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How to make the Green Line beautiful

How much has Greater Boston broadened its horizons? Thirty-five years ago, when the MBTA began installing art in Red Line stations, the region set many of the standards for incorporating public art into transit systems still used today. New York, Seattle, and Los Angeles all followed suit. Locally, though, it’s now residents who are pushing for cutting-edge art on the planned Green Line extension into Cambridge and Somerville.

The selections, which the T is expected to announce April 1, provide an opportunity to pick artists who will bring beauty to the stations — and also to put forward a fresher face on Boston for visitors arriving by T.

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