Culture Enthusiast

Boston’s cultural scene is vibrant in all seasons.  From museums and performing arts, to International Festivals and outdoor concerts, Boston is abuzz with activities for cultural enthusiasts.

Cross Cultural Boston

Cambridge Carnival
Festivals Explore Boston's many cross cultural festivals and celebrations...
Boston African American National Historic Site
Museums & Attractions Discover places such as the Boston African American National Historic Site, and...
Danza Organica
Events Take in one of the many cross cultural performing arts events the area has to...

If you love the classics, ensembles such as Handel & Haydn Society and the Boston Symphony Orchestra are reason enough to visit Boston.   If you prefer a lighter, contemporary flair then the Boston Pops is your orchestra of choice.  The Pops is a staple of spring and come December the famous Holiday Pops enthrall audiences of all ages.  Boston’s renowned music colleges, including Boston Conservatory, New England Conservatory, and Berklee College of Music, also perform weekly throughout the school year.

The Classics

Boston Symphony Orchestra / Boston Pops / Symphony Hall Founded in 1881, the Boston Symphony Orchestra is the largest orchestral...
Boston Conservatory The Boston Conservatory trains exceptional young performing artists for careers that...
New England Conservatory Recognized nationally and internationally as a leader among music schools, New...

If outdoor concerts and music festivals are more appealing, head to the Esplanade during the summer for the Boston Landmarks Orchestra, or in September to the streets of the South End for the annual Beantown Jazz Festival.  The Blues Barge behind Boston Harbor Hotel is an evening delight.  For cultural festivals with music and dance check out City Hall Plaza during the summer months, and in late May, Boston Calling, a 3 day musical extravaganza in Allston.  

The performing arts in Boston reveal a rich array of theatre, dance and intimate concerts.  Award-winning theater companies across the city include Huntington Theatre Company, ArtsEmerson’s World on Stage, and American Repertory Theatre in Cambridge.  Iconic venues such as the Boston Opera House and the Boch Center bring captivating drama, comedy, dance and popular music performances to Boston’s theatre district.

Performing Arts

Commonwealth Shakespeare Company Founded in 1996, Commonwealth Shakespeare Company is dedicated to presenting the...
Huntington Theatre Company The Huntington Theatre Company , in residence at Boston University, is Boston's...
American Repertory Theater Located in Harvard Square, the American Repertory Theatre (A.R.T.) is one of the...
Boch Center The Boch Center includes the Wang and Shubert Theatres. These historic landmarks...
Broadway in Boston Every year Broadway In Boston presents a spectacular season of critically-acclaimed...
Boston Ballet Boston Ballet maintains an internationally acclaimed repertoire of classical and...

Explore Boston’s diverse museums, from the great masters at the Museum of Fine Arts, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum and the Harvard Art Museums to modern art at the Institute of Contemporary Art. Artifacts as well as photography exhibits are on display at the Museum of African American History and the John F. Kennedy Library and Museum. Most of these sites, as well as the Boston Public Library, feature intimate concerts set against the backdrop of their distinctive settings.

The Museums

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston is one of the world's great art museums with...
Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum Modeled after a 15th-century Venetian palazzo surrounding an indoor courtyard...
Harvard Art Museums About the Harvard Art Museums The Harvard Art Museums house one of the largest and...
Institute of Contemporary Art Founded in 1936, The Institute of Contemporary Art is the oldest non-collecting...
Museum of African American History With campuses in Boston & Nantucket, the Museum of Afro-American History is New...
John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum Overlooking the sea he loved so much and the city that launched him to greatness...
Museum of the National Center of Afro-American Artists The Museum of the National Center of Afro American Artists (NCAAA) celebrates the...
Boston Public Library Boston Public Library is America's first public library serving the city of Boston...