Don’t forget to check out museum exhibits in Boston coming up this July. Image courtesy: Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

Looking for museum exhibits & events in Boston this July? 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 July 2021. Our top picks include a new exhibit at MFA Boston, a behind-the-scenes tour of the Titian room at Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, a talk about Dutch painters and more!!! 

Museum Exhibits & Virtual Events In July 2021 In Boston

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum: Behind the Scenes: Restoring the Titian Room and Europa

In early August, the museum will feature the exhibit The Rape of Europa which will be the highlight of the cultural centre’s Titian Room. This museum event in July will take you through the restoration of the room where conservationist Holly Salmon will talk about all the restoration work undertaken and share some exciting behind-the-scenes pictures of the project! Holly will be joined by Gianfranco Pocobene who will go on to discuss the restoration of Europa, one of Titian’s masterpieces and what this painting revealed about the artist’s techniques.
When: Tuesday, 27 July 2021, 12 p.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: 25 Evans Way, Boston, MA 02115
How much: Free for members and patrons

Harvard Museum of Natural History: Virtual Summer Science Week: Earth Explorers

Check out this science summer camp for kids at this Boston museum. Image courtesy Harvard Museum of Natural History

During this virtual summer experience enjoy fascinating discussions on volcanoes, crystals, fossils and so much more! The summer camp that stretches through July will explore the earth, the textures of its land, the different types of rocks found on the planet and the hot lava that spurts out of volcanoes. This is a virtual museum experience tailormade for children to learn and have fun from the comfort of home.
When: Monday, 12 July 2021 to Friday, 30 July 2021, 9.30 a.m. to 10.30 a.m.
Where: Zoom
How much: $72 for members and $80 for non-members

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston: Beyond the Spectrum Online—Community Celebration

This month, join the museum in an event that celebrates Boston’s collective community spirit through a number of games and fun activities. The event is open to all so bring your family, friends, siblings along to talk about art, community and what makes us all tick.
When: Saturday, 17 July 2021, 10.30 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Where: Zoom
How much: $9 for members and $11 for non-members

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston: Paper Stories, Layered Dreams: The Art of Ekua Holmes

Immerse yourselves in the illustrations of Euka Holmes at this museum exhibit. Image courtesy: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

At this museum exhibit coming up in Boston in July, locate the works of artist Ekua Holmes whose communist activity and body of work explores different themes like childhood, family, memories and resilience. Holmes was the only student of colour when she attended the Elma Lewis School of Fine Arts and the studio classes at MFA. Her work that will be displayed through this exhibit is an invitation to gaze into her life and into her experiences of isolation and friendships.
When: Saturday, 17 July 2021
Where: Avenue of the Arts, 465 Huntington Avenue, Boston, Massachusetts 02115
How much: $25 for general admission

Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston: Harborwalk Sounds: Berklee College of Music at the ICA

This summer, gather around to enjoy a cool drink, the ocean breeze and some fine tunes performed by the musicians of Berklee College of Music at the museum. Now that we have all begun to venture out of our homes once again, this is the ideal spot to get your fill of summer and good music out on the waterfront.
When: Thursdays, 8, 15 & 22 July 2021, 6 p.m. to 8.30 p.m.
Where: 25 Harbor Shore Drive, Boston, MA 02210
How much: Free admission

Harvard Art Museums: Art Study Center Seminar at Home: A Conversation with Drawings Collector George Abrams

Get to know more about Dutch painters in this online session. Image courtesy: Harvard Art Museums

In this session of the online series, explore the gallery of George Abrams who is known as a great collector of historical Dutch drawings. George’s focus for this session will be on the techniques, functions and themes of Dutch paintings from the 16th to the 18th century. This is a wonderful opportunity for you to glimpse at masterpieces by some of the greatest Dutch painters of all time including Pieter Bruegel the Elder, Rembrandt and Adriaen van Ostade among others.
When: Friday, 16 July 2021, 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Where: Virtual
How much: Free admission

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