Looking Back in Boston with an MFA Curator
Lauren Whitley, Curator of Textile and Fashion Arts
Culture Buff and Foodie
My travel cravings are for museums, historic sites, and interesting food. I would spend my perfect day in Boston because it is a charming city filled with rich history, yet with a lively international crowd. I would stay at the Liberty Hotel, a former jail transformed into a luxury hotel. Their lobby bar is a popular spot for Boston’s chic crowd. Each Thursday night they host “Fashionably Late,” an event where models showcase a local boutique or local designer’s latest collection as they make their way through the lobby and onto the catwalk. My most memorable moment here was at a Red Sox/Yankees baseball game 15 years ago. I had brought an English friend to experience American baseball, but a raucous fight broke out in our section between rival fans. As it turned out, we moved down to much better seats when half of the crowd was removed by the police!