Museums

See 'Beauty and the Beast' on stage and other things to do this weekend inPhilly

Theatre Disney's 'Beauty and the Beast' Thursday through Feb. 21 Academy of Music 240 S Broad St. From $26.50, Kimmelcenter.org This Broadway musical is a delight, telling the classic story of a beautiful peasant named Belle and a young prince cursed to take the form of a...

Friday, January 18, 2019 - 3:25pm

Day of the Dead a big draw for the Peabody

Every year, Aquilez Sanchez makes the trip to the Peabody Museum to ring in Day of the Dead festivities. On Sunday, he and his daughter Aracelly stood admiring a colorful alter adorned with skulls and flowers and battery-powered tea lights on the Harvard museum’s upper floor. For a family...

Friday, January 18, 2019 - 1:51pm

The Met Breuer is New York's most modern art museum yet

The art world is always changing, and having works by old masters hanging next to modern artists just doesn't work. So the Metropolitan Museum of Art has decided to expand, opening a new offshoot called the Met Breuer that aims to be New York's most modern art museum. Named for the...

Saturday, July 7, 2018 - 3:18am

Natick museum exhibit puts spotlight on women in WWII

When you think of women in World War II, the first image that pops into your mind is probably of Rosie the Riveter, with her flexed arm and polka-dotted bandana. “But that just scratches the surface of what women did,” says Sue Wilkins, director of education at The International Museum...

Wednesday, May 23, 2018 - 4:15pm

With imagiNATIONS, American Indian museum brings indigenous innovations to forefront

When you look at the Brooklyn Bridge or pick up a lacrosse stick or rubber ball or gobble those countless ears of corn every summer, do you think of the indigenous peoples of the Americas? You should, because without them, those things — and many others — would not exist today. That...

Thursday, May 17, 2018 - 5:03am

Go inside the 2001: A Space Odyssey bedroom at this free museum show

The only French bedroom in outer space is landing here on Earth for a special 2001: A Space Odyssey anniversary exhibit. It’s been 50 years since Stanley Kubrick’s sci-fi masterpiece premiered, and the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum in Washington D.C. is stepping a little...

Thursday, April 5, 2018 - 1:39pm

10 museum exhibits in Boston you have to see this spring

Oh, spring; a lovely time to wander around the city and pursue the fine array of arts that Boston has to offer. From an experiment with two Da Vincis to the Cyberart Gallery, there are exhibitions for every moment this season. Here are 10 museum exhibits you definitely don’t want to miss this...

Monday, March 12, 2018 - 4:27pm

Nancy Pelosi donates Speaker's gavel to Smithsonian

Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) was our nation’s first female Speaker of the House — and so far, she’s the only woman who’s ever been in that role, serving from 2007 to 2011. Pelosi donated her mighty Speaker’s gavel to the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American...

Wednesday, March 7, 2018 - 4:16pm

5 movies to see at the MFA's Boston Festival of Films from Japan

Thanks to a new 10-year partnership with UNIQLO, the Museum of Fine Arts will celebrate Japanese filmmaking and culture all month long. Kicking off on Thursday, the inaugural Boston Festival of Films from Japan will showcase a variety of flicks throughout February, including anime, documentaries...

Monday, January 29, 2018 - 4:49pm

Meet Riley, the MFA's new bug-sniffing dog

There's a new pup on patrol at the Museum of Fine Arts. Earlier this week, the Boston museum introduced its newest—and furriest—staff member, Riley. The 12-week-old Weimaraner puppy has a pretty important job, as he's been enlisted by the MFA as its new bug-detecting dog...

Thursday, January 11, 2018 - 12:07pm

5 reasons why you have to see the MFA's Takashi Murakami exhibit

"Takashi Murakami: Lineage of Eccentrics," the latest exhibition at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, combines the quirky works of the renowned Japanese artist with the historic Japanese masterpieces that came before him. Murakami is a pop culture icon who has worked with several big...

Tuesday, October 31, 2017 - 4:34pm

New York Times shares awesome 360-video of new MFA Boston exhibit

Take a virtual tour of one the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston's newest exhibits courtesy of the New York Times. "The Gray Lady" gave fans an upclose peek inside “Takashi Murakami: Lineage of Eccentrics” with an awesome 360-degrees video posted on the newspaper's Facebook...

Thursday, October 26, 2017 - 2:24pm

Party all night long at MFA Late Nites

Spend a night partying at the museum when MFA Late Nites debuts later this fall. Boston's Museum of Fine Arts is ready to launch its new after-hours series on Friday, Oct. 13, which will feature an evening of food, drinks, live music and more. In addition to all the fun, guests will receive a...

Friday, October 6, 2017 - 2:20pm

Posters go from dorm room to museum at Poster House

They’ve led political movements, catapulted movies to blockbuster status and incited revolutions — and for all their effort, there hasn’t been a museum devoted to posters. That will change beginning this fall, when Poster House arrives at 119 W. 23rd St. The full museum won...

Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - 11:04pm

Concord Museum celebrates 200 years of Henry David Thoreau

Capping off a yearlong celebration of Henry David Thoreau’s 200th birthday, the Concord Museum debuts its new exhibit, “The Ever New Self: Thoreau and His Journal,” this fall. A combination of the world’s two largest collections featuring Thoreau artifacts and manuscripts,...

Thursday, September 14, 2017 - 1:28pm

See Matt Damon, Ben Affleck and more stars at Boston's new wax museum

If you’ve walked by City Hall Plaza recently and noticed Elvis Presley and Nicole Kidman starring back at you from a window, you’re not seeing things. They're just some of the many celebrity replicas that will be on hand at Boston’s new Dreamland Wax Museum. Located at 1...

Thursday, June 22, 2017 - 5:07pm

Commemorate Juneteenth with the Museum of Fine Arts

The Museum of Fine Arts will hold a special event for the fifth straight year celebrating Juneteenth, which commemorates the enactment and ultimate enforcement of the Emancipation Proclamation to free American slaves in Texas and other disputed territories. The museum will observe the holiday on...

Thursday, June 8, 2017 - 10:30am

Noose found at African American history museum in D.C.

A noose, a symbol of racial lynching, was found on Wednesday on the floor of an exhibit about segregation at the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C., Smithsonian Institution officials said. A gallery at the museum on the National Mall was partially closed...

Thursday, June 1, 2017 - 6:03pm

First responders, recovery teams to be permanently honored at 9/11 Memorial & Museum

Fifteen years to the day since recovery efforts at Ground Zero formally ended, officials announced that the men and women who spent nine months working amid its rubble will be permanently honored at the 9/11 Memorial & Museum. The dedication, which will be located on the Memorial Glade on the...

Tuesday, May 30, 2017 - 4:34pm

5 things you have to see at the Whydah Pirate Museum

You don’t need to hitch a ride with Captain Jack Sparrow aboard the Black Pearl in order to get a taste of the pirate life. Massachusetts has plenty of history with these seafaring swashbucklers thanks to the tale of the Whydah Galley, the world’s first authenticated pirate ship, which...

Monday, May 22, 2017 - 6:05pm