Self-Guided Walks


Ongoing Throughout Boston Design Week                        

Public Art in Boston Seaport


Exhibition is free and outdoors to view indefinitely

Boston Seaport’s public art program is home to both permanent and rotating installations by internationally recognized artists such as Okuda San Miguel, Frank Stella, and Jon Burgerman, as well as locally designed works commissioned by its Design Seaport program. Seaport invites you to take a self-guided art tour of the neighborhood to learn more about its impressive public art program.   

  • Frank Stella | Damascus Gate (Stretch Variation I), 1970, Seaport Boulevard

  • Okuda San Miguel | Air. Sea. Land., Seaport Boulevard

  • Just Kids | Boston is the New Boston, One Seaport Courtyard

  • Jon Burgerman | Looking Out For Each Other, One Seaport Courtyard

  • Design Seaport Spring 2021 Installations, SeaGreen Park & Harbor Way


Public Art in Seaport

Damascus Gate (Stretch Variation I), 1970

by Frank Stella on Seaport Boulevard

Ongoing Throughout Boston Design Week     

Underground at Ink Block

90 Traveler Street, Boston, MA 02118

Underground at Ink Block located under the highway and is

easily accessible using public transportation and by pedestrian pathways from both the South End and South Boston.

Space is free and outdoors to enjoy indefinitely

Details at  https://undergroundinkblock.com/about-2


Underground at Ink Block, Boston’s new urban playground, is located under the highway between the city’s South End and South Boston neighborhoods. This urban park, cultural attraction and mixed-use parking facility is a space unlike anything seen before in this region.

Underground at Ink Block is the successful transformation of an 8-acre underpass located between Boston’s South End and South Boston neighborhoods into an active urban park, cultural attraction and parking amenity. Landscaped pedestrian boardwalks and bicycle paths along the Fort Point Channel create new connections between communities previously separated by highway infrastructure.

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Underground at InkBlock

Ongoing Throughout Boston Design Week     

The Rose Kennedy Greenway

Atlantic Ave, Boston

More information can be found at:



The Herd, by Andy Li

“The Herd, Andy Li’s text and fiber-based installation, reflects on the Year of The Ox by channeling its most prominent zodiac attributes and the Ox’s ethic of perseverance through the repetition of text. In some mythology, the Ox was sent from the heavens to assist humankind and work with them to prevent famine. This year, the Ox has arrived during a very difficult time for the world. With the New Year, the Ox carries hope through determination, honesty, and patience. The Herd was envisioned to create a serene and unifying environment in Chin Park to remind us that, like a herd of oxen, we are in this together”

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The Herd by Andy Li

Ongoing Throughout Boston Design Week     

deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum

51 Sandy Pond Rd, Lincoln, MA

More information can be found at: www.thetrustees.org

deCordova is internationally recognized as a major venue for the exhibition and interpretation of modern and contemporary outdoor sculpture. The Sculpture Park occupies the entire campus: 30 acres of beautifully landscaped lawns, forests, fields, gardens, and terraces on a rolling site along the shore of Flint’s Pond in Lincoln, Massachusetts. At any given time, approximately 60 sculptures are on display in the Sculpture Park, which is open every day during the summer and Wednesdays through Sundays during the winter. The Sculpture Park reveals to visitors a cross-section of how contemporary artists work outdoors, and how outdoor art enters into complex dialogues with sites and environmental conditions.

deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum

Ongoing Throughout Boston Design Week     

Now + There

Sites are free and outdoors to view indefinitely

More information can be found at: https://www.nowandthere.org/projects

For Boston, and all who are curious and engaged, Now + There is a public art curator that challenges our city’s cultural identity by taking artistic risks and consistently producing compelling projects. Our projects are temporary and site specific, hence our name. Silvia López Chavez was given the creative freedom to re-imagine a utilitarian concrete environment into one that sparks new connections with a bright, striking mural that echoes the beauty, diversity, and energy of The Charles River Esplanade and of Boston. Patterned Behavior was commissioned by the Esplanade Association and curated and produced by Now + There. Located on the Charles River Esplanade near the Mass Ave. Bridge. 

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Now + There: Silvia López Chavez

Ongoing Throughout Boston Design Week     

Mount Auburn Cemetery

580 Mt Auburn St, Cambridge

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There are many ways to experience Mount Auburn. It is a wonderful place to walk, to push a stroller, to look for wildlife, or to enjoy a bit of tranquility. We offer printed and electronic materials to help you learn more about the Cemetery’s history, the notable people buried here, the many monuments and buildings, and our plant collections. We also offer suggestions for exploring the Cemetery with young children.

If your main interest in coming to Mount Auburn is to take a leisurely stroll, the Cemetery offers miles of roads and paved paths to explore. We have two designated walking paths: an inner loop of 1 mile and outer loop of 2 miles.

Mount Auburn Cemetery

Ongoing Throughout Boston Design Week     

Forest Hills Cemetery

95 Forest Hills Ave, Jamaica Plain, MA

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Forest Hills Cemetery is one of the finest examples of the garden cemetery in the United States. It was founded in 1848 to provide a magnificent park-like setting to bury and remember family and friends. Set among the important jewels of Greater Boston’s “Emerald Necklace”— the linked collection of parks and green spaces (the “jewels”) that ring the city — Forest Hills Cemetery is a treasure trove of natural splendor and man-made beauty. In recognition of its unique qualities, Forest Hills Cemetery was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2004. 


Forest Hills Cemetery