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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 through our online form by 12 p.m. (noon) on June 27, 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
    • Community initiated commissions 
    • City initiated commissions 
    • Existing Collections
  3. Presentations for Public Art: Review and Public Testimony
    • Instructions for public comment
    • Embrace Memorial Fence Wrap Art Commissions; Final Design; Boston Common, Downtown; Artists: Various; Proponent: King Boston
    • Hurley School Garden Mural; Final Design; Hurley K-8 School, South End; Artist and Proponent: Emanuela de Musis
    • Chinatown Workers Statue Project; Preliminary Design; Various locations in Chinatown; Artist and Proponent: Wen-ti Tsen
    • Spaces of Belonging: Final Design; English High School, Jamaica Plain; Artists: GoFive and TakeOne; Proponent: The Eliot School of Fine & Applied Art
    • Afro-Latin Music and Dance; Final Design; Mozart Park, Jamaica Plain; Artist: Roberto Chao; Proponent: Hyde Square Task Force
    • The Future of the Past is Here Now; Final Design; Faneuil Branch of the Boston Public Library, Brighton; Artist: Curtis Williams; Proponent: City of Boston
    • Copley Square Park Existing Artwork relocations; Final Design; Copley Square Park, Back Bay; Artists: Various; Proponent: City of Boston
    • Rise Up From Your Roots: Youth Lead the Change Mural; Final Acceptance; 158 Stratton Street, Dorchester; Artist: Mel Mandel; Proponent: City of Boston
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