Museum of Fine Arts
Historical view of the museum.
Modern-day view of the front portion of the museum.
A snapshot of the historical art exhibits within the museum itself.
Exterior view with outdoor seating opportunities while visiting the museum.
Backstory and Context
Similar to other popular historical destinations, this museum endured many improvements. For instance, beginning on March 4, 2006, the museum was granted twenty-one million dollars to expand its grounds. With this new funding, the museum became twice as large as its original size. Due to this expansion, a new section of the museum was created and was entitled, "Hazel Hough ". The substantial growth of the museum included a library expansion, a café, and a shop enlargement.
The Museum of Fine Arts maintains many features that enhance visitors' experiences while at the museum. There are two indoor gardens and many seating areas for leisure activities. There are also adult segments of the library that may include, but are not limited to, lectures and concerts that are orchestrated for the adult audience.
The museum possesses a diverse selection of art exhibits of all forms, as there are close to 18,000 art pieces within the museum. For example, many exhibits were created in the middle of the nineteenth century, which offers a broad range of time periods. American history pieces include the Berenice Abbott's SS Normandy, Alfred Stieglitz's The Steerage, and many others. Other famous artists, such as Monet, O'Keeffe, and Hassam, are featured within the museum.
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