Saturday, August 11 - Wednesday, October 31, 2018
The Emerald Necklace, Boston, MA 02130
The Conservancy welcomes to Boston and Brookline Fujiko Nakaya’s first extended citywide exhibition of multiple “fog sculptures,” marking her five decade career with works at five sites along the historic urban parks that link more than a dozen neighborhoods, and provide a natural, recreational and cultural conduit for the community. Created in response to the landmarked waterways and landscapes designed by Frederick Law Olmsted (FLO), Nakaya’s “climate responsive” shape-shifting, pure water forms invite visitors to immerse themselves in the art, experience nature anew, and appreciate the vital role of the Emerald Necklace in the city’s history, present, and future.
Organized by the Conservancy with curator Jen Mergel, this free public art presentation is on view every day, hourly from dawn to dusk, from August 11 through October 31 at these locations.
Nakaya calls fog “the most generous medium” and has collaborated for decades with artists, musicians, designers and more to transform her fog sculptures to “fog performances.”Visitors to the Shattuck Visitor Center (on the Back Bay Fens at 125 The Fenway, near the Museum of Fine Arts Boston and Northeastern University) will be able to learn more about Fog x FLO, Nakaya, Olmsted, and the history of the Emerald Necklace, the Conservancy, and more.
Organizers and Sponsors
Fog x FLO: Fujiko Nakaya on the Emerald Necklace and other 20th Anniversary programs are organized by the Emerald Necklace Conservancy in partnership with the City of Boston, Town of Brookline Parks and Open Space Division, MA Department of Conservation and Recreation and the Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University. Presentation is made possible with the generous support of Barbara and Amos Hostetter, High Meadows Foundation, Fotene Demoulas and Tom Coté, The Boston Foundation, Tom and Lisa Blumenthal, Brooke and John Cook, Plimpton Shattuck Fund, Kate and Ben Taylor, The Japan Foundation, Kohlberg Greer Fund, Eugene M. Lang Foundation, Dr. Barbara Millen and Family, Fish Family Fund, Samuels & Associates and an anonymous donor. Media sponsors: Boston magazine, The Boston Globe.