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deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum

deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum

51 Sandy Pond Road, Lincoln, MA 01773
781-259-8355   http://www.decordova.org/
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Established in 1950, the deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum is the largest park of its kind in New England, encompassing 30 acres in Lincoln, MA, 20 miles west of Boston. Providing a constantly changing landscape of large-scale, outdoor, modern and contemporary sculpture and site-specific installations, the Sculpture Park hosts more than 60 works, the majority of which are on loan to the Museum. Inside, the Museum features a robust slate of rotating exhibitions and innovative interpretive programming.

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Categories: Art, Family

Pass Benefits

The library’s pass admits up to 4 people with a $5.00 co-pay each. Ages 12 and under are free. Active military and those who cycle to the museum get additional discounts. Museum current admission prices and hours.

The Museum And Sculpture Park are closed Monday and Tuesdays from Columbus Day to Memorial Day.  Each spring and fall (usually around May or October) the Museum is closed for changes in exhibits but the Sculpture Park remains open. Call and listen to the museum message for more information about closings.

LOAN INSTRUCTIONS: This returnable pass must be picked up at the library on the “day of use” or the day before. Please bring your library card or ID when picking up the pass. Return the pass to the Main Desk or the outside book drop before the library opens on its next scheduled day to allow other patrons to use the pass. Any applicable co-pay fees are collected at the museum.

Funded by the Donation Account.

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Harvard Art Museums

Harvard Art Museums

32 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
617-495-9400   http://www.harvardartmuseums.org/
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The Harvard Art Museums include three different institutions, all located near each other on the Cambridge campus of the university. The Fogg Museum’s holdings include Western paintings, sculpture, decorative arts, photographs, prints, and drawings dating from the Middle Ages to the present. The Busch-Reisinger Museum contains Austrian Secession art, German expressionism, 1920s abstraction, and materials related to the Bauhaus, as well as late-medieval sculpture, eighteenth-century art, and noteworthy postwar and contemporary art from German-speaking Europe. The Arthur M. Sackler Museum is dedicated to works from Asia, the Middle East, and the Mediterranean.

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Categories: Art, Family, History

Pass Benefits

The library’s pass admits 2 adults for free, children 17 and under are admitted free. Discounts are available for active military, SNAP, EIB, MA teachers, MA residents with IDs. Museum current admission prices,  discounts and parking instructions. No discounts with the pass at the Cafe, Shop or ticketed events or program.

LOAN INSTRUCTIONS: This returnable pass must be picked up at the library on the “day of use” or the day before. Please bring your library card or ID when picking up the pass.  Return the pass to the Main Desk or the outside book drop before the library opens on its next scheduled day to allow other patrons to use the pass. 

Funded by the City of Melrose.

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Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston

Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston

25 Harbor Shore Drive, Boston, MA 02210
617-478-3100   https://www.icaboston.org/
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The building that houses the Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston on Fan Pier is the first in the US designed by the architectural firm of Diller Scofidio + Renfro. The museum was founded in 1936 as a sister institution to New York’s MoMA, though it had no permanent collection until starting one after moving into the new building on the waterfront in 2006. In addition to the collection, changing exhibitions, music, dance, film, talks, tours, family activities, and teen programming are offered throughout the year.

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Categories: Art, Family, Music, Dance

Pass Benefits

The library’s pass admits 2 people with a $5 co-pay each, youth 17 and under are free. Discounts are available for active military, teachers, and EIB with IDs. Free to all Thursday nights from 5 - 9 PM. Closed Mondays except certain holidays when admission for all is free. ICA current hours, admission prices and discounts.

LOAN INSTRUCTIONS: This coupon pass may be picked up at the library any time after your reservation is made and does not need to be returned to the library. Please bring your library card or ID when picking up the pass. Any applicable co-pay fees are collected at the museum.

Funded by the City of Melrose.

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Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

25 Evans Way, Boston, MA 02115
617-566-1401   http://www.gardnermuseum.org/home/
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The Gardner Museum houses the collection of Isabella Stewart Gardner, a local patron of the arts who died in 1924, in a building she commissioned to look like a 15th century Venetian palazzo. The center of the original building showcases courtyard plantings that reflect the seasons as they evolve throughout the year. In addition to her collection, which remains displayed exactly she arranged it per her will, there are changing exhibitions, concerts, lectures, family events, and an artist-in-residence program. In 2012, the museum opened an addition designed by Renzo Piano that houses a space for their concert series.

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Categories: Art, Family, Music

Pass Benefits

The library’s pass admits 4 people with a $5 co-pay each, children 17 and under are free. Discounts are available for active military, anyone named Isabella and anyone on their birthday with IDs.  Closed Tuesdays. Museum current hours, admission prices and discounts.

LOAN INSTRUCTIONS: This coupon pass may be picked up at the library any time after your reservation is made and does not need to be returned to the library. Please bring your library card or ID when picking up the pass. Any applicable co-pay fees are collected at the museum.

Donated by the Federoff - Philpot Family

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Museum of Fine Arts

Museum of Fine Arts

465 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115
617-267-9300   http://www.mfa.org/
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The Boston Museum of Fine Arts, in existence since July 4, 1876, is one of the most comprehensive art museums in the world, with a collection of almost 500,000 works of art, ranging from ancient Egyptian artifacts to contemporary painting, sculpture and video. In addition, there are always special exhibitions on view, opportunities to take advantage of educational programs—some right in the galleries—and a contemplative Japanese garden.

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Categories: Art, Family, History

Pass Benefits

The library’s pass admits 2 people with a $10 co-pay each, children 6 and under are free. Many additional discounts are available for the MFA, check their website for details. Some discounts include active military, college students, MA teachers, first year US citizens,  EBT card holders and the Bank of America Museums on Us program and MFA Free Open House Days. School age children 7 - 17 are free after 3 PM weekdays, weekends and Boston Public School holidays. Museum current hours, admission prices and discounts.

LOAN INSTRUCTIONS: This coupon pass may be picked up at the library any time after your reservation is made and does not need to be returned to the library. Please bring your library card or ID when picking up the pass. Any applicable co-pay fees are collected at the museum.

Funded by the Donation Account.

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Peabody Essex Museum

Peabody Essex Museum

161 Essex Street, Salem, MA 01970-3783
978-745-9500   http://www.pem.org/
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The Peabody Essex Museum grew out of the collection of East India Marine Society, an organization of Salem captains whose charter called for acquisition of “natural and artificial curiosities.” Its permanent collection contains art and artifacts of Africa, Asia, India, China (with a Qing Dynasty house brought from the Huizhou region), Japan, Korea, Pacific Islands, and features objects of maritime art and history that include paintings, drawings, ship models, marine decorative arts, tools, weapons, navigational instruments, and ship and yacht plans. It also has a thriving changing exhibition schedule that sometimes includes important traveling shows.

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Categories: Art, Family, History, Ocean

Pass Benefits

The library’s pass admits 2 people with a $12 co-pay per person Tuesday through Sunday and some Monday holidays, children 16 and under are free. Discounts are available for people who work in Salem, (admitted free Tuesday through Friday, 10 AM – 5 PM) active military and  EBT with IDs. Additional admission fee to the Yin Yu Tang: A Chinese House. Closed Mondays except for certain holidays. Museum current hours, admission prices and discounts.

LOAN INSTRUCTIONS: This coupon pass may be picked up at the library any time after your reservation is made and does not need to be returned to the library. Please bring your library card or ID when picking up the pass. Any applicable co-pay fees are collected at the museum.

Funded by the City of Melrose

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