1 INSTITUTE OF CONTEMPORARY ART
Sweeping waterfront views add to the artistic experience at this contemporary art museum. Whether it’s a film, a performance or traditional visual media, the ICA engages your senses in the most unique ways (past exhibits have included two-story slides). One of America’s oldest contemporary museums, the ICA pays homage to the importance of the likes of Gauguin, Picasso, and Warhol. Now on display is Yayoi Kusama’s highly anticipated exhibit “LOVE IS CALLING” (through Feb. 7, 2021), a kaleidoscope of polka-dotted tentacles. Tickets for the timed exhibit go fast.
2 HARVARD MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY
The Harvard Museum of Natural History reminds us that nature is the original masterpiece. Cases are packed with zoological specimens, from tiny hummingbirds and deer mice to rare Indian rhinoceros and one of the largest Amazon pirarucu ever caught. View fossils and skeletons alongside marvelous minerals, including a 1,600-pound amethyst geode. “Glass Flowers” is a creative approach to flora, with more than 4,300 hand-blown glass plant models. Through March 1, that beauty takes a turn with “Fruits in Decay,” which explores diseases through detailed glass strawberries, peaches and more.
3 MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS
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Unlock Your Inner Champion
Football legend Tom Brady expands his legacy with a new Boston TB12 Performance & Recovery Center offering exclusive training and holistic wellness programming or all. TB12 Staff
Our selection of world-beating public houses for the town’s signature day of carousing.
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9 GREAT THINGS THIS SEASON
9 GREAT THINGS THIS SEASON
Holiday Lights, Ice and Action
Dazzling displays, skating rinks, doors decked in wreaths and garlands—every corner of Boston lets the holidays shine. So don the down and get out to enjoy everything this time of year has to offer.
9 Great Things This Month
All Aboard! Trains at Science Park
Marvels at the Museum
Whether it’s a scenic seascape in a range of oils or hand-blown glass made to look like a decaying strawberry (yes, that’s a thing), Boston area museums highlight the beauty in pretty much everything. Here is where to wander for inspiration and appreciation.
Start your day strong at the Japanese cafe Ogawa Coffee.
Few Ways To Enjoy The Best In Beer Around Boston
While Germany’s Oktoberfest celebration starts toward the end of September and goes until the first week of October, Boston chooses to raise a pint well into the month and the fall season. From pop-ups to full blown festivities, here are a few ways to enjoy the best in beer around town.
Dance Dance Revolution
Ballet principal James Whiteside has expanded the audience for his art by pushing its boundaries.
Looking for New England
With its intriguing history, wild natural beauty and excellent food and drink, Cape Cod’s appeal is all-embracing
Fear of a Digital Dollar
Central bankers are looking at virtual currencies that could work without banks
A Forgotten Founder
Prince Hall was a free african american in Boston at a time of revolutionary fervor— and a transformative figure whose story deserves to be reinserted into the tale of America's creation.
BEHIND THOSE DANCING ROBOTS, SCIENTISTS HAD TO BUST A MOVE
The man who designed some of the world’s most advanced dynamic robots was on a daunting mission: programming his creations to dance to the beat with a mix of fluid, explosive and expressive motions that are almost human.
Tristan & Khloé's LONG-DISTANCE ROMANCE: DOOMED?
The couple faces a dilemma while residing on separate coasts.
Boston Dynamics' Spot Robodog Finds Work on a BP Oil Rig
Boston Dynamics’ four-legged canine-inspired Spot is by no means an old dog, but that doesn’t mean it can’t learn new tricks. The 55-pound robot, unveiled in 2016, has boarded BP’s Mad Dog oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico, where it will master tasks including reading gauges, finding corrosion, mapping the facility, and sniffing out methane, according to Reuters.
Explore the ports of New England and Eastern Canada.
The Joy of Handmade
Tiles, knobs and drawer pulls—oh my!
Marathons Get a Second Wind
Die-hard runners are finding virtual races the next best thing in the Covid era