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Four Fascinating Fountains in the Boston Public Garden

Four of the six fountain sculptures in the Boston Public Garden were created by women.The sculptures in these four fountains are smaller scale than the two by men. All four are bronze on granite bases in the center of bricked basins. The women artists depicted children or animals rather than grand heroic or symbolic beings.

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.

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.

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.

Well Worth Walking on the Greenway this week

Inspired by great weather and fleeting chances, I frame windows of opportunity to enjoy art on the Greenway.

Yet Another Way to Go on the Greenway: Back and Forth with Strandbeests

Beach creatures in Boston preview events and PEM exhibit for Strandbeest: The Dream Machines of Theo Jansen.

Another Way to Explore Art on the Greenway

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 […]