Art exhibits aren’t restricted only to being housed in world class museums. Here in Boston, we have our pick of outdoor displays that can be found all around town. Here’s a look at five al fresco art exhibits in Boston that are worth checking out.
1 Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway
This month, head over to the Rose Kennedy Greenway Conservancy between North and Clinton Streets near Faneuil Hall to view the textual narrative “May This Never End” created by Chicago artist Matthew Hoffman. The massive 4’ x 319’ temporary display is made of bright yellow letters that read “Nothing’s for keeps. Except that we must keep going. You’ll spend your entire life searching, ok? We all want to belong. So let’s all get along. Make the most, and hope. May this never end.”
North and Clinton Streets Boston, MA
2 Boston Arts Commission
Local artist Kenji Nakayama was commissioned last year to create five hand-painted signs to be displayed throughout City Hall. The historic signs were unveiled during the Emerge Festival last year and can now be seen around City Hall.
City Hall Boston, MA
3 Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway
Also being held on the Greenway is the Circle of Animals/Zodiac Heads that can be seen here now through October. Chinese contemporary artist Ai Weiwei has created the display around the Rings Fountain between Central and Milk Streets that consists of 12 bronze animal heads representing the 12 signs of the Chinese zodiac. Each 10-foot sculpture will be installed in the order of the Chinese zodiac (rat, ox, tiger, rabbit, dragon, snake, horse, goat, monkey, rooster, dog and pig).
Central and Milk Streets Boston, MA
4 The Boston Arts Festival
When the summer ends, we still have something to look forward to when the Boston Arts Festival comes to town September 10 at Christopher Columbus Waterfront Park. The annual visual and performing arts event will feature more than 70 artists, who attendees will have a chance to meet and view their paintings, ceramics, sculptures and jewelry.
110 Atlantic Avenue Boston, MA
5 The Beacon Hill Art Walk
On June 5, The Beacon Hill Art Walk will be held this year throughout the tony section of Boston. Here, residents open up their private gardens and courtyards and allow more than 100 artists to display and sell their creations. This is one of the best ways to see the neighborhood while also enjoying listening to volunteer musicians play throughout the area.
135 ½ Charles Street at the corner of Cambridge and West Cedar Streets Boston, MA