All Brookline Library locations will be closed Wednesday, June 19 for Juneteenth.

Please note: The Brookline Village Library will be closed on Sundays from June 16 to September 1.

The Bay State: A Multicultural Landscape – Closing Reception

black and white portrait of immigrant woman from zambia

Join photographer Mark Chester for the closing reception of his exhibit The Bay State: A Multicultural Landscape.

Mark Chester’s powerful photographs create a visual archive that celebrates the broad diversity of Massachusetts’ citizens, who hail from most of the 195 countries and territories around the globe. Chester’s portraits of new Americans tell the story of who they are and how they have transformed the culture of the Bay State. They show the vast cultural resources and rich ethnic heritage of the Bay State’s 351 towns and cities.

The project, which received a 2021 Massachusetts Cultural Council grant from the Brookline Commission for the Arts, supports the mission of the Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy (MIRA) Coalition. Exhibition companion books are available in the Minuteman Library Network. For more information, please see

Mark Chester has been a professional photographer since 1972. He was Director of Photography and staff photographer at ASCAP (American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers) in New York City. His work appears in the permanent collections of museums across the country, as well as publications such as the New York Times, Boston Globe, Washington Post, L.A. Times, Chicago Tribune, and Cape Cod Magazine. Chester contributes the monthly column “See What I Mean?” to the Enterprise newspaper group, covering upper Cape Cod.

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Thursday, November 3, 2022

2:30 pm - 4:30 pm


Brookline Village - Hunneman Hall
361 Washington Street, Brookline, MA 02445, United States


Hunneman Hall is located on the second floor of the Brookline Village Library. To access, use one of the main entrances, which are equipped with ramps and door openers, followed by the elevator in the atrium. This venue is equipped with assistive listening transmitters and devices, available upon request.

Need aids or accommodations? Email our administration team or give us a call at 617-730-2360 for more information.

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