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Today the MFA is one of the most comprehensive art museums in the world; the collection encompasses nearly 450,000 works of art. We welcome more than one million visitors each year to experience art from ancient Egyptian to contemporary, special exhibitions, and innovative educational programs. The Museum has undergone significant expansion and change in recent years; 2010 marked the opening of the Art of the Americas Wing, with four levels of American art from ancient to modern. In 2011, the west wing of the Museum was transformed into the Linde Family Wing for Contemporary Art, with new galleries for contemporary art and social and learning spaces. Improved and new galleries for the MFA collections are always opening. (Via: MFA)

Open: Daily

Admission

Adults | $25

Seniors (65+) | $23

Students (18+) | $23

Children 6 and under | Free

Youths 7–17 | Free

Members | Free

The Rose Art Museum at Brandeis University is among the nation’s premier university museums dedicated to 20th and 21st century art. A center of cultural and intellectual life on campus, the museum serves as a living textbook for object-based learning, a home and resource for artists, and a catalyst for artistic expression, scholarly innovation, and the production of new knowledge through art. With its international collections, changing exhibitions, and diverse public programs, the Rose affirms and advances the values of freedom of expression, academic excellence, global diversity, and social justice that are the hallmarks of Brandeis University. (Via: ROSE)

Closed: Mondays & Tuesdays

Admission

Free (Donations Accepted)

Isabella Stewart Gardner collected and carefully displayed a collection comprised of more than 7500 paintings, sculptures, furniture, textiles, silver, ceramics, 1500 rare books, and 7000 archival objects-from ancient Rome, Medieval Europe, Renaissance Italy, Asia, the Islamic world and 19th-century France and America. Explore objects in Isabella's collection below. (Via: ISGM)

Closed: Tuesdays

Admission

Adults | $15

Seniors | $12

Students | $10

Members | Free

The Institute of Contemporary Art strives to share the pleasures of reflection, inspiration, provocation, and imagination that contemporary art offers through public access to art, artists, and the creative process. The primary activities of the ICA are threefold. Firstly, to present outstanding contemporary art in all media, including visual art exhibitions, music, film, video, and performance, that is deserving of public attention and has not been presented in depth to Boston audiences. Secondly, to provide innovative experiential learning opportunities for people of all ages through direct encounters with artists and art-making. Lastly, to design interpretative programs that provide context for, develop appreciation of, and add meaning to contemporary art and culture. (Via: ICA)

Closed: Mondays

Admission

General Admission | $15
Seniors (60+) | $13
Students | $10
Youth 17 and under | Free

Members | Free

Ever since their founding, the Harvard Art Museums—the Fogg Museum, Busch-Reisinger Museum, and Arthur M. Sackler Museum—have been dedicated to advancing and supporting learning at Harvard University, in the local community, and around the world. The museums have played a leading role in the development of art history, conservation, and conservation science, and in the evolution of the art museum as an institution. Through research, teaching, professional training, and public education, the museums strive to advance the understanding and appreciation of art. Programs encourage close looking at original works of art, collaboration with campus and community partners, and the production of new scholarship.

(Via: HARVARD MUSEUM)

Open: Daily

Admission

Adults | $15

Seniors (65+) | $13

Non Harvard Students (18+) | $10

Harvard Faculty | Free

Youth (Under 18) | Free

The List Visual Arts Center, MIT’s contemporary art museum, collects, commissions, and presents rigorous, provocative, and artist-centric projects that engage MIT and the global art community. As the contemporary art museum at MIT, the List Center presents a dynamic program of six to nine special exhibitions in its galleries annually, including a program of evolving site-specific work by emerging artists known as List Projects, as well as a broad range of educational programs, events, and scholarly publications. The List Center does not accept unsolicited exhibition proposals. (Via: LIST)

Closed: Mondays

Admission

Free (Donations Accepted)

From towering Native American totem poles and large Maya sculptures to precious artifacts of the ancient world, the Peabody Museum is among the oldest anthropology museums in the world. Founded in 1866 by George Peabody, the museum has one of the finest collections of human cultural history found anywhere. Examples include; The largest surviving collection of artifacts acquired from Native American people during the Lewis and Clark expedition of 1804-1806, Important collections from South America, including more than 5,000 ancient Peruvian textiles and one of the largest photographic archives in the world documenting the cultures of indigenous peoples. (Via: PMoAE)

Open: Daily

Admission

Adults | $12

Non-Harvard students with I.D | $10.00 

Seniors (65+) | $10.00 

Children ages 3–18 | $8.00

Children under 3 | Free 

Members | Free

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