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By - 4/25/16 - 11:17 am
Animal heads on the Rose Kennedy Greenway

Adam Castiglioni watched the installation of a snarling dog head and other animal heads on the Rose Kennedy Greenway this morning; part of a work by Ai Weiwei that represents the 12 signs of the Chinese zodiac (H/t Allstonian for that info).

By - 4/20/16 - 9:43 am

Anulfo Baez introduces us to the new mural at 1720 Dorchester Ave., by Marcelo Ment, finishing up a residency at Brandeis:

A member of the first generation of graffiti artists in Rio do Janeiro, Marcelo Ment's work has been widely published in books and catalogs. Ment's murals can be seen on the streets of many cities around the world, including those of Rio do Janeiro, Los Angeles, Miami and now Boston.

By - 4/14/16 - 8:06 am

The Bulletin reports on the Hyde Park library's unveiling of a painting of John Joseph Enneking, the home-grown impressionist.

By - 3/24/16 - 8:42 pm

Look what's blooming on the MFA's front lawn:

In case you missed it, stop by tonight to see our “Breathing Flower” glow. #mfaMEGA

Posted by Museum of Fine Arts, Boston on Thursday, March 24, 2016

By - 9/23/15 - 11:38 am
Art up on the Hancock Tower in Boston

Manu looked up to an odd sight on the Hancock this morning. The new owners of "200 Clarendon" say the art will take 7-10 days to complete and that they'll reveal the artist's name after that.

Daniel Cantwell gives us a closer view:

Mystery man on the side of the Hancock
By - 9/14/15 - 2:43 pm

Artblog.net covers the latest controversy around that kimono thing at the MFA: The people who organized the original "yellowface" protests organized a panel discussion for this Saturday at MassArt - from which they initially planned to exclude whites, and prevent blacks and Latinos from making any comments - although they would be given note cards on which to jot down questions. Read more.

By - 8/22/15 - 5:14 pm
Crane Beach strandbeests

Tony Grima was among the hundreds who traveled up to Crane Beach this morning to see the Dutch strandbeests marching along the sand. And he reports he was among the hundreds who were less than impressed: Read more.

By - 8/14/15 - 9:11 am
Traffic cones in Boston City Hall

City Hall's latest installation is this amalgamation of traffic cones.

By - 8/8/15 - 6:24 pm
Mirrored box in Franklin Park art exhibit

The Franklin Park Art Grove is a two-day pop-up exhibit in the Wilderness along the Jamaica Plain side of Franklin Park.

Enter through the parking lot that sits on the main park road between the zoo and Shattuck Hospital and walk along the paths (at least, through 6 p.m. on Sunday) for installations and thoughts in several languages tied around trees. Read more.

By - 7/31/15 - 10:52 am
Proposed Society for Arts and Crafts in South Boston

The BRA announced yesterday that the Society of Arts and Crafts will move into space set aside for cultural uses at the almost finished 100 Pier 4 residential building. Read more.

By - 7/23/15 - 3:33 pm
Mural on Archdale in Roslindale

The Mayor's Mural Crew is nearly done with the mural on Archdale Road at Washington that illustrates a Dominican saying about how much a bird in the hand is worth - and has begun work on another mural a block away on the side of the Little People's Playhouse on Washington: Read more.

By - 7/18/15 - 5:14 pm
Artst at work at the Martini Shell in Hyde Park

Save Our Streets and the Hyde Park Arts Association held their annual arts festival at the Martini Shell on Truman Parkway today. In the afternoon, local artists duked it out during a Battle of the Arts - they had three hours to paint a prize-winning work.

As they painted, residents took turns dancing, singing and playing instruments on the shell itself: Read more.

By - 7/16/15 - 5:01 pm

The National Endowment for the Arts has given Boston a $100,000 grant to embed artists in city departments, the mayor's office announced today. Read more.

By - 7/12/15 - 12:32 pm
Lizard art on a Boston Harbor island

Ryan Ruel enjoyed some of the art on Georges Island, part of the Isles Arts Initiative.

Posted under this Creative Commons license and in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.

By - 7/10/15 - 2:59 pm
Giant bunnies and ring swings

Giant buns and ring swings at Lawn on D. Photo by Views of the Northeast.

As the Lawn on D unveiled its latest installation - several two-story-high white rabbits - its organizers took time to discuss the idea of artwork as spectacle in Boston, a city where the idea of public art used to involve stone sculptures meant to be looked at, but not touched. Read more.

By - 7/1/15 - 9:11 pm
Don't wear that kimono

A roving UHub photographer reports the MFA had this "try on a kimono" event this evening - that got crashed by a man and a woman who tried to convince participants they were being racists by trying on kimonos or even just looking at paintings of people in kimonos - by participating in "yellowface." He was not impressed: Read more.

By - 6/6/15 - 11:07 pm
Flying contraption at Cambridge race

Turlach MacDonagh took in the sculpture race at part of the Cambridge River Festival today; spotted Mitch Ryerson's Leonardo’s Flying Machine.

Greg Cook also watched the race, which included Bill Turville riding his fish bike: Read more.