MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS, BOSTON

Major departments in the Museum of Fine Arts vast art collections include Europe, Art of the Ancient World, Art of the Americas, Musical Instruments, Asia, and Prints and Drawings. From gilded icons of the Italian Renaissance to one of the largest collections of Monet’s outside of Paris, the MFA has artwork by Titian, Dürer, Rembrandt, van Gogh, Gauguin, and Renoir, in addition to an impressive holding of 18th and 19th century American artworks by John Singleton Copley, Winslow Homer and John Singer Sargent. The Art of the Ancient World collection ranks among the premier encyclopedic collections in the world, with over 83,000 works of art from Egypt, Nubia, the Near East, Greece, Italy, Cyprus, and Anatolia. Also among the finest in the Western world, the MFA’s collection of Asian art covers the creative achievement of more than half the world’s population since 4,000 BC. The collection encompasses Japanese, Chinese, and Indian painting and sculpture; Japanese prints and metalwork; Chinese, Korean, and Vietnamese ceramics; and the arts of the Islamic world.


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