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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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
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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.
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Pumpkins, Frights And Lively Nights
Autumn is the perfect season to fall in love with Boston. With pumpkins galore, a crisp breeze and leaves of bright oranges and reds, the area settles into its own beauty. It’s also the season of spook and the city happily turns its pumpkin spiced latte in for a cup of creep. Here are a few ways to get in the Halloween spirit.
Reviewers & Critics
A CONTRIBUTOR to the Boston Globe since 2007, Kate Tuttle became the newspaper's books editor in 2020. Over the past year and a half at the Globe she has interviewed an array of writers, including Kaveh Akbar, Rabih Alameddine, Lan Samantha Chang, Bernardine Evaristo, Gish Jen, Nick Offerman, David Sedaris, and Lisa Taddeo.
Waiting Its Turn
INTENTIONALLY HIDDEN FOR DECADES, THIS HISTORIC AND PRESERVED EAST COAST HOT ROD WAS LOST UNTIL DAVID SIMARD FOUND IT.
TURN the Page
For more than 200 years the Boston Athenaeum has been a gathering spot for writers and intellectuals. Now a thoughtful renovation aims to preserve it as a place for future generations to become part of history simply by walking in the door.
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VOICES AS TOLD TO LIFE'S Work
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TWIN SISTERS AT 100: STILL PEAS IN A POD!
TWIN sisters Norma Matthews and Edith “Edy” Antoncecchi were born 100 years ago — and they’ve never been apart!
Appelboom Lands in Beantown
Two storied shop histories—Boston’s Bromfield Pen Shop and the Netherlands’ Appelboom—unite in a new U.S. shop location.
Business Is Like Biology
Companies and living creatures grow in eerily similar ways. These lessons from nature can help you thrive—and avoid disruption.