Consider the world outside a museum. Imagine that the world that we live in is really another kind of museum where the works of art exist in the landscape itself. Explore buildings of the past, present and future. Look at the vast selection of artwork that graces the public realm. And discover how places have evolved over time. Deconstruct the layers of history that form the fabric of our urban landscape. Meet people who have made their mark on our cities and country who have lived in the past or are living now. Listen to their voices. Our curators are the artists, architects, photographers and historians who created the images, podcasts and videos to share their knowledge and insights. Our collaborators are museums, universities, cities, and civic organizations who are the stewards of our shared cultural history.Like the cities we live in, this is a work in progress……..Enjoy!
Light as a Mural: Harvard iLab Projection | John Powell
Light artist John Powell talks about his light projection on the facade of the Innovation Lab at Harvard University in Cambridge, MA.
Cambridge School of Architecture | Jay Wickersham
Jay Wickersham tells the story of Cambridge School for Architecture and Landscape Architecture. The school originated as a response to Harvard's refusal to admit women to the program. The school was amongst the most innovative model of education where...
Ralph Adams Cram's Building | Jay Wickersham
Jay Wickersham describes Ralph Adams Cram's Building in downtown Boston. The building is the subject of a poem by David McCord.
Tontine Crescent | Jay Wickersham
Jay Wickersham tells the story of Tontine Crescent, the building that brought financial disaster to Charles Bulfinch. The design of the residential complex included a series of town houses that were tied together in a crescent shape with a great archway...
The Ames Building | Jay Wickersham
Jay Wickersham tells the narrative of the Ames Building, Boston's first skyscraper. The building signifies one of the first architect-client relationship. Jay touches upon the history of the Ames family and their significance in the city building.
Development of Beacon Hill | Jay Wickersham
Jay Wickersham tells the story of the first planned residential development in America: Beacon Hill. The podcast includes the history of local families (Hancock and Copley) and takes you on a journey of design (State House by Charles Bulfinch) and real...