Category architecture

Garden of Peace, a Place for Grief and Hope

Planned by landscape architect Catherine Melina and sculptor Judy Kensley McKie, this memorial to victims of homicide provides a pathway and suggests a journey.

A Welcome Wall: Mural by Mehdi Ghadyanloo on Greenway Now

After creating more than one hundred distinctive murals in Tehran, Iranian artist Mehdi Ghadyanloo brought his wonderfully developed way with walls to Boston. Watching and listening to people in this city guided him to design Spaces of Hope for the Greenway Wall, which is the side of the air intake building facing Dewey Square Park. […]

Matthew Hoffman on the Greenway and Rachel Perry Welty at the Gardner

Artists Choose Words for Us to Ponder:
On a mild sunny February Sunday, I set out to see Rachel Perry Welty’s statement at the Gardner Museum and Matthew Hoffman’s phrases along the Greenway Fence. These two temporary installations have been up since early January 2016 and will be down again in several months.

Sean Collier Memorial at MIT: Measured, Meaningful, Memorable

  I’ve visited the Sean Collier Memorial at MIT a few times since it ‘opened’ in April 2015. Why do I keep wanting to return? Of course, I want to know it well enough to write a worthy post about such a significant work of art outdoors. But even without this purpose, I’m drawn toward […]

Lawrence Weiner’s Art in Words Painted Huge and High or Cut into Ground-level Granite

Autumn in Boston gave me the chance to look at words chosen by artist Lawrence Weiner for two different settings and hear his own spoken words about art. Here are a few images and thoughts related to these experiences.

Surprising Spots for Big Photos in Boston’s Back Bay

Discover connections between a temporary photo mural high up on a tall building and a pop-up photo booth on the street.

Chesterwood and the Mount, Current Sculpture at Historic Homes

Both historic sites have formal gardens as well as multiple inspiring, flexible woodland areas where artists or curators chose to temporarily place their 21st-century art.