Now situated on the corner where Northern Avenue meets Seaport Boulevard (but originally located on Newbury Street), the Society of Arts and Crafts was founded in 1897. The delightful thing about this gallery is that it unites art with everyday, even utilitarian objects. Jewelry, furniture, toys and all sorts of ‘crafts’ are created and reimagined from an art or design perspective. From ceramic to textile to metal, all disciplines are included. The exhibitions regularly change themes, often seasonally, and sometimes the gallery has an artist takeover. The Society also has a craft trade show, aptly titled CraftBoston, to highlight their artists even further; visit their website for timely information on the next show.
Boston is home to a prolific number of art museums exhibiting every genre—from contemporary to fine art. Whether you’re visiting or living in the area, being surrounded by such talent may just inspire you to revamp your personal collection, and luckily, our city has the answer to that, too. Once confined to the Art and Design District—namely in the city’s South End—Boston’s art communities have since expanded beyond this neighborhood’s limits and art galleries are now dusted throughout The Hub. From luxury and boutique collections to student-run galleries, here are the city’s must-visit galleries. Still, if you crave a formal collection experience, check out the best art museums in Boston. (There are plenty of other cool places to see art in Boston as well).
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