Museum of Fine Arts

The original MFA 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. Today, the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, is one of the most comprehensive art museums in the world with over 500,000 works of art ranging from Egyptian to contemporary, receiving more than one million visitors a year. Groups enjoy exciting docent-led tours and activities, as well as a self-guided tour option.

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Hrs: Sat.-Tue. 10AM-5PM, Wed.-Fri. 10AM-10PM.

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FUN FACTS

– Vincent Van Gogh created over 2,000 works during his lifetime. However, he was only ever able to sell one of his paintings while he was alive.

– Leonardo Da Vinci was left-handed. He took notes from right-to-left instead of the English language standard left-to-right.

– Pablo Picasso was arrested and questioned regarding the theft of Mona Lisa in 1911. He was released without being charged.

– In late 1961, Henri Matisse’s painting “Le Bateau” was hung upside down at the Museum of Modern Art in New York for 46 days before anyone noticed.

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Museum of Fine Arts

The original MFA 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. Today, the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, is one of the most comprehensive art museums in the world with over 500,000 works of art ranging from Egyptian to contemporary, receiving more than one million visitors a year. Groups enjoy exciting docent-led tours and activities, as well as a self-guided tour option.

contact info

Hrs: Sat.-Tue. 10AM-5PM, Wed.-Fri. 10AM-10PM.

Art Museum Lesson Plan

FUN FACTS

– Vincent Van Gogh created over 2,000 works during his lifetime. However, he was only ever able to sell one of his paintings while he was alive.

– Leonardo Da Vinci was left-handed. He took notes from right-to-left instead of the English language standard left-to-right.

– Pablo Picasso was arrested and questioned regarding the theft of Mona Lisa in 1911. He was released without being charged.

– In late 1961, Henri Matisse’s painting “Le Bateau” was hung upside down at the Museum of Modern Art in New York for 46 days before anyone noticed.

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Museum of Fine Arts

The original MFA 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. Today, the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, is one of the most comprehensive art museums in the world with over 500,000 works of art ranging from Egyptian to contemporary, receiving more than one million visitors a year. Groups enjoy exciting docent-led tours and activities, as well as a self-guided tour option.

contact info

Hrs: Sat.-Tue. 10AM-5PM, Wed.-Fri. 10AM-10PM.

Art Museum Lesson Plan

FUN FACTS

– Vincent Van Gogh created over 2,000 works during his lifetime. However, he was only ever able to sell one of his paintings while he was alive.

– Leonardo Da Vinci was left-handed. He took notes from right-to-left instead of the English language standard left-to-right.

– Pablo Picasso was arrested and questioned regarding the theft of Mona Lisa in 1911. He was released without being charged.

– In late 1961, Henri Matisse’s painting “Le Bateau” was hung upside down at the Museum of Modern Art in New York for 46 days before anyone noticed.

View Lesson Plan>>

Museum of Fine Arts

The original MFA 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. Today, the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, is one of the most comprehensive art museums in the world with over 500,000 works of art ranging from Egyptian to contemporary, receiving more than one million visitors a year. Groups enjoy exciting docent-led tours and activities, as well as a self-guided tour option.

contact info

Hrs: Sat.-Tue. 10AM-5PM, Wed.-Fri. 10AM-10PM.

Art Museum Lesson Plan

FUN FACTS

– Vincent Van Gogh created over 2,000 works during his lifetime. However, he was only ever able to sell one of his paintings while he was alive.

– Leonardo Da Vinci was left-handed. He took notes from right-to-left instead of the English language standard left-to-right.

– Pablo Picasso was arrested and questioned regarding the theft of Mona Lisa in 1911. He was released without being charged.

– In late 1961, Henri Matisse’s painting “Le Bateau” was hung upside down at the Museum of Modern Art in New York for 46 days before anyone noticed.

View Lesson Plan>>

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