Boston Arts Czar On Her Favorite Work Of Public Art — And What She Thinks Our Ranking MissedPlay
One of the most recognizable and largest pieces of public art in Boston is located right near Boston Harbor in Dorchester. It's a work of art that can be seen for miles, and though it is officially untitled, Bostonians have given it a few names.
Julie Burros, Boston's chief of arts and culture, calls it "Rainbow Swoosh."
It's Corita Kent's "Rainbow Swoosh," or "Rainbow Swash" — depending on your opinion — and Burros told Morning Edition that this work "epitomizes the concept of the city as a canvas for art work and finding art work in really unexpected places."
Burros chose to discuss this work from a ranking created by The ARTery's Greg Cook of the 50 best public art works in Greater Boston. She explains why — and she talks about what Greg missed.
This segment aired on September 1, 2016.