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Massachusetts' Top 10 Events, Shows & Festivals this August

Enjoy August in Massachusetts from Springfield to Boston, with our guide to ten unmissable art and culture events.

New Bedford's 10 Great Art Galleries You Should Visit

Take a walk around New Bedford’s contemporary galleries and studios, where American artists escape the commercial scene.

New Bedford’s Top 10 Local Restaurants and Grills

Find some of the freshest local seafood and organic produce in New Bedford, the historic East Coast city with an innovative cuisine scene.

A Foodie's Guide to Cambridge, MA: Top 10 Restaurants

Discover the best foodie haunts in Cambridge, Massachusetts, whether you’re looking for a all-American eats or gourmet restaurant dining.

Boston's 10 Best Art and Culture Events this Summer

Discover what’s on in Boston this Summer, with our guide to what to do, see and experience in Massachusett’s capital.

Top 10 Restaurants in Martha’s Vineyard: Cape Cod Dining

From fresh seafood to build-your-own pizzas, the ten best restaurants in Martha’s Vineyard show the best of Cape Cod dining.

Big Art in Small Places: USA’s 10 Best Small-Town Museums

Explore the USA’s best small-town museums with our alternative cultural tour of North America, covering everything from ancient artefacts to Andy Warhol.

Nantucket’s 10 Best Restaurants: Fresh Seafood and Fine Dining

Eat out in Nantucket’s must-try cultural restaurants, where fish, American recipes and French cuisine meet to cook up an exciting, seasonal dining scene.

Boston Cultural Calendar 2014: The Best Art Events for Every Month

Read our curated guide to the best art and culture events taking place every month in Boston, and find your favourite things to do in the capital of MA.

A Bostonian Fall: A Guide to Boston’s Best Autumn Events of 2013

From art exhibitions to street parades and book festivals – these are the best upcoming autumn events for 2013 in the Massachusetts capital.

A World Class Art Collection: The Ten Best Art Galleries in Boston

From artists’ guilds to traditional family-owned old master spaces, we take a look at the Top Ten galleries to visit during your time in Boston.

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Massachusetts Galleries and Museums

Gallery | Fine Art Photography Gallery

Robert Klein opened his Newbury Street space with early exhibitions of Diane Arbus, Annie Leibovitz, Sally Mann, and Hiroshi Sugimoto. The Gallery maintains an extensive and ever-changing inventory of 19th century, 20th century, and contemporary photographs.

Gallery | Barbara Krakow Gallery

Barbara Krakow Gallery features contemporary art of all media by emerging and established regional, national and international artists. The overall focus is on Minimal, reductivist and conceptually-driven works.

Gallery | Gallery Naga

Gallery Naga’s primary focus is painting. The gallery represents many of the most highly regarded painters working in Boston and New England. In addition, exceptional contemporary photographers, printmakers, and sculptors exhibit here.

Museum | Museum of Fine Arts Boston

The MFA is one of the most comprehensive art museums in the world; the collection holds nearly 450,000 works of art. Opened in 1876, the museum features art from ancient Egyptian to contemporary, special exhibitions, and innovative educational programs.

Museum | The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

Visitors to the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum are greeted by the visual splendor of the courtyard garden and surrounding galleries—a feast for the senses. The Museum was designed as a work of art in totality.

Museum | The Institute of Contemporary Art Boston

The Institute of Contemporary Art strives to share the pleasures of reflection, inspiration, provocation, and imagination that contemporary art offers through public access to art, artists, and the creative process.

Museum | Fogg Museum

The Fogg Museum is Harvard’s oldest art museum. Today the museum is renowned for its holdings of Western paintings, sculpture, decorative arts, photographs, prints, and drawings dating from the Middle Ages to the present.

Museum | Gropius House

Walter Gropius, founder of the German design school known as the Bauhaus, was one of the most influential architects of the twentieth century. He designed Gropius House as his family home when he came to MA to teach architecture at Harvard.

Museum | Phillips Academy - Addison Gallery of American Art

The Addison Gallery’s collection of American art is one of the most comprehensive in the world, including more than 17,000 objects spanning the 18th century to the present.

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Massachusetts Tours

Boston Heritage by Foot

This Boston walking tour begins at the Welcome Centre in the North End, Boston’s oldest neighbourhood. From there, visitors are led away from the tourist trail and onto the back roads of Boston’s extensive and fascinating urban history.

Art Tours Boston

Visitors take a private walking tour through Newbury Street’s high-end gallery and shopping district and explore the trendy South End with its up and coming art scene.

Beacon Hill Hidden Gardens Tour

In 1929, to mark the successful formation of the Beacon Hill Garden Club, eleven founding members opened their gardens to the public for the first time. Thus began this important and fundraiser, one which benefits environmental organisations across the country.

Massachusetts Hotels

XV Beacon

This luxurious, unique boutique hotel features in room gas fireplaces. The hotel is decorated with a combination of New England and contemporary design, making it feel like a luxury Beacon Hill apartment.

Ames Hotel

Ames hotel, located in the historic Ames building, punctuates the grace and detail of Romanesque architecture with a modern edge. Vaulted arches, original fireplaces and intricate moldings are offset by sleek marble floors and contemporary furniture.

The Liberty Hotel

Always an architectural gem, what was once the iconic Charles Street Jail is now the stunning, vibrant Liberty Boston Hotel. Since September 2007, the Boston luxury hotel quickly became the must visit downtown Boston destination for visitors and locals.

Massachusetts Restaurants

Trade Restaurant

Trade Restaurant, owned by renowned chef Jody Adams, offers excellent American dishes in a hip, loft-like urban interior.

80 Thoreau

80 Thoreau is a progressive fine-dining restaurant in historic Concord offering New American cuisine in a convivial setting. The restaurant's design is classically New England, with plenty of wood, simple surfaces painted in white and light blue and open spaces.

Neptune Oyster

Neptune Oyster is small but focused, with seating at the raw bar and a long banquet table. The interior is designed in a simple yet classic way that appropriately communicates their focus on flawless fresh seafood.