Face it, there is no shortage of amazing outdoor art installations to explore around Boston. Here’s another to add to the growing list.
Yesterday, the outdoor sculpture exhibition “Of Many Minds” by artist Michael Alfano officially opened at the Charlestown Navy Yard. Michael Alfano is known for creating figurative + surreal sculptures that convey philosophical ideas and abstract concepts. Each of the sculptures at the Harborwalk incorporates a human element, with most featuring a face.
Stroke of Genius is No. 6 on the map. | Photo by BOStoday team
What to see?
There are 20 sculpturesto find along the Boston Harborwalk, beginning just outside of the USS Constitution Museum and ending around Mayor Menino Park at the Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital.
The sculptures range in size and material, from the bronze Questioning Mind (No. 4) to the stainless steel, powder-coated Blue Dancer (No. 20).
Liquid Sunshine (No. 2) is hard to miss with the yellow face. City Editor Jess’ favorite was the interactive Turning Heads (No. 3), which has moving pieces to make a face.
Pro tip: take a closer look for a quote included on every sculpture to further the conversation.
The free, public art exhibit will be on display through Dec. 18, 2023. Learn more about each of the sculptures here and plan your waterfront adventure with this helpful map.
Blown (No. 5) on the left and Turning Heads (No. 3) on the right. | Photos by BOStoday team
How do you get there?
The Charlestown Navy Yard is approximately one mile from the MBTA’s North Station, which is accessible by the Green Line, Orange Line, or Commuter Rail. There is a Blue Bike station outside of the USS Constitution.
You can also ride the ferry from Long Wharf to the Navy Yard on a Boston Harbor City Cruise. Additionally, there is a public parking garage + street parking options.
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