Have you ever just had a day were you wanted to relax, but do something. I sure have and I found the most perfect thing to do. Go to an Art Museum, they are so peaceful and quiet! You can either go alone or with company, but either way you will still get to admire great pieces of work. My favorite art museums in Boston are the Museum of Fine Arts, located near Northeastern University or the Institute of Contemporary Art, located in the Seaport area of Boston.
A little back ground on both museums. The Museum of Fine Arts is one of the largest museums in the United States with up to 450,000 pieces of artwork for you to look at. They also have a nice quiet cafe for you to grab a bite to eat or if you are looking to sit down and enjoy a meal they have Bravo, which is more expensive. They also a have a wine bar if you wanted to grab a glass of wine and talk amongst the other guests on pieces of art. Children and teens 17 and under are free admission. Students with an ID present (aged 18+) and seniors (aged 65+) admission is $23 and standard adult admission is $25.
The Institute of Contemporary Art is not only a space were different art pieces can be shown it also has space that different artist can rent out for a period of time and hold exhibitions. It also has a viewing room of the Boston Harbor with a relaxing skyline of the Boston area. As well as the Museum of Fine Arts admission for youth aged 17 and under are free. Student admission with ID present is $10, senior admissions $13 and general admission is $15. I recently had the opportunity to go and see pieces of art in an exhibition done but artist Walid Raad. His exhibition captured his exploration in ways that we make sense and remember history. Here are some picture I captured during my visit at the ICA.