The Joy of Museums

Finding Beauty & Meaning in Museums

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

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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
  • Collection of 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.

The Masterpieces of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston include:

Further information about the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston is available via the following links:

Essential Facts:

  • 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


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