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How to Exhibit in the Main Library • Coolidge Corner Branch (coming soon) • Putterham Branch (coming soon)

Main Library (361 Washington St., Brookline) Exhibit Areas

First floor:

  • Foundation Case — located in the west entrance foyer near School St.
  • Emery & Lobby Cases — in the main lobby across from the new nonfiction books.
  • Brookline 300th Display Case — in the Reference Room

Children's Room:

  • at the entrance
  • across from the Circulation Desk
  • all around the room.

The Gallery in Hunneman Hall — located on the second floor

The Gallery in Hunneman Hall is open up to 30 minutes before closing as long as the hall is not is use. For scheduled programs and events, click on Calendar in the upper right-hand corner of our web page at brooklinelibrary.org. If the track lights are off when you arrive, the (labelled) switches are just inside the door to your right.

Tools of the Trade: 19th and early 20th century Artists materials

Apr 15, 2014-May 29, 2014
Main Library, First Floor, Lobby and Emery Cases


Tools of the Trade: 19th and early 20th century Artists materials

From the collection of Robert Baart

I'm an artist and taught painting at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, for decades. My interest in collecting antique artists' materials is directly connected with my course on painting materials and techniques. The class included instruction in oil, fresco, and egg tempera painting as well as gilding. Centuries ago artists' colourmen provided the pigments, brushes, palettes, and tools we find at local art stores today.

By visiting antique shops, flea markets, and yard sales I have been able to find some wonderful treasures. Most of the watercolor and oil painting boxes are English, some American, but many of these unique items have unknown origins.

Brookline Artists' Open Studios Weekend
Saturday, 10-4:30 PM & Sunday, 1-4:30 PM

Apr 26, 2014-Apr 27, 2014
Main Library, Hunneman Hall & Conference Room

Saturday, Apr 26: 10-4:30 p.m.
Sunday, Apr 27: 1-4:30 p.m.

Regina Berkeley Mixed media A lively show of color through the use of paint & paint chips from the nearby hardware store

Brian Cochran Photography: Landscapes, cityscapes, and nature

Orna Feldman Jewelry: One-of-a-kind jewelry. Elegant statement pieces

Alex Gonzalez Oil painting: Impressionist style with bold colors

M. A. Lasek Photography, Water media: Brookline and beyond, captured in photographs, ceramic art tiles, coasters, and small treasures

Karen Stern Oil Paintings, Watercolors, Sewn items: Abstract paintings and sewn gift items

Amalia Tagaris Encaustic, Mixed media: Layers of molten beeswax and mixed media are used to create rich, luminous paintings on panels as well as papers

Joan Thormann-Encore Designs Watercolor, Textile, Yarn and Glass: Now art using then materials