Public Art

The Conservancy’s Public Art Program has paved the way for The Greenway to become a premier destination to see contemporary works of art in downtown Boston. The Public Art vision is to bring innovative and contemporary art to Boston through free, temporary exhibitions, engaging people in meaningful experiences, interactions and dialogue with art and each other. The Conservancy gives artists unique opportunities to exhibit bold, new work that considers the possibilities of 21st century Boston.


Land Acknowledgement

We acknowledge that The Greenway is situated on the unceded and ancestral homelands and waterways of the Massachusett and Pawtucket Tribes, and their neighbors the Wampanoag, and Nipmuc Peoples, who have stewarded this land for hundreds of generations.

As a land-based organization, we recognize that the land and waterways are older than we are and pay honor and respect to this history and to this land, these communities, their Elders and all past, present, and future generations.

Year of the Dragon, 2024

Through January 2025

Laser-etched plywood and acrylic paint Audio Description (English) Audio Description (Chinese) In Chinese mythology, dragons are associated with rain, wind,...

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Far Away, From Home, 2024

Through March 2025

Audio Description (English) Audio Description (Chinese) Far Away, From Home, an image-based sculpture, is part of Zhang’s ongoing inquiry into...

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Gateway to Infinity (An Anti-monument), 2023

Through October 2024

Stretching 40 feet in diameter, Gateway to Infinity (An Anti-monument) is a large-scale groundwork by Boston-based queer, interdisciplinary artist Maria...

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Tuȟmaǧatipi, 2022

Through July 2024

Erin Genia (she/her) Tuȟmaǧatipi –the Dakota word for beehive– is a sculptural habitat and water source for pollinators created using...

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SONG/LAND/SEA: WAI Water Warning & Binakol Blessing, 2024

Through May 2025

SONG/LAND/SEA by interdisciplinary artist Lani Asunción is a public art installation and performance series that responds to the unequal impacts...

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Going to Ground, 2024

Through October 2025

Artist Larissa Rogers at Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center, March 2024. Photo credit: Osemwenkhae Studios. “Dear community, can we go...

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Past Exhibitions