Must-See Art Guide: Boston
This week's guide includes Jackson Pollock, Nalani Malani, Frederick Lynch, and more.
Though it might be considered sacrilegious to miss out on a Red Sox game at Fenway Park, Bostonians should also consider perusing the highly underrated art world of their home city this summer. Sure, you can go on a historical walking tour or try some world-famous New England clam chowder, but why not try wandering off the beaten path? All along Harrison Avenue and Newbury Street are countless galleries filled with shows ranging from feminist paintings to fairy tale-inspired installations. And let’s not forget museums; The Museum of Fine Arts is currently hosting a comprehensive exhibition of Modern Art masters that include Jackson Pollock, Pablo Picasso, and Frida Kahlo. Even the Harvard Art Museums—not directly in Boston proper, but still—have up some unique and exciting exhibitions such as Everywhen: The Eternal Present in Indigenous Art from Australia. Boston itself is its own incredible art world with so much to offer, so make sure you squeeze it into your itinerary after exploring Faneuil Hall.
And definitely, definitely don’t forget to properly “pahk ya cahr” while you’re at it. Nothing puts a damper on artistic genius like a parking ticket.
Exhibition: “Sand T Kalloch”
When: July 6–July 31, 2016
Where: Lanoue Gallery, 450 Harrison Avenue #31, Boston, MA
Exhibition: “Walid Raad: One Wall, One Work”
When: May 11–July 29, 2016
Where: Barbara Krakow Gallery, 10 Newbury Street, Boston, MA
Exhibition: “Patrick Pietropoli & Benoit Trimborn: Town & Country”
When: July 1–July 31, 2016
Where: M Fine Arts Galerie, 61 Thayer Street, Boston, MA
Exhibition: “Steven Wilkes: Day to Night”
When: May 7–August 20, 2016
Where: Robert Klein Gallery, 38 Newbury Street, Boston, MA
Exhibition: “Nalini Malani: In Search of Vanished Blood”
When: June 29–October 16, 2016
Where: The Institute of Contemporary Art, 25 Harbor Shore Drive, Boston, MA
Exhibition: “Making Modern”
When: July 16–January 15, 2018
Where: Museum of Fine Arts, 465 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA
Exhibition: “Everywhen: The Eternal Present in Indigenous Art from Australia”
When: February 5–September 18, 2016
Where: Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA
Exhibition: “Divided Man”
When: July 8–August 12, 2016
Where: Miller Yezerski Gallery, 460 Harrison Avenue, Boston, MA
Exhibition: “Reflections: Photographs by Jan Kassay”
When: July 22–August 3, 2016
Where: Stewart Clifford Gallery, 359 Commercial Street, Provincetown, MA
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