365 Things to Do in Boston - New Tips Daily

Secret Flower Sculptures at the Gardner Musuem

Posted by Susie Callahan on Fri, Apr 10, 2015

Check out this cool exhibit at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, by resident artist, Jean-Michel Othoniel: 

 "Secret Flower Sculptures will highlight his obsession with the hidden meanings of flowers, and his desire to capture their essence and beauty in sculpture, drawing, and photography."

"Secret Flower Sculptures will showcase bronze models and watercolor sketches made for the Versailles project, along with two new sculptures-Peony, the Knot of Shame (glass) and La Rose des Vents (gold aluminum)-one of which will be installed outdoors. Additionally, the artist has assembled his own very personal tour of the Gardner, drawing on connections and discoveries made during his residency."


The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum is located at 25 Evans Way, Boston, MA 02115 and is open daily from 11 am to 5 pm and Thursday until 9 pm.

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The New West Enders & Other Green Monsters Exhibit

Posted by Hillary Waldron on Mon, Jan 12, 2015

construction"With images by photographer Lolita Parker, Jr., The New West Enders & Other Green Monsters documents the rapid-fire changes in Boston’s West End over the past 16 years.

Set against a backdrop of Garden events, sports bars and endless construction, Parker’s wide-angle perspective ranges from the personal to the political.

Parker’s photos powerfully and beautifully capture the projects, events and people that have reshaped and reenergized the West End since 1998—from the 2004 Democratic National Convention to the lone flower merchant who has been a North Station icon for over 20 years; from the completion of the Central Artery to the demolition of the elevated MBTA tracks."

The exhibition will be at the West End Museum until February 28th. Please click here for more information.

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Calling all Bank of America Card Holders!

Posted by Katie Beth Clark on Mon, Sep 24, 2012

365 things to do boston museum fine artsFor many of us, Bank of America is part of our lives. I'm guilty of it. Yes, I pay the $15 per month to hold a checking account. (But I also have easy access to atm's on almost every corner.) Bank of America isn't cutting us short though you guys. Every first weekend of every month in 2012 they are giving all Bank of America (and Merrill Lynch) card holders free museum admission. So get your learn on people or just take a stroll through the participating museums FO' FREE!! Milk it for what it's worth if you ask me and make the first weekend of October a museum weekend. And going to the museum would make you smarter! DUHHHHHHH



Make a date on one of the following weekends:

• October 6th - 7th, 2012
• November 3rd - 4th, 2012
• December 1st - 2nd, 2012

Participating Museums:

• Amherst: The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art
• Boston: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
• Cambridge: Harvard Museum of Natural History
• Dennis: Cape Cod Museum of Art
• Lowell: American Textile History Museum
• North Adams: Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (MASS MoCA)
• Worcester: Worcester Art Museum


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Make corn husk action figures at the Peabody Museum

Posted by Katie Beth Clark on Wed, Sep 05, 2012

365 things to do in Boston Peabody museumThe Peabody Museum is the region's great world cultures museum, with vast collections from North America, ancient Mesoamerica, Africa, and Oceania. Changing exhibits explore human societies and culture from prehistory to the present. Experience the Plains Indian wars from the Lakota perspective, marvel at the spectacular wall paintings of the Maya, Moche, and American southwest, and explore the many island cultures of the Pacific.

Not a museum person? Well head over to their next event, Wampanoag Dance, Song, and Stories, on Saturday, September 15th from noon-4pm. (And its FREE with your Peabody museum admission!)

Annawon Weeden is a member of the Mashpee Wampanoag tribe (Massachusetts), and brings traditional dance, song, and storytelling to the Museum. Join in Eastern social dance songs from the New England area celebrating Eastern Woodland culture. Don’t miss an opportunity to make corn husk “action figures.“


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Step into Presidential History at the JFK Presidential Library

Posted by Katie Beth Clark on Sat, Aug 11, 2012

365 things to do in Boston John F KennedyIf there is one family that is synonymous with Boston it is the Kennedys. In a landmark contemporary building on the water, the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum in Dorchester has memorabilia of the late president, his wife and family. As well as Jackie’s gowns, there are video clips ranging from civil rights to the Cuban Missile Crisis.  There is even a reconstruction of the White House Oval Office as it was during his presidency. Through their permanent exhibits, you can learn about the career of John F. Kennedy, the challenges he faced, the decisions he made, and his commitment to public life as he speaks for himself on film, video, and sound recordings from the Library's audio-visual collections.  Exhibits on the Kennedy presidency focus on such hallmarks as the Cuban Missile Crisis, the Peace Corps and the Space Program. They also have some special temporary exhibits so check out their website to see what's going on! 


