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: A Tale of Two Cities: an exploration of Boston and Quincy images by Isabel C. Shamitz

art sampleThroughout the month of April we are proud to present Isabel C. Shamitz's artwork.

"Welcome to A Tale of Two Cities. My name is Isabel Shamitz and I am a fine artist and expert in depicting those special moments and events, against the backdrop of the streets, corners and places of interest in and around the Boston, Massachusetts area. My colorful images, which bind families and friends together, capture the present and evoke the sweet memories that inspire us and enrich our lives and feed our souls... And make life worthwhile and worth living.

Since early childhood, creating art and watching an image come to life on my canvas has given me great satisfaction. My favorite subjects have always been scenes from life; people, places, pets and the humans they own, caught in the act of living, especially against the backdrop of the city streets, for which I have a special affection. Like portraits, cities are living, breathing entities and the energy and intensity of the different elements of the urban setting have always fascinated me.

My style, particularly in my use of color, is one of impressionistic realism; a visual approach that enhances my portraits very well. Revealing the external likenesses of my subjects is only the beginning. Capturing the mood, personality and individuality is my ultimate goal. I want to capture the inner soul of people, pets and city streets and bring them to three-dimensional life on a two-dimensional plane."

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 collecting his minerals and spent 25 years in the process. In his collection, he had in mind primarily beauty- beauty of color and beauty of crystallization.

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