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Arts & Museums
Preserving the grounds and home of former Presidents John Adams and John Quincy Adams, this historical park offers a variety of activities for visitors. Don't miss a chance to learn about its heritage by touring the former homes, browsing the bookstore or taking in the various exhibits. Enjoy guided tours of the family home and discover a library with about 14,000 volumes carefully stored and preserved. The park also features both birthplaces of 2nd U.S. President John Adams and 6th U.S. President John Quincy Adams.
Commonwealth Museum exhibits some interesting documents and legal records belonging to the State. The museum's education department offers lectures encouraging the use of material from the archives. A special exhibit entitled 'Highway to the Past' is dedicated to the archeology of the Big Dig. Many of the artifacts uncovered during the digging are also on display.
President John F. Kennedy's memory is sacred in the minds of many Americans. John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum, a glass pavilion designed by Chinese-American architect I.M. Pei, is dedicated to his memory. Visitors are transported back to the darkest days of the Cold War. A short film recounts JFK's deeds in his own words while the authentic photos and exhibits evoke the brief period in White House history that nostalgic Americans refer to as "the days of Camelot".
Captain Robert Bennet Forbes House (or the R. B. Forbes House) was constructed in 1833 by Captain Robert Bennet Forbes and John Murray Forbes for their mother Margaret Perkins Forbes. Boston architect Isaiah Rogers designed this Greek Revival style mansion that is now a museum and a National Historic Landmark. The Forbes family heirlooms are preserved in the museum. Visitors can access the museum grounds free of charge and guided museum tours can be reserved in advance.
In 1977, the artist Marilyn Arsem created Mobius, an organization that aims to foster and develop experimental art. By encouraging inter-disciplinary work (including performance, visual and multimedia art), Mobius has hosted some of the most innovative pieces in Boston.
This gallery was created by sculptors for sculptors, in an effort to showcase contemporary and innovative art. With a calendar full of exhibitions and courses, this gallery will give you an excellent sense of what is happening now in the world of sculpture. The space is also available for rental.
Since 1982, the Kingston Gallery has showcased a variety of contemporary multi-media art and exhibitions. Run by the artists themselves through an invitational membership program, this gallery focuses on promoting each others work and encourages growth and creativity. Non-member artists can also have their work featured, which is the gallery's way of advocating new art in the Boston community. This venue is divided into three different sections, the main, center and membership areas where new exhibits can be seen every month.
Since 1990, this Newbury Street gallery has promoted contemporary art. Recognized local and national artists display their work at several exhibitions throughout the year. White walls, hardwood floors and a ceiling equipped with track lighting create a peaceful oasis for art lovers. Still life, abstract pieces, figure and realistic cityscapes are displayed, along with striking sculptures and photo-realist still life. Artist receptions are open to the public. Check website for exhibition schedule.
Established in 1975, Bromfield Gallery is the seat of contemporary art in Boston's aesthetically-rich SOWA district. A great addition to the likes of Boston Center for the Arts and popular galleries that line Harrison Avenue, this artist-run location showcases the works of established as well emerging artists. Exhibitions include creations in a variety of media - from print, paper and stone to video and digital, and are tastefully displayed in the minimalistic space. The thought-provoking assortment attracts a large number of students, socialites and art aficionados looking for artistic intervention.
With its collection of photographs and artifacts, this museum celebrates the life and deeds of African-American leader and abolitionist, Harriet Tubman. A figure from the famous slave-liberating Underground Railroad, Tubman was born into slavery but escaped to Boston in 1849. Nicknamed the "Black Moses," she personally helped over 300 people escape from slavery. Admission is free.
Fort Point Channel has become something of a hot spot for budding New England artists and Fort Point Arts Community Gallery displays their work in its 1,093-square foot site. The gallery is located in the Artist Building on the mezzanine level. An example of the work shown here is the exhibit Our Pets-Our Selves, which highlights artists Paul Weiner, Anna Salmeron and Jim Head Clausnitzer. Admission to the museum is free.
Established in the 1870s, Boston's Museum of Fine Arts (MFA) is one of the largest and finest art museums in the United States. This impressive museum's collection is huge and showcases the work of such masters as Monet and John Singer Sargent. The MFA also has outstanding collections of Impressionist art, early American art and artifacts, and Asian and Egyptian art. The museum regularly hosts lectures, musical performances and films. End your visit with a refreshing coffee or a meal at one of the cafes and restaurants within the museum. Check website for more.