One of the best parts of springtime in the arts is watching new installations pop up and old favorites reopen for the summer season. Art in Boston is getting some fresh air as the city awakens from its winter slumber. Take advantage of this years beautiful New England summer to visit these outdoor art exhibitions in and around Boston.
As a part of the Museum of Fine Arts Boston's Megacities Asia exhibition, Choi Jeong Hwa's Fruit Tree towers over passerby outside Quincy Market in Boston. The inflated bouquet of fruits is twenty-three feet tall and examines the ideas of natural and artificial, and where we can find beauty in their intersections. Fruit Tree will be up until July 17, 2016.
This year the Greenway in Boston will be host to Chicago artist Matthew Hoffman's narrative piece, May This Never End. The work is installed along a fence between North and Clinton Street near Faneuil Hall, and is made up of four foot tall yellow polyethylene letters that begins with the phrase, "Nothing’s for keeps. Except that we must keep going." Discover the rest of Hoffman's words for yourself; they'll be up through the summer and into the fall, exhibiting until November 18, 2016.
If you haven't visited the deCordova Museum's sculpture park yet, make 2016 the year you finally see it. Follow the beautiful walk and enjoy the Museum's sculpture collection, comprised of works in a variety of materials, including stone, metal, concrete. The newest piece on view was installed just last year: Beacon by Stephanie Cardon consists of two concrete pillars bridged by hazard-yellow metal cables, which play with the viewer's sense of space by disturbing the way the eye perceives light. Join the deCordova for their annual spring gala, Party for the Park, May 7!
The Isabella Stewart Gardner's notable collection extends outdoors to its elegant courtyard. The courtyard is not only host to beautifully crafted sculpture and mosaic work; the garden itself is a work of landscape art that combines horticulture, fine art, and architecture that gives museum visitors a breath of fresh air between the Gardner's indoor exhibitions.
Wednesday, April 27, 2016: Puloma Ghosh