- The MFA (Museum of Fine Arts): FREE after 4pm for students (and always free with your BU ID!)
- The Museum of Science: $10 to visit the planetarium.
The Museum of Fine Arts has permanent collections and room reconstitutions of old American art that will make you dive into history. It is interesting to visit an American museum, because as a French citizen, I have always been used to seeing typical old French furniture and paintings. But seeing things that are not from my country and that have been sitting here for a few centuries gives you a fresh feeling, because it is like acknowledging another culture and realizing that even though the US is a young country, it has its own history and its own culture. It is looking further from what you have always known and what or who you have been surrounded by. I think that European Museums do not have that much of American furniture collections. They mostly display Native American items and arts - the collection at the British Museum in London is amazing by the way - which are also largely showed here in American Museums – the MET in New York for instance has a great collection of Native American items as well. The MFA also exhibits an interesting contemporary exhibit that you will enjoy, because it makes you think and search for what the artists really meant. Below are two pieces of art from the contemporary collection.
Here is myself in front of the planetarium and the dinosaur guarding the entrance of the building.
But enough about regulations. At the House of Blues, close to Fenway Park, you will experience a great sound and warm show! The rapper Post Malone did a concert there and the venue was fantastic! The atmosphere is really artistic, and as you can see in the video below, the stage is visually accessible from pretty much everywhere.
This picture was taken during Kanye West’s concert at TD Garden: