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:


Black Leaders Poster Exhibition

  • Location: Mayors Gallery, 5th floor (Directions)

  • Dates: January 14 - February 28, 2015

Historically, posters were used by leaders or movements to educate and win support of the masses. Some of these posters represent powerful expressions by various poster artists. Others represent the viewpoint of states and political groups motivated by ideology. In a number of countries, posters are used regularly and extensively to convey ideas as well as to generate support for candidates for election. Posters are also an inexpensive way for a group to communicate a simple message.

This exhibition is a tribute to black leaders who rose to prominence and/or leadership positions, often in spite of discrimination, repression, and state sponsored disinformation campaigns. Some were assassinated because of their work on behalf of others.

Included in this exhibit are Martin Luther King Jr., Malcolm X, Paul Robeson, Angela Davis, Patrice Lumumba, Maurice Bishop, Graca Machel, Wangari Maathai, Jesse Jackson, Nelson Mandela, Steve Biko, Amilcar Cabral, Carl Hampton, Harriet Tubman, and Frederick Douglas.


AAMARP

  • Location: Scollay Square Gallery, 3rd floor (Directions)

  • Dates: January 14 - February 28, 2015

The African-American Master Artists in Residence Program at Northeastern University is a group of visual artists who come from many different Backgrounds. Their work covers many different mediums, styles, and themes. All of the artists in this wonderful collective are storytellers who seek to relate some part of the same ever-evolving narrative of the African Diaspora. These works convey and celebrate the cultural and historical richness of the African-American experience.

The African-American Master Artists in Residence Program (AAMARP) is a center of excellence in multicultural visual and performing arts dedicated to creating an enriching cultural environment for a diverse community through exhibitions, concerts, performances, lectures, and workshops. Founded in 1977 by Dana Chandler, AAMARP today provides studio space for artists whose work has made an invaluable contribution to Northeastern University and to the vitality of the African-American art scene in Boston.

AAMARP continues to be a visual arts resource and ambassador of goodwill to the local, national, and international art community,andremains a prominent center for discussion of the African Diaspora cultural growth and development. AAMARP is an adjunct to the Department of African American Studies,College of Social Sciences and Humanities. 


Children of the World/Boston

  • Location: Mayors Neighborhood Gallery, 2nd floor (Directions)

  • Dates: December 8, 2014 - January 24, 2015

Children of the World / Boston is a story, in words and photographs, about children of immigrant families who live in Boston.

"I live two lives as a social worker and a photographer. Social work and making portraits have a common theme – in their essence they are both about the relationship between two people. I am succeeding when I am allowed in to the world of the family, and a sacred trust is built.I meet immigrant families every day at work. I love being with children and sharing the reality of how they experience the world. I am moved by the joys and struggles of their parents who are navigating life in a new country on top of the complex challenges that all parents face. Increasingly, I walk through my own city and see the world everywhere I look."

- Randi Frendlich

Directions & Locations

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  • 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.

  • Mayor’s Neighborhood Gallery:

    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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