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    This museum has no leadership. The exhibit ‘Looking East’ was there after stops in Tokyo, Nagoya, and Kyoto. Included in the exhibit were kimonos – lent by a Japanese company – that were replicas of the one in Monet’s ‘La Japonaise’. This was a thoughtful gesture by the Japanese that gave Americans a chance to get a hands on experience sharing in the beautiful Japanese culture.But the museum insulted the Japanese after their generous offer by cancelling the try-on event because a handful of non-Japanese protested. The MFA also monitored ‘social media’. As if a handful of protesters and the usual nuts in the blogosphere should decide what the rest of us get to see and do. And as if these non-Japanese know what is offensive to the Japanese better than the Japanese do.If the MIA had looked into exactly who these protesters were, they would have seen that they’re sociopathic. The perpetually-aggrieved type who define themselves by who they hate. They jump on any and every counter-culture cause and use it as a pretense to vent their deep rooted hatreds – which in this case, appeared to be white people, men, and the Japanese.Unbelievable that the MIA would disregard the Japanese and everyone else and cave to a few freaks.

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    Superb as always. One of the great fine art museums in United States. American wing, 3 floors, is excellent. John Singer Sargent rooms are the best any where.

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    Saw the Hokusau show Sunday…its a knock out, very impressive, would do it again. We walked out on the Da Vinci: Suggest you cut way down on number of viewers in the rooms straining to see the small drawings. But MFA, you’re looking world class with these exhibits.Bob O’Rourke

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    Tasteful. Full of beautiful exhibits. Make sure you give yourself enough time to see everything. Our group had enough time to see everything and we got there at 3.

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    I am a total art lover, so it goes without saying that I love the MFA, especially the Impressionist wing. The first time I’d gone was on a school trip when I was 8, and I just loved the mummy exhibit and ancient art sculptures. I’ve enjoyed going back ever since. Though the MFA can seem intimidating and easy to get lost in, the volunteers are very friendly, and some will even walk part of the way with you to the exhibits you want to see. On a whim, my mother-in-law and I went on a museum tour (highlights of the European collection), which neither of us had done before though we’d both been to the MFA many times. We had Lydia (or it may have been Linda) as our tour guide, and she was great! Not only was she informative, but she did a great job at injecting life and humor into some of the pieces we saw. The MFA also offers in-person tours in French and Spanish for those who want the tour experience but speak a language other than English.There are also a few cafes/restaurants inside the MFA, which makes it easy to take a tea/coffee break, and the gift shops have every piece of merchandise imaginable to man. I’m always coming back here for special exhibits or to revisit existing ones–there’s always something new that I missed or didn’t have the time to check out before.