Best Exhibition in Boston


Dale Chihuly at the MFA


The retrospective of this glass artist was machine-tooled to be a crowd pleaser, complete with a Vegas-worthy extravaganza in the form of the 42-foot ;Lime Green Icicle Tower. But forget…Read More

1999 Best Exhibition, Painting

Sargent Summer

A citywide celebration of the art of John Singer Sargent—at the Museum of Fine Arts, the Fogg Art Museum, the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, and the Boston Public Library—provides a...Read More

1999 Best Exhibition, Photography

Abelardo Morrell

The Cuban-born Morrell, who teaches at the Massachusetts College of Art, actually had two exhibitions this year (at the Museum of Fine Arts and the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum) showcasing...Read More

1996 Best Exhibition, Painting

Winslow Homer

The Museum of Fine Arts retrospective of a great American artist, from his early magazine illustrations of the Civil War to his wonderful late paintings of the coast of Maine...Read More

1996 Best Exhibition, Photography

The Boston School

The sensational Institute of Contemporary Art show of work by Nan Goldin, Jack Pierson, Mark Morrisroe, and other artists who all attended art school in Boston in the late ’70s...Read More

1996 Best Exhibition, Works on Paper

John Wilson/Joseph Norman

A powerful show of prints and drawings by legendary sculptor John Wilson and emerging talent Joseph Norman, jointly organized by the Museum of the National Center of Afro-American Artists and...Read More

1995 Best Exhibitionist

Caroline Knapp

Enough already of Knapp’s life and her alter ego in the Phoenix. We suggest a 12-step program for compulsive confessors...Read More

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    • The Sinclair, 2016 Best Music Venue
    • Boston Ballet, 2016 Best Dance Troupe
    • Palehound, 2016 Best Band

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    • Neptune Oyster, 2015 Best Seafood Restaurant
    • Yankee Lobster Company, 2012 Best Seafood Restaurant, Casual