Art on Display in the Atrium
The atrium lobby space holds a 23 foot mural by noted American illustrator N.C. Wyeth. The mural was originally commissioned for the main office of the First National Bank of Boston (formerly known as BankBoston) to appear in its new building which opened in 1924. This centerpiece mural is one of five, and was the only mural in the sequence designed specifically for the site. The original mural has been restored and its architectural setting duplicated here. The image is of Neptune, god of the sea, guiding ships as they sail between the continents of North and South America.
The Building Atrium also displays art by the Providence Art Club. The Art Club was founded in 1880 and was created to stimulate the appreciation of art in the community. Located on Thomas Street just across the river from One Financial Plaza, the Art Club is a picturesque procession of historic buildings, home to studios, galleries, and a clubhouse. Through its public programs, its art instruction classes for members, and its active exhibition schedule, the Providence Art Club continues a tradition of supporting the visual arts in Providence and beyond.
We are pleased to have them as our exhibitor in the Atrium Gallery. Works by Del-Bourree Bach, Domine Vescera Ragosta, and Nancy Gaucher-Thomas are among artists whose work has been shown. These displays are truly welcomed.
Tenants are encouraged to take advantage of the seating in the Building Atrium, which can be accessed at any time by using their access card to "swipe in" at the atrium doors.