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The Museum of Fine Arts is the fifth largest museum in the United States. It contains more than 450,000 works of art, making it one of the most comprehensive collections in the Americas. With more than one million visitors a year, it is the 60th most-visited art museum in the world as of 2017.nThe museum opened in 1876 in a neo-Gothic building on Kapla Square, designed by John Sturgis. The basis of the collection was the collection of the Boston Athenaeum.nThe museum moved to its current building on Huntington Avenue, built by the architect Guy Lowell in the neoclassical style in 1909. The artist John Sargent took part in the design of the museum building. The collection of the museum contains his most famous works, including the 1882 painting “Daughters of Edward Darley Boyt”.nIn the late 1970s, when the number of exhibits exceeded 450 thousand, it was decided to build the western wing (architect Bei Yumin). In the 2000s, a new giant extension was added to American art (arch. Foster and Partners).nThe Museum of Fine Arts possesses materials from a wide variety of art movements and cultures. The museum also maintains a large online database with information on over 346,000 items from its collection, accompanied with digitized images.n

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