Boston Arts and Culture

If you are interested in Arts and Culture, Boston will not disappoint you. You will be surprised at the abundance of cultural and artistic venues, from museums, theaters and music venues to galeries and art fairs. 

In fact there are over 40 museums in the Boston area. Like the Museum of Fine Arts where you can find world-class art exhibits in a spectacular setting, or the the Isabella Stuart Gardner Museum with its renowned collection housed in a building designed after a 15th-century palace. The Museum of Science is a favorite withf many with its fun and educational exhibits. Boston has many museums to satisfy history lovers such as the National Heritage Museum and if you like to know more about one of the most revered presidents, there is the JFK library and museum. Luckily, many museums offer special discounts to students and many musems are completely free at specific times and days

For theater lovers, the theater district is the center of Boston's vibrant theater scene with more than a dozen theaters. You can enjoy top productions ranging from popular Broadway-type musical shows to avant-garde experimental productions, along with opera, dance, comedy shows, and everything in between.

There are dozens of music venues in the city that perform life music. They range from the spectacular like the TD Garden, where acts like U2, the Rolling Stones and Madonna have performed, to small basement venues where you can hear the up and coming. Near colleges, there are many restaurants that have talent night and jam sessions. If you like classical music, the Boston Symphony plays in Symphony Hall and you can hear the Boston Pops regularly on summer nights performing free concerts in the Hat Shell, an open-air concert venue on the Esplanade.

Boston Symphony Hall

Boston SymphonyThe Boston Symphony Hall is the home of the renowned Boston Symphony Orchestra and Boston Pops.  It is regarded worldwide as one one of the finest concert halls.  It opened its doors in 1900 and was modeled after the great European concert halls with classical statues and gold leave ornaments. The visitor is treated to an exceptional sound experience which is due to its many sound promoting design elements such as slanted walls.

There are many special offers for students visiting the BSO throughout the year.

 

Museum of Fine Arts.

Museum-of-fine-artsThe Museum of Fine Arts in Boston is one of the largest and most popular museums in the United States, attracting over one million visitors a year. It contains over 450,000 works of art, making it one of the most comprehensive collections in the Americas. A few examples of its rich collection are the Egyptian artifacts, French impressionists, and 18 and 19th-century American art. 



Institute of Contemporary Art

ICA BostonRight in the center of the city is the ICA, one of the most spectacular new museum spaces in the world.  Its unique cantilevered design overlooks the Boston Waterfront. It exhibits contemporary art in all media, including visual art, exhibitions, music, film, video and performance.  



 

Isabella Stuart Gardner Museum

StewardGardnerMuseumThis museum was established in 1903 by Isabella Stewart Gardner, an American art collector, philanthropist and patron of the arts. It is housed in a building designed to emulate a 15th-century Venetian palace, drawing particular inspiration from the Venetian Palazzo Barbaro. It treats its visitors  with a wonderful eclectic collection of art objects -paintings, sculpture, furniture, textiles, architectural elements, drawings, silver, ceramics, illuminated manuscripts, rare books, photographs and letters—from ancient Rome, Medieval Europe, Renaissance Italy, Asia, the Islamic world, and 19th-century France and America.