Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston is the United States’ fifth largest museum in with close to half a million works of art in its collection. As of 2016, the Museum of Fine Arts was one of the top-50 most visited museums in the entire world.

The museum’s roots go back to 1870, and the institution has gone under several renovations and renaissances since then. It’s best known for its collections in Dutch Golden Age paintings, French impressionist and post-impressionist art, and Egyptian artifacts. 


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5 Things To See At The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Postman Joseph Roulin

Vincent van Gogh, Postman Joseph Roulin, 1888 is one of the museum’s best known works in its collection. 

Poppy Field in a Hollow near Giverny

The museum’s impressionist and post-impressionist collection is considered to be among the finest in the world. 

Goddess Tawaret

The Museum of Fine Arts has one of the world’s best known collection of Egyptian artifacts, including this Goddess Tawaret, 623–595 BCE, which was discovered in Nubia in the pyramid of King Anlamani. 

Seated Giant

Francisco Goya, Seated Giant, 1818

Portrait of a 62-year-old Woman

Rembrandt’s Portrait of a 62-year-old Woman, 1632 is one of just a few incredible fine art works on display at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.