Exhibits & Displays

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Would you like to exhibit your work at the library? Coletti exhibit space
Submit an application for review by our exhibit committee. For more information, check our Exhibit & Display Policy.

Enjoy monthly art exhibits

in the entrace lobby on the first floor of the Main Library, plus permanent and periodic displays of documents, photographs, artifacts, and ephemera in the display cases at the Main Library.

Currently On Exhibit: The Universal Struggle for Better Working Conditions

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Workers have faced many difficulties over the years and they continue to face many of the same problems. The labor posters in this exhibit reference health and safety on the job, plant closings, repression, equal pay, full rights for women, decent wages and neoliberalism. The placards next to the posters give the identification of the poster, the country where the poster was produced, the organization it was produced for, translations to English (where necessary), the name of the artist (where known) and the date created (where known).

Exhibitor Stephen Lewis is a long-time activist in the labor movement, and the former Treasurer of his union. Stephen has exhibited at a number of public libraries in Massachusetts and two of the state Heritage parks. He has presented at the annual conference of the National Council on Public History, and on some cable television programs. The posters/photos were contributed by friends, collected at conferences, visits to some of the organizations, and from connections made through the Internet.

Permanent Displays

(Located on the top floor of the Main Library)

F. Wesley Fuller Geological Specimens Collection

Fuller, a Quincy native and granite man, accumulated this collection over a period of many years. It was presented to the library in 1954.

Claflin Mineral Collection

Charles A. Claflin traveled thousands of miles and spent 25 years collecting his minerals. In his collection, he had in mind primarily beauty — beauty of color and beauty of crystallization.


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