Boston Public Arts Director Karin Goodfellow reports the city hopes to remove that "Emancipation" statue in Park Square and stick it in storage somewhere really soon.
But what should the city do with it once Abe and headless Christopher Columbus have exhausted their conversation topics? And what should replace the void left in Park Square by the statue's removal?
Starting this winter, the City of Boston and Boston Art Commission will begin a series of virtual panel discussions and short-term art installations examining and reimagining our cultural symbols, public art, and histories.
You can tell the city your ideas for the future of the statue and the space it leaves behind, or even submit a drawing of what you'd like to see on the pedestal.