As a trustee for the Saint-Gaudens Memorial, last night I attended a reception for historian David McCullough at the Boston Athenaeum and started talking to a city official who oversaw art work in the city. I asked her if she saw much vandalism and she sadly nodded she did.
But the sculpture that sees the most vandalism, she said, is the Boston Women's Memorial on Commonwealth Avenue. And the vandalism is almost always graffiti in the form of some sort of phallic symbol, she said.
It is shameful that so many people still think like this. And there is little that can be done, except to keep scrubbing away.
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