Lighting the Way: Exploring Lantern Stories in Boston’s Chinatown

Lighting the Way: Exploring ‘Lantern Stories’ in Boston’s Chinatown, features a conversation between Artist Yu-Wen Wu and Greenway Conservancy Director and Curator of Public Art, Lucas Cowan. Lantern Stories consists of 30 lanterns suspended over the central plaza of Chin Park that portray Chinatown’s history of immigration, culture, and resiliency. Focusing on each individual lantern created for this exhibit, the artist will guide us through her vision and creative process. Join us to learn more about the narratives, themes, and design of Lantern Stories through documentation, video, and conversation.


  • Yu-Wen Wu, Artist 
  • Lucas Cowan, Director and Curator of Public Art, Rose Kennedy Greenway Conservancy 

This free virtual event will be taking place on Thursday, October 29 at 7p, via Zoom Webinar, which can be accessed at the following link:

This event will have a live Q&A portion, and we are also taking questions in advance. Email your questions to [email protected] and we’ll share them with our speakers!


Funding support for Lantern Stories provided by the Barr Foundation, Mabel Louise Riley Foundation, New England Foundation for the Arts, and TD Charitable Foundation.