6 must see museum exhibits & virtual events in Boston this September

Museum exhibits in Boston coming up this September. Image courtesy: McMullen Museum of Art

Looking for museum exhibits & events in Boston this September? Boston is home to some of the best museums in the country that cater to a variety of artistic, scientific and historical interests. These popular cultural spaces host a number of virtual and in-person events every month to feed your curiosity and open you up to new ideas.

There is a lot going on in Boston Museums in September 2021. Our top picks include three new exhibits, a sketching workshop and more!!! 

Museum Exhibits & Virtual Events In September 2021 In Boston

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum: The Larger Landscape Conversation: Designing a Green New Deal

At this session come and witness a conversation between experts who will discuss the role of architects, landscape architects, and planners in realizing public works improvements and infrastructure investments to build new green economies. This September, find out what climate journalist Kate Aronoff, urban planner Billy Fleming and urban designer Stephen Gray have to say about new green initiatives for a better, more sustainable vision for the future.

When: Thursday, 9 September 2021 | 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Where: 25 Evans Way, Boston, MA 02115
How much: $20 for adults & $13 for students

Harvard Museum of Natural History: Drawing Plants & Flowers

6 must see museum exhibits & virtual events in Boston this September

Learn the art of sketching flowers and plants at this interesting workshop in September. Image courtesy: Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

Grab a paper and pencil and trace the beauty of plant forms in this guided class. Led by a scientific illustrator, the workshop will be based on observation and realistic interpretations of the flowers and plants found in our surroundings. You can learn a ton of new artistic techniques including contouring, foreshortening and shading to give your creations form and depth. A class as much for beginners as for experts, this is the perfect place to be to polish your drawing skills.

When: Wednesday, 22 September 2021 | 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Where: Online
How much: $30 for members and $35 for non-members

McMullen Museum of Art: Mariano: Variations on a Theme

This September exhibit coming up in Boston will be the first major exhibition to display works by Cuban artist Mariano Rodríguez. The retrospective will feature more than 140 oil paintings, water colors and drawings bringing together some rarely seen works and archives. In a career that spanned six decades of the 20th century, Rodríguez explored his own Cuban expression, adopting themes of national identity to become an artist of extraordinary style and consequence. If you want to know more about Cuban art and its themes, this exhibit is the place to visit.

When: Tuesday, 7 September 2021
Where: 140 Commonwealth Avenue, Chestnut Hill, MA 02467
How much: Free

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Museum Exhibits & Virtual Events In September 2021 In Boston – Continued

Harvard Art Museums: States of Play: Prints from Rembrandt to Delsarte

6 must see museum exhibits & virtual events in Boston this September

For art connoisseurs, this exhibit featuring works by Picasso and Rembrandt among others, is a must attend. Image courtesy: Harvard Art Museums

This new exhibit coming up in September is a delight for art lovers because it will have on display works by artists such as Pablo Picasso, Rembrandt and Louis Delsarte among others. The concept of the exhibit is to showcase the ‘print state’ or the stage of the work that precedes the final product. With the panels in the exhibit, viewers can understand the creative choices that each of the artists pursued or abandoned in every successive step to arrive at the final product.

When: Saturday, 4 September 2021
Where: 32 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
How much: Included in admission

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston: Artful Adventures—Ancient World: Mystery and Magic

This September, catch a session of this online program for kids which will open them up to the mysteries of the ancient world and the symbolism behind objects that were once thought to be magical and powerful. The session also has a DIY element in which the museum educator will guide the children to create their own metal amulet to wear on necklaces or bracelets.

When: Tuesday, 21 September 2021 | 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Where: Online
How much: $255 for members and non-members

The Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston: Raúl de Nieves: The Treasure House of Memory

6 must see museum exhibits & virtual events in Boston this September

Check out this new exhibit coming up in Boston in September. Image courtesy: The Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston

A new exhibit coming up in Boston this September will feature the works of New York–based interdisciplinary artist, performer, and musician, Raúl de Nieves. His practice is made up of multifaceted creations ranging from stained-glass-style narrative paintings to animated performances, to densely adorned figurative sculptures. In The Treasure House of Memory the artist brings to viewers a body of interconnected works that are rooted in memory and explore themes around personal transformation. The works in the exhibition showcase the artist’s way of looking at iconographic traditions which he presents using vibrant amalgamations of form and material.

When: 1 September 2021
Where: 25 Harbor Shore Drive, Boston, MA 02210
How much: Included in admission


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