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Cambridge Public Art Tour
May 4, 2016 at 5:30 pm–6:30 pm
An event every 2 days that begins at 5:30pm, repeating until May 6, 2016
Wednesday’s tour has been cancelled due to rain. Friday’s tour is still scheduled as planned, but please check back that day for any updates.
Tour highlights of Cambridge’s Public Art collection in East Cambridge and Kendall Square with Cambridge Arts Executive Director, Jason Weeks. Walk around any neighborhood in Cambridge, and you’re sure to come across something surprising: a painting on the side of a building, a sculpture in a park, a patterned walkway. Public art is a part of the landscape in Cambridge. Cambridge holds the largest contemporary public art collection in Massachusetts. As the only city in the Commonwealth that requires by city ordinance that one percent of construction costs on municipal capital investments be designated for art, the collection is constantly growing. Artworks sited through this program engage directly with their surroundings to create, enrich, or reveal a sense of place. Each artwork is created in active response to the character and history of its location and reflects the dynamic and creative exchange between artists and the broader community.