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Vision for Public Art in North Square: Four Bronze “Story” Sculptures

Following the first of several community meetings for public art in North Square, the designated artists, A+J Art+Design Team have prepared the following information to communicate their early thinking on the project.  North Square Stories: Four Intertwined Historical Threads THE CONCEPT North Square is a small square with a big place in history and a big Read More…

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Call for Artists – North Square Public Art Project

North Square Public Art RFP The City of Boston has issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) for a public art project for North Square, a public space located in the North End of Boston. Working closely with the Public Works Department and the Boston Art Commission, the Mayor’s Office of Arts and Culture invites artists to Read More…

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“Spaces of Hope” Mural Comes Alive on Greenway [Poll]

Artist Mehdi Ghadyanloo has completed Spaces of Hope, the latest giant mural on the Rose Kennedy Greenway. The work is the fifth in an annual series of contemporary murals on the massive 70′ x 76′ tunnel vent building wall facing Dewey Square. “I want people to think of ‘hope’ when they view the mural,” said the 35-year Read More…

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Take the “High Tide” Climate Change Survey Before Art Exhibit Leaves North End

The popular “High Tide” public art exhibit by Carolina Aragón is being removed this weekend, so take a final gander before it leaves the North End. The installation will be moving from its location across the Rose Kennedy Greenway to the Snug Harbor rotary in Quincy. Professors Carolina Aragón and Elisabeth Hamin, from the University Read More…

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New Mural Coming to Greenway, “Spaces of Hope” by Artist Mehdi Ghadyanloo

Artist Mehdi Ghadyanloo is just days away from completing Spaces of Hope, the latest giant mural on the Rose Kennedy Greenway.  The work will be the fifth in an annual series of contemporary murals on the massive 70′ x 76′ tunnel vent building wall facing Dewey Square. “I want people to think of ‘hope’ when Read More…

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Japanese-Inspired Garden, Mytoi, Pops Up on Greenway

A Japanese-inspired garden has “popped-up” on the Rose Kennedy Greenway, near the carousel. Mytoi is a new, temporary exhibit sponsored by The Trustees with an urban reinterpretation of the original Martha’s Vineyard landscape, complete with the iconic Mytoi bridge, bamboo groves, a reflecting pool and interactive ‘koi.’ “While it is of course ideal to visit Read More…

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Optical Illusion Art Exhibit Coming in 2017 to Greenway’s North End Park

Greenway Conservancy Executive Director, Jesse Brackenbury, and Public Art Curator, Lucas Cowen, gave an update last week to the North End / Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA). Cowen presented plans for a 2017 public art exhibit on the North End Parks on the Greenway at Parcel 10, across from the Boston Public Market building. The North End installation is part of a Read More…

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What Type of Public Art Should Go in North Square?

Boston Public Works and the Boston Art Commission recently held a meeting regarding a public art project designated for North Square. The main speaker was Karin Goodfellow, Director of the Boston Art Commission with Ms. Christian Guerra, Collection Coordinator, and DPW’s Asst. Civil Engineer Joseph Fleury. Also in attendence was Allison Perlman from Parks & Recreation as the Read More…


Mayor’s Column: Harnessing the Creativity of Boston’s Artists

Harnessing the Creativity of Boston’s Artists to Build a Better City By Mayor Martin J. Walsh I was excited to join the Mayor’s Mural Crew last week, as they celebrated their 25th anniversary of beautifying our City. I picked up a paintbrush, and colored in a mural of ballet dancers on the wall of the Read More…

Event Notices

North Square – Public Art Meeting on August 18th

The Boston Public Works Department and Boston Art Commission would like to invite you to discuss opportunities for the integration of Public Art in conjunction with the City’s proposed redesign of North Square. A public meeting has been scheduled for 6:00 pm August 18th at the the Nazzaro Center. Boston Public Works – North Square Project Website Previous posts on North Square Reconstruction.