View musical instruments from around the world, ranging from ancient times to the late twentieth century. The Museum is home to over 1,100...
Textiles and Fashion Arts
The MFA's textiles collection was started when Boston was the center of the US textile industry. Today the Museum owns more than 27,000 objects...
From ancient Egyptian broadcollars to contemporary studio jewelry, the MFA has an exciting collection of jewelry from almost every culture. The first...
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European Painting 1550–1700 and Hanoverian Silver
Designed in the spirit of a European palace, the renovated Koch Gallery showcases paintings from Italy, France, Flanders, and Spain from 1550 to 1700...
Gems and Jewelry from the Ancient Mediterranean
The MFA's newest jewelry gallery highlights Greek and Roman gems from the Museum's collection, and its holdings of Etruscan, Greek, and Roman jewelry.
Michael C. Ruettgers Gallery for Ancient Coins
The MFA’s new coin gallery—the only permanent exhibition space for ancient coins in a US art museum—showcases more than 500 Greek and Roman coins...
Arts of Korea
The Korean collection at the MFA—one of the best outside Korea—includes works of art from the Bronze Age to the present day.
South and Southeast Asian Art
The South and Southeast Asian Art Gallery exhibits important Buddhist and Hindu objects from these two deeply interconnected regions.