Welcome to Art on the Marquee
Boston Cyberarts and the Massachusetts Convention Center Authority have teamed up to create “Art on the Marquee,” an ongoing project to commission public media art for display on the new 80-foot-tall multi-screen LED marquee outside the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center in South Boston. The largest urban screen in New England, this unique digital canvas is one of the first of its kind in the U.S. to integrate art alongside commercial and informational content as part of the MCCA’s longstanding neighborhood art program.
Boston Cyberarts and the Massachusetts Convention Center Authority (MCCA) will present five new works created by five teams of women artists for “Art on the Marquee,” the largest and most dynamic digital display for public media art in Boston. Five internationally renowned female artists will be paired with five new media artists to collaboratively create the new work for the 80-foot- tall multi-screen LED marquee outside the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, 415 Summer Street, Boston, MA in South Boston. An opening reception will be held on Wednesday, June 1, 6:30-8:30pm.
The artist pairings are Mags Harries and Catherine Siller; Nathalie Miebach and Allison Maria Rodriguez; Emily Eveleth and Amy Baxter MacDonald; Deb Todd Wheeler and Lina Maria Giraldo; and Ambreen Butt and Cindy Sherman Bishop.
The event is FREE and open to the public, but we do ask that you RSVP here.
“Art on the Marquee” offers artists more than 3,000 square feet of digital display on seven screens, providing full-motion video and a viewership of more than 100,000 pedestrians and motorists. The marquee is visible for a half a mile in many directions and is seen by traffic on Summer, D, and Congress streets, as well as from the surrounding hotels, office buildings and the Seaport World Trade Center.
“Boston Cyberarts is thrilled to be working with the MCCA to bring digital art to the streets of Boston’s Innovation District,” said Cyberarts Director George Fifield. “As urban screens become ubiquitous worldwide, the ‘Art on the Marquee’ initiative at the BCEC expands the use of dynamic digital displays for public media art in one of Boston’s most rapidly developing public spaces.”