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Boston Art Commission meeting

UPDATE: This meeting will be held virtually only and NOT in person. You can participate in the meeting by going to our Zoom meeting and using your computer's audio and microphone. If you are unable to connect to audio or you do not have internet, you can call into the meeting by dialing 301-715-8592 and entering Meeting I.D.861 2696 1971 #.

Special meeting for public testimony on The Emancipation Group. 

This first meeting is designed to gather public testimony to shape the Commission's future deliberations about the work. The BAC expects to vote at a follow-up public meeting after considering the written and verbal testimony received.

Written testimony may be sent to the Commission at and will be made a part of the record and available to all Commissioners. 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

All times are subject to change

The public can offer testimony.

Discussion Topics

  1. Opening
    6 pm
    • Welcome   Karin Goodfellow
    • Call to order and review of minutes   Mark Pasnik
  2. Staff Report for Discussion

    A. Director’s Report Karin Goodfellow

    1. The Emancipation Group, a copy of a sculpture in Washington D.C. by Thomas Ball
    2. Monument Report: An Opportunity for Change: Discussing Monuments in Boston (& Beyond) 
    3. Online survey to invite public input on range of possible actions and considerations
  3. Public Testimony

    a. Public Testimony on The Emancipation Group, a copy of a sculpture in Washington D.C. by Thomas Ball

  4. Adjournment

    Adjournment Mark Pasnik


    Next Public Meeting: June 30, 2020, 5-7pm. Please access meeting information here.

    Email 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.

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