MBTA and Public Art

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A coalition of artists, community and municipal leaders helped make the case that the MBTA isn’t just about public transportation, but about community and enhancing quality of life. 

In response to the decision last fall by the MBTA to cancel existing commissions for Green Line extension artworks on the T, the coalition delivered a letter signed by more more than 35 municipal and political supporters, artists and cultural leaders to MBTA General Manager Frank DePaola and Secretary Stephanie Pollack.

The letter thanked the MBTA for reinstating funding to the Integral Art projects on the Green Line Extension and encouraged the MBTA to reinstate funding for the entire Integral Art Program, including the Chelsea Silver Line, Blue Hill Avenue, and Wollaston Stations.

We’d like to invite you to add your voice to the letter to the MBTA.

Art in MBTA stations is a powerful conduit to the communities that these stations represent and serve. It is genuinely integral both to the experience of traveling through our cities and to the human interaction that the MBTA's customers share each day. 

We understand the fiscal challenges the MBTA currently faces, yet we encourage General Manager DePaola and Secretary Pollack to acknowledge the extraordinary value that this small portion of the overall budget can put towards genuinely vibrant T Stations through the MBTA’s Integral Art Program.  

Add your voice to the letter to the MBTA.

 

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