Free Museum Days

Under the Wave off Kanagawa, also known 
as the Great Wave,  Katsushika Hokusai, about 1830–31 William Sturgis Bigelow Collection, Photograph © Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Under the Wave off Kanagawa, also known 
as the Great Wave, Katsushika Hokusai, about 1830–31
William Sturgis Bigelow Collection, Photograph © Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

As much as I love the summer time, there are moments when I need to escape indoors to the air-conditioned halls of our city’s museums. Luckily, there are lots of thrifty ways to see amazing art at Boston’s museums this summer.

On Thursday nights from 5-9pm, the Institute of Contemporary Art opens its galleries to visitors for free. Plus, during the month of August, don’t miss Harborwalk Sounds by the water! An amazing view and great music, all at no cost – how lucky are we?!

The Museum of Fine Arts switches to a donation-based admission on Wednesday nights after 4pm. There is so much to see here – if you think you will be a repeat visitor, a membership can be a great idea. The exhibition on Hokusai closes on August 9 – see his Great Wave and many other works from throughout the artist’s life.

This Thursday, the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum is free from 5-8pm for a ‘neighborhood night.’ The evening will celebrate the 150th anniversary of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and includes live music from Zili Misik.

Enjoy!

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