Best of Boston

2017 Best Museum

Museum of Fine Arts

A venerable palace of classic works, the MFA upped its contemporary game last fall with #mfaNOW, a celebration of modern art that presented the unique opportunity for visitors to watch all 24 hours of Christian Marclay’s real-time video collage The Clock at an overnight party. But the institution hasn’t neglected its roots, kicking off the warmer months with a Henri Matisse exhibit that you can see for yourself until July 9.

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