Category Public Art Walk Boston
Meet the Statues: Domingo Faustino Sarmiento | January 12, 2021 — Friends of the Public Garden
Beloved by Argentinians, educator, statesman, and writer Domingo Faustino Sarmiento rose from country schoolmaster to become president of his country (1868–74). The bronze, stiffly posed statue of him now looks down Commonwealth Avenue Mall from the Gloucester-Hereford Street block. Sarmiento founded his country’s public education system, inspired by Horace Mann’s efforts for universal public education… Meet […]
Uplifting Updates, Thanks to Boston Women’s Heritage Trail and Boston Art Commission
At the end of my self-assigned project of posting about women artists on Public Art Walk, I began to wonder how I could better share the fascinating discoveries that came from it. After listing the artists and my posts on a blog page last month, I wished for some ways to convey what I had learned beyond my own small base of friends, colleagues, and family. Now two organizations are doing what I wished for.
Anne Whitney and Theo Alice Ruggles Kitson Dealt with Men on Pedestals
My first post about women artists represented on Public Art Walk Boston included art by both Anne Whitney and Theo Alice Ruggles Kitson on Commonwealth Avenue Mall. That was in March 2017. Now almost a year later, I will wrap up the promised project with their additional art.
Sol LeWitt’s Wall Drawing #1128 First Drawn by Denise Kupferschmidt and Five Other Artists
I had wavered about including Denise Kupferschmidt on my list of women artists represented on Public Art Walk Boston after I read that “a group of assistants executed this piece, guided by precise written instructions and diagrams from LeWitt.” Yet I came to understand that each artist on the team to carry out a wall drawing could contribute uniquely within LeWitt’s guidelines. More important, as I began to learn about Denise Kupferschmidt’s art, I truly wanted to share what she has shown!
Clara Wainwright, Sydney Roberts Rockefeller, and other Artists Created Creature Pond
To keep up with the timing of my goal to post about women artists represented on Public Art Walk Boston, I’ll focus on the known facts now. This could lead to future posts with more fluent followup.
Lilli Ann Rosenberg Engaged People in Making and Enjoying Public Art
Lilli Ann Killen Rosenberg (1924–2011) initiated memorably collaborative community art projects wherever she went throughout her working life. From the Henry Street Settlement in New York City to numerous sites in the Boston area and then others in southern Oregon, she engaged children and adults in creating responsive public art. This post offers images from Boston sites I have visited and quotes or links that motivate me to visit many more.
Nancy Schön Engages Us with Characters and Stories
Making my way through the list of twenty-two women artists represented on Boston Public Art Walk, I’ve grown more aware of how pivotal Nancy Schön has been to my own interest in public art. …Through the years I’ve watched or joined with adults and children of all ages interacting happily with distinctive animal characters from Make Way for Ducklings written and illustrated by Robert McCloskey, published 1941.