News

Artist Paul Matisse, community save Charlestown Bells

Paul Matisse inspected a section of his reinstalled sculpture, the Charlestown Bells, at Paul Revere Park Sunday. The musical, interactive art piece had fallen into disrepair.
Paul Matisse inspected a section of his reinstalled sculpture, the Charlestown Bells, at Paul Revere Park Sunday. The musical, interactive art piece had fallen into disrepair.Photos by Aram Boghosian for The Boston Globe

This is a summary. To read the whole story subscribe to BostonGlobe.com

Tom O’Reilly walked home from the Financial District to Charlestown every day, and he would always pass something that disappointed him: the Charlestown Bells. The interactive public art project, installed in 2000 on the dam at the mouth of the Charles River, had fallen into disrepair, and only a few of the Bells worked. So he and a few others from Charlestown launched a grass-roots effort to save the bells and get them back in the hands of the original artist, Paul Matisse, the grandson of Henri Matisse. On Sunday, Matisse and a crew of volunteers will finally reinstall the repaired bells on the dam.

Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.

Get the full story with unlimited access to BostonGlobe.com.

Just 99 cents for four weeks.

Share