Museum of Fine Arts

Member Rating 3 out of 5 by Ishtar on August 17, 2001

The Museum of Fine Arts in Boston can rival any museum in the world. It has the largest collection of Asian art anywhere. I originally had gone there to give a lecture/demonstration to the bookstore staff and art students on handmade papers. The entrance to the bookstore is on 230 The Fenway, which is in the back. Despite the cramped quarters of the Museum School Bookstore, they have quite a selection of art supplies.

Permanent exhibitions include Picasso, Durer, Jim Dine (spanning quite an era). There is also an extensive exhibit on Egyptian art and life in pharaonic times; African tribal art including some interesting wooden sculptures, and Greek sculpture from the classical era. There is also a area which recreates an 1800's New England House, rooms and all.

The Gift shop is a treasure trove, and a bit pricey. They do have other venues in Boston. If I recall correctly, the first Friday of every month brings with it concerts,cocktails and appetizing tid bits. Admission is $12. Kids under 18 are free.

When there is a travelling exhibit, you need to call ahead for tickets, and the price is around $15 during the week and a bit higher on the weekend.

Museum of Fine Arts Boston
465 Huntington Avenue
Boston, Massachusetts, 02115
(617) 267-9300

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