MFA Boston
Museum of Fine Art

The original MFA was founded in 1870 and opened its doors to the public on July 4, 1876, the nation’s centennial. Built 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. We welcome more than one million visitors each year to experience art from ancient Egyptian to contemporary, special exhibitions, and innovative educational programs.

The Museum has undergone significant expansion and change in recent years; 2010 marked the opening of the Art of the Americas Wing, with four levels of American art from ancient to modern. In 2011, the west wing of the Museum was transformed into the Linde Family Wing for Contemporary Art, with new galleries for contemporary art and social and learning spaces. Improved and new galleries for the MFA collections are always opening.

Bio: Lawren Harris / Left: Charles Sheeler, Andy Warhol, Kenneth Paul Block, Raymond Loewy, Victor Moscoso / Middle: Mark Rothko, Derek Jarman, Christian Marclay, Hiro, William Matthew Prior / Right: Iris van Herpen and Neri Oxman, Jacqueline Humphries, Jamie Wyeth, Sean Townley, Doris Salcedo
Authored Articles
Ansel Adams in Our Time
Dec 13, 2018 – Feb 24, 2019
Over 20 photographers in the exhibition have not only been drawn to some of the same locations, but also...
Lucian Freud: The Self-portraits
Oct 27, 2019 – Jan 26, 2020
Spanning nearly seven decades, his self-portraits give a fascinating insight into both his psyche and his development as a...