For over 125 years, Fenway Studios artists have been tightly woven into the culture and history of Boston. The studios are a valuable anchor in the bustling Fenway Cultural District, and its tenants have been and continue to be important contributors to the Boston arts community. Fenway Studios has always been home to committed and productive artists and many are now represented in the collections of major museums spanning the globe. To discover why Fenway Studios is one of Boston’s premier cultural institutions, click on the photos above to read about the incredible history. Explore the artwork of the current residents and learn about their mission to preserve one of the city’s most important and unique architectural gems.
Fenway Studios is a National Historic Landmark building. It is the oldest purpose-built structure in the country constructed for and dedicated solely to artists’ space. The Studios are also the first in the country to pioneer a not-for-profit limited-equity form of ownership.
Today, artists who reside at Fenway Studios paint in a variety of styles from abstract expressionism to post-modern realism. Some continue in the Boston School tradition and teach new generations of artists, but many others work in other traditions and materials, both modern and classic.
A look into Boston’s historic Fenway Studios, the oldest artist-built and maintained studios in the country. Interviews with two artists who live and work at Fenway Studios explore the benefits and challenges of keeping this local treasure alive.