Boston’s Best Upcoming Art Exhibits

August 4, 2014 8:00 AM

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Photo credit: Peabody Essex Museum

Photo credit: Peabody Essex Museum

Boston is New England’s hub of art and culture. The city draws exhibits from around the globe, including world-famous and little-known upcoming artists. The summer and fall are a great time to visit all of Boston’s museums and check out their latest exhibits.
Photo credit: Institute of Contemporary Art

Photo credit: Institute of Contemporary Art

“Jim Hodges: Give More Than You Take”
Institute of Contemporary Art
100 Northern Ave.
Boston, MA 02210
(617) 478-3100
www.icaboston.org

Date: Through Sept. 1, 2014

The summer is the best time of year to visit the ICA. It has unparalleled water views and its First Friday events are always a blast. Another reason to visit this seaport treasure this season is to check out the Jim Hodges exhibit. This New York-based artist creates ethereal, nature-inspired works in both the second and third dimensions.

Photo credit: Museum of Fine Arts

Photo credit: Museum of Fine Arts

“The Magna Carta”
Museum of Fine Arts
465 Huntington Ave.
Boston, MA 02115
(617) 267-9300
www.mfa.org

Date: Through Sept. 1, 2014

One of the four original copies of “The Magna Carta” is on display at Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts until September. It will be accompanied by other important historical symbols of liberty and freedom, including “The Declaration of Independence” and Paul Revere’s Sons of Liberty Bowl. History buffs and art enthusiasts alike will enjoy this exhibit, so catch a glimpse of “The Magna Carta” before it leaves for Williamstown, Massachusetts in September.

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Photo credit: Peabody Essex Museum

Photo credit: Peabody Essex Museum

“Turner and the Sea”
Peabody Essex Museum
161 Essex St.
Salem, MA 01970
(978) 745-9500
www.pem.org/163-turner_the_sea

Date: Through Sept. 1, 2014

Many art historians are in love with Joseph Mallord William Turner’s seascapes. This summer, until September 1, 2014, Bostonians can head up to the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, MA to see why. Turner’s dramatic oil paintings from the 1790s and early 1800s have captured the curiosity of generations, however “Turner and the Sea” is the first full-scale examination of Turner’s obsession with oceans.

Photo credit: Harvard Art Museums

Photo credit: Harvard Art Museums

The Return of The Harvard Art Museums
32 Quincy St.
Cambridge, MA 02138
(617) 495-9400
www.harvardartmuseums.org/art/fogg-museum

Date: Nov. 16, 2014

The long-awaited reopening of the Harvard Art Museums is scheduled for this November. The Fogg Museum, The Busch-Reisinger Museum and The Arthur M. Sackler Museum will soon open their doors after six years of renovations. Bostonians are itching to see what the new museum will hold and how the facility has improved since closing in 2008. November is sure to be an exciting time in the city as residents become reacquainted with one of the oldest and world renowned museums Boston has to offer.

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Cameron Bruns is the founder of BostonGreenBlog.com and co-author of Just Us Gals Boston. She lives in Boston’s North End, where her goal is to promote ethical, stylish, and sustainable lifestyle choices to all Boston residents. Her work can be found on Examiner.com.

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