Avenue of the Arts Walk

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This 2 mile tour starts in the Back Bay a little north of the Avenue of the Arts at the Ayer Mansion, a residential house designed by Louis Comfort Tiffany. After visiting the Berklee Performance Center, Fenway Studios and the Boston Conservatory Theatre, the tour stops at the Christian Science Plaza where one can walk inside the glass world globe at the Mapparium and can see the First Church of Christ. The Boston Horticulural Center is located at the top of the Avenue of the Arts which is then followed by a number of performance spaces, museums and colleges including Symphony Hall, Huntington Avenue Theatre, New England Conservatory of Music, the Boston YMCA, the Museum of Fine Arts, the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum and ends at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design and the MassArt Art Museum. These last locations border the Boston Fens one of a series of 6 parks designed by landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted.