With Us

Public art relies on collaboration, and by its nature, builds communities, creates opportunities for larger conversations, and helps to define a sense of place. Northeastern’s Public Art Initiative partners with groups across the university and throughout Boston to develop programming that deepens the public’s engagement with art and creative expression.

Our partners

Gallery 360

Located on the first floor of the Curry Student Center, Gallery 360 is Northeastern’s contemporary art project space and a resource for teaching, learning, and programming across colleges and disciplines. Curated by Juliana Barton, director of the university’s Center for the Arts in the College of Arts, Media and Design, Gallery 360 partners with the Public Art Initiative on projects that span interior and exterior campus spaces.

Northeastern Crossing

Located on Tremont Street,  Northeastern Crossing  serves as a community gateway to the university  and  a  primary liaison to residents, civic leaders, and neighborhood groups.  Part of the  university’s Office of City and Community Engagement, Northeastern Crossing  partners with the Public Art Initiative to host  a rotating exhibition of local artists’ work.  The  exhibits  serve as the basis for broader artistic programming for our surrounding communities including, artist talks, workshops, and events.  Northeastern Crossing has featured the work of artists such as Johnetta Tinker, Ekua Holmes, Cicely Carew, and Jamal Thorne and held workshops by visiting artists Favianna Rodriguez and Barrington Edwards.

Center for Law, Innovation and Creativity

CLIC  combines the study of innovation and creativity with the Northeastern University School of Law’s social justice mission. The center’s artist-in-residency program  engages students and the  community around issues at the intersection of law and technology. These  artists work  with the Public Art Initiative to create temporary installations across campus.  In its broader mission, the center  brings together  scholars, lawyers, students,  community members, innovators,  and industry partners to  study  how  intellectual property  and new technologies affect human values like equality, privacy, and justice.

Center for the Arts

The   Center for the Arts  fosters interdisciplinary research, hosts  exhibitions, and  leads  programming, all with the goal of infusing creative expression and cultural awareness into the Northeastern experience.  The Public Art Initiative works in tandem with the center on projects and programming that support the integration of the arts with other disciplines.  One collaboration was a decentralized public art project on social media that  provided guidance on  how  people can  create art at home with minimal materials.