Boston Public Library
Exhibitions

Coming Soon

JD_Messiah_88A2840The Handel and Haydn Society: Bringing Music to Life for 200 Years

Central Library in Copley Square (Cheverus Room)
March 24 to September 5, 2015
Monday–Thursday: 9 a.m.–9 p.m., Friday–Saturday:9 a.m.–5 p.m.,
Sunday: 1–5 p.m.

Founded in Boston in 1815, the Handel and Haydn Society is America’s oldest continuously performing arts organization. The Bicentennial Exhibition draws from Handel and Haydn’s extensive archivesincluding materials housed at Boston Public Libraryand wide community to tell the story of its 200 years. Its musical legacy embodies the cultural heritage and development of the city and the nation.

 

We Are One thumbWe Are One: Mapping America’s Road from Revolution to Independence

Central Library in Copley Square (McKim Exhibition Hall)
May 2 to November 29, 2015
Monday–Thursday: 9 a.m.–9 p.m., Friday–Saturday:9 a.m.–5 p.m.,
Sunday: 1–5 p.m.

Using 60 maps and 40 prints, paintings and objects, this major gallery exhibition traces the American story from the French and Indian War to the creation of a new national government and the founding of Washington, D.C. as its home.

Organized by the Norman B. Leventhal Map Center, this exhibition features treasures from the Boston Public Library, the British Library, Library of Congress, and others. Highlights include rare and historically significant items that have not been previously exhibited.