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Explore Cambridge's Cultural Life

Lots of things make Boston a center of American art on culture. Our amazing concentration of colleges and universities doesn't hurt, of course. Were small enough so artists can afford to live here, and the areas deep economic and political history gives us a lot of willing, deep-pocketed patrons.

Thoreau wrote here, Saul Bellow taught here, the Pixies were founded here, and Bostonians continue to push art forward every day, challenging us, surprising us, thrilling us. Many of the areas cultural jewels are just moments from Vox on Two in Cambridge, MA.

Here's a taste of what nearby:


American Repertory Theatre Located minutes away at Harvard University, this is one of Americas top regional theatres, but with a difference; you wont see the latest New York retreads here. ART is a home for avant-garde directors and visiting European aueteurs who push the medium to its limits. Current artistic director Diane Paulus has recently found the sweet spot between art and entertainment, transferring several shows to New York. The current Broadway hit All the Way, written by Pulitzer winner Robert Schenkkan and starring Bryan Cranston, began life here.

Visual Art

Harvard Art Museums Comprising three museums (the Sackler, Fogg, and Busch-Reisinger) and four research centers, the Harvard art collection is some 250,000 objects dating from antiquity (including significant work from Greece, Rome, Egypt, China, and the Near East) to the present. Particular strengths include the Italian Renaissance, 19th century French painters, Pre-Raphaelites, impressionists, post-impressionists, and 19th-20th century American work. Van Gogh, Matisse, Picasso, Manet, Blake, Renoir, Whistler, Rodin, Sargent, and Burne-Jones are just a few of the masters on show.


Harvard Natural History Museum In 1998 Harvard merged its museums of zoology, herbaria (plant life), and mineralogy/geology into one of the nations strongest and most accessible collections on the natural world and humans place in it. Their mission is to spark curiosity and a spirit of discovery in people of all ages, and locals say it does just that, calling the Harvard Natural History Museum one of their favorite Boston area attractions. Their motto is Look Closer, Dig Deeper will you?


The Sinclair OK, are you ready for this? Aerosmith. The Lemonheads. They Might Be Giants. Belly. Juliana Hatfield. Dick Dale. The Dropkick Murphys. James Taylor. Bonnie Raitt. Rob Zombie. And pardon us Boston. Those are just a few of the iconic bands and musicians that got started in our area, so when a local act is playing, pay attention. And that to say nothing of the national and international rockers who come to town, or Boston's rich vein of classical music. The Sinclair is right down the road from Vox on Two its not exactly a tiny club, but its intimate, friendly, big enough to draw your favorite indie rock acts and small enough to enjoy a meal and see the performers face. We love it here, and we think you will too.

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