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The Museum of Fine Arts is one of the country's largest museums and Boston's most beloved art venue. It contains over 450,000 works of art which is one of the most comprehensive collections in all of the Americas.

The Museum was founded in 1870 and opened in 1876 in a building on Copley Square in Boston. In 1909, the museum moved to its current location on Huntington Avenue which is known as the Avenue of the Arts. The museum's building has a front façade of granite with a big rotunda and features a neo-classical design. Since the early 20th Century and through the 2000s, the Museum of Fine Arts building has undergone many renovations and additions, including the new Art of the Americas Wing which features all types of artwork from all regions in North, Central and South America. This section with its 53 galleries was added in the mid-2000s was approximately 133,500 square feet, which added 28 percent more space to the museum.


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The Museum of Fine Arts is a very popular museum, drawing in art aficionados from everywhere. Over one million visitors come to see its many exhibits and collections every year from all over the country and world. The museum's collection is huge, so make sure to set aside at least a full day or a few days to fully explore it and appreciate it.

The Museum of Fine Arts is a very popular museum, drawing in art aficionados from everywhere. Over one million visitors come to see its many exhibits and collections every year from all over the country and world. The museum's collection is huge, so make sure to set aside at least a full day or a few days to fully explore it and appreciate it.

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Besides regular paintings, the museum also features many forms of artwork such as photography, prints, drawings, publications, musical instruments, jewelry, textiles and fashion art. This diversity allows you travel back in time and to delve into ancient and modern civilizations in many different ways. There are also many various exhibitions which are constantly changing and delivering interesting pieces of art encompassing a wide spectrum of time periods and cultures.

If you want to visit the Museum of Fine Arts, it is open seven days a week. On Monday and Tuesday, it's open from 10 am to 4:45 pm, from Wednesday to Friday, it's open from 10 am to 9:45 pm, and on Saturday and Sunday, the museum is open from 10 am to 4:45 pm. Admission fees are $22 for adults, $20 for senior citizens over 65 and students over 18 with a valid ID, youth under 6 get in for free. Also youth from 6 to 17 get in for free weekdays and weekends after 3 pm and on Boston school holidays, otherwise they have to pay $10. Visitors can purchase tickets at the museum or online to avoid waiting in line.



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The best way to get to the museum on weekends and on school holidays is by using public transportation to avoid traffic; otherwise if you're driving you can find parking at the Huntington Avenue lot, the Fenway park lot and the Garage Door lot. If you get hungry browsing the museum's incredible collections, then you can stop by the New American Café, the Garden Cafeteria or Bravo for a bite to eat.

The Museum of Fine Arts is located on 465, Huntington Avenue in Boston.

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