Museum of Fine Arts, 465 Huntington Ave., Boston, MA. 617-267-9300, TTY 617-267-9703,

Green Line E car or 39 bus to the Museum of Fine Arts stop; Orange Line train or bus routes 8, 47, or CT2 to Ruggles stop. MBTA maps, schedules:

On-street metered parking. The Fenway lots and the Museum Road Garage have entrances on Museum Road. Members: $4 each half-hour; $14 maximum for the day, $11 maximum after 5:30 p.m. Nonmembers: $6 each half-hour; $24 maximum for the day, $16 maximum after 5:30 p.m. Call the garage at 617-369-3657.

Mon-Tue: 10 a.m. – 4:45 p.m.
Wed-Fri: 10 a.m. – 9:45 p.m.
Sat-Sun: 10 a.m. – 4:45 p.m.

See, “Calendar’’ for special hours Nov. 10-20
Closed on New Year’s Day, Patriots Day, Independence Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas.

Members free. Adults $20; seniors (65 and older) and students 18 and older $18; children 6 and under free. Youths ages 7-17 $7.50 on weekdays before 3 p.m., free on weekdays after 3 p.m., weekends, and public school holidays. Wednesdays after 4 p.m., admission is by voluntary contribution (suggested donation $20)

Nov. 20: 10 a.m.-9:45 p.m.
Ribbon-cutting at 10:30 a.m. Free all-day community event includes admission, gallery tours (conducted every half-hour), watercolor painting in the art studios, a scavenger hunt for children, and musical entertainment.

Nov. 14: noon-8 p.m.
Nov. 15, 16, 19: 10 a.m.-4:45 p.m.
Nov. 17-18: 10 a.m.-9:45 p.m.

Memberships may be purchased upon arrival at the MFA for immediate benefits, including free admission for one adult and one child for a year. Basic annual membership is $75. For more information, visit


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  • Photos: What you'll find
  • Video: A neighborhood tour
  • Panorama: A courtyard in 360°
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The Ruth and Carl J. Shapiro Family Courtyard. At 12,184 square feet, with soaring ceilings 63 feet high, this enclosed courtyard is constructed almost entirely of glass and supported by wide expanses of steel. Ed Medina and James Wilson
MFA's Fenway entrance

A growing MFA helps
Back Bay Fens glitter

Exterior improvements continue at the museum — part of its ongoing efforts to embrace the Frederick Law Olmsted-designed Back Bay Fens, surround the building with greenery, and in so doing, help to rejuvenate the museum's neighborhood.
With new website, devices, MFA seeks visitors' touch

With new website, devices,
MFA seeks visitors' touch

The touch screen (left) is part of the museum's launch of technological initiatives meant to bring the MFA's virtual universe in line with its snazzy new galleries.
The art of the meal at the New American Cafe

The art of the meal at the
New American Cafe

The new wing brings a new dining option to the MFA — and the touch of celebrity with executive chef Peter Agostinelli and chef Ken Oringer.
The MFA’s expansion, by the numbers

The MFA’s expansion,
by the numbers

How does the MFA's expansion add up? When it comes to the Art of the Americas Wing and the Ruth and Carl J. Shapiro Family Courtyard, here are a few facts that count.


THE MFA TAKES WING ARTS EDITOR Rebecca Ostriker | ASSISTANT ARTS EDITOR Thomasine Berg | ART DIRECTOR Greg Klee | PHOTO EDITOR Susan Vermazen | PRIMARY PHOTOGRAPHER David L. Ryan | WRITERS Geoff Edgers, Sebastian Smee, Laura Collins-Hughes, Mark Feeney, Linda Matchan, Devra First, Cate McQuaid, Sarah Mupo | GRAPHIC ARTISTS Javier Zarracina, David Butler, James Abundis | LAYOUT EDITOR Paul Colton | COPY EDITORS Richard Kassirer, Jim Matte, Julie Dalton, John Burgess, Timothy Flynn | SYSTEMS EDITOR Holly Warshaw | DEPUTY MANAGING EDITOR, FEATURES Doug Most

BOSTON.COM FEATURES EDITOR Katie McLeod | PRODUCER Nicole Cammorata | BOSTON.COM DESIGN DIRECTOR Miranda Mulligan | MULTIMEDIA EDITOR Thea Breite | VIDEO Michael Saunders, Scott LaPierre, David L. Ryan | INTERACTIVE GRAPHICS Daigo Fujiwara | Newsroom developer | Tom Giratikanon | PANORAMIC PHOTOGRAPHY Ed Medina, James Wilson