Eight lifelike, life-size terra cotta pigs, each representing a different native pig breed in China, have settled along the Greenway. Guided by a map, I found each one, informatively labeled, between the North End and Chinatown. I hope to keep visiting them as seasons change their surroundings and their interactions with people. “The year […]
Cambridge Common seemed to me a public space of few surprises until a few months ago. Then suddenly it became a place to spark inspiring statements by holding hands, to select story performances from a food truck, to share the seat of a gigantic chair, and to join an eyes-closed tour led by a blind artist. Those were just some of the experiences offered through Common Exchange*, with ongoing installations and scheduled events from May through September 2017.
This Thanksgiving I give thanks to Mary Frank because she makes me keep thinking about art, including hers. She makes me want to give time to the surprising, sustaining gifts of art. She makes me want to share my view of what an artist like Mary Frank has done and can do. For now I’ll share […]
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.
Beach creatures in Boston preview events and PEM exhibit for Strandbeest: The Dream Machines of Theo Jansen.
Four Installations for the Design Biennial Boston Besides looking up at sculptured sheep, aerial art, and a seventy-foot tall mural, you can also explore art at ground level on the Greenway. The four pieces selected for the Design Biennial allow you to get close, all around, and, for two, even inside. These four […]