Due to a facilities issue, the Brookline Room is currently closed and its materials are unavailable.


Upcoming Exhibits

Feet of Clay

September 7 – November 1, 2016
Main Library, First Floor: Emery, Foundation and Lobby Cases


In the first floor display cases, see the latest creations from Feet of Clay through November 1. Feet of Clay is a cooperatively run pottery studio in the heart of Brookline Village. The studio is shared by a diverse group of ceramic artists and potters. This exhibit features the work of many of these artists ranging from functional tableware to fanciful sculpture. To learn more about Feet of Clay, please visit: www.Feetofclaypottery.com

The participating ceramic artists and potters are: Brian Back, Eliabeth Boates, Dave Bowen, Mel Butler, Frank Caro, Isabela Darcie, Lara Diaz, Louise Farrell, Claudia Fiorini, Karen Flannery, Richard Gilson, Sophie Gordon, Todd Idson, Danielle Jurdan, Erica Kirsners, Susan Kommit, Deborah Liney, Marc Mancuso, Jon Mandelbaum, Diana Nugent, Cary Rapaport, Andrew Rogovin, Daphne Schatzberg, Joan Schwartz, Holly Sears, Christine Shadic, Jo Soshnick, Kevin Viens, Bohn Whitaker, Horiko Williamson, Kari Wojtanik, and Jennifer Wyman.

The Outside: An Introspective

Paintings and Photographs by Sally Whelan

September 7 – November 2, 2016


Opening Reception: Thurs, September 15: 5:30-8:00pm

Viewings: Thurs, September 29: 5:30-8:00pm & Sat, October 22: 1:30-4:00pm


Main Library, Second Floor: The Gallery in Hunneman Hall


Sally Whelan is primarily a landscape painter working in pen and ink, watercolor and oil. This exhibit will feature landscapes of Martha’s Vineyard, the Marche region of Italy, and County Waterford in Ireland, drawing upon different eras in the painter’s life.  Other landscapes are imaginary, as those derived from childhood, as well as an extensive series of circuses and fairs.  These works dissolve the line between the figurative and the abstract, the real and the imagined.  In recent years, Whelan also embarked on an unexpected foray into photography, and the show will highlight a series of large scale photographs (3 feet by 3 feet).

Whelan trained privately over ten years with Boston’s preeminent painter and teacher Albert Alcalay.  She was a teaching assistant at Harvard University’s Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts to Alcalay and New York based painter Harvey Quaytman, in courses on visual design, the art of color, and painting.

She has exhibited in a variety of solo, two-person, and group shows on Martha’s Vineyard, and in Boston, Cambridge, and Brookline.  Her work is held in private collections across the United States, at the Cambridge Public Library, and Community Connections in Washington, D.C.

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 Brookline Village Library, the Coolidge Corner Library or the Putterham Library.

Brookline Village 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.

Teen Room:

  • Near the entrance to the Teen Comics & Graphic Novel hallway

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, check our events calendar. If the track lights are off when you arrive, the (labelled) switches are just inside the door to your right.