Art In The Yard
The National Parks of Boston and the USS Constitution Museum host art installations in the Charlestown Navy Yard, Boston National Historical Park. The program features work curated by Sarah Hutt featuring three Boston-based artists: a sculpture by Chris Frost, a sound installation by Maria Finkelmeier, and a mixed-media installation by Marlon Forrester.
These installations are part of the National Park Service’s Art on the Trails to Freedom, a collaborative project that invites artists from New England to create public works of art that explore Boston’s historical themes and activate select locations on Boston’s Freedom Trail and Black Heritage Trail with new theme-based public programming and temporary public art installations.
by Chris Frost
Assembly is a sculptural installation meant to reflect the people and production of the historic Charlestown Navy Yard. The wood and glass structure is based on the Yard’s Muster House. This octagonal building was a place for employees to receive work assignments each day.
B.O.A.T (Crane 65)
by Marlon Forrester
B.O.A.T. (Building Oceanic Artwork in Teams) is a participatory art installation that bridges both the future and the past of the Navy Yard through an immersive art installation which includes large scale line drawings and sculptures created with historic ship building materials.
by Maria Finkelmeier
Maria collected sounds found throughout the shipyard by drumming on metal structures, striking a historic bell, and recording ambient sounds of voices, airplanes, construction noises, and wildlife. She invited a group of 10 musicians to create music in the depths of Dry Dock 1, reacting to the reverberation within the massive space, along with prompts pertaining to the shipyard’s history.