Explore The Boston Center For The Arts

Dec 20, 2021 Blog
Explore The Boston Center For The Arts
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With the holidays around the corner, and winter nights stretching longer, residents of 100 Shawmut may be looking for activities and destinations to brighten their routine. Fortunately, this South End condominium is just a few minutes away from the Boston Center for the Arts (BCA)—one of the city’s most dynamic hubs for new art and culture—and its iconic Cyclorama room, worthy of repeat visits through this winter season.

For the past half century, the BCA has been a stalwart in Boston’s arts and cultural community. In addition to supporting the local artist community with residencies and resources, the BCA has been a self-proclaimed “bustling hive” of culture with its public art installations that have enriched the South End location for decades, the exhibitions in its open-plan, 1,800-square-foot Mills Gallery, and its support for transdisciplinary work among curator and artists in dance, theater, music, and performing arts. The BCA is also behind the #HellaBlack cultural series and Boston Art Book Fair each year.

Repeat visits to the Tremont Street space are rewarded with an ongoing rotation of experiences and curated quarterly exhibitions. Events include dance performances like the December Lilith solo performance by Wendy Jehlen and The Sun Knows No Impostor exhibition from Mithsuca Berry, which promises a salve for the soul and a “multicolor universe” for a cathartic and healing experience. Berry’s paintings incorporate a blend of Afrofuturistic vision and folkloric characters and juxtapositions of Black figures and rainbow overtones. The exhibition explores intergenerational trauma and the empowerment and transformative power of “play, joy, kindness, and compassion.”

Finally, one of the most iconic features of the Boston Arts Center—and worth a visit in itself or a stint as a rentable venue for hosting an epic private event—is the imposing and aptly named Cyclorama. The massive domed space was originally constructed in 1884 to house Paul Dominique Philippoteaux’s panoramic The Battle of Gettysburg. Today, this registered landmark has been updated with modern conveniences (like air conditioning). But it has retained its brick floor, skylight, and copper dome, which cuts a striking silhouette in the idyllic, tree-lined South End neighborhood.

With the promise of thought-provoking, vibrant art exhibitions, dance performances, and public art displays near the 100 Shawmut Boston condos, and an array of new works from rising, local, and cutting-edge artists, the Boston Arts Center promises a memorable experience to enliven any weekend or evening through the winter and beyond.

Contact the 100 Shawmut team to learn more about the perks of living in one of our luxury residences.

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