Lindsey Davis: On Newbury Street, Boston

Date: January 2013
Skills: Artscope Magazine

BOSTON, MA – Moving from New York to Boston, I wasn’t sure what to expect from the art scene here; I just knew I had been really spoiled before. But as I walked down Newbury Street for the first time, I was almost as overwhelmed as if I’d been on Manhattan’s West Side, and after a few hours of gallery hopping, my eyes and brain were worn out well past their art intake threshold.

The galleries blended seamlessly with the stores and salons that surrounded them, every display window competing visually for the passerby’s attention with music from restaurants and adorably dressed mannequins pushing out onto the sidewalk to lure you in. The galleries had the advantage of existing solely to exhibit aesthetics, and each one took up its own identity, branding itself as unique on the street.

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