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By - 6/5/15 - 8:26 pm

People will be running around Cambridgeport Saturday morning while pushing, pulling or pedaling homemade sculptures, including:

Dizzy, the kinetic bird-batting cat built by teens; a square-wheeled sailboat made by Harvard students; a tiny wheeled creature that audibly interacts with audiences; a 23' giant fish; and a boat with flapping wings.

People's Sculpture Racing starts at 11 a.m. at the south corner of University Park Commons.

By - 6/5/15 - 4:07 pm
Squirrel eating a slice of pizza on a traffic control box in Brighton

Captain Nemo has been following an artist's work in Brighton Center the past couple of days - specifically, at the corner of Washington and Foster. Fans of images of squirrels eating pizza would be correct in assuming they've seen this basic image before.

The Boston Art Commission pays $400 to local artists for each traffic control box they decorate.

By - 5/20/15 - 11:01 am
Colorful inflatable thing on the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

Jess Idres shows us what's sprouted on one side of the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. As the museum explains:

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By - 5/9/15 - 9:21 am
Tree faces in the Fenway near the MFA

Bettlebrox ran across this tree art in the Fens behind the MFA the other day.

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

By - 5/8/15 - 7:49 am
Echelman sculpture above the Rose Kennedy Greenway

Meaghan O'Malley shows us the view from her office of the Echelman floating sculpture above the Greenway.

By - 5/7/15 - 9:02 am

The New England Foundation for the Arts reports it's won a $1.7-million, three-year grant to foster art project in Boston neighborhoods.

Creative City, funded by the Barr Foundation, will focus on art "in sites, spaces and contexts that may not typically be viewed as places for artistic activity."

By - 5/5/15 - 3:41 pm

Julian Tryba gives us the time-lapse of the installation of the Echelman piece above the Greenway.

By - 5/3/15 - 11:51 am
New sculpture going up above the Rose Kennedy Greenway

Nick Barber shows us Janet Echelman's statue, being erected above the Greenway today.

By - 4/9/15 - 2:25 pm

The city today launched what it hopes is a 15-month conversation on how to boost art in Boston. Boston Creates will:

Provide an opportunity for Boston’s many communities and neighborhoods to create a cultural blueprint highlighting Boston’s strengths and setting innovative goals for the future. We’ll look at community organizations and individual artists; cultural spaces and facilities; our cultural heritage and communities; our festivals and events; and creative industries and occupations.

By - 4/9/15 - 12:23 pm

WBUR reports the appointment of Matthew Teitelbaum, currently director of the Art Gallery of Ontario, which his father, artist Mashel Teitelbaum, used to picket as being elitist - which brings us to an open letter to Teitelbaum by Greg Cook, who knows something about combating elitism at the MFA.

By - 4/7/15 - 12:27 pm

The people who are there all the time, that is, not cups of coffee with cream, two sugahs. Amber Lynn is blogging her paintings; higher-res versions are here.

By - 3/29/15 - 7:55 am
Looking at the Daughters of Edward Darley Boit at the Museum of Fine Arts

Myron Freeman took in a couple of people taking in Sargent's Daughters of Edward Darley Boit at the MFA recently.

Copyright Myron Freeman. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.

By - 3/23/15 - 10:29 am

They are, however, OK at the Museum of Science, the Boston Business Journal reports.

By - 1/27/15 - 4:20 pm
Sidewalk Sam

Sidewalk Sam with admirers and one of his smaller works. Photo by Matt Bargar.

Bob Guillemin, better known to Bostonians as Sidewalk Sam for his sidewalk murals, died at his Newton home Sunday, the Globe reports.

Photo posted under this Creative Commons license.

By - 1/19/15 - 10:10 am
Ekua Holmes' Martin Luther King drawing for Google

Today's Google doodle in honor of Martin Luther King Day is by Ekua Holmes of Roxbury, who is on the board of the Boston Arts Commission.

She writes of her overall work:

By - 11/25/14 - 11:03 am

The Boston Business Journal reports on plans being drawn up by Artists for Humanity for a nine-story addition to its current space in Fort Point.

By - 11/12/14 - 2:14 pm

Jim Meegan put together this five-year time lapse of the renovation and expansion of the Harvard Art Museums out of 85,000 still photos. The museums re-open to the public this Sunday.

By - 10/26/14 - 10:39 am
Illuminus in Boston's South End

Greg Cook took in the first Illuminus show in SoWa last night, moving about the illuminated old power station on Harrison Avenue and other nearby buildings.

Views of the Northeast also took plenty of photos of the exhibits and displays, including these:

By - 10/25/14 - 12:53 pm

Illuminus Boston cranks up at 6 p.m. with "large-scale projections and light installations alongside immersive sound, performance, and multimedia experiences that reimagine the city at night," in the area around 540 Harrison Ave.

This will be Boston's first "Nuit Blanche" festival and will include art installations and music, film and dance performances, all running until midnight.

By - 10/12/14 - 6:15 pm
Pyramid sculpture being launched into Fort Point Channel in Boston

In she goes. See it larger.

With some help from friends, designer Don Eyles today launched Fort Point Channel's latest floating artwork: A pyramid made of plastic blocks painted to look like the paving stones that used to line Boston streets.

Some of the neighborhood's toughest artists - and one little kid - raised the wooden beams on which the pyramid sat and it glided, more or less, into the green water below.

Eyles and a small boatload of folks then pulled the pyramid into the middle of the channel, about midway down the postal annex, and moored it in place.