Founded in 1897, the Society of Arts + Crafts has undergone a number of iterations—and the last couple of years has been no exception. After first moving from Newbury Street to the Seaport, the local organization recently pivoted and went virtual, making works of art and craftsmanship even more accessible to the masses. Through its CraftBoston initiative, folks can admire—and even purchase—examples of everyday art, ranging from jewelry to furniture to toys. The online exhibitions regularly change themes, including the seasonal CraftBoston Holiday, and artists can readily reach the public through virtual events, like workshops and classes.
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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