Current Exhibitions

At the Central Library

Central Library in Copley Square (Norman B. Leventhal Map & Education Center)
Through April 20, 2019

The Norman B. Leventhal Map & Education Center is proud to invite you to our new exhibition, Crossing Boundaries: Art // Maps. This show explores the ways in which artists traverse the traditional boundaries of cartography and art. Contemporary works of art are juxtaposed with historical maps spanning several centuries to create a dialogue between geographic representation and how artists use cartographic imagery to explore themes rarely touched by conventional mapmakers. Featured artists include Mary Armstrong, Abel Barroso, Tony Berlant, Jonathan Callan, Tiffany Chung, Kirsten Fisher, Carly Glovinski, Abby Goldstein, Alexander Gorlizki, Joyce Kozloff, Daniel McDonald, Abelardo Morell, Bruce Myren, Naoe Suzuki, Heidi Whitman, and Richard Youngstrom.

At the Branch Libraries

Myles Dunigan--Is the Dark Going to Catch UsMyles Dunigan: Is The Dark Going to Catch Us

Jamaica Plain Branch
Through December 31, 2018

The Friends of the Jamaica Plain Branch Library in partnership with Uforge are excited to announce a new exhibition in their public gallery space, showcasing the abstract ink paintings by Massachusetts native artist Myