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In the heart of Boston, there is a fantastic and creative little park...
The features of the park are, simply put, works of art...in the heart of an otherwise very busy city...
the shape-changing split dodecahedron, like memory is constantly changing...allows each us each to make it our own...
a living piece of art, celebrating life...the embodiment of living memory..."
Wanderlust Americana, 2016
Photos: Peter Vanderwarker, Configurations/Matt Conti, and Friends. Map: Greenway Conservancy
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 early April, a crane lifts and pulls apart the two halves of the split dodecahedron, made of steel and aluminum, and reshapes the two halves into a new and different sculptural configuration of the 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.
The 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 to support the annual Reconfiguration of the Abstract Sculpture, Public Programs, 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 us. Sign up to receive updates & invitations
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