46th Annual Meeting of Friends of the Public Garden

You are welcome to attend the Friends of the Public Garden 46th Annual Meeting

Wednesday, April 13, 2016 at 5:00 pm

First Church in Boston

66 Marlborough Street, Boston MA

Anne Brooke, Chair of the Board of the Friends, will convene the meeting celebrating 46 years of preserving, protecting and improving the Boston Common, Public Garden and Commonwealth Avenue Mall.

There will be a business portion of the meeting followed by a Review of the Year by Liz Vizza, Executive Director, Friends of the Public Garden.


David Dearinger, Curator of Paintings and Sculpture at The Boston Athenaeum and member of the Friends Sculpture Committee, will give a talk entitled “Museums Without Walls: The Sculpture Collection of the Boston Common, Public Garden, and Commonwealth Avenue Mall.”  David brings impressive expertise to his subject with a Ph.D. in art history from the Graduate Center of the City University of New York with a specialty in nineteenth-century American art. He joined the staff of the National Academy of Design in New York in 1985 and served as Chief Curator there from 1995 until 2004, when he became curator at the Boston Athenæum. He has taught art history at a number of institutions, has lectured and published widely in the field of American art, and has curated and organized a number of exhibitions in New York and Boston. His current projects include the American portraits of the Marquis de Lafayette, the work of the American sculptor Daniel Chester French, and politics and public sculpture in Boston.

With forty-four memorials from plaques to significant monuments, the Common, Garden, and Mall have the largest concentration of outdoor public art in Boston. Come and hear David’s observations and insights into our “museums without walls.” Not to be missed!

Reception to follow. Kindly RSVP by April 6.

617-723-8144 or info@friendsofthepublicgarden.org

2015 Annual Meeting Minutes, ByLaws and the Board of Directors nominating slate available at friendsofthepublicgarden.org.








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