Museum of Fine Arts is more than a place to display art. It is also a place to learn how to create art and understand the minds of artists as well.
Most of us think of painting, photography and sculptures when we think of museum arts, but it is so much more than that. It is also learning about different cultures and how they perceive and create art. It is seeing art in everyday objects. It is seeing art in unexpected places such as literature and weapons of war. The Museum of Fine Arts in Boston appreciates all these potential media for art and takes the time to create beautiful, interesting, and creative exhibits.
The museum offers Artist Demonstrations where you can see how they create their works. You can see how various musical instruments are made, how textiles are made and how fashion is designed. You can watch a jeweler ply his trade.
There are different types of tours and activities offered such as the Artist Demo mentioned above where you can meet the artists as well; Artist Tool Box, to learn about their tools; Spotlight Talks that provide more in-depth discussion about particular artists, cultures, and other features.
The MFA offers educational programs for kids and their families, teens, schools, students at colleges and universities, and the community at large. The programs change frequently in relation with the current main exhibit shows or seasonal events so check the MFA website for more detailed information when you plan to visit.
The MFA is open 7 days a week on the following days and times:
- Monday –Tuesday: 10 am to 4:45
- Wednesday-Friday: 10 am to 9:45
- Saturday and Sunday: 10 am to 4:45
Tickets are $25 for adults; $23 for 65+ seniors, and Students 18 and older; $6 for kids under 6 years of age. Ages 7-17 is FREE weekdays after 3 pm, weekends, and on Boston area school holidays. At other times, tickets for ages 7-17 are $10.
If you plan to come as a group, take a moment to read the MFA’s Group Visit Tips available on the official website. Generally speaking, guided tours for groups of 15 people or less are $150 and $10 for each member in groups of 15 or more people. These group tickets must be bought and reserved 4 weeks in advance of the date of the planned visit. There are forms available on the MFA website.