Art Lovers’ Guide to Museums in Boston: Fall 2019 Edition

This fall, the top museums in Boston feature everything from a women-focused exhibit at the Museum of Fine ARts Boston to the world-famous Infinity Mirror Rooms by Yayoi Kusama. Head out to explore the famous Museum of Fine Arts Boston — one of the most comprehensive art museums in the world — and our other Boston favorites.

Women Take the Floor at the Museum of Fine Arts Boston

The Museum of Fine Arts Boston challenges the dominant history of American art with “Women Take the Floor,” an exhibit that focuses on the overlooked work and stories of women artists. More than 250 works are organized into seven thematic galleries that will take over Level 3 of the museum’s Art of the Americas wing.

On view: September 13, 2019 – May 3, 2021

Yayoi Kusama at the Institute of Contemporary Art

Yayoi Kusama is an icon of contemporary art. Her famous Infinity Mirror Rooms are room-size presentations that have gone viral on social media. The most immersive of these rooms, “LOVE IS CALLING,” which premiered in Japan in 2013, will be on display at the Institute of Contemporary Art.

On view: September 23, 2019 – February 7, 2021

The Polaroid Project at the MIT Museum

Discover the story behind the Polaroid company, which brought instant photography to millions of amateur photographers and professional artists alike, such as Ansel Adams, David Hockney, Dennis Hopper, Robert Mapplethorpe, and Andy Warhol. See original polaroids by more than 120 artists, as well as 75 artifacts from the museum’s permanent Polaroid collection.

On view: October 11, 2019 – June 21, 2010

The Courtyard at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

Throughout the year, the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum’s always-blooming Courtyard is transformed through a series of rotating  seasonal displays. This fall, see dozens of varieties of chrysanthemums as well as traditional New England fall foliage. 

On view: September – November, 2019

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