opinion | Andris Nelsons

BSO and the city should join forces

Beyond the city itself, the Boston Symphony Orchestra represents the very best of Boston.

opinion | Lewis Wheeler

Bringing Boston’s support to the arts

It’s terrific that we now have an arts czar as a cabinet-level post, but why didn’t this happen sooner?

opinion | Paula Plum

Education, performance space, and diversity should be arts priorities

Creative programs need to be designed so that concerts, plays, recitals, and museums are welcoming to everyone.

opinion | Stephen Tourlentes

Incoming Boston arts czar needs to be a strong driving force

Julie Burros can help to nurture the next generation of artists and creative innovation.

opinion | Obehi Janice

Curing arts apathy

Boston artists need a good reason to stay here.

opinion | Rona Pondick

Making Boston more affordable for artists

Having a large population of working artists is crucial for growing a healthy arts community.

opinion | Robin Dawson

Creating a more thriving film industry in Boston

Our city is a director’s dream destination.

opinion | Peter DuBois

Asylum for fringe theaters

Boston needs more alternative spaces.

Musician Jon Short performs at the City View school in Worcester during a “Blues in the Schools” class in 2013.

opinion | Matt Glaser

Digging American roots music

Exposing our citizens to the riches of this tradition is essential.

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Make Boston’s citizens part of the solution

A letter to Julie Burros, the city’s incoming arts czar.

opinion | Esther Nelson

A major city needs cultural facilities to match

The more we can afford to produce here, the more we can attract talent to stay.

Messages for Boston

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//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/07/24/BostonGlobe.com/EditorialOpinion/Images/0727oped_cookEye.jpg Learn from how Chicago does culture

Julie Burros comes to Boston from the Windy City. What could we glean from that metropolitan area?

The Big Picture

A Chinese girl reaches to touch a colorful statue, one of many replicating China’s famous Terracotta Warriors at an exhibition on Sept. 3, in Beijing.

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Art in public spaces

An homage to the artists who create for all to see.