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Get Cultured @ BU
One of the best parts about coming to BU is all of the cultural opportunities students get to take part of in Boston. BU has some excellent connections to different institutions within the community and city. Here are our favorite four.
1. Huntington Theatre
One of our favorite partnerships is between BU and the Huntington Theatre. The Huntington’s main stage, the Boston University Main Stage, and produces 7 plays a year. The company has been sharing this space with us for 25 years. In 2013 the Huntington was awarded a regional Tony award for excellence. This season they’re putting on Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner, The Second Girl, The Colored Museum, among others. Student tickets are only $15 too!
The Museum of Fine Arts works with BU to provide students with free access to the museum’s fantastic collection. With your BU ID, entrance to the museum is free and includes all access to the special exhibits as well. You also get the membership discount at the museum store, a great place for gifts for your parents. This summer they displayed the Magna Carta, and this semester they’re bringing in a Goya exhibit as well as jewels from Hollywood.
The Isabella Stewart Gardener Museum is also free for BU students. The founder and namesake of the museum was a huge patron of the arts in the 19th century and her legacy is still felt in Boston. The museum was the site of the famous art robbery in 1990, which is still unsolved. Isabella Stewart Gardener was a very particular lady so everything is still set up the way she designed it. Fun fact: if your name is Isabella, you get in for free! Peruse some Degas, Michelangelo and Rembrandt on one of your weekends, you won’t be disappointed.
The Boston Symphony Orchestra is a great option for students looking for classical music. Just head over to the Mavens Desk, the second floor of the GSU, and ask for a BSO card. With the card most of the performances and open dress rehearsals are available at half the cost or free if you show up at the box office. They’re so good they won a Grammy Award in 2011!