Boston Art Commission
Public comment on Presentations for Review, Public Testimony, and Commission Vote may be provided ahead of the hearing by email to email@example.com by 12pm (noon) on July, 13 2020. You will also have the opportunity to submit comments during the meeting via the Zoom platform or by phone. If you require closed captioning you can make a request to firstname.lastname@example.org
All times are subject to change
- Welcome Karin Goodfellow
- Call to order and review of minutes Mark Pasnik
Staff Report for Discussion
A. Director’s Report Karin Goodfellow
1.Existing Public Art:
- Emancipation Group
- Follow-up 2018 Monument Report
2.In-Process Public Art:
- The Embrace MOU
- Transformative Public Art
- Calls and contracts for permanent work
- Pending nominations to the BAC
- Open Meeting Law complaint
- Emails and messages, some harassing, regarding Emancipation Group received after June 30 public vote
Presentations for Review, Public Testimony, and Commission Vote
a. Instruction for public comment Karin Goodfellow
b. Emancipation Group next steps Mark Pasnik
c. Public Art and Design Applications-The Gratitude Bridge-Friends of Fort Point Channel Samantha Bestvina
Adjournment Mark Pasnik
Next Public Meeting: August 11, 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.
About the Boston Art Commission
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 www.Boston.gov/arts