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Public Art Tour: Art on the Marquee

By Mary Tinti   |   Thursday, August 9, 2012
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August 9, 2012


Mass. artists have a chance to be a part of “Art on the Marquee,” a program designed to integrate the arts into a sign system normally for commercial purposes.


BOSTON — There’s a new digital marquee in Boston, and no, it’s not in the Theatre District. Prominently placed outside the in Boston Convention & Exhibition Center South Boston, this colossal LED billboard features advertisements for all kinds of arts, business, and cultural happenings in the area. But what WGBHArts readers may not know is that it also doubles as a groundbreaking platform on which to showcase the work of some of the region’s best boundary-pushing digital and new media artists (who also happen to be some of the best in the country!). 
 

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Public Art Tour: The New England Holocaust Memorial

By Mary Tinti   |   Thursday, August 9, 2012
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August 9, 2012


Stanley Saitowitz's New England Holocaust Memorial (1995)

BOSTON — Designed by Stanley Saitowitz and dedicated in 1995, the New England Holocaust Memorial occupies a fascinating site on the Freedom Trail in Boston. This busy location may seem a bit incongruous for a commemorative memorial of this kind, but I believe those characteristics that make it seem most out of place are the very qualities that make the installation so well-suited to this city space. The site caters to tourists and commuters alike–both those with mere moments to spare and others who choose to linger and have a more contemplative experience.

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Public Art Tour: Jaume Plensa’s Alchemist

By Mary Tinti   |   Wednesday, August 8, 2012
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August 9, 2012


Watch Mary's video about Jaume Plensa’s Alchemist (2010)

BOSTON — MIT is home to a world-class public art collection and the addition of Jaume Plensa’s Alchemist (2010) goes a long way towards keeping that impressive distinction very much intact. Commissioned and subsequently gifted by an anonymous graduate, Alchemist honors the Institute’s 150th anniversary, the generosity of its alumni, and—by extension—the students who have researched, studied, and problem-solved at MIT.
 

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Public Art Tour: The Wall at Central Square

By Mary Tinti   |   Wednesday, August 8, 2012
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August 8, 2012


Part of The Wall at Central Square

BOSTON — There exists in the heart of Cambridge a surprising space known as The Wall at Central Square (or The Wall at Central Kitchen) that serves up bombastic, bold, colorful, ever-changing, and oh-so-contemporary examples of some of the coolest street art around.   
 

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About WGBHArts

Come often to the new WGBHArts blog for all that’s fresh, relevant and fun this arts season. Stick with us as we cover the large and small arts events happening around New England. WGBHArts bloggers trek far and wide to take you from the mainstream to the hidden gems in your own communities. We’ll be the first in line for the latest in theater, dance and film. We’ll thumb through books for the best reads and we’ll survey museums and galleries for the newest openings. Let WGBHArts be your guide.

About the Author
Mary Tinti Mary Tinti
Mary is a Koch Curatorial Fellow at the DeCordova Sculpture Park and Museum. On her blog, Dress For Sports, she says, "I love innovative public art, creative design, and unique intersections of architecture, sculpture, and installation.  And I love stumbling upon cool collisions of art and everyday life." Mary has a Ph.D. in art history from Rutgers University.


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