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Lauren YS stood in front of their work-in-progress Wednesday on Chelsea Street. The Sea Walls Boston program brings a wave of new public murals, including one by celebrity artist Shepard Fairey.

Murals arrive with a message for Boston: It’s time to act on ocean conservation

The Sea Walls Boston public art program brings a wave of new works, including one by celebrity artist Shepard Fairey.

GALLERIES
Esteban Cabeza de Baca's "Survivance," from 2021.

Layers of heritage and history in paint

Esteban Cabeza de Baca wrestles with conquest and colonialism in his landscapes.

MUSEUMS
The building has remained closed to the public since March 12, 2020.

Harvard Art Museums to reopen — finally — in September

The building has remained closed to the public since March 12, 2020.

Brian Huntress and Theodora Earthwurms began "The Boston Art Podcast" in January.

‘The Boston Art Podcast’ sets out to document underrepresented local creators

The podcast, which launched in January, features interviews with local creators and discussions on artistic processes and philosophy.

ART
Viewers admire the Boston Camera Club's photo banner exhibit at Fan Pier in the Seaport District.

Boston Camera Club unspools its art along Fan Pier

"The Focused Eye: Our Unique Views" combines photography with creative responses from community members.

Select images from the "Somebody Photographed This" collection. This treasure trove of found photos, stretching back to the 1860s, offers a compelling time capsule.

Saved from a dumpster, glass negatives reveal life in Mass. more than 100 years ago

A treasure trove of found photos, stretching back to the 1860s, offers a compelling time capsule.

COMMUNITY
Silvia López Chavez's latest public artwork is a colorful mural wrap.

On the Common, a public restroom wrapped with beautiful art

Silvia López Chavez's latest public artwork is a colorful mural wrap.

ART REVIEW | MURRAY WHYTE
Artist Firelei Báez calls her installation "To breathe full and free: a declaration, a re-visioning, a correction (19°36'16.9"N 72°13'07.0"W, 42° 21'48.762" N 71°1'59.628" W)."

At the ICA Watershed, artist Firelei Báez draws history from the deep

Her site-specific work takes inspiration from the Haitian Revolution.