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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.

Our Stories photo exhibit

Sep 24, 2015-Nov 30, 2015
Coolidge Corner branch library


From now through the end of November, the Public Library of Brookline’s Coolidge Corner branch will display “Our Stories,” a collection of photographs and stories about the deinstitutionalization movement – which moved individuals with developmental disabilities out of crowded, poorly run institutions – as told by those who lived it. Focusing on the lives of adults living with intellectual and physical disabilities, “Our Stories” was created by Brookline-based MAB Community Services and photographer Meg Landers. For more information about “Our Stories,” visit http://www.mabcommunity.org/ads/news-events/our-stories.html.

ABOUT MAB: Founded as the Massachusetts Association for the Blind, MAB has been creating opportunities for people with disabilities since 1903. Our experience allows us to forge strong community partnerships to meet the pressing need for high quality services and transform lives. www.mabcommunity.org.

International Women’s Club of Boston’s Group Show
• Opening Reception: Saturday, Nov. 7, 2-4 PM

Nov 7, 2015-Jan 3, 2016
Main library Foundation & Emery Cases, Hunneman Hall

Nov. 7, 2015 – Jan. 3, 2016 Opening reception: Saturday, Nov. 7: 2-4 p.m.

The International Women’s Club of Boston (IWCB) is a social group open to all women residents of the Greater Boston Area, and includes newcomers and long-term residents, expatriates and Americans. It offers an opportunity to meet new people, share experiences, and learn about different cultures, lifestyles and traditions.

Their members gather regularly for a luncheon at the Main Library, and they recently installed a group art show on the first floor in the Foundation and Emery Cases, and on the second floor in Hunneman Hall. Their exhibit includes quilts, pastels, photographs, cards, acrylics, watercolors, oils, sculpture, and mixed media, and will be on view through Jan. 3.

The participating members are: Ines Arismendi (Venezuela), Ulrike Bankman (Germany), Iko Burns (Japan), Yasuko Dower (Japan), Carolina Diaz Duran (Chile), Robin Gaynor (USA), Mary-Alice Gately (Belgium), Joyce Lauro (USA), Rosemie Leyre (Belgium), Suzanne McLaughlin (USA), Eka Maraneli (Georgia), Nana Maraneli (Georgia), Mary Pope (USA), Lalitha Ramakrishnan (India), Cindy Rotermund (USA), Foruozan Shemirani (Iran), Marga van Breda (Netherlands), and Pauline Webber (United Kingdom).

For more information about this organization, go to: www.iwcb.org, and to see pictures from their opening reception, please go to: https://www.iwcb.org/news/3626592.

Women Write about Art(s)

Nov 16, 2015-Jan 3, 2016
Main Library, First Floor: Lobby Case


Curated by local Brookline author Sarah Smith.

This exhibit includes new and notable fiction and nonfiction by women, about women's response to art. Women photographers look at the world. A landscape historian writes about landscape and African-Americans. Prizewinning novelists create world-building, time-traveling, gender-bending fiction about women and art.