Since its founding in 1870, the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA), has served the people of Boston, New England, and around the world by making the MFA’s great works of art accessible to all. The Museum is a cultural, educational, and community resource where more than one million visitors are welcomed each year, approximately 200,000 of whom are Boston residents. The Museum is also a major tourist destination—drawing some 350,000 visitors from beyond the environs of Boston—who have a positive impact on the city’s economy. The following outlines the MFA’s annual payments to the City of Boston, and its quantifiable and non-quantifiable contributions to the quality of life in Boston.

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