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Boston Things to do: The Museum of Fine Arts is a Boston Attraction That Offers a Unique Opportunity to See Rare West African Art and Artifacts

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Posted December 13th, 2013 By: Cindy L. Smith

The Benin Kingdom Gallery opened at The Museum of Fine Arts in September. This Boston Attraction has thousands of objects on display and this newest gallery addition provides a glimpse at items rarely seen in this country. Plan a visit to this impressive museum during your next stay at The Boston Park Plaza Hotel & Towers – A Boston Hotel.

Exploring the city’s many fine art Museums is a favorite Thing to do in Boston. If you only have time to visit one then consider The Museum of Fine Arts. This is one of the largest art Museums in the entire country, and it boasts a massive collection of nearly half a million objects. The newest gallery, which opened in September 2013, offers a rare look at pieces of West African art rarely seen in the United States.

Museum of Fine Arts
Where: 465 Huntington Avenue Boston, MA 02115
Call: 617-267-9300

The Benin Kingdom Gallery opened to much fanfare and after taking a look at some of the amazing works on display it is easy to understand why. Visitors to this gallery will see bronze and ivory sculptures along with ritual objects and other treasures.

While this newest addition alone is worthy of a visit there is much more to see at the Museum of Fine Arts. The collection of American works is truly extraordinary. Among the many pieces are works by Copley, Homer and Sargent. A 1796 portrait of George Washington, which was painted by Gilbert Stuart, is among the treasures.

This Boston Attraction is also home to the largest collection of Japanese art outside of the country of Japan. This amazing collection includes, among other things, more than 5,000 examples of Japanese pottery. The Egyptian collection is impressive as well and includes sarcophagi and other ancient artifacts.

Hours of operation for the Museum of Fine Arts:
Monday and Tuesday, Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.
Wednesday through Friday: 10 a.m. to 9:45 p.m.

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