Pathways to Freedom
A JArts™ Public Art installation by artist Julia Vogl, inspired by the universal themes of the Passover exodus story.
|Acclaimed social sculptor, Julia Vogl, will engage a broad multi-cultural audience from across the city in a community-wide dialogue about freedom and immigration in Boston.
Julia’s artwork will reflect 1,500+ conversations she will have in the Greater Boston area, asking people from all backgrounds about their journeys to freedom. Drawing inspiration from these stories, Vogl will create a larger than life visual representation around the Boston Common Parkman Bandstand. Incorporating audio recordings, the piece will allow all to share in Boston’s immigrant experience.
On display April 25 – May 2 during Boston Art Week (beginning April 27).
How to Participate:
Encounters: March 20 – April 8
Find Julia at any of these locations to visit her cart, answer questions on the themes of immigration and freedom, create an individual Pathways button to take home and help create the final artwork. Encounters are open to the public unless otherwise specified.
|Date||Time||Host/Location||Additional Information||How to RSVP|
|Wed, March 21st||9am-1pm||City Hall Plaza|
1 City Hall Square, Boston
|Join Julia inside City Hall Plaza|
|Wed, March 21st||6pm-8pm||WBUR "On Tap"|
890 Commonwealth Ave, Boston — 3rd Floor
|Click here to buy tickets.|
|Thur, March 22nd||11am-1pm||The Village Works|
202 Washington St., Brookline
|Visit your local co-working space and take 5 minutes to make your Pathways badge|
|Thur, March 22nd||7pm-9pm||Temple Shalom|
175 Temple St, West Newton
|Click here to RSVP. Suggested donation $5+|
|Fri, March 23rd||6:30pm-8:30pm||JArts™ Immigration Shabbat Dinner|
Woman's Club of Newton Highlands
72 Columbus Street, Newton Highlands
|Join Julia Vogl and UMass Faculty members to discuss freedom and immigration while enjoying a Middle Eastern Shabbat Dinner||Click here to buy tickets.|
|Mon, March 26th||6pm-9pm||Aeronaut Brewing Company|
14 Tyler St, Somerville
|It's Board Game night - so come and play your favorite game while attending an encounter.|
|Wed, March 28th||9am-1pm||CIC Boston|
50 Milk Street, Boston
|Meet Julia while grabbing coffee or enjoying lunch at Render Cafe at CIC Boston|
|Wed, March 28th||6pm-9pm||MusiConnects Student Performance @ Mattahunt Community Center|
100 Hebron St, Mattapan
|Join the musiConnects spring community party! Enjoy an evening of food and music with students, musicians and other members of the community. Click here to learn more.|
|Thur, March 29th||5:30pm-7:30pm||Venture Cafe Kendall|
One Broadway, Cambridge — 5th Floor,
|Julia will be popping-up at Café Nights - connecting entrepreneurs, investors, and innovators. Click here to learn more.|
|Mon, April 2nd||11:30am-2pm||Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway|
185 Kneeland St & High St, Boston
|Food truck opening day on the Greenway - grab a bite to eat while taking part in Pathways to Freedom|
|Mon, April 2nd||6pm||An Interfaith Seder @ Salem State University|
352 Lafayette St, Salem
|For SSU students, faculty, and staff only.|
|Wed, April 4th||4pm-9pm||The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston|
465 Huntington Ave, Boston
|Catch Julia outside Taste Cafe from 4pm or hear her talk on People, Places and the Power of Art at 8:15pm following an MFA City Talk at 7pm|
Museum entry free from 4pm
|Click here to buy tickets.|
|Thur, April 5th||8:45am-1pm||Prudential Center|
800 Boylston St, Boston
|Whether you are downtown to work or play, find Julia in the Center Court atrium by the South Garden.|
|Sun, April 8th||11am-4pm||Peabody Essex Museum|
161 Essex St, Salem
|A day of activities for the whole family exploring themes of freedom and immigration.|
Museum entrance fee applies.
Special thanks to our partners hosting private encounters:
Hebrew Senior Life, Ulin House of JCHE, UMass Boston, Jewish Vocational Services, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Combined Jewish Philanthropies.
Installation: April 25 – May 2
Read more about this project on the JArts Blog:
About Julia Vogl
London-based artist Julia Vogl’s social sculptures incorporate public engagement, architectural interventions and color. She creates experiences and memories for the viewer, prompting discourse while creating aesthetically rich works. Inspired by the community where the work is sited, Vogl creates works that reveal underlying cultural values, reflecting individual and collective input.