http://www.mfa.org/visit Museum of Fine Arts Boston
435 Huntington Ave
Boston, MA 02115
Art, Date Idea
Wednesday nights after 4 p.m., admission to the MFA is by voluntary contribution (suggested donation $25).
Current and upcoming exhibitions: http://www.mfa.org/exhibitions
Drawing in the Galleries, Every Wednesday from 6–9 pm
Drop-in and sketch from live clothed models and from objects in our galleries. All ranges of drawing experience are welcome, including visitors who are picking up a sketchbook for the first time. A drawing instructor provides insights on drawing technique and how the artist-model relationship can inspire the sketching process. Drawing materials are provided. This is a free program, for all ages. Gallery locations change each week. Please check at the Sharf Visitor Center for current location.
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. Over the next several years, the collection and number of visitors grew exponentially, and in 1909 the Museum moved to its current home on Huntington Avenue.
Today the MFA is one of the most comprehensive art museums in the world; the collection encompasses nearly 450,000 works of art. We welcome more than one million visitors each year to experience art from ancient Egyptian to contemporary, special exhibitions, and innovative educational programs.
The Museum has undergone significant expansion and change in recent years; 2010 marked the opening of the Art of the Americas Wing, with four levels of American art from ancient to modern. In 2011, the west wing of the Museum was transformed into the Linde Family Wing for Contemporary Art, with new galleries for contemporary art and social and learning spaces. Improved and new galleries for European, Asian, and African art have opened through 2013, with more to come.