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MFA and arts organizations waive admission fee

They were hard to miss in the galleries Tuesday. Runners, with their blue-and-yellow Boston Marathon jackets, gazed at Impressionist paintings, ancient sculptures, and contemporary works at the Museum of Fine Arts, mingling with schoolchildren out on April vacation.

In response to the Monday Marathon bombings, the MFA waived its $25 ticket price to offer Bostonians and visitors an alternative to the pandemonium that took place a day earlier and a mile away on Boylston Street.

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