Boston Museums

If you are visiting Boston and like art, history, or want some cool instagram pics, there are several museums where you can observe art and people attempting to get the good gram pic. I visited the Museum of Fine Arts (MFA), Isabella Gardner (IG), and Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA). 

The MFA had the most variety and a must for art lovers, the IG was for those who want a ig pic, and ICA is good if you can get a free Thursday night ticket and love Kusama (there is an infinity room exhibit). 


Museum of Fine Arts (MFA): The MFA is for international art aficionados, with art from all of the world and many different time periods. There are several levels featuring art from: Americas, Egypt, Greece and Rome, Asia, and Europe, Africa, etc. I spent over 2 hours and one can easily spend 3-5 hours if you want to look and read everything. Some highlights were: Chihuly tree, 


Paul Revere portrait:

Cat mummy:
Crazy to think of all the Egyptian things that are in the US now.





Van Gogh

Gaugin



Animal section of the souvenir shop


Below is most of the Turner exhibition:





















































Isabella Gardner: This is an extremely popular museum, the collection of Isabella Gardner inside a conservatory/courtyard modeled after a Venetian palace. Since I am trying to be anti-hoarder, this place gave me anxiety as it was balls-to-the-wall crowded with people and art. The courtyard does have nice IG opportunities though, and I recommend booking in advance as they sold out later in the afternoon, and buying a ticket online let me skip a 20 person line. Fun fact- if your name is Isabella, you get in for free.













Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA): If you are in Boston on a Thursday- you can get free admission for a 5-8 pm entrance time ticket, starting at 10 am that morning online. The highlight of the ICA is a Kusama infinity room "Love is Calling" with minimal wait- and it was probably my favorite art piece of the day: 










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