Curating for the Chinese Zodiac: The Work of Furen Dai and Andy Li on The Greenway

Join the Greenway Conservancy in celebrating the Lunar New Year through our Public Art Program and our continued annual curation of Chinese Zodiac-inspired artworks on The Greenway! 

Each year since 2015, the Conservancy has installed a new, temporary artwork in Auntie Kay and Uncle Frank Chin Park on The Greenway that speaks to the current year’s Chinese Zodiac animal. These installations celebrate the culture, history, and traditions of the Lunar New Year and the Chinatown community through the ideas and expressions of contemporary artists.

Conservancy Director and Curator of Public Art Lucas Cowan and our Greenway artists will explore the current Year of the Mouse through Furen Dai’s A Mouse with Ears and Tail and look ahead to the Year of the Ox with Andy Li’s The Herd. Hear from the artists themselves about the meaning behind their work and connections to the Chinese Zodiac. 

Moderated by Sheila Novak, Public Art Project Manager 


  • Lucas Cowan, Greenway Conservancy Director and Curator of Public Art 
  • Furen Dai, Artist
  • Andy Li, Artist 

This free virtual event will be taking place this Thursday, January 28, at 7p, via Zoom Webinar, which can be accessed at the following link:

If you do not have access to Zoom, the webinar will be broadcast live on The Greenway’s website at the following link:

Mandarin and Cantonese live translation will be available through the Zoom webinar. Email your questions to [email protected] and we’ll share them with our speakers!

Funding support provided by the Barr Foundation, Mabel Louise Riley Foundation, New England Foundation for the Arts, TD Charitable Foundation, and the Lawrence and Lillian Solomon Foundation.