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Free Fun Friday at the Sports Museum

Posted by Katie Beth Clark on Fri, Aug 10, 2012

Can't think of anything to do today? Well today is your lucky day! It is Free Fun Friday at the Sport Museum! Don't know what the sports museum is? Well you must not be from Boston then - so here is a little summary... beanpotThe concept of a sports museum has pretty much been thought of by every sports fan who ever lived in New England. Nowhere else in the country is the passion for sports so intense, the tradition as deep, or the shared experience as broad. In fact if you ask many of your local Boston taxi drivers they will tell you "A sports museum in Boston is like an art museum in Paris." So don't take yourself out to the ball game today folks, cause today is the day to jump into history, and not into your wallets.

Can't make it today? Well view their schedule and plan a trip to get your much needed Bostonian sports fix!




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Make yourself feel better at the museums of bad art

Posted by Katie Beth Clark on Thu, Aug 09, 2012

merchantSo if you are anything like me, you are as inartistic as humanly possible. As if stick figures aren't already hard enough to draw, it doesn't make it any better when your best friend graduated college with a degree in art. So now that we're on the same page (don't worry, I won't tell you can't color in the lines either), head over to the Museum of Bad Art. They have three locations and no matter which one you go to, you are bound to leave saying only one thing, "well that made me feel better, whoever drew that should probably reconsider ever picking up a paint brush again." True story folks... check it out.

And when you leave, give yourself a pat on the back- nooooooo, not for being better than them, but for not letting them find your recent sketches.

(Click here for the museum locations)





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Get Lost in a Museum...for Free!

Posted by Katie Beth Clark on Sun, Jul 22, 2012

In today's world, it is pretty common to hear the phrase "nothing is for free." Well I have news for you Boston! There are many FREE museums, so grab the kids and play fieldtrip cause' the kids are tired of their xbox! I've put a list of free places together for you so don't be shy- and milk it for what its worth. And okay, to be honest, it's not really free consdiering you pay for it through your taxes. So get your money's worth and get lost! ... in a museum. 

365 things to do in Boston museum

Art Complex Museum Homepage 
Free - always.
Boston Children's Museum Homepage 
$1 - every Friday 5-9pm.
Boston University Art Gallery Homepage 
Free - always.
Davis Museum and Cultural Center Homepage 
Free - always.
Fuller Craft Museum Homepage 
Free - every Thursday 5-9pm.
Institute of Contemporary Art Homepage 
Free - every Thursday 5-9pm, last Saturday of every month for families.
Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum 
Free - always 18 and under or if your first name is Isabella, check calendar.
Harvard Art Museums Homepage 
Free - always 18 and under, every Saturday 10am-12 (MA residents only).
MIT Museum Homepage 
Free - every Sunday 10am-12, second Friday of every month 5-8pm.
Museum of Bad Art Homepage 
Free - always.
Museum of Fine Arts Homepage 
Free - check calendar. 
Pay What You Wish - every Wednesday 4-9:45pm.

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#408 Free Evening MIT Museum

Posted by Tara Peterson on Fri, Jun 10, 2011

MIT image Discover your inner geek.
Activate your weekend and stop by the MIT Museum for its monthly event - Second Fridays Free Night. Check out the Polaroid cameras in the display case, the beautiful holograms on the second floor, or just take in all the cool research that's being done at MIT in the Innovation Gallery. The Museum Store is always open whether you are looking for funny t-shirts, serious science books, unique jewelry or home goods that appeal to your inner geek!

Come visit and see what we're about!

Where: MIT Museum | 265 Massachusetts Ave | Cambridge

When:Friday Evening starting at 5pm Ending at 8pm
Price: Free

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#406 150th Anniversary of the Civil War

Posted by Tara Peterson on Wed, Jun 08, 2011

bpl civil warThe Boston Public Library is featuring a great exhibit on the Civil War.

The American Civil War is one of the defining events in United States history. Throughout 2011, the Boston Public Library commemorates the 150th anniversary of the Civil War with an array of system-wide programming, including exhibitions, lectures, films, tours, and live performances.

Where: The Boston Public Library | 700 Boylston St
When: Now to December

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