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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. 453 796 7678 #.

Public comment on Presentations for Review, Public Testimony, and Commission Vote may be provided ahead of the hearing by submitting written testimony online by 12 p.m. (noon) on May 10, 2021. 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

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.  The City’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, visit our public art website.

The public can offer testimony.

Discussion Topics

  1. Opening

    Welcome (Karin Goodfellow)

    Call to Order and Review of Minutes (Mark Pasnik and Ekua Holmes)

  2. For Discussion

    Director’s Report (Karin Goodfellow)


    1. The Embrace; MOU between the BAC and the Boston Foundation; Boston Common; Artist: Hank Willis Thomas; Proponent: the Boston Foundation

    B.In-Process Public Art

    C.Existing Public Art

  3. Presentation for Review and Public Testimony

    A.Instructions for public comment (Karin Goodfellow)

    B.Elevator Lobby Mural, Final Design (John Crowley)

    Boston City Hall, Artists: Lily Xie and Crystal Bi Wegner; Proponent: City of Boston

    C.Open Meeting Law Complaint  (Mark Pasnik)

    Submitted by Christopher Mullady, 5.3.21

  4. Adjournment

    Adjournment (Mark Pasnik and Ekua Holmes)

    The next Monthly meeting of the BAC will be held June 8, 2021 at 4 PM

    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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