City Hall Galleries

The Mayor's Gallery exhibits work by Boston artists who have received recognition for their artwork through grants, awards and other types of public display.

The Scollay Square Gallery showcases the many arts organizations and artists community groups that support Boston artists throughout the city.

Currently Showing in the Mayors Gallery, 5th floor

Lazaro Montano

Lazaro Montano is an interdisciplinary artist whose medium is said to be information. His method is to collect, synthesize and quantify data associated with social and cultural meaning and arrange them in an ordered and structured form. In doing so, he attempts to reflect on the contemporary pursuit of creating order out of our many needs and desires.
Montano was a finalist for The Massachusetts Cultural Council Fellowship grant for photography in 2013.


The exhibition will be on display July 7 - August 15, 2014


Currently Showing  Scollay Square Gallery, 3rd floor

The South Boston Art Association

The South Boston Art Association’s exhibition highlights artists and poets from the neighborhoods of South Boston. From abstract to realism to poetry, this exhibition highlights a wide variety of techniques and themes. The artists featured include Paul Christian, Dennis Conway, Amanda Crump, Norman Crump, Harold Cunniff, William Frew, Joe Kerbartas, Dan McCole, Dorothy Morris, Deb Putnam, and Tom Steiner.

The exhibition will be on display July 7 - August 15, 2014


Currently Showing in the Mayors Neighborhood Gallery, 2nd floor

Camera's Coast / Historic New England

Historic New England’s The Camera's Coast exhibit presents images from the Historic New England collection depicting life along the New England coast in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. These were years of great social and economic change, with many traditional occupations, alongshore fishing to shipbuilding to deep-water voyaging, were in decline. As the number of people who could afford vacations grew and improved transportation made it easy for them to flee the city in the summertime, coastal recreation boomed, boating and yachting blossomed.
 
Pioneering photographers represented in The Camera's Coast include Emma L. Coleman, Baldwin Coolidge, Henry G. Peabody, Fred Quimby, and Nathaniel L. Stebbins. Subjects depicted include square-riggers, coasting schooners, fishing vessels and fishing ports, steamships and steamboats, tugs, small boats and large yachts, summer hotels and fishermen's shacks, beach houses, mansion houses, rusticators, fishermen, seaweed gatherers, lifesavers, and saltmarsh haymakers.

The exhibition will be on display till July 31, 2014

Mayor's Art Gallery
Located on the 5th floor of City Hall. From City Hall Plaza or Congress St. entrances, take South Elevators to the 5th floor, follow signs to Mayor's Office: signage marks the gallery entrance. If you are planning to attend an opening you must enter from Congress Street.

Scollay Square Gallery
Located on the 3rd floor/main lobby of City Hall. When entering from Congress St, take elevators to 3rd floor, proceed through lobby, passing the information desk on your right. The gallery is ahead of you. When entering from City Hall Plaza, proceed through lobby, passing the information desk on your right. The gallery is ahead of you. Signage marks the gallery entrance. If you are planning to attend an opening you must enter from Congress Street.

Located on the 2nd floor near the South Elevators. From City Hall Plaza or Congress St. entrances, take South Elevators to the 2nd floor. 
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