Boston MFA - Ansel Adams best times to go

Old Sep 12th, 2005, 04:12 PM
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Boston MFA - Ansel Adams best times to go

We are traveling to Boston on a Friday in Oct, staying until Sunday. We are planning to check out the Ansel Adams exhibit at the MFA. Wanted to know how crowded the Adams exhibit has been and when is the least-crowded time to go from Friday late day to Sunday mid afternoon.
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Old Sep 13th, 2005, 10:15 AM
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Traditionally, the best times to visit the special exhibits at the MFA is on a weekday. if you're getting in early enough on Friday, I would suggest skipping the Saturday and Sunday crowds at the museum and hit the show on Friday.
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Old Sep 13th, 2005, 11:42 AM
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I can't speak specifically about the MFA, but if you get to a museum when it opens on a Saturday or Sunday morning, you're usually okay. Definitely do NOT go on a weekend afternoon!
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Howard's right for the MFA. Go early on Sunday. It won't get real crowded until about 11:30-12. I think early on a Saturday may work as well.
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Thanks for the replies. We went to the Dali exhibit in Philly this spring with our two-year-old at 10 am Sat morning. The exhibit opened at 8 and by 10 was packed. But Adams does not open until 10am - so maybe Sunday would be best, then we could also have lunch there. Thanks again for your opinions.
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I'd recommend Friday.

I haven't heard how popular this exhibit has been...but can tell you from having tickets to previous exhibitions that weekends are sometimes so mobbed you can hardly enjoy the experience.
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How late in October does the Ansel Adams exhibit run?
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Old Sep 22nd, 2005, 07:27 AM
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We saw the exhibit Sunday afternoon, getting there about 1:30. I agree earlier is better but it was not that crowded. I must say I was underwhelmed. I am not a photographer and did read each and every description of the photos (very small photos). It was interesting to see the history of how he evolved but I was not impressed with the photos. Nor was my companion. (With the exception of his screens and "Aspens.")

However, there is another exhibit "Things I Love: The Many Collections of William I. Koch" which is amazing. He and his crew won the 1992 Americas Cup. The front lawn of the MFA has both America 3 and the Il Moro di Venezia. Quite an amazing sight. It is a terrific exhibit. Such diversity and quality.

If you will be here on the weekend of the 17th, there is a GTG in Cambridge. Please ask for more info if interested!

professors: It runs until December 31. www.mfa.org
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I can't believe Howard didn't think of this one. If it is in October, go during a Red Sox World Series game. Then you have to worry about tourists and NY transplants only.
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Good one, Dan. But, considering their current level of play, there may not be any playoff games in Boston at all. (I know, I know....me of little faith!)
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Nothing against Cleveland, Howard, but can't they lose a few games?
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