When the high temperature is predicted to be 25 degrees Fahrenheit, the “feels like” indicator is hovering at 1 degree, snow still covers the ground, and a significant winter storm event is predicted for early in the coming week, options for weekend adventures are few and far between. One always reliable standby, however, is to check out a museum. In this case, to spend several hours at one of the most-visited art museums in the world: The Museum of Fine Arts in Boston.
With two weeks of my new job successfully completed, a conference attended, and furnishing of my new home well underway, it has been a whirlwind time since I relocated to Massachusetts. I also have spent time catching up with friends and colleagues, and even assisting a friend of mine from Philadelphia in purchasing her first ever car (I offered a little advice as well as some -hopefully- well-timed words of encouragement).
Still, with life seemingly moving a breakneck speed over the past two weeks, I missed being able to take a road trip. So, with Sunday afternoon free, I set off for Boston, to visit the Museum of Fine Arts. Founded in 1870, the MFA was originally located near Copley Square. In 1909, a new building was constructed for the MFA, now located on Huntington Avenue near Northeastern University, not far from Fenway Park. The MFA hosts over 1 million visitors each year, and on Saturday I joined the long list of people who have stepped through the museum’s front door.
The Museum of Fine Arts is a fantastic place to enjoy art and culture year-round in Boston. Open seven days a week, the museum costs $25 for adults, $23 for seniors and students (18+), $10 for students ages 7 – 17 (although free on weekdays after 3:00 pm and on weekends), and children under 6 are free. I hope you have enjoyed this brief tour of the MFA, and I would strongly encourage you to visit there if you are in the Boston metropolitan area!
As an aside, this is also the one-year anniversary of this blog. I appreciate all of the readers who have taken the time to engage with this site, to offer me your thoughts and feedback, and to keep coming back to visit. This blog would not exist without your support and encouragement. Truly… thanks for coming along on another Voyage of DH!