The 2023 Boston Cow Parade has kicked off and Cabot is lucky to have a few of the life-sized art pieces in our own backyard! This tradition originated in 1998 in Zurich, Switzerland, and has since become a worldwide public art event. Cities that have participated in the past include Madrid, Edinburgh, Perth, Manchester and Toronto.
This year, seventy-five cows were transformed by local New England artists and spread out across the Boston area. Each cow has its own unique artist and backstory, which can be found on the platforms the cows stand on as well as on the Boston Cow Parade website. Boston’s Cow Parade supports the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the Jimmy Fund and anyone can contribute by purchasing their own cow or donating directly to Dana-Farber.
Several of this year’s pieces can be found right near our office - including at 200 Newbury Street, 200 Clarendon Street and 500 Boylston Street. If you are a Boston local, you will likely be familiar with some of the themes incorporated into each piece as the artwork is often specific to the cities they reside in, so be sure to stop and admire the cows when you come across them!
(Blog collaborated on by Rene Rodriguez and one of our Summer interns, Annabel Schmahmann)