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:


I Want You To Have This

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

  • Dates: July 1 - August 14, 2015

Escapism & Adventure

 In the spring of 2013, 826 Boston published I Want You to Have This, a professionally designed collection of memoirs written and edited by sixty 11th graders over the course of the 2012-13 school year at Boston International High School (BIHS).  Photographs showing kids with their cherished objects will be on display.


United South End Artists

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

  • Dates: July 1 - August 14, 2015

In 1986 a group of artists at the Boston Center for the Arts invited friends and neighbors into their studios to view their art. As other artists in the area became interested in the event, the United South End Artists was formed, and the South End Open Studios weekend came into being. Today the event covers a dozen studio buildings and more than 250 artists, encompassing all of Boston’s South End, attracting thousands of visitors from surrounding towns as well as the greater Boston area. In 1996 the USEA was granted 501(c) 3 status. The South End Open Studios event allows visitors to see where and how art is made, and to meet the artists. The USEA also sponsors several other art events during the year.

The exhibition will feature art of varied mediums, themes and styles by 20 USEA artists.

 


Heritage Trees & Scenic Vistas of The Emerald Necklace

         Location: Mayor's Neighborhood Gallery, 2nd floor (Directions)

  • Date: July 1 - July 31, 2015

In the spring of 2014, Erik Gehring was asked by the Emerald Necklace Conservancy’s Olmsted Tree Society to photograph the Necklace’s Heritage Trees, some of the largest and oldest tree specimens in the parks (not including those in the Arboretum).  These trees were identified as part of the comprehensive Emerald Necklace Tree Inventory, Assessment and Management Plan spearheaded by the Olmsted Tree Society in 2013.

 “I was very pleased to have gotten this opportunity as I have focused my creative energies at the Arnold Arboretum for so many years and I was looking for an excuse to broaden my horizons,” said Gehring. “It was wonderful being able to explore and photograph the rest of the Emerald Necklace.”

 

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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