Strings of brightly colored lanterns hang delicately over the public gathering space in front of the Chinatown Gate.
The 30 lanterns are part of a temporary public art installation on the Rose Kennedy Greenway called “Lantern Stories” by artist Yu-Wen Wu.
“Lantern Stories” was molded in part by community listening sessions Wu held with Chinatown residents.
“I think art can give hope.
I think art is a remarkable language that we can all respond to immediately,” says Wu.