Boston’s Best Spots for Art Lovers

March 11, 2021

Boston is home to some of the most iconic museums and art exhibits in the country. It’s a true melting pot of art, history and culture. We’ve rounded up several of Boston’s best spots for art lovers that The Overlook at St. Gabriel’s residents will find themselves just minutes from.

Museum of Fine Arts Boston

The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, founded in 1870, is home to nearly 500,000 pieces of artwork, making it one of the most comprehensive art museums in the world. Its current exhibits include ​Women Take the Floor​, ​Murals for the Movement​, as well as ​Black Histories, Black Futures​, which was curated by teen scholars of a local youth empowerment organization.

deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum

The deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum is the largest park of its kind in New England and encompasses 30 acres of beautifully landscaped green spaces. The park provides an ever-changing landscape of over 60 large-scale, outdoor sculptures and installations. Inside, the museum highlights a revolving gallery of art exhibits.

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum features the eclectic art collection of its founder, Isabelle Stewart Gardner, as well as the masterpieces of Botticelli, John Singer and more. Its Venetian-style atmosphere, coupled with the collection of more than 7,500 art objects, 2,700 books and manuscripts and over 8,000 historic objects truly makes for an unforgettable experience.

ICA Boston

The Institution of Contemporary Art, Boston, established in 2006, is home to a dynamic visual arts program that offers a diverse collection of work and shows from well-known artists, as well as emerging artists in first-ever solo museum shows. Their separate Watershed​ building was created exclusively for displaying large-scale artwork.

The Overlook at St. Gabriels

Last, but certainly not least, those who reside at The Overlook at St. Gabriel’s have the honor of living in their very own art exhibit. Built in the 1920s, the historic Boston landmark of St. Gabriel’s has transformed into a collection of modern residences. Several antique features were kept during reconstruction, including original stained glass, the sacristy gates, chandeliers, marble flooring, stairways and so much more.

The possibilities for staying inspired are endless when you live at The Overlook at St. Gabriel’s. Schedule a tour of our unique community in Brighton today.

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