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Isles Arts Initiative: COVE (@ Georges Island, Boston Harbor)

  • Boston Harbor Island Mainland Ferry Pier 66 Long Wharf Boston, MA, 02110 United States (map)

Isles Arts Initiative: COVE

Georges Island is home to Fort Warren, an awe-inspiring pentagonal fortification that defended the Harbor from 1861 through the end of WWII. The decommissioned space is full of seemingly endless tunnels, caverns, ruins and secret hideaways to explore. 11 regional artists will create site-responsive work inspired by the 41.3 acres of built and natural environment. 

Not solely tethered to the fort's structure at the heart of the island, artists will be encouraged to activate all regions of terrain. From the heavily trafficked parade ground, to the placid Eastern shore, visitors will be invited to explore the far reaches of Georges' diverse landscape.

COVE is an unprecedented opportunity in New England to experience contemporary work living in harmony with a historical island site. Dynamic installations from some of our region's most talented artists will introduce an entirely new demographic to Georges and complement the island's rich intrinsic offerings. (Elizabeth Devlin, IAI Director, Curator)

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Isles Arts Initiative Dates : July 11 - August 26, 2015
COVE Exhibition Dates : July 11 - August 26, 2015
COVE Opening Reception : July 11, 2015, 4:30 - 6:00 PM