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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 entrance 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.

On Exhibit: Bicycle and Garden Paintings by Susan Entin

Watercolors by Susan Entin

We are celebrating bicycles and urban gardening with July’s exhibit of paintings by Susan Entin. The artist had the following to say about her work:

"These paintings are my prayers, my only way of speaking about environmental issues of urgency, and my celebration of possibility. I include in this show three works from a series of watercolors celebrating former-Boston Mayor Tom Menino's Hubway program, done at the time of this retirement. Two out of several bicycle series are also included. Subsequent to this was a series, in watercolor and water-based oils, about urban gardening across the nation. Nine water-based oil paintings celebrate Baltimore, Manhattan, San Francisco, and other location. Two watercolors also celebrate urban gardening in New York and Baltimore.

Are you an artist or do you know someone whose art you think would fit well in the library? Please submit an application to be considered!

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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