Announcements Arts & Culture

“Lantern Stories”—New Greenway Art Celebrates Boston’s Chinatown Community

Lantern Stories, a new public artwork by Boston-based artist Yu-Wen Wu, is now on display in Auntie Kay and Uncle Frank Chin Park on The Greenway. The installation, which celebrates Boston’s Chinatown community, came together after a year and half of community listening sessions, design, and fabrication. Wu created thirty lanterns to illuminate the history Read More…

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New Greenway Public Art Focuses on Global Connections, Cross-Cultural Exchanges

The Rose Kennedy Greenway Conservancy has announced two new public art installations coming to the Greenway—one by Mexican-American master folk artist Catalina Delgado-Trunk and one by renowned British-Nigerian artist Yinka Shonibare. Delgado-Trunk’s work Global Connections: Mesoamerican Myths, the Domestication of Nourishment, and its Distribution, displayed on The Greenway’s “Light Blades,” illustrates Mesoamerican mythology, histories of Read More…

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Greenway Celebrates Chinese Zodiac with 6th Annual Art Installation

The Greenway Conservancy’s 6th Annual Chinese Zodiac Public Art installation, A Mouse with Ears & Tail, by artist Furen Dai, has been installed in front of the Essex Street Gate in Chinatown. Dai’s artwork explores the experience of viewing a Chinese character from both a native and foreign perspective, encouraging both Chinese speakers and non-Chinese speakers to see Read More…

Announcements Arts & Culture

New Mural “Carving Out Fresh Options” to be Featured at Dewey Square Park

Artist Shara Hughes’ landscape Carving Out Fresh Options will join the Greenway later this month as the sixth mural to be featured on the building at Dewey Square Park across from South Station. Brooklyn-based artist Shara Hughes paints imagined landscapes rendered in vivid, hallucinatory colors. Her paintings combine elements of landscape, still life, and figuration to Read More…

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New Greenway Interactive Art “Year of the Dog” by Artist Risa Puno

News from the Rose F. Kennedy Greenway Conservancy: The Rose Kennedy Greenway Conservancy has announced the completed installation of a new public art commission in Chinatown Park. The artwork, titled Year of the Dog, honors the collective memory and shared experiences of the Chinatown community. The interactive installation consists of panels of vertically-mounted spinnable blocks that are engraved with Read More…

Daily Briefs

Monday’s Briefing: Pallotta’s Plan, Family Boat Cruise, Umberto’s Opens!

Things to know for Monday Events for Monday, July 31st 11:00am Re-opening of Galleria Umberto at 289 Hanover Street. After being closed in July, the wait is over for the seasonal re-opening of Galleria Umberto pizza at 289 Hanover Street. See our recent article for a sit-down interview with co-owner Paul Deuterio. 12:00pm 2nd Anniversary Celebration at Boston Public Market. Read More…

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Echelman Sculpture Rises Over the Greenway!

The highly anticipated Janet Echelman aerial sculpture has officially risen over the Greenway! Streets were closed in the early morning hours on Sunday, May 3rd, to allow for construction crews to hoist the piece of public art. The net LED sculpture sits above the Rose Kennedy Greenway, suspended from the Intercontinental Hotel, 125 High Street and One international Read More…

Arts & Culture Community Event Notices

Echelman Sculpture to Rise Sunday Over Greenway; Street Closures

The Janet Echelman aerial net LED sculpture will rise 365 feet in the air this Sunday morning, May 3rd over the Rose Kennedy Greenway in the Fort Channel Parks, across from the Intercontinental Hotel between Congress and Pearl Streets. The public is invited to watch the process starting at 9 a.m. on Sunday with a brief tour Read More…

Arts & Culture Event Notices

10 Things to Know About the Echelman Sculpture on the Greenway

May 2015 update: See photos of the installed Echelman Sculpture in this post. The Rose Kennedy Greenway Conservancy is building on its reputation for bringing unique public art to the parks with the Echelman floating sculpture set to premier this Spring. The artwork will be suspended by ropes over the Greenway park across from the Intercontinental Hotel. Details of the installation Read More…