Part of Boston's history was recently up for sale: the murals that hung for some 35 years on the walls of the Green line T stop at Government Center. They're large, colorful scenes of people and life on the T, all painted with Benjamin Moore house paints on plywood panels.
They were supposed to be temporary, and the artist who made them, Mary Beams, had never seen them installed.
Mary Beams, artist who created the murals from the Government Center T station.
- "Rendered in Benjamin Moore house paint on plywood, the murals have a strong graphic quality reminiscent of silk screen, depicting quintessential Boston scenes of trolley cars and commuters. Beams created the works by taking film and photographs while riding the T, images she and her staff of volunteers later traced and painted on the plywood."
This segment aired on November 10, 2015.