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Artery To Art: The Evolution Of Dewey Square

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BOSTON — From an elevated highway to an open park to a protest site, Dewey Square has come a long way in its evolution into a public art space. In just a couple of weeks, a new mural, commissioned by the Museum of Fine Arts and created by artist Shinique Smith, will cover the 70-by-70 foot air intake structure located on the Rose Kennedy Greenway between Summer and Congress streets.

Here is a look at the how the area has developed over time:

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Zeninjor Enwemeka Senior Business Reporter
Zeninjor Enwemeka is a senior business reporter who covers business, tech and culture as part of WBUR's Bostonomix team, which focuses on the innovation economy.



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