Institute of Contemporary Art
If you are interested in experiencing the best contemporary art in Boston, here is your place. Institute of Contemporary Art, with its spectacular building is the iconic symbol of the city. Although it has gone through many name and address changes, the current building of the Institute of Contemporary Art is as fascinating as its collections.
You can check what’s on via the official website of Institute of Contemporary Art or just visit the permanent collections and have a break at Water Café that is located in ICA. While you taste the delicious food from their rich menu, you can also enjoy the breath-taking view of the Harbor.
Institute of Contemporary Art is located near to World Trade Center and easily accessible with public transport. For more information about its opening hours and transportation options, you can visit the related page of the official website of ICA.
DeCordova Sculpture Park and Museum
DeCordova Sculpture Park and Museum is one of the must-see places in Boston because its both natural and artistic beauty is fascinating. A Jamaican merchant whose name is Julian De Cordova was a passionate art lover and owned the estate. Naming after him, DeCordova Sculpture Park and Museum now serves both as an open air contemporary art museum and a park.
It also houses a cultural center in its borders that hosts many activities during the year and the park is full of modern sculptures that will appeal to you. As well as sculptures, DeCordova Sculpture Park and Museum also showcases paintings, new media, drawings or photography.
Being the largest park in New England, DeCordova Sculpture Park and Museum is also the address for many activities such as yoga days, workshops, artist conversations or even birding tours. For more information about DeCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, you can read Sezin Tabbikha’s article As Natural as Artistic: DeCordova on our blog page.
Boston Harbor Islands
Boston Harbour Islands is a national park consisting of 12 diverse islands and peninsulas which are Georges, Spectacle, Lovells, Bumpkin, Grape, Peddocks, Thompson, Little Brewster, Deer, Worlds End, Webb Memorial and Nut Island. Also on the islands, there are 1600 acres and 35 miles of virgin ocean shoreline that are waiting to be discovered.
While you are Boston, don’t miss the chance to visit this magnificent area. You can explore the islands by yourself or you can join tours that offer different programs for different kind of visitors. Each island has its own kind of facilities that will interest you. So before you go there, you can have more detailed information about the islands on the official website of Boston Harbor Islands. You can also refer this official website for more information about the ferry schedule and tour options.
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