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.
The route of the Women’s March in January along Commonwealth Avenue in Boston revived my interest in the women’s art that’s always waiting there. Then Women’s History Month this March got me strolling through the snow to document and honor what I’ve learned: Women sculptors created five of the nine artworks along the mall.
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.
TONY MATELLI: New Gravity at the Davis Museum, February 6 – July 20, 2014 Lured by curiosity about controversial art on campus, I wouldn’t wait for better weather. That seemed so for other visitors too. The lively atmosphere and the great guidance of a Wellesley graduate increased my urge to share the fun and […]
After visiting bronze frogs on the Boston Common in December, I decided to revisit two bronze rhinos in my own Cambridge neighborhood. Their names are Bess and Victoria, three tons each, created in the 1930s by sculptor Katharine Lane to flank the entrance of Harvard’s then-new biological laboratories complex. By returning once again, this time with […]
An exhibit of work by sculptor Daniel Chester French at the Concord Museum has generated a map of key sites in Concord, MA that relate to the work and life of this significant artist. The highly informative exhibit is up through March 23, 2014, but most sites on the trail will continue to offer important art […]
The Art of Daniel Chester French Shares Grounds with Contemporary Art Chesterwood in Stockbridge, MA was the home and workplace of sculptor Daniel Chester French (1850—1931), known for his creative work on the Lincoln Memorial in Washington DC and other monumental art in the United States. Now Chesterwood is a National Trust historic site, where French’s […]