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The Boxer Boston is proud to share our city with the vibrant and innovative Boston art scene. The premier art museums in Boston serve as the pillars of creativity in Beantown, bringing fresh ideas and new exhibitions to the city each season.

We’re excited about quite a few new art exhibitions in Boston this coming year, including shows at the MFA, ICA, among others. Here’s a brief guide to the best of the best:

Hokusai at the MFA
April 5, 2015 – August 9, 2015

Many readers are likely to have seen the widely reproduced and well-known painting of Under the Wave off Kanagawa by Katsushika Hokusai. To explore similar works by the legendary Japanese artist, visit the Hokusai exhibit at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston this spring and summer. Boasting the “largest and finest collection of Japanese art outside Japan,” the MFA is the ideal venue for the work of such an iconic Japanese artist.

During this time, the new Gordon Parks exhibit will run at the MFA. During your visit, be sure to check out this fascinating portrayal of the former LIFE magazine photographer who did a one of a kind job of capturing pre-civil rights era segregation.

When the Stars Begin to Fall at the ICA
February 4, 2015 – May 10, 2015

Pulling in the work of dozens of artists from different walks of the art world and various generations, When the Stars Begin to Fall takes an expansive look at the American South. According to the description on the Institute of Contemporary Art’s site, “…key to the exhibition is the relationship between contemporary art, black life, and ‘outsider’ art, a historically fraught category typically encompassing artists who have not received formal art training and who may have been marginalized in society.”

This fascinating intro to an exhibit covering one of the most historically controversial and characterful regions in the world has us excited to visit the ICA this spring.

Sonic Arboretum at the ICA
February 4, 2015 – May 10, 2015

In addition to When the Stars Begin to Fall, the ICA will produce the Sonic Arboretum this spring, providing a completely different and equally enticing draw. A long-running collaboration between sculptor Ian Schneller and musician Andrew Bird, the exhibit centers around a dual-purpose creation. According to the ICA site, the work will be comprised of dozens of horn speakers made from various recycled materials as common as newsprint and dryer lint decorated colorfully. Bird will provide original music composed of whistles and violin, playing through the DIY hand-made speakers. The Sonic Arboretum is a unique example of a Boston art museum pushing the envelope and raising the bar — it’s a must-visit exhibition this spring.