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Regarding Monuments: Visualizing Hidden Histories 

August 1, 2024 @ 12:00 pm October 31, 2025 @ 7:00 pm

A temporary public art initiative is in dialogue with Boston’s commemorative landscape to make hidden histories visible, funded by a grant from the Mayor’s Office of Arts & Culture (MOAC).

The project consists of a series of artist-led interventions in neighborhoods adjacent to Emerson’s campus in collaboration with local archives Historic New England and The Boston Athenaeum, and the City of Boston. Artists will work with collections, archives, staff, and residents to seek, consider, and highlight local histories. Through temporary art, one can experiment with new ideas, revisit time-honored stories, and imagine ways to expand and diversify our cultural approach to memory, monuments, and storytelling. 

An artificial intelligence generated rendering of a temporary public art initiative in dialogue with Boston's commemorative landscape.

This two-year initiative reimagines and fosters discourse around Boston’s monuments and memorials in a way that centers and amplifies a multiplicity of voices and creates authentic learning moments across the city. It will invigorate public spaces through artist interventions that bring to the fore the rich histories that are often hidden. This initiative is funded by a grant from the Mayor’s Office of Arts & Culture (MOAC).

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