Public Art in Boston
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.
Experience public art in Boston
Artists selected for public art projects at Boston Arts Academy and East Boston Police Station
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!
Meetings are currently being held virtually, and meeting agendas are posted in the public notices section of the City's website.
Re-examining Public Art
Examining equity and representation in the City’s collection through public dialogue.