Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Publisher Description

The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA) opened its doors to the public on July 4, 1876, the nation’s centennial. Originally located in Copley Square, the MFA was then home to 5,600 works of art. Over the next several years, the collection and number of visitors grew exponentially, and in 1909 the Museum moved to its current home on Huntington?Avenue. Today the MFA is one of the most comprehensive art museums in the world;?the collection?encompasses nearly 500,000 works of art comprising some of the rarest and most important artistic treasures in the world.? It is made up of eight curatorial areas;?Art of the Americas; Art of Europe; Contemporary Art; Art of Asia, Oceania, and Africa; Art of the Ancient World; Prints, Drawings, and Photographs; Textile and Fashion Arts; and Musical Instruments.

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Avenue of the Arts
465 Huntington Avenue
Boston, Massachusetts 02115-5597
General Information: 617-267-9300