When you’re planning your visit to Boston, save Wednesday afternoon and evening for the world-class MFA. Admission is by voluntary donation after 4 p.m., which still leaves plenty of time for you to see the Impressionist paintings, Paul Revere silver, Egyptian mummies, Persian miniatures, and Chinese jades. In July and August, every Wednesday is also Family Night Out, with free performances and art activities for kids and parents. And from mid-June through late August, the museum presents Concerts in the Courtyard offering an eclectic range of music, from electronica to folk-pop, flamenco to light jazz. Bring your own picnic or buy sandwiches, salads, and desserts on the spot.Yankee Magazine November 2013See masterpieces from around the world and across the ages. At every turn, you’ll find breathtaking works of art, from masters of American painting to the icons of Impressionism, from exquisite Asian scrolls to ancient Egyptian mummies. Gallery tours, audio tapes, and maps of the Museum are available in foreign languages.Yankee Magazine April 2008One of the world’s great art museums, the MFA is famous for its Impressionist paintings and Egyptian and Nubian mummies, but there’s much more — from Paul Revere silver and John Singleton Copley portraits to Chinese temple art.Yankee Magazine April 2005One of the world’s great art museums, the MFA is famous for its impressionist paintings and its Egyptian and Nubian mummies, but there’s much, much more — from Paul Revere silver and John Singleton Copley portraits to Chinese temple art and the stunning blockbuster shows of the West Wing, itself a work of art. WA.Yankee Magazine April 2003
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