Institute of Contemporary Art (2.6 miles) 100 Northern Avenue, Boston, MA 02110 (617) 478-3103 The Institute of Contemporary Art has been exhibiting modern art since its founding in 1936.
The museum houses a permanent exhibit of major works by modern artists, as well as visiting exhibitions throughout the year.
Until 1830, cattle grazed the Common, and until 1817, public hangings took place here.
British troops camped on Boston Common prior to the Revolution and left from here to face colonial resistance at Lexington and Concord in April, 1775.
In the hours after the Santa Fe High School shooting, Gov.
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Part of the Emerald Necklace, the Commonwealth Avenue Mall became the spine of the elegant new Back Bay neighborhood and the crucial green link between the Public Garden and Frederick Law Olmsted's park system when it was developed in the mid-19th Century.
Celebrities, including Martin Luther King Jr., Pope John Paul II, and Gloria Steinem (advocate of the feminist revolution), have given speeches at the Common.
The New England Aquarium has been a leader in ocean exploration and conservations since its opening in 1969.
Combining education and entertainment, the aquarium’s 187,000-gallon tank is home to many species as well as a living coral reef.