Cambridge Museums & Galleries
Theater, Culture And Art Museums In Cambridge, MA
For the best in Cambridge culture, spend some time perusing the city's many art galleries and museums. A large population of professors and studious academics (MIT, Tufts, and Harvard campuses) live on the left bank of the Charles River, meaning our bookstores, cafes, and cultural institutions are world class. If your curiosities take you beyond the comforts of Cambridge, the Freedom Trail and Boston Public Library are just a quick, 20-minute drive across the bridge.
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African American Heritage Trail
Cambridge and Boston were home to one of the earliest African American communities in the nation, and the region led the nation in the abolitionist movement. Follow the African American Heritage Trail markers in Cambridge to learn about important figures who made lasting-contributions (W.E.B. Du Bois, Alberta V. Scott) between 1840 and 1940. Cambridge African American Heritage Trail
American Repertory Theater
Also known as the ART Institute, this not-for-profit theater is devoted to showcasing the unexpected-from new American playwrights to neglected works from the past. A major feeder theater for Broadway, its shows have garnered Pulitzers and Tonys, and several have gone on to become major hits in New York, including Waitress, Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812 and Finding Neverland, as well as revivals of Porgy and Bess and Pippin. American Repertory Theater: 64 Brattle St.; 617-495-2668
Harvard Art Museums
This trio of art museums-unified under a Renzo Piano-designed glass pyramid roof-house some 250,000 objects, including masterpieces by the likes of Picasso, Copley and Matisse at the Fogg Museum; paintings by Germanic artists such as Klimt at the Busch-Reisinger Museum; and the largest jade collection outside of China at the Sackler Museum. Harvard Art Museums: 32 Quincy St.; 617-495-9400
The famous 19th century poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow called this butter-yellow house home-and General George Washington used it as a headquarters in 1775. Original furniture, textiles, and artworks will transport visitors back in time. Longfellow House: 105 Brattle St.; 617-876-4491
Discover what's going on at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology at this Cambridge museum. Student projects and prototypes are a highlight, as are rotating exhibits that may explain holograms, gestural engineering, or artificial intelligence. MIT Museum: 265 Massachusetts Ave.; 617-253-5927
Peabody Museum Of Archaeology And Ethnology
Founded in 1866, the Peabody is one of the world's oldest museums of anthropology. Exhibits at this Cambridge museum include weapons from various cultures, 1,700-year-old Peruvian ceramics, and enormous Native American totem poles. Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology: 11 Divinity A