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Insta-Art at the Museum of Fine Arts

ART SMART’s Instagram-inspired Art Hunt

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Insta-Art: ART SMART’s Instagram-inspired Art Hunt at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston

Join ART SMART for a special Insta-Art event: an Instagram-based art hunt and tour through Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts on October 14th, from 2pm – 4pm. This tour through the MFA provides a mini art history overview; it looks at ten key topics that help us make sense of the history of art. You might consider questions such as: How did the Impressionists permanently change the art market by striking out on their own? How have Greek Classical ideas influenced art through the ages and how do they continue to frame our general understanding of art today? What happened to realistic paintings in modern art? This engaging, interactive tour will provide those “aha” moments when it comes to understanding art history. Each object you find will be accompanied by witty bits of information that contextualize the art work and provide clues for where to find the next piece.  

Our ticketed public tour at the Museum of Fine Arts is divided into two parts: the hunt and the tour. To start, you’ll meet up with your guide and divide into small groups, or you can decide to fly solo. Every person or group will begin the hunt at a different object or work of art to avoid overcrowding and to ensure everyone has equal opportunity to figure out the clues. During the hunt you’ll interact with your art historian tour guide through the Instagram platform, by liking the images of your favorite MFA objects and commenting with thoughts or questions. Everyone will meet back up at the end of the hunt so your art historian guide can lead you on a more in-depth museum tour focused on the group’s favorite objects, and the ones they were most curious about. 

You will need access to a Instagram account to participate in the hunt, so if you don’t have your own, either bring along a friend to the event who has one or let us help you create one ahead of time. Since the Instagram account showing the photos is private, you’ll need to follow the account before the tour. A confirmation email will provide our meeting location and further directions.   


The combined hunt and tour will last two hours, from 2pm – 4pm. Appropriate for adults and children ages 7 and up.

Insta-Art Hunt Tours are $20 per adult, $10 per child plus any museum-required admission.


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Private tours for 1 - 4 people in your group booked online* are $190 per hour (a 5% discount over tours booked via email or phone). All tours have a two-hour minimum. Additional people and/or additional time have an additional fee. Museum admission needs to be added for each person. This is added during your booking. We will get your tickets ahead of time for you. So you can skip the lines.

* For those who need a bit more service via email and phone, our pricing is $200 per hour for 1 – 4 people. Larger groups are $50 per adult, $25 per child.