Best Local Art Enthusiasts In Boston To Follow On Twitter

September 16, 2013 6:00 AM

Twitter logo (Photo credit YASUYOSHI CHIBA/AFP/Getty Images)

Twitter logo (Photo credit YASUYOSHI CHIBA/AFP/Getty Images)

Twitter logo (Photo credit YASUYOSHI CHIBA/AFP/Getty Images)

One of the best ways to learn about upcoming art events in Boston is to subscribe to active Twitter users who tweet about the Boston art scene. These people and establishments help spread details about everything from well-established exhibits to impromptu art shows. Few sites offer as much up-to-the-minute information. Of course, it is the diligence of local art enthusiasts that keeps the information flowing.

Museum of Fine Arts

The Museum of Fine Arts is one of Boston’s best art museums. This establishment’s Twitter account is updated several times daily. It also includes a diverse range of art news, tips and activities, not just news about the museum. For example, this account has tweeted everything from printable coloring book pages to promos for film festivals. Of course, there is a lot of information about what this amazing art museum is up to as well.

Institute of Contemporary Art

The Institute of Contemporary Art is a popular museum in Boston that has a Twitter account catering to art lovers in and around the city. Like the MFA, the ICA tweets about a range of events above and beyond what the institution itself is promoting. The museum’s tweets include date night ideas, free concerts in the city and interviews with artists. Art fans can keep up with music, fine art, contemporary art, good cuisine and a lot more just by following the ICA tweets. The tweets from this account are regular, so check back up to several times a day for fun ideas of things to do in Boston.

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Boston By Foot

Boston By Foot is not an art establishment, per se. It is a group that has taken the city’s great potential for walks and made a business of it by showing people around. The Twitter account of Boston By Foot delivers a lot of information on its tours, which include architectural and art tours. There is even some trivia if followers with local knowledge want to interact with the account. Because of Boston’s widespread and diverse art, nearly every one of this company’s tours has some art, whether it is featured or accidental, so keep an eye out for tweets.

Boston Events

Boston Events tweets events of all kinds, but art gets in there quite a bit thanks to the city’s busy art scene. While something of an advertising account, Boston Events has a lot of good information on many art shows and the like. There are multiple tweets a day, so it is possible to find something to do through this Twitter account every night of the week. Moreover, local artists and establishments can have Boston Events tweet their shows for added exposure. Therefore, there are benefits of following for artists, business owners and fans alike.

Boston Globe Arts

Boston Globe Arts tweets relevant information multiple times a day. From art world news to recaps of local events, followers of this account will have fresh information at least once daily. One of the best features of this account is the inclusion of film news, art reviews and other journalistic posts. Oftentimes, Twitter art enthusiasts filter out some types of art to suit their own tastes. Boston Globe Arts brings followers everything, even classic film reviews.

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Shelly Barclay is a professional freelance writer and amateur author. She writes on a variety of topics from food to mysteries. She loves to share the culture and rich history of her birthplace and home, Boston, with the rest of the world. Her work can be found at