Thanksgiving in Boston 2014

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Spending Thanksgiving in Beantown? While we’re sure you’ve already got plans for the big meal itself, there’s plenty to do the rest of the holiday weekend that’s sure to delight family and friends (besides Black Friday shopping, that is). Check out a few of our suggestions for the top Boston attractions to enjoy on Thanksgiving weekend, and let us know what you think! Visit Historic Plimoth Plantation Get in the holiday spirit with a visit to Plimoth Plantation, a recreated seventeenth-century village that showcases authentic Native American and early Colonial settlements. Engage with compelling actors as you explore real and reconstructed artifacts from the time period. Learn all about early relations between the Europeans and the Native Americans, and how the first Thanksgiving … [Read more...]

Spring at Boston Museum of Fine Arts

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One of our favorite places for artistic inspiration is the Boston Museum of Fine Arts. This spring, you’ll discover exhibits and artwork that span various exciting areas of human creativity, from craftwork to Caravaggio to Cezanne. Along with the Boston Institute of Contemporary Art and the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, the MFA presents the best of the art world. No trip to Beantown is complete without an afternoon spent at this famous institution! Explore the colors of spring through the art of quiltwork, with a new exhibition of fascinating quilt art from the Pilgrim/Roy Collection. The exhibit, entitled, “Quilts and Color” showcases the creativity and innovation of these works of art reinterpreted a functional household item in a whole new way. A collection acquired by Paul … [Read more...]

Boston Museums Discount Tickets

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Boston is a great city to take in a ballgame, go on a historical tour or simply chow down on a bowl of some fresh New England clam chowder. It is also one of the best cities in the country to go to a museum. The Boston Museum Pass will give you a sampling of what the city has to offer by providing you a 28% discount on admission to the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Institute of Contemporary Art and Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. The Boston Museum of Fine Arts has been at its current location on Huntington Avenue for more than 100 years and it has been building its collection the entire time. Now home to nearly 450,000 works of art, the Boston Museum of Fine Arts has contemporary pieces, works from ancient Egyptian and everything in between. More recently, the MFA added the Art of the … [Read more...]

Art Events in Boston

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Art lovers looking for things to do in Boston this spring are in luck. Boston is home to a number of art museums, large and small, and they’ve all got newly opened or upcoming special exhibits. Visitors and locals alike will enjoy the diversity of the Boston arts scene. Prepare to be fascinated, amazed, and inspired by this wide selection of special art events in Boston. Boston Museum of Fine Arts The Museum of Fine Arts hosts an impressive collection of American, European, and World art. Everything from classical masterpieces and sculpture to modern art installations and Early American furniture has a permanent home at the MFA, but there are plenty of unique special exhibits this spring and summer. Michelangelo: Sacred and Profane, Master Drawings from the Casa Buonarroti April 23 … [Read more...]

What’s New at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts This Winter

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Boston has a particular beauty and charm in winter - one that is best observed from indoors. So if you’re in town this winter looking for something special to do, we suggest a visit to the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, or the MFA as it’s known to locals. The MFA is one of the most comprehensive art museums in the world, featuring everything from Egyptian art and artifacts to the inspiring work of contemporary stars. The new Art of the Americas wing contains the largest collection of art by American artists and artists of the American colonies from the 17th century to the present day. There is also an impressive collection of early American furnishings and household décor from the 19th century. And of course, let’s not forget one of the world’s largest collections of Monet outside of … [Read more...]

Top Boston Attractions for Day Trips

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Making a day trip to Boston? Whether you’re more in the mood to mix and match, or you’re the ambitious traveler who wants to see them all, here are the top attractions in Boston: Museum of Fine Arts & Fenway Park Start your day off with two of the premier Boston attractions: The Museum of Fine Arts and Fenway Park. They’re only separated by a 15 minute walk, so it’s easy to visit both in the morning before continuing on with your sightseeing in the city. The Museum of Fine Arts almost needs no introduction. Over one million visitors come into the museum each year; they see over 450,000 works of art, and are able to take advantage of special exhibits, films, and over 4 different dining experiences, just to name a few. When you visit, make sure to walk around the newly … [Read more...]