Over the past years, the museum has constantly extended its collection and nowadays proudly presents a large and varied collection of samples exhibited from various regions and times. The museum contains the following segments: 1. Africa, Asia, Oceania; 2. The Ancient Collection; 3. Europe; and 4. The Americas. There are, in addition, exhibitions of specific topics, for instance, textiles and music instruments. The museum accommodates paintings by many famous artists, such as Rodin and van Dyck. Here one can furthermore find the largest collection of artworks by Claude Monet outside France.
The building itself was constructed in 1899 for the purpose of accommodating a museum. The executives constantly kept extending it as the collection also permanently kept growing. The last extension was completed in 2010. As soon as it was opened to the public, the box office noted a run of 13,500 visitors on the first day.
There are various kinds of guided tours offered at the museum, depending on the guests' requests. There is among many others a guided tour offered for families with children or a separate tour for youngsters.
The School of the Museum of Fine Arts
The School of the Museum of Fine Arts is a part of the museum offering many talented artists to receive their training here, covering the aspects of technique and creativity.
The Museum of Fine Arts in Boston lies in the state of Massachusetts and is one of the largest museums in the United States. The museum's predecessor, the Boston Athenaeum, was built in 1807. The museum as it stands today was opened in 1870. The museum's success lies in its medieval section, allowing the visitors to relive the middle ages.
How to get there
In the vicinity of the museum, there are several parking garages, which you can use as a visitor of the museum. You can also choose to park your car in the Museum's Road Garage. You may find the entrance in the Museum's Road, close to the main entrance of the museum. Bear in mind that car parks in Boston are anything but cheap! Expect to pay $10 per hour of parking.
Another possibility to get to the museum is by public transport. Take, for example, the green line subway and get off at the station “Museum of Fine Arts”. Alternatively, you may take the orange line and get off at the station “Ruggles”.
Boston has a well connected bus system. Take line 39 until you arrive at the station “Museum of Fine Arts”. This is where you need to get off. Yo may alternatively opt for using lines 8, 47, or CT2. Taking one of these lines, make sure you get off at the station “Ruggles” in order to get to the museum.