"Ars et Scientia" mural by Miles "El Mac" MacGregor - Northeastern University - Boston, Massachusetts USA
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member 401Photos
N 42° 20.248 W 071° 05.453
19T E 327751 N 4689363
Quick Description: Inspired by the artist's family history, his present and possibilities of the future, this mural represents and honors his parents and their careers. The public artwork is painted on the south side of Northeastern University's Meserve Hall in Boston.
Location: Massachusetts, United States
Date Posted: 1/19/2019 9:49:08 AM
Waymark Code: WMZXJ4
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Outspoken1
Views: 1

Long Description:

Artist: Miles “El Mac” MacGregor
Title: Ars et Scientia
Date: 2015
Medium: Spraypaint

The public artwork, which pays homage to the combination of Art and Science, is painted across the wall's upper two-thirds on south side of Northeastern University's Meserve Hall at 35-37 Leon Street, Boston, Massachusetts.

A realistic image of a woman from the shoulders up is rendered in grayscale. A light-colored tunic drapes over the figure's left shoulder and across her body. With face tilted upwards towards the heavens, a pair of long braids hang straight down along her neck. Her right hand's thumb and forefinger gently hold a bolt of lightening. The left middle finger, forefinger and thumb lightly grasp an artist's paint brush vertically. Each hand is framed by a circle, one blue, one red. Stars are scattered in the background along the top border.

A descriptive metal plaque is mounted to the wall beneath the piece and reads:

“Ars et Scientia”

Miles (“El Mac”) MacGregor
Los Angeles, California

Installed May 2015

Inspired by both classical painters and Chicano artists, El Mac fuses the disciplines of art and science in this image as a nod to his engineer father, a graduate of Northeastern, and his artist mother.

This work is part of President Joseph E. Aeoun’s Public Art Initiative, a campuswide effort to showcase dynamic and diverse artworks.

Northeastern University

Northeastern University

City: Boston

Location Name: Meserve Hall

Artist: Miles “El Mac” MacGregor

Date: 2015

Media: Spraypaint on brick

Relevant Web Site: [Web Link]

Visit Instructions:
Please give the date and description of your visit. One original photo of the mural must also be submitted. GPSr photo NOT required.
Search for...
Geocaching.com Google Map
Google Maps
Bing Maps
Nearest Waymarks
Nearest Murals
Nearest Geocaches
Nearest Benchmarks
Create a scavenger hunt using this waymark as the center point
Recent Visits/Logs:
There are no logs for this waymark yet.