Museum of Fine Arts Boston

The Museum of Fine Arts houses and preserves preeminent collections and aspires to serve a wide variety of people through direct encounters with works of art. With its headquarters in Boston and a sister museum in Nagoya the Museum aims for the highest standards of quality in all its endeavors. It serves as a resource for both those who are already familiar with art and those for whom art is a new experience. Through exhibitions, programs, research and publications, the Museum documents and interprets its own collections. It provides information and perspective on art through time and throughout the world.

The MFA has a renowned Japanese art collection with almost 100,000 objects, the largest collection outside of Japan. The Arts of Japan features a selection of works from across Japan’s history and the Japanese Buddhist Temple Room, which was designed in 1909, is an adaptation of the 8th century Horyu-ji monastic complex architecture and features numerous ancient Japanese temple statues. The MFA’s collection of Japanese Buddhist art is the finest in the world outside of Japan.


Guided tours, workshops and self guided tours are available, as well as MFA scavenger hunts and activities.

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