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Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

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Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, is one of the largest museums in the United States. It contains more than 450,000 works of art, some highlights of the collection include:

  • Egyptian Artifacts
  • French impressionist and post-impressionist Art
  • Chinese painting, calligraphy and imperial Chinese Art
  • Japanese works, including 5,000 pieces of Japanese Pottery
  • The Rothschild Collection – over 130 objects from the Austrian branch of the family.
  • 18th- and 19th-century American Art
  • The Library Collection house 320,000 items.

Masterpieces of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

  • Name:                   Museum of Fine Arts
  • City:                       Boston
  • Established:        1870
  • Type:                     Art Museum
  • Collection size   450,000 objects
  • Visitors                 Over 1.3 million per year
  • Location:             465 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA
  • Public transit access
    • Green Line (E Branch)
    • Orange Line – Ruggles
    • Franklin Line – Ruggles
    • Providence/Stoughton Line- Ruggles
  • Website:                 mfa.org

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston Map

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Photo Credit: By Sculpted by Cyrus E. Dallin; I took this photograph. [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons