school holidays), FREE under 7.

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