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Harbor Towers Artwork Mystery Solved! They’re Laptops

When folks walk around Harbor Towers, there is the inevitable question about the huge stainless steel panel art sculpture. Are they supposed to be sails or maybe seagull wings? Some think they must be solar panels and of course, skateboarders only see big ramps. Going back to its creation in 1964 by original artist David von Schlegell, it’s formally Read More…

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Public Art Celebrated on Greenway [Slideshow]

The Greenway held its first Public Art Kickoff Celebration on May 19th to launch its new exhibits for the season. There are six new installations in the various Greenway parks from the North End to Chinatown. Some of the artists were on hand to meet the public, including Carolina Aragón at her High Tide display on Read More…

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Public Art Celebration May 19th on the Greenway

May 19th Public Art Celebration! The Greenway Conservancy will be hosting a 2016 Public Art Celebration for its new art installations on Thursday, May 19th from 5pm – 8pm, with a short speaking program at 6:30pm at the Boston Calling Block Party. The event will span the entire length of The Greenway from Chinatown to the Read More…

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“High Tide” Comes to Cross Street Through Greenway’s Public Art Exhibit

High Tide, by Carolina Aragón was installed this week along Cross Street in the lawn area at the corner of North Street in front of the former tunnel administration building. This is the first exhibit on the open lawn space that is now being managed by the Greenway Conservancy, across the street from the Greenway’s North Read More…

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New Temporary Public Art Installations on the Greenway

The Rose Kennedy Greenway Conservancy has shared the following information on its next round of public art installs, including the piece that will be on the Tunnel Administration Building lawn at North Street. The Greenway Conservancy is announcing the artists behind three commissions for new temporary artworks to be installed this month on The Greenway. Continuing a Read More…

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Circle of Animals/Zodiac Heads Debut at Greenway Rings Fountain [Photo Gallery]

The Circle of Animals/Zodiac Heads public art exhibit by contemporary Chinese artist, Ai Weiwei (pronounced “eye way way”) has been installed around the Rings Fountain on the Rose Kennedy Greenway in downtown Boston. The twelve bronze animal heads represent the Chinese zodiac in a similar way they once did at a water clock-fountain in Beijing’s gardens of Read More…

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“The Truth Booth” Comes to the Greenway’s North End Parks, April 13-15

Public art news from the Rose Kennedy Greenway Conservancy: A unique partnership between development firm Samuels & Associates, arts organization GT Public, and the Rose Kennedy Greenway is bringing a dynamic contemporary public art installation to Boston. In Search of the Truth (The Truth Booth) is a portable inflatable booth that invites members of the public to complete the Read More…

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Next Big Greenway Art Exhibition: Chinese Zodiac Heads

Following the success of the Janet Echelman sculpture, “As If It Were Already Here” in 2015, the Rose Kennedy Greenway Conservancy is bringing a new contemporary art exhibition to Boston. In late April 2016, Chinese artist Ai Weiwei will install Circle of Animals / Zodiac Heads around the Rings Fountain at Milk Street in the Wharf District Read More…

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Greenway Parcel 12 Fence Sports Text-Based Public Art

  In January 2016, artist Matthew Hoffman installed a new text-based exhibition, “May This Never End” on the Greenway, specifically on the ramp parcel 12 fence. The narrative work stretches about 320 feet in a series of yellow lettering modeled after Hoffman’s handwriting. The message in full reads: Nothing’s for keeps. Except that we must keep Read More…

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Textual Mural “Translation” Unveiled on Rose Kennedy Greenway

The massive 70′ x 76′ tunnel vent building wall on the Rose Kennedy Greenway has once again rotated contemporary murals with its fourth edition unveiled this week. Created by Lawrence Weiner, the textual mural is simple and bright, with seven words in orange against a blue background, A TRANSLATION FROM ONE LANGUAGE TO ANOTHER. Artist Weiner Read More…

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Night Scenes of the Echelman Sculpture, “As If It Were Already Here”

For all its shimmering transparency during the day, the Janet Echelman sculpture, named “As If It Were Already Here” comes to life at night when LED lighting makes it glow amid the backdrop of the Boston skyline. Here is a photo gallery from the public art display on the Rose Kennedy Greenway showing the various lighting schemes 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…