Art Events and Art Museums in Seaport
Creativity and art are the heart of the Seaport community, and being that our extraordinary waterfront property is in the midst of it all, we always want to pay homage to the local artists and creatives that make Seaport such a wonderful and unique area of Boston.
Read on to learn more about art events and art museums in the Seaport District.
Outdoor Seaport Sculptures
Just walking around the streets of Seaport you are bound to run into one or two of our popular outdoor sculptures.
Air Sea Land by Okuda San Miguel
Spanish contemporary artist, Okuda San Miguel brings his iconic pop-surrealist art to Seaport through his installation Air Sea Land — seven monumental sculptures lining Seaport Boulevard. These sculptures serve to tell a tale of life, coexistence, and the environment. These vibrant and visually stunning sculptures are just minutes away from the Homewood Suites, so be sure to take a stroll by during your stay!
Public Art on the Greenway
Public Art on the Greenway is a year-round point of interest for locals and visitors alike to experience contemporary works of art from both local and international artists through free, temporary exhibitions. Located along Purchase St. and Seaport Blvd. in the Rose Kennedy Greenway, the Public Art exhibits are a mere 1.5 miles from Homewood Suites.
Institute of Contemporary Art
The ICA is a leader in the Boston art community, providing outstanding contemporary art in all media, including visual art exhibitions, music, film, video, and performance. Most featured artwork and artists have not been presented in depth to Boston audiences.
Virgil Abloh: “Figures of Speech”
Virgil Abloh: “Figures of Speech” is the first museum exhibition devoted to the work of the genre-bending artist and designer Virgil Abloh (b. 1980, Rockford, IL). Abloh pioneers a practice that cuts across media and connects visual artists, musicians, graphic designers, fashion designers, and architects. You can see Abloh’s work at ICA until September 26th, 2021.
Free Admission for Families
Looking for cost-effective things to do in Seaport for the whole family? Look no further than ICA’s Free Admission Dates for Families. When accompanied by kids 12 and under, up to 2 adults per family are admitted free the last Saturday of every month. Reserve your tickets today.
ICA Free Thursday Night
The ICA is free for all visitors every Thursday from 5 to 9 PM. Tickets for Free Thursday Nights will be available at icaboston.org/tickets at 10 AM on that Thursday morning.
Fort Point Arts Community
Fort Point is home to over 300 artists who produce work in a wide array of media. It is recognized as one of New England’s largest artists’ communities. The historic warehouse buildings of Fort Point house painters, photographers, sculptors, designers, ceramicists, performance artists, jewelers, book artists, digital media artists, and more.
You can explore their wide variety of events here.
Damascus Gate (Stretch Variation I), 1970 by Frank Stella
Stella’s reproduction of Damascus Gate (Stretch Variation I) in Seaport can be experienced from many perspectives across the neighborhood. The vibrant, colorful painting visually commemorates the neighborhood’s commitment to the arts and creates a cultural moment of new significance in Boston. This artwork is also located on Seaport Blvd. just down the street from Homewood Suites. Learn more about Stella and his work before your visit.
Dear Seaport started as the Seaport Community Cards Project, which encouraged people to submit words describing Seaport and how they feel while they are here. After receiving more than 1,000 entries in the first week, they extracted 200 words, which are reiterated in the form of interactive magnets on this wall.
To interact with this installation, feel free to play with the magnets on this wall, as well as take away any magnet that resonates with you and tell another person about this project.
You can submit your own entry at one of the three “Dear Seaport” boxes. These submissions will periodically be produced into magnets to be featured on the Dear Seaport wall.
Homewood Suites Sculpture
This July we welcomed our very own permanent art installation by Essex-based artist Chris Williams. It is an 18 foot formed brass sculpture named Arrival — fitting as it will be welcoming in all guests to the Hampton Inn and Homewood Suites by Hilton!
Ready to plan your stay at the seaport hotel? Learn more about the Homewood Suites by Hilton by visiting our website.
Looking for more things to do in Seaport? Check out our upcoming events calendar that’s always including new and fun events for the whole family to enjoy.
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