Boston Museums Overview

Museum of Fine Arts - Museum in Boston

The museums in Boston are a great day or night option, as many of them host swanky evening events perfect for a classy night out.

Modern art lovers can head to the Institute of Contemporary Art to peruse exhibits in a variety of media, ranging from graffiti and tattoo art to photography, video, and sculpture. Floor to ceiling windows overlook the waterfront, and a patio adjoining the café is the perfect place for visitors to sip a glass of wine. In the summer, the DJs on the Harbor nights are a perennial hit with the alternative set. Electronic and alternative DJs spin on the ICA’s outside deck while fun-loving guests of all ages and decked out in everything from cocktail dresses to plaid shirts and sneakers dance it up with bottles of craft beer in hand.

The Museum of Fine Arts bordering the campus of Northeastern University contains a variety of halls spanning several cultures; guests can take in Egyptian mummies, Japanese prints, and early American portraits all in one afternoon. Two reoccurring events are held at the museum – “Winesdays,” a wine tasting on the last Wednesday of each month, and “First Friday,” an evening held on the first Friday of each month when the museum hours are extended and guests can stroll through the galleries with a cocktail in hand.

The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in the Fenway area is one of the most architecturally impressive places in Boston and hosts the popular “Gardner After Hours” every third Thursday of the month. The theme of each event changes to reflect the seasons, but they all feature a DJ in the courtyard, a scavenger hunt, and a classical concert with separate admission.

If you’re looking for a unique night out, consider heading to one of Boston’s diverse museums. From wild dance parties to sophisticated concerts, you’re bound to find an interesting scene.

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