Categories: Boston

Museum of Fine Arts : Boston

One of the largest museums in the United States and among the most popular in the world is the Boston Museum of Fine Arts. On my way to a visit in the nearby Northeastern University campus, I decided to make a short visit and tour around some of the more contemporary collections the fine arts museum has to offer.

 

Museum of Fine Arts : Boston

 

Here’s Wikipedia with the well deserved flattery :

The Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, Massachusetts, is one of the largest museums in the United States, attracting over one million visitors a year. It contains over 450,000 works of art, making it one of the most comprehensive collections in the Americas. It is also the 31st most visited art museum in the world, and the fifth most-visited in the United States, as of 2012. The museum was founded in 1870 and its current location dates to 1909.

 

It’s housed in a gorgeous colonial building with a remarkably creative use of space that inspires awe and admiration…

 

Museum of Fine Arts : Boston

Museum of Fine Arts : Boston

Museum of Fine Arts : Boston

 

There’s really a lot to see, but I’ll share a bit of the highlights I came across that I thought would be interesting to shoot with the camera…

 

Museum of Fine Arts : Boston

Museum of Fine Arts : Boston

Museum of Fine Arts : Boston

Museum of Fine Arts : Boston

Museum of Fine Arts : Boston

Museum of Fine Arts : Boston

Museum of Fine Arts : Boston

Museum of Fine Arts : Boston

Museum of Fine Arts : Boston

 

Ori Gersht, an Israeli fine art photographer, was featured in a dedicated exhibition near the contemporary art section, with some mind provoking photography (see more details here).

 

Museum of Fine Arts : Boston

Museum of Fine Arts : Boston

 

Aside from the contemporary art, you can expect to find some Asian and European exhibitions…

 

Museum of Fine Arts : Boston

Museum of Fine Arts : Boston

Museum of Fine Arts : Boston

 

Overall, a wonderful 2 hours, and I could definitely see myself coming back for more if I were living in the area.

 

More on the Boston Museum of Fine Arts?

visions

Share
Published by
visions

Recent Posts

Opera House : Zhuhai China

Opera House : Zhuhai China

An unexpected treat in my last visit to Zhuhai was the futuristic Zhihai Opera House. These are visible almost from…

11 hours ago
Visions of Mdina Old Town : Malta

Visions of Mdina Old Town : Malta

Mdina is an 8th century fortified town near the center of Malta, with well preserved city walls and picturesque old…

11 hours ago
Visions of Maribor : Slovenia

Visions of Maribor : Slovenia

Maribor is a sleepy little town in Slovenia, on the border with Austria. Only stopped here briefly before crossing the…

2 days ago
Visions of Stockholm : Sweden

Visions of Stockholm : Sweden

Been hoping to see Sweden for quite some time, but it was only recently in an invite to Linkoping that…

2 days ago
Visions of Linkoping : Sweden

Visions of Linkoping : Sweden

When visiting a conference in Rotterdam beginning of summer I got an unexpected opportunity being invited to visit Sweden. I…

6 days ago
Visions of Rijeka : Croatia

Visions of Rijeka : Croatia

After a cold weekend in mid-summer at the Netherlands, I decided it was time to warm up, and headed down…

2 weeks ago
Facebook Iconfacebook like buttonTwitter Icontwitter follow buttonVisions of Travel InstagramVisions of Travel InstagramVisions of Travel Instagram