The Museum of Fine Arts in Boston has artistic treasures from around the world. ((courtesy, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston))

The Museum of Fine Arts welcomes approximately one million visitors each year. Its collections comprise some of the rarest and most important artistic treasures in the world, representing all periods and cultures. Its wide-ranging curatorial areas include Art of the Americas; Art of the Ancient World; Contemporary Art; Musical Instruments; and Prints, Drawings, and Photographs. The museum's collection of art of the United States, from colonial through modern times, is one of the finest in the world and includes iconic works such as Paul Revere's Sons of Liberty Bowl (1768), John Singer Sargent's The Daughters of Edward Darley Boit (1882), and Joseph Stella's Old Brooklyn Bridge (about 1941). The museum also offers numerous exhibitions and opportunities for learning and community engagement. A major expansion focusing on the Art of the Americas Wing and the Ruth and Carl J. Shapiro Family Courtyard will be completed in November 2010.

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Away Travel Expert: Steve Jermanok
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FamilyExpert Rating 4.0 out of 5 Recommended for:
Children aged 3 - 5 , 6 - 12 and 13 - 17
FamilyExpert Tips & Helpful Hints
  • Look for the Family Art Cart with hands-on activities geared for ages 4 and up and their parents (weekends)
  • Pick up "The MFA Through the Eyes of a Child: A Visiting Guide for Families. It's available at the Sharf Visitor Center or you can download it online at

465 Huntington Ave
Boston, Massachusetts 02115

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Telephone Number: (617) 267-9300
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