Boston is no stranger to incredible artwork — nor has it ever been. Alongside its vast history, its artwork too is constantly evolving, drumming its heartbeat. Artistic representation, formerly a narrow cross-section of the city’s population, is wider than ever. Naturally, as these changes devolve, Bostonians are apt to see an increasingly diverse breadth of artwork — and thank goodness. Now finding homes inside Boston’s greatest museums,artwork from every corner of humanity has the chance to reach a wider audience; themes that were historically taboo, or simply not acknowledged, have finally taken center stage.
Summertime is a wonderful season to museum hop; that’s exactly what I did over the course of two weeks, during some of the most sweltering weather Boston has seen in years. To call one of the following museums my favorite is simply impossible; all of them left their own significant imprint on my memory — but not simply because of the artwork on view.