How to Exhibit in the Main Library • Coolidge Corner Branch (coming soon) • Putterham Branch (coming soon)
Main Library (361 Washington St., Brookline) Exhibit Areas
- 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
- 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.
International Women’s Club of Boston Exhibition
Closing reception: Monday, June 24, 5:30-8 p.m.
May 1, 2013-Jun 25, 2013
Curators: Marie-Alice Gately, Joyce Lauro, Eka Maraneli, and Pauline Webber
Main Library, First Floor: Foundation Case
Main Library, Second Floor: The Gallery in Hunneman Hall
“The International Women’s Club of Boston Exhibition” has been organized by members of IWCB in liaison with the Brookline Public Library to whom they are grateful for allowing their work to be displayed in Hunneman Hall and the Foundation Case.
The International Women's Club of Boston (IWCB) is a social group open to all women residents of the Greater Boston Area. They organize weekly activities and offer all their members -- newcomers and long-term residents, expatriates and Americans -- a space to meet new people, share experiences and learn about different cultures, lifestyles and traditions.
For more information on the IWCB visit their website at http://www.iwcb.org. Please contact individual exhibitors for further information on the artworks (see exhibitors' list in Hunneman Hall for e-mail addresses.)
The participating artists are: Ines Arismendi (Venezuela), Ann Bartholomew (USA), Ikuko Burns (Japan), Sandra Castellanos (Ecuador/USA), Yasuko Dower (Japan), Lisa Farrell (Italy/USA), Brigitte Field (France), Marie-Alice Gately (Belgium), Robin Gaynor (USA), Pattie Gowen Grossman (USA), Mavis Hemsley (UK), Jocelyne Kinsella (France), Joann Kowalski (USA), Joyce Lauro (USA), Anna Lebed-Boyer (Poland/USA), Jinny Lee (Korea), Rosemie Leyre (Belgium), Eka Maraneli (Georgia), Francoise Matte (France), Mary Pope (USA), Lalitha Ramakrishnan (India/USA), Judith Rosenmeier (Denmark/USA), Eileen Sommer (USA), Marga van Breda (Netherlands), Pauline Webber (UK), and Linda Zimmerman (USA).
Victorian Paper Ephemera
May 25, 2013-Jun 28, 2013
Main Library, First Floor: Lobby Case
Curator Karen Moss is displaying her collection of Victorian trade cards which were used to publicize businesses in the late 19th century. In an age when polite society carried calling cards, companies and their agents distributed decorative cards with their name and location to potential customers. These cards were meant to be decorative and were designed to reflect Victorian sensibilities. Often the image on the cards had little to do with the product being promoted. They became collectable for their attractive imagery and many have been preserved in the scrapbooks made by young girls and women of that era.
Postcards from Nome, Alaska
May 25, 2013-Jun 28, 2013
Main Library, First Floor: Emery Case
Curator: Jan Presser
Nome is a small city in the northwest corner of Alaska. But in the summer of 1898, prior to the discovery of gold, it didn't exist. By the end of 1899, it was a growing tent city with a population of more than 10,000. Mail could only be sent in and out during the three to four warm months when ships could sail to and from Nome. The rest of the year, the Bering Sea was either frozen or too treacherous because of ice floes.
Today Nome has a population of approximately 3500. Today we take instant communication for granted. In early 20th century Nome, there was no telegraph, no telephone, no ability to text nor Internet. There was only mail service during those few months and it was carried by dogsled. And like all of us, people in Nome wanted to communicate with their friends and loved ones. Here are postcards from Nome.