Women Artists Represented on Public Art Walk Boston
During Women’s History Month, March 2017, I set a year-long goal to post about every woman artist with work on Public Art Walk Boston (Back Bay, Beacon Hill, the Financial District, and the North End). From the one hundred sites on the walk, I identified 23 women artists. They are listed in order of the numbers assigned to their art on the Boston Art Commission Public Art Walk map. For the four artists with art on more than one site, the lower number is listed first.
Boston Women’s Heritage Trail guided my project with valuable resources, especially self-guided tours, and its inspiring mission.
Now that I have met my goal, you can click the title of each artwork for the post about it.
Twenty-three Women Artists represented among the 100 sites on Public Art Walk Boston:
Ivette Compagnion: Domingo Faustino Sarmiento (3)
Meredith Bergmann: Boston Women’s Memorial (5)
Penelope Jencks: Samuel Eliot Morison (6)
Deborah Butterfield: Henry and Paint (10)
Nancy Schön: The Tortoise and the Hare (14), Make Way for Ducklings (42)
Theo Alice Ruggles Kitson: Patrick Andrew Collins (16) [with Henry Hudson Kitson] Tadeusz Kosciuszko (34)
Mary E. Moore: Small Child Fountain (28)
Bashka Paeff: Boy and Bird Fountain (30)
Lilian Saarinen: Bagheera Fountain (38)
Anna Coleman Ladd: Triton Babies Fountain (41)
Lilli Ann Killen Rosenberg: Mosaics in Tadpole Playground(47), City Carpet (72)
Isabel McIlvain: John F. Kennedy (56)
Emma Stebbins: Horace Mann (58)
Sylvia Shaw Judson: Mary Dyer (60)
Judy Kensley McKie and Catherine Melina: Garden of Peace: A Memorial to Victims of Homicide (65) plus sequel post
Denise Kupferschmidt: Wall Drawing #1128: Vertical and Diagonal Broken Bands of Color by Sol LeWitt (66) [with John Hogan, Sebastien Leclercq, Hidemi Nomura, Joakim Schmidt, Brandon Sullivan]
Kate Burke: Boston Bricks (77) [with Gregg Lefevre]
Clara Wainwright and Sydney Roberts Rockefeller: Creature Pond (81) [with Lowry Burgess, Donald Burgy, John Cataldo, Carlos Dorrien, Robert Guillemin, David Phillips, William H. Wainwright]
Beverly Pepper: Sudden Presence (98)
Mags Harries: Asaroton (99)
Another way to search: Titles of Posts about Women Artists Represented on Public Art Walk Boston
ANNE WHITNEY AND THEO ALICE RUGGLES KITSON DEALT WITH MEN ON PEDESTALS
SOL LEWITT’S WALL DRAWING #1128 FIRST DRAWN BY DENISE KUPFERSCHMIDT AND FIVE OTHER ARTISTS
CLARA WAINWRIGHT, SYDNEY ROBERTS ROCKEFELLER, AND OTHER ARTISTS CREATED CREATURE POND
LILLI ANN ROSENBERG ENGAGED PEOPLE IN MAKING AND ENJOYING PUBLIC ART
PLAYGROUND ENRICHED BY COLLABORATIVE ART Lilli Ann Rosenberg
NANCY SCHÖN ENGAGES US WITH CHARACTERS AND STORIES
HORSES AND HUMANS: DEBORAH BUTTERFIELD CONNECTS US THROUGH ART: HENRY AND PAINT
WATCH FOR HISTORY AND HUMOR BY KATE BURKE AND GREGG LEFEVRE IN “BOSTON BRICKS,” WINTHROP LANE
SCULPTORS OF STATEHOUSE STATUES: EMMA STEBBINS, SYLVIA SHAW JUDSON, AND ISABEL MCILVAIN
THE GARDEN OF PEACE, AN ONGOING FORCE LINKS STORY AFTER STORY Catherine Melina, Judy Kensley McKie
GARDEN OF PEACE, A PLACE FOR GRIEF AND HOPE Catherine Melina, Judy Kensley McKie
BEVERLY PEPPER, A PRESENCE OF HER OWN
ART BENEATH OUR FEET: ASAROTON BY MAGS HARRIES
FOUR FASCINATING FOUNTAINS IN THE BOSTON PUBLIC GARDEN Mary E. Moore, Bashka Paeff, Anna Coleman Ladd, Lilian Swann Saaranin
SALUTE TO WOMEN SCULPTORS ALONG COMMONWEALTH AVENUE MALL Anne Whitney, Theo Alice Ruggles Kitson, Penelope Jencks Meredith Bergmann, Ivette Compagnion
I wish I had found your blog earlier. I just spent four days sifting through public art in Boston. –trying to find woman artists. I have considered all public art from all sections of Boston and have about 65 artists.
I am a member of the Boston Women’s Heritage Trail. Our site is bwht.org.
Many thanks for your informative and encouraging comment! My project is relatively limited in scope, but I hope that there is some way for me to coordinate with you and contribute to your work for Boston Women’s Heritage Trail. The booklet of self-guided walks and other resources from the Boston Women’s Heritage Trail have proven very valuable in many ways!