ART
ARCHITECTURE
& HISTORY
in the Public Realm
A Tour Around Harvard Campus
Cambridge - This tour will take you around Harvard University, the oldest institution of higher education in the United States. Established in 1636, Harvard has gained an international reputation as an institution of higher intellectual growth. Strolling around the campus, you will observe buildings designed by such iconic architects as Le Corbusier and Sert. You will learn about historical events that took place in the area, and the construction of recent innovative buildings.
A Tour Around MIT Campus
Cambridge - Massachussetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has a rich history of innovation and experimental thinking. This is reflected in the diversity of architectural samples around the campus. This tour will take you around buildings by Eero Saarinen, Alvar Aalto, Steven Holl and more.
Cityscapes of Boston - A Walk Around Government Center
Boston - This is a unique tour that takes you back in history to what Boston Government Center used to look like. You can compare the past to the present and learn about buildings and squares.
Fenway Cultural District
Boston, MA - This tour is a wonderful way to explore history, culture, art and architecture around Fenway Cultural District. You will visit cultural institutions such as Museum of Fine Arts, Gardner Museum, Fenway Studios, Symphony Hall and more. Meanwhile, you will pause at artworks such as Night and Day, Mural 2003, Leaves, and take a peak at what streets looked like in the past.
Fort Point Channel Walk
SE side of Fort Point Channel - A walk from the the heart of Fort Point Channel Landmark District to Fan Pier. The walk goes by artist workspace, historic buildings and along the waterfront. The tour culminates with the Moakley Courthouse and its associated public art. The tour takes you from the historic to the first building that sparked the transformation of the rest of the South Boston waterfront. At night the waterfront portion of the tour provides a skyline view, bridge lightings, and the illuminated courthouse.
Freedom Trail History+
Boston - Follow the Freedom Trail and learn about architecture and art along the way. You can listen to stories about buildings and look at old photographs of what they used to look like. The tour includes some of Boston's main landmarks such as Faneuil Hall, Old State House, Government Center, State House and more.
Innovative Architecture Around Boston
Boston, MA - While Boston has a reputation for resisting innovation, technological and architectural breakthroughs have nonetheless defined its growth. America's first college, first public park, first free public library and first subway system were all championed and carried out by Bostonians. The city's creative muscle continues to be flexed by projects like the John Hancock Tower, ICA, Harbor Islands Pavilion, and Simmons Hall, all of which keep Boston at the forefront of architecture and maintain its position as a pillar of innovation.
Public Transit in Boston: Art & Architecture Along the Red Line
Boston - This is a great opportunity to use your charlie card and look at what is along the subway route. The tour starts in Porter Square in North Cambridge and follows the train route past Harvard and MIT and then across the river into downtown Boston.
Quincy Granite History Tour
Quincy, MA - Quincy, MA was once internationally recognized for the granite it produced; it was even known as "The Granite City." Evidence of its industrial past still exists, though largely obscured by more recent changes in land use. As you visit the stops that comprise this tour, browse through the historical photos to learn what the site was like when Quincy's granite industry was at its peak.
Renewal of Boston Waterfront
Boston - The word “renewal” has a particular connotation in the city of Boston. Over the last four centuries, renewal has continually pushed Boston into the future. Landmaking literally expanded the city's limits, fostering a new intellectual and cultural center in the Back Bay. The Boston Harbor and Charles River clean ups have invited the city to its waterfront, creating an entirely new attraction for residents and tourists to enjoy.
Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway
Boston - On this tour explore the world famous Rose Fritzgerald Kennedy Greenway and its new mixed-use public space that is a center of history, culture, art, architecture and cusines. We will take you on tour from Chinatown through South Station, The Giant of Boston Mural, Light Blades, Reading Circle, Causeway street and finally to North Station. In the way showing you interesting pieces of art and architecture near the Greenway.
Urban Renewal at Boston Government Center
Boston - The word “renewal” has a particular connotation in the city of Boston. Over the last four centuries, renewal has continually pushed Boston into the future. Landmaking literally expanded the city's limits, fostering a new intellectual and cultural center in the Back Bay.