Carolyn Lewenberg

Artist in Residence

Department: Arts & Culture
Phone: 617-933-0749


Carolyn Lewenberg joined MAPC in 2017 as Artist in Residence in the Arts and Culture Division to assist with the development and implementation of innovative public art and creative placemaking approaches in planning projects.

Current activities include: working with departments and divisions to identify and implement arts and culture projects that will fulfill planning goals, and participating in the design of MAPC’s arts and culture-focused professional development program for planners. Carolyn is also helping to develop educational opportunities and training initiatives to establish MAPC’s creative community placemaking practice and generating content for our Arts and Planning Toolkit.

Carolyn comes to MAPC with experience in public art, landscape architecture, and arts education. She organizes and creates site responsive public art projects with a social and/or environmental mission. Her projects aim to connect natural systems and the built environment, and build community through an inclusive process and creation of interactive works. Her artwork has been shown at locations including Medicine Wheel Gallery, the Jewish Community Center, Harbor Arts, and the Charlestown Navy Yard and long term installations are currently at the Boston Children’s Museum and Franklin Park Zoo. She was an Artist in Residence in the Boston Harbor Islands National and State Park where she used art as a point of departure to develop interpretive programs focused on history and ecology. From 2007 to 2011, she annually organized and co-curated the Bumpkin Island Art Encampment. Visit to learn more about her work.

Carolyn earned a Masters in Art Teaching from Massachusetts College of Art and Design (MassArt), and BS in Landscape Architecture from UMass Amherst.

Areas of Expertise: Sculpture, sculptural installation, social practice, environmental art, natural resource management, relationship building, youth development, curriculum development, artistic collaboration.