King Boston, The Embrace, Boston, MA
MGAC is providing Owner’s Representation services to King Boston for the planning and construction of landscape and art installation in Boston Commons, including serving as Artwork Coordinator for the installation of Hank Willis Thomas’ sculpture, The Embrace. The sculpture will memorialize both Martin Luther King, Jr. and Coretta Scott King, emphasizing the importance of collective action. Concentric rings of seating around the sculpture enable an intimate viewing experience for both large and small groups. The sculpture will be installed in Boston Commons after a year-long selection process and significant community involvement.
In representing the Artist for this commission, MGAC is involved with negotiating agreements, selecting fabricator, coordinating multi-tiered approvals and planning for the installation that will occur a future general contractor that will be responsible for the landscape and other construction.