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Floating Coral Reef in Fort Point Channel May Have Saved a Life

The artist behind a piece of floating artwork in the Fort Point Channel is awestruck today after his ocean-themed art project may have saved the life of […]

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A Whimsical Art Boat in the Fort Point Channel Has Sunk, but Will Float Again

An ocean-themed floating art project that set sail in Boston’s Fort Point Channel over the weekend has ended up, well, under the sea. But fear not: A […]

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The Five Ambitious Proposals for a New MLK Memorial in Boston Common

A few things are certain about the memorial that will one day be erected in Boston Common: It will be big, bold, and ambitious, and […]

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New Public Art Brings an Opulent Ballroom to the Comm. Ave. Mall

In 1888, the Commonwealth Avenue Mall opened as one of the first public spaces available to all Bostonians. At the same time, Boston’s elite were enjoying […]

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Boston Artist Honors Freddie Gray with New Abstract Piece

Jarring images of the arrest that led to Freddie Gray’s death inundated the internet in April 2015. In one photo, the 25-year-old black man was limply carried off the […]

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Crazy Cool Fog Sculptures Are Coming to the Emerald Necklace

Sculptures made of fog are rolling into the Emerald Necklace this summer. On August 11, Japanese artist Fujiko Nakaya will debut several immersive sculptures in Boston’s ribbon of […]

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Eight Historic Neon Signs Are Being Installed on the Greenway

The Greenway is going neon. As part of its rotating showcase of public artwork, the park will be featuring a group of eight vintage neon […]

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A Year Later, the Chinatown 3D-Printed Rooster Artist Sees Project as a Success

One year ago, Somerville artist Chris Templeman debuted a public art project in Chinatown with an ambitious goal: Create 2,000 little plastic red birds with an […]

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Coming Soon to the Seaport: Glowing Musical Seesaws

In an effort to make Seaport Common festive, bright, and interactive—while fighting the winter blues—the park will soon welcome a set of 15 illuminated musical seesaws. […]

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The Make Way for Ducklings Statues Just Turned 30

Boston’s iconic Make Way For Ducklings Statues, some of the best-known pieces of public art in the city and a defining landmark of the Boston Public […]

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A Giant Foam Iceberg Will Float in Boston’s Fort Point Channel

Boston in fall is chilly, sure. Frigid, even. But not iceberg chilly. At least, not until now. In a few weeks, a giant foam likeness of an […]

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Community Activists Are Bringing a Huge Mural to Fields Corner in Dorchester

Leaving your mark on the world is one of those ineffable goals that most of us have in life. Will people remember us when we’re […]

A rendering of "Plaza (Arcade)" by Alexandre da Cunha
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New Public Art Is Coming to the Fenway

A new permanent public art installation is coming to the Fenway this weekend. Brazil-born, London-based artist Alexandre da Cunha created “Plaza (Arcade),” a series of […]

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Local Artist Chris Piascik to Unveil New Mural on the Greenway

Few of us willingly add an extra responsibility to our daily to-do list. But in 2006, when Boston-based illustrator Chris Piascik decided to assign himself […]

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The Charles River Esplanade Is Getting a Fancy New Mural

The Esplanade Association has announced plans for a mural on the Esplanade. The new art, the first-ever professional mural along the Esplanade, was designed by […]