AAA Editor Notes
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Avenue of the Arts, 465 Huntington Ave., houses Asiatic, African, Oceanic, European and American works, both ancient and contemporary. The museum first opened in Copley Square in 1876, later relocating to its present location in 1909. Included in the museum's collection of nearly 450,000 works of art are paintings by Copley, Degas, Gauguin, Monet, Picasso, Rembrandt, Renoir, Sargent and Whistler. Prints, drawings, photographs, textiles and musical instruments also are displayed.
The Art of the Americas Wing boasts 53 galleries showcasing more than 5,000 pieces from the pre-Columbian era to the late 20th century. Comprising seven galleries, the Linde Family Wing for Contemporary Art is home to more than 200 works. The Art of the Ancient World collection features ceramics, coins, jewelry, mummies and sculpture from ancient Egypt, Greece and the Roman Empire. Objects range in date from about 6500 B.C. to A.D. 600.
Guided tours and self-guiding audio tours are available. Educational programs are offered.
Guided tours are available. Food is available. Time: Allow 3 hours minimum.