PUB­LIC ART

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ART ON THE MAR­QUEE

Lo­cated out­side the Bos­ton Con­ven­tion & Ex­hi­bi­tion Cen­ter, an 80-foot-tall, multi-screen LED mar­quee shows a ro­ta­tion of works by con­tem­po­rary lo­cal artists. Daily artist M-F 7 am-10 pm, and ro­tat­ing show­case of work Su. 415 Sum­mer St.

BOS­TON WOMEN’S MEMO­RIAL

With re­spec­tive pedestals as props, sculp­tures of Bos­ton’s Abi­gail Adams, Lucy Stone and Phillis Wheatley de­pict how each woman used lan­guage in her own life, chal­leng­ing the con­ven­tions of their times. Com­mon­wealth Av­enue Mall, 256 Com­mon­wealth Ave.

GRAF­FITI AL­LEY

Pedes­tri­ans may stum­ble upon this tucked-away al­ley in the heart of Cen­tral Square. Its fun­da­men­tal pur­pose is to con­nect Mass. Ave. with a pub­lic park­ing lot, but it’s a lot of fun to look at. 565-567 Mas­sachusetts Ave., Cam­bridge.

HARBORARTS

The Bos­ton Har­bor Ma­rina & Ship­yard is a sur­pris­ing hot spot for ex­pe­ri­enc­ing mon­u­men­tal sculp­ture and pub­lic art by con­tem­po­rary lo­cal artists. 256 Mar­ginal St., 617.982.3244.

MIT PUB­LIC ART COL­LEC­TION

Lauded tech school MIT also has an artis­tic side. The school’s cam­pus has be­come a hot­bed of creative works in all me­dia, and the university is also known for its art­ful ar­chi­tec­ture—take, for ex­am­ple, the Frank Gehry de­signed Stata Cen­ter. Au­dio tours avail­able. 20 Ames St., Cam­bridge, 617.253.4680.

THE SAR­GENT MU­RALS AT THE BOS­TON PUB­LIC LI­BRARY

Tucked into a third-floor cham­ber within the Bos­ton Pub­lic Li­brary is a stun­ning, gilded dis­play of cre­ativ­ity by lo­cal 19th-cen­tury artist John Singer Sar­gent. His “Tri­umph of Re­li­gion” mu­ral cy­cle de­picts points of JudeoChris­tian reli­gious his­tory on painted can­vas and re­lief. Open M-Th 9 am-9 pm, F-Sa 9 am-5 pm, Su 1-5 pm. 700 Boyl­ston St., 617.536.5400.

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