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Interested in exhibiting your work at the Public Library of Brookline? Review our Art Exhibition Policy and read about the specifics of exhibiting at the Main Library, the Coolidge Corner branch or the Putterham branch.

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.

Crochet and Woven Jewelry by Hanne Bernstein

Feb 10, 2016-Mar 6, 2016
Main Library, First Floor: Foundation Case


Hanne Bernstein, a Danish native, has experimented with a variety of art forms throughout her life. After moving to Boston she started taking metalsmithing classes and found her creative niche in jewelry making. She incorporates her previous experience with fiber art and creates her unique jewelry pieces crocheting and weaving with gold and silver wire.

Hanne works in a contemporary, minimal style reminiscent of Scandinavian design. Inspired by nature and geometrical shapes Hanne's pieces are unique and timeless. She strives for a balance between lines, curves and forms to create an effect that is bold and sculptural.

To inquire about the jewelry in this exhibit, please email artist: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)


Pill Hill and the Children of 1886

Feb 10, 2016-Mar 6, 2016
Main Library, First Floor: Lobby Case

The Brookline Historical Society has produced an updated online version of the walking tour of Pill Hill published in 1977 by the Brookline Preservation Commission. This display highlights historic houses on the tour along with stories of the families that lived in them, with photos of their children from an 1886 album in the possession of the Society.

Gem Tintype Photographs

Feb 10, 2016-Mar 6, 2016
Main Library, First Floor: Emery Case

The postage stamp-sized photos on display are examples of a special type of 19th century photograph called a “gem tintype.” This exhibit tells how they were made, their place in the history of photography, and their use as a social medium of their time.

Kwang Sung Shin: Landscapes in oil
• Viewings: Saturday, Jan. 30, 1-4:30pm & Sunday, Feb. 28, 1-4:30pmg

Jan 12, 2016-Mar 6, 2016
Main Library, Second Floor: The Gallery in Hunneman Hall


One of the most beautiful exhibits ever mounted at the Main Library is now on view through March 6: “Landscapes in Oil” by Kwang Sung Shin. This stunning group of 11 paintings in sometimes soft, at others, vibrant hues dazzles the viewer. It’s as if one could step right into nature: along the water’s edge, through a flowering meadow, or by a meandering river.

Shin grew up in a small rural town in Cholla North Province, South Korea where he enjoyed the beauty of the mountains, running among the trees, and all that nature could offer. Upon entering high school, he studied art with Jung Su Park, who encouraged and supported the young artist, while teaching him rough sketching, watercolors, oils, and printmaking. Shin continued to refine these skills throughout college adding a sense of composition, structure, and color. He was thankful for the financial support of his family, and grateful for his superb instruction in art.

Shin was the artist-in-residence at Stonehill College and has shown his work in several institutions.

For more information, please e-mail: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or call him: 857-264-7140. His work is available for purchase.