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Histories of Neon, Light, and Architecture

12 July 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Organized by: Rose Kennedy Greenway Conservancy
Venue: Boston Center for the Arts, Black Box Theatre
539 Tremont Street
Boston, MA

A lively exploration of the past and present of large-scale light projects in the Bay State.


Please join the Greenway Conservancy for a free, public panel discussion exploring the histories, lessons and relevance of electric light to our experience of highways, parks and shopping plazas. GLOW, the current exhibition of eight historic neon signs from across Massachusetts with contemporary light-based artworks on The Greenway will serve as the starting point for an intriguing conversation between historians, artists, collectors and museum professionals.


Historian Victoria Solan will moderate a discussion with some of today’s most innovative leaders in the field, revealing how present-day thinking about light can create open, inclusive spaces for all of us to enjoy. The conversation is sure to spark new thinking about technology, creativity and the shared legacy of our built environment.