Project Development

NETWORK was unveiled in May 2019. Read more about the exciting conclusion of this long-awaited installation.

“As co-chair of the Public Art Committee since the beginning, I’ve had the opportunity to work with an amazing team of volunteers to secure funding, create the 501(c)3 WTS-Boston Charitable Fund, issue a call for artists that received 195 entries, and work with Ellen Harvey to bring our vision to life. I’m proud to have been a part of this amazing project and look forward to (hopefully) bringing my future grandchildren to South Station to show them what a team of dedicated and thoughtful volunteers can achieve”

— Lisa A. Brothers, PE, ENV SP, LEED AP BD+C, chairman & CEO of Nitsch Engineering

Project history and timeline:

  • 9/7/2017 - Fundraising Kickoff, New Art Concept Unveiled [Press Release]
  • 2/19/2016 - Winning Artist Selected! [Press Release] 
  • 11/5/2015 - Final Artist Presentations
  • 8/10/2015 - Artist Selection Process Extended - Two New Artists Join [Press Release]
  • 2/24/2015 - Artist Presentations (First Round)
  • 10/6/2014 - Three Finalists Selected [Press Release]
  • 7/21/2014 - Artist Applications Due 
  • 7/1/2014 - Public Information Session and Site Tour
  • 6/24/2014 - Call to Experienced Designers Underway [Press Release]
  • 6/3/2014 - Call To Artists Open

NETWORK In the Press

Public Art and the MBTA

Since 1967, the MBTA has been a strong advocate for incorporating public art into stations to honor community involvement and improve the experience of transit riders. The MBTA art program was the first in the nation and has served as a model for other cities. Currently, the MBTA collection contains over 90 art pieces on six transit lines. Visit the MBTA website to view a gallery of public art throughout the transit system, and click here to see a map of public art installations throught the MBTA network.