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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 online meeting link 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 February 14, 2022. 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, see

The public can offer testimony.

Discussion Topics

  1. Opening
    • Welcome
    • Call to Order and Review of Minutes 
  2. Director's Report
    • Annual Report
    • Community initiated commissions 
    • City initiated commissions 
    • Existing collections 
  3. Presentations for Public Art: Review and Public Testimony
    • Instructions for public comment 
    • Revisions to the City of Boston Public Art Collection Policies and Process and Art Commission Bylaws 
    • Of Many Minds; Final Design; Navy Yard, Charlestown; Artist: Michael Alfano; Proponent: Navy Yard Garden Association
    • Untitled; Final Acceptance; Roxbury Branch of the BPL; Artist: Joe Wardwell with Nakia Hill and the 826 Boston YLAB writers; Proponent: City of Boston
    • Mural to Celebrate the Life and Legacy of Rita Hester Mural; Artist Selection; Studio 52, Allston; Artist: To Be Determined; Proponent: City of Boston
    • Youth Lead the Change; Final Design; Dorchester; Artist: Melissa Mandel; Proponent: City of Boston 



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