Lantern Stories, 2022

Yu-Wen Wu / 吳育雯

The Greenway Conservancy is thrilled to announce the re-installation of Lantern Stories by Boston-based interdisciplinary artist Yu-Wen Wu, a public artwork comprising thirty one lanterns that celebrate the past, present, and future of Boston’s vibrant Chinatown community. First commissioned by the Greenway Conservancy in 2020, Lantern Stories was beloved by the Chinatown community yet also faced scheduling restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

For the 2022 iteration of Lantern Stories on The Greenway, Yu-Wen Wu designed new imagery for her previous lanterns Lions, Stop Asian Hate, and Exclusion Act, as well as worked with artists from both Boston and San Francisco to create five new lanterns that begin a bicoastal dialogue with Wu’s concurrent West Coast iteration of Lantern Stories in San Francisco’s Chinatown.