Public Art on the Greenway

Rose Kennedy Greenway Conservancy

Funding Received: 2014
Boston, MA
Funding Period: 1 year and 5 months

Boston, MA was famously the site of the Big Dig, which resulted in the creation of the 1.5-mile Rose Kennedy Greenway. The Rose Kennedy Greenway Conservancy (RKGC) has proposed fundamentally rethinking the traditional public art approach. Instead of commissioning permanent works of public art, RKGC will brand the Greenway as being a welcoming home for artists looking for temporary sites for visual art and installations. Because the art is temporary, artists will be allowed to take greater risks, creating a powerful draw for this new public space. In addition to celebrating Boston’s own artists and its openness to creative expressions, the rotating art will give both Bostonians and visitors reasons to visit again and again.


See below for recent updates, press, and events from this project

Oct 3, 2016
The Greenway Wall at Dewey Square Park is about to get yet another makeover. Read More
Jan 7, 2016
In the past year alone, Boston has hosted a pasting by enigmatic French artist JR high up on the former John Hancock Building; Janet Echelman’s... Read More
Aug 5, 2015
In a partnership that’s been long in the making, the Rose Kennedy Greenway Conservancy and the MIT List Visual Arts Center have commissioned a new... Read More