Armenian Heritage Park
on the Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway, Boston
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Building Community on Common Ground
Candlelit Labyrinth World Peace Walk
Sunday, December 20, 2015 5-7pm More
View the 2015 Abstract Sculpture
"...gem of the Greenway...public art both permanent and alive..."
"Armenian Heritage Park is important to Boston
because they have big celebrations
when new people come from different countries."
- Bennett, a third grader in Ms. Roger's class, Sprague School, Wellesley
from his report on the "significance of a Boston landmark".
About Armenian Heritage Park on the Greenway
Armenian Heritage Park welcomes all to celebrate the immigrant experience. The Park graces the public space with design features to engage all ages.
The Abstract Sculpture, a split dodecahedron, commemorates the immigrant experience. Annually, the Abstract Sculpture is reconfigured, symbolic of all who were pulled apart from their country of origin and came to these Massachusetts shores, establishing themselves in new and different ways.
Annually in late March, a crane lifts and pulls apart the two halves of the split dodecahedron, made of steel and aluminum, and reshapes the two halves of the geometric shape into a new and different Abstract Sculpture.
The Abstract Sculpture sits atop a Reflecting Pool; its waters wash over its sides and re-emerge as a single jet of water at the Labyrinth's center. The Sculpture is dedicated to lives lost during the Armenian Genocide of 1915-1923 and all genocides that have followed.
A Labyrinth, a circular winding path paved in grass and inlaid stone, celebrates life's journey. A single jet of water marks its center, representing hope and rebirth. Art, Science, Service and Commerce are etched around its circle in tribute to contributions made to American life and culture. This is the only Labyrinth on public land in the Northeast.
Armenian Heritage Park and its Abstract Sculpture and Labyrinth are recognized as Public Art. At the crossroads of residents, business and tourist footpaths, the Park is between Faneuil Hall Marketplace and Christopher Columbus Park.
Armenian Heritage Park and its Endowed Funds supporting the annual Reconfiguration of the Abstract Sculpture, the Najarian Lecture on Human Rights at Faneuil Hall and the Park's ongoing care and maintenance is a gift to the City of Boston and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts from Armenian-Americans.
Friends of Armenian Heritage Park is open to all with an interest in the Park and its programs. For information, please email info@ArmenianHeritagePark.org To receive our E-News!, click here LIKE US! Directions/Parking, here.