Boston has plenty of freebies for penny-pinching students, from its top-notch art museums to grand historical landmarks. And as travelers we get to reap the benefits. Local JS correspondent Sarah Pascarella gives us a tour of Beantown on a budget.
The Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, Massachusetts, is one of the largest museums in the United States. It contains more than 450,000 works of art, making it one of the most comprehensive collections in the Americas.
Museum of Fine Arts (MFA) - Boston. 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.
Roman funerary relief of a woman and daughter, from Syria (1st century CE) -- The Greek inscription reads: "Mimia, too soon, farewell; Koartilla farewell" The mother wears native Mesopotamian costume; the daughter holds a wreath and wears fashionable Roman jewelry. On display at Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.
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Portrait Head of a young girl, wearing a rolled ribbon in her hair, a sign that she was a priestess, despite her young age. Roman, from Greece (probably Corinth), 100-140 CE. Boston, Museum of Fine Arts.