Harvard vision not what neighbors see

Harvard vision not what neighbors see - The Boston Globe

Harvard University calls it an art center. North Allston residents call it a glorified warehouse.

The ongoing debate over Harvard's plans for expansion into the North Allston neighborhood turned into a battle of rhetoric Monday night as the university presented its preliminary proposal for a 130,000-square-foot art facility at 224 Western Ave.

Comments and questions about the outline for the art center proposal must be submitted by March 2 to Gerald Autler of the Boston Redevelopment Authority, at Gerald.Autler.bra@cityofboston.gov


  1. I have to admit that I know very little about Harvard's plans for Allston despite living here for twenty years. I like the Harvard University Art Museums. Could you offer a thumbnail sketch for a latecomer to your blog? Just found out about your blog from the exhibitionist blog, which had a link.

  2. Anonymous11:30 PM

    yes, I'm interested in knowing more too. I'm actually quite quite excited about a contemporary art presence in Allston.