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Exhibits



How to Exhibit in the Main Library

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.

Permanent Installation: Jeremy Kindall's "Storyville" at Putterham Branch Library

Jeremy Kindall's sculpture was installed at Putterham in June, 2014, in honor of former Putterham Branch Librarian Barbara Warner.

THIS PROJECT IS SUPPORTED IN PART BY A GRANT FROM THE BROOKLINE COMMISSION FOR THE ARTS, A LOCAL AGENCY WHICH IS SUPPORTED BY THE MASSACHUSETTS CULTURAL COUNCIL, A STATE AGENCY.

A Tribute to Roland Hayes

Feb 14, 2015-Mar 16, 2015
Main Library, First Floor: Lobby Case

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Curated by Dr. Barbara Brown on behalf of the Hidden Brookline Committee

World renowned lyric tenor, composer, courageous trailblazer and longtime Brookline resident, "Hayes’ life of almost ninety years reveals a remarkable story of a man who went from the plantation to the palace, performing before kings and queens, with the finest international and American orchestras, in segregated communities before blacks and whites alike. He was of small stature, dignified manner, and non-violent persuasion. He chose to overcome racism by example and in doing so became a trailblazer. When he sang, art became more than polished excellence. It appealed to something universal, something beyond the emotions, and something beyond the intellect, something one could call the soul."

From - Marva Griffin Carter's "Roland Hayes - Expressor of the Soul in Song (1887-1977)", The Black Perspective in Music, Autumn 1977.

“A Tribute to Roland Hayes – his music, his story” will take place at Christ’s Church Longwood, 70 Colchester St., Brookline, Sunday, Mar. 15, 3-4:30 p.m. Admission is free. Reserve your tickets now at www.rolandhayes.eventbrite.com

photo: Roland Hayes in 1954, photo by Carl Van Vechten.

MassArt student exhibit
• Closing Reception: Thursday, Mar. 12, 6-8 p.m.

Feb 14, 2015-Mar 16, 2015
Main Library, First Floor: Emery and Foundation Cases & the Gallery in Hunneman Hall

Curators: Hilde-Kari Guttormsen, Amanda Deveney and Adrianna DeCastro

The MassArt Student Exhibit, curated by: Hilde-Kari Guttormsen, Amanda Deveney, and Adrianna DeCastro, is on view at the Main Library through March 16. You’ll see oils, etchings, and monoprints on the second floor in Hunneman Hall ; and jewelry, sculpture, and metalworks on the first floor in the Foundation and Emery cases. Join these students at their closing reception in Hunneman Hall, Thursday, March 12, from 6-8 p.m. All are welcome. In addition to the curators, the participating artists are: Carloz Alvarez, Ashley Brewer, Orfeo Fabbri, Breana Ferrara, Angela M. Devesto, Franko Kosic-Matulic, Becky Levine, Marisa London, Jackie Sage Longe, Brendan Lyons, Shannon McCormack, Shea Mizuno, Dan Lynch, Nanette Pengelley, Jacob Rizzo-Bleichman, Nate Shaw, and Anneloes Van Beek.

Brookline Artists’ Open Studios Preview Show
• Reception: Thursday, Mar. 26, 6-8 p.m.
• Viewing: Saturday, March 28: 1-4:30 p.m.

Mar 20, 2015-Apr 19, 2015
Main Library, First Floor: Emery, Lobby and Foundation Cases & the Gallery in Hunneman Hall

Curator: Cathie Brenner