The Friday Morning Lecture Series presents:

"Boston Bronze & Stone Speak To Us" by Joseph Gallo
Friday, October 11, 2013
at 10 a.m. in the McCarthy Meeting Room

"Boston Bronze & Stone Speak To Us" is a unique and beautiful book that combines art, history and walking guides for the public sculpture found in eighteen Boston locales. Written by Joseph R. Gallo, Jr., who states that he is not an historian but a lover of the City of Boston, the book combines his original photographs and observations with well-referenced sources and maps for a complete experience of enjoying Boston sculpture. With hundreds of full-color photographs in all, each chapter offers a map of that area with stars and page numbers marking each work discussed. The chapters include the Boston Common, the State House inside and out, Beacon Hill and Louisburg Square, the Boston Public Gardens, the Esplanade and Hatch Shell, the Fenway, Chinatown and the Theater District, Copley Square, Park Square, the Commonwealth Avenue Mall, School Street and the Old City Hall, King's Chapel, Downtown and the Financial District, Government Center, Quincy Marketplace and Faneuil Hall, the North End, and the Waterfront.
The book also includes and Index of Monuments and an Index of the Sculptors. Boston is home to some of the most extraordinary public art in North America. Sculptors of public art include Daniel Chester French, Katherine Lane Weems, August Saint-Gaudens and George Aarons. This lovingly produced book introduces readers to the artists, the subjects of their work, and the accessibility of exceptional art all within the city of Boston.
Joe Gallo had moved from the suburbs to Lincoln Wharf and started walking around Boston, which he found more beautiful than ever. Gallo is a history buff, an art lover and an amateur photographer. As he walked, he found his lens drawn to the city’s statues. He wanted to know more about the city’s public art, but he found only a few outdated books on the topic. Eventually he decided, “I’m an entrepreneur, I’ll do one myself.’’