ART
ARCHITECTURE
& HISTORY
in the Public Realm
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Recent Architecture: Museum

Architect
I.M. Pei
Original Architect
Guy Lowell
Addition Architects
Foster + Partners, Pei Cobb Freed & Partners Architects LLP, Pei Cobb Freed & Partners Architects LLP
Photographer
Peter Vanderwarker
Dates
  • Founded, 1870
  • Constructed, 1909
  • Addition, 2010
 Podcasts
Museum of Fine Arts - Ann Beha
Description
ABOUT THE HISTORICAL PHOTOGRAPHS
"Huntington Avenue has long been a center of culture. The city calls it the Avenue of the Arts. But it’s been home to different kinds of culture at different times.

We’re looking at the Museum of Fine Arts in the new photograph. Even before the museum arrived in Boston, this was a site for exhibitions. Pop culture existed in those days, too, and the land was used for rodeos and circuses. We can see the tents of one traveling circus in the older photo,...
Foster + Partners
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Location
465 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115
United States

Nearby Items
Night and Day390 feet
Walking Man589 feet
Copley Square at Huntington Avenue828 feet
Northeastern University School of Law0.3 miles
Emerald Necklace Conservancy Visitor and Volunteer Center0.3 miles
Back Bay Fens (The Fens)0.3 miles
Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum0.3 miles