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Matisse, Picasso, Cézanne, and Degas are among the heavyweights whose works are free for all to admire at the BMA. There are contemporary works, too, in a wing that reopened in November 2012, part of a $24.5 million renovation to be completed in 2014. A family audio tour (narrated by Matisse’s schnauzer Raoudi) highlights 20 works of art, and the museum also caters to kids with workshops and sketching tours.