More to the MFA than meets the eye

Member Rating 4 out of 5 by AngelaM on July 25, 2000

Any visitor to Boston interested in art knows to visit the Museum of Fine Arts. Its world-class collection is absolutely wonderful and I’d be disappointed to hear of someone leaving Boston without having spent at least a few hours there. What a lot of people miss are all of the lesser-known events regularly occurring there.

Probably one of the most overlooked benefits of the museum is the gallery talks. These cover numerous subjects within the MFA’s regular collection and their special exhibits (such as the Van Gogh: face to face, introductory slide talks).

Another ongoing event is the MFA Fridays. From 5:30 – 9:30 every Friday night during the summer, the museum opens its courtyard to visitors for cocktails and live music (usually billed as Jazz, last time I went the band played R&B). This is a great way to end an afternoon at the museum, or it could begin a great Friday night out followed by my next suggestion: a film.

Thursday evening to Sunday afternoon the MFA offers an excellent selection of films ranging from those relating to their current exhibitions to others you just wouldn’t find at other theaters.

For a listing of current events visit their website at
Museum of Fine Arts Boston
465 Huntington Avenue
Boston, Massachusetts, 02115
(617) 267-9300

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