Once a sleepy temple of art catering to Brahmins of conservative tastes, the Museum of Fine Art is about to complete a huge expansion that will transform it into one of the top things to do in Boston. A new Art of the Americas wing will vastly increase the amount of the collection on display. Must-sees include Gilbert Stuart’s iconic portraits of George and Martha Washington, John Singer Sargent's masterpiece The Daughters of Edward Darley Boit, and Childe Hassam’s Boston Common at Twilight. Several Monets and Van Gogh’s Postman Joseph Roulin crown the European collection. A new special exhibits gallery means the previous space devoted to that function will be turned over to modern and contemporary art, long underrepresented on the museum’s walls. The MFA also has an excellent repertory film program.
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