Museum of Fine Arts
Sure, it's the obvious choice, but the Museum of Fine Arts really feels like a new spot. With a stunning new Art of the Americas wing and an expanded emphasis on contemporary art, this isn't your parents' MFA. It also plays loyal host to many international film festivals, a swanky summer music series, and intimate gigs by the likes of My Morning Jacket, thanks to WFNX. Plus, there's always the option to sit and sketch what's on display, just like many of the art students around you. Keep it in mind for the summer, when you wouldn't mind getting a day's worth of quiet and A/C.
465 Huntington Ave, Boston | 617.267.9300 | mfa.org