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Best Bloggers Covering The Boston Arts Scene

Blogs are a great way to find out about upcoming events, a unique perspective on a gallery, or discover new art spaces in the city. Boston has hundreds of world-renowned art museums, galleries, studios and public art installments and it may be difficult to find them all (and understand them) without a bit of help. Lifestyle bloggers, public art advocates and artists themselves have taken to the web to share all that Boston has to offer. Learn about a new gallery, how to get there and why it is a must-see!
Dear Friend Blog
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Dear Friend

Dear Friend, written by the delightful Anna Burns, is the ultimate New England lifestyle blog. She is a guru of all of the beautiful scenery in and outside of the city, local bakeries, outdoor activities and, of course, art. Anna is a fabulous photographer and is able to capture the true essence of a space in a unique way, which makes it even more fun to read about her museum and art adventures. She has covered the ICA, the MFA, the Harvard Natural History Museum and more.

Art Underground
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Boston Art Underground

Boston Art Underground is a great resource for Bostonians who want to learn about new and upcoming exhibits in the area. The wonderful thing about Boston Art Underground is that all featured art exhibits are accessible via MBTA. The blog maintains that "no matter where you are in the city, world-class exhibitions and galleries are never more than a short subway ride away." This makes it super easy to plan an art adventure and check out new or hidden galleries. The blog also features reviews and explanations of art at lesser-known exhibits.

Boston Artists Blog
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Boston Artists Blog

Boston Artists Blog reviews local displays, exhibits and galleries. This frequently updated blog is a great resource for people who want to keep in touch with the art world in Boston - outside the mainstream. What gives the blog even more dimension and interest is that it is run by a group of local artists. The blog background and header is often updated with work from an artist, which is reason alone to check back frequently. The website also features links to the individual websites of more than 100 local artists.

Related:  Boston's Best Upcoming Art Exhibits

Big Red Shiny blog
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Big Red and Shiny

Big Red and Shiny is a thorough, organized website about the Boston arts community. The blog is run by a nonprofit group that also writes a monthly online journal with more formally written pieces. The group's mission is to write about art "with a Boston accent," which makes the website approachable, unique and local. The blog is largely run by MassArt grads and professors with help from other local artists, art historians and enthusiasts.

Just Us Gals
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Just Us Gals

Founded by three 20-somethings in February 2013, Just Us Gals (widely known as JUGs) has become the go-to lifestyle resource for young women in Boston. Included in the array of offerings is a column called "Night At the Museum" during which the authors share their experiences at different museums and galleries. In the short time they've been writing, JUGs has covered multiple MFA exhibits, The Yale University Art Gallery and The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. JUGs also often writes about their favorite artists including Grey Malin and Amanda Dawbarn. Plus, readers will discover how to create their own art at The Paint Bar and Urban Art Bar - both of which have been reviewed by JUGs.

Related: Boston's Best Museums for Dates

Cameron Bruns is the founder of and co-author of Just Us Gals Boston. She lives in Boston's North End, where her goal is to promote ethical, stylish, and sustainable lifestyle choices to all Boston residents. Her work can be found on

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