Food & more…

Here are some partials lists of restaurants, in the vicinity. For those that our staff have been to, we have tried to include a note or too about the service, pricing, etc.

 

 

Also….
The online daily newsfeed “BU Today” has descriptions of various Boston area neighborhoods.  We thought we would include this, but please keep in mind that most of the locations are not close to BU. Also many of the descriptions are out of date (always check the website or call ahead), shops and services are also included and the some of the “reviews” are not truly critical. Here is the link: http://www.bu.edu/today/nearby-neighborhoods/

 

Places to visit…

  • Afriterra Cartographic Library – Afriterra will be holding a special open house from Thursday to Saturday, 10am to 6pm. The library will be exhibiting a selection of rare maps in an exhibit called: “BEFORE MANDELA: The Cartographic Sense of South Africa, 1513–1918”.
  • Harvard Museum of Natural History
  • Museum of African American History
  • Isabella Steward Gardner Museum
  • Institute of Contemporary Art
    • Exhibit: William Kentridge: The Refusal of Time (Feb. 5 – May 4, 2014)  South African artist William Kentridge’s recent installations have skillfully integrated moving image, sound, theater and sculptural elements in order to explore themes of science, globalization, colonialism, and memory….  A selection of works on paper demonstrating a range of the artist’s techniques—from charcoal drawing to etching to drypoint—will be displayed in a gallery outside of The Refusal of Time.
  • Museum of Fine Art
    Exhibits of interest:

    • New Gallery on Benin Art: In 2012, the MFA gratefully accepted the Robert Owen Lehman Collection of 34 rare West African works of art. Thirty-two objects are from the Kingdom of Benin in present-day southern Nigeria and two are from present-day Guinea and Sierra Leone…
    • Samba Spirit: Modern Afro Brazilian Art.  (Jan. 18 – Oct. 19, 2014) For the first time the MFA presents a selection of works by 20th-century Brazilian artists of African descent. Rarely studied in the United States, these painters and sculptors drew on indigenous, European, and African traditions, and found inspiration in all aspects of Brazilian life…
    • “Permission To Be Global/Prácticas Globales” (March 19 – July 13, 2014)debuts in New England 60 contemporary Latin American works from the collection of Ella Fontanals-Cisneros, founder of the CIFO Art Foundation in Miami. Featuring sculpture, painting, photography, video, installation, and performance art from 1960 to the present, the exhibition explores how avant-garde artists from the Caribbean and Central and South America have become integral to discourses on international contemporary art after years of exclusion from institutions at home and abroad…