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Public Art in Boston

Public art makes our city more inviting, vibrant, and reflective of our communities.

We want to uplift the lives of Boston’s residents through public art that:

  • engages communities
  • enriches and enlivens the urban environment
  • is driven by a clear artistic vision
  • enhances the diversity of the existing collection
  • responds directly to a specific environment, and 
  • possesses durability appropriate to the lifespan of the work.

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Latest News

News
Twenty-seven short-term public art projects, activations funded in first phase of Transformative Public Art Program

Twenty-seven short-term public art projects, activations funded in first phase of…

Arts and Culture
MAYOR JANEY ANNOUNCES THE JOY AGENDA, INCLUDING THE LAUNCH OF 2021 TRANSFORMATIVE PUBLIC ART PROGRAM

Joy Agenda announced, including launch of 2021 Transformative Public Art Program

Arts and Culture
MAYOR WALSH ANNOUNCES BOSTON ART COMMISSION VOTES TO APPROVE FINAL DESIGN OF “THE EMBRACE,” A MEMORIAL HONORING MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. AND CORETTA SCOTT KING

Boston Art Commission approves final design of MLK, Coretta Scott King memorial

Arts and Culture
MAYOR WALSH ANNOUNCES ARTISTS SELECTED FOR PUBLIC ART PROJECTS AT BOSTON ARTS ACADEMY AND EAST BOSTON POLICE STATION

Artists selected for public art projects at Boston Arts Academy and East Boston…

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Public Meetings and the Boston Art Commission

The City of Boston, via the Boston Art Commission (BAC), hosts public meetings to discuss and make decisions about public art projects. At these meetings, public art projects are presented and thoughtfully discussed. Members of the public art welcome to attend, share their thoughts, and ask questions. 

The BAC is an independent board of volunteers that approves and commissions innovative and transformative public artworks around the City. The BAC holds public meetings every second Tuesday of the month to vote on public art projects in Boston. Please join us!

Learn more about the Boston Art Commission 

Meetings are currently being held virtually, and meeting agendas are posted in the public notices section of the City's website.

A photo of a virtual Boston Art Commission meeting

 

Re-examining Public Art

Examining equity and representation in the City’s collection through public dialogue.

Art under review
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