Boston Art Commission meeting
Special meeting for public testimony on The Emancipation Group.
This second meeting is designed to continue to gather public testimony to shape the Commission's deliberations about The Emancipation Group. The BAC expects to vote after considering the written and verbal testimony received.
Members of the public wishing to testify virtually may do so during the special meeting via Zoom either in writing (by using the chat function) or verbally (by requesting a time to speak via chat/raised hand). If you require closed captioning, please make a request to firstname.lastname@example.org
All times are subject to change
- Welcome Karin Goodfellow
- Call to order Mark Pasnik and Ekua Holmes
Staff Report for Discussion
A.Director’s Report Karin Goodfellow
- The Emancipation Group, a copy of a sculpture in Washington D.C. by Thomas Ball
- Monument Report: An Opportunity for Change: Discussing Monuments in Boston (& Beyond)
- Online survey: Actions and Considerations: The Emancipation Group
A. Public Testimony on The Emancipation Group, a copy of a sculpture in Washington D.C. by Thomas Ball
Deliberations and Commission Vote
7: 10 pm
A. Commissioner reflections Mark Pasnik and Ekua Holmes
Closing comments and meeting adjournment Mark Pasnik and Ekua Holmes
Next Public Meeting: July 14, 2020, 4-6pm, Location TBD
Email BAC@Boston.gov for any questions.
All agenda items listed may be voted on or tabled by the BAC.
*Applications and presentations listed will be pulled from the agenda if the proponents are not able to submit all needed materials in advance of the scheduled BAC meeting. All applications are to be reviewed for approval, pending property owner permissions.
The Boston Art Commission, staffed by the Mayor’s Office of Arts and Culture, is an independent board composed of nine appointed art and design professionals that holds public meetings to review and vote on matters concerning the City’s art collection. Meetings are held the second Tuesday of each month to review current public art projects sited on or proposed for City of Boston property. At the conclusion of artist presentations, the Chair of the Commission will invite audience members to offer testimony.
The Commission’s curatorial vision is to commission and approve innovative and transformative artworks that engage communities, enrich and enliven the urban environment, are driven by an artistically strong vision, enhance the diversity of the existing collection, respond directly to a specific environment, and possess durability appropriate to the lifespan of the work. For more information, see boston.gov/public-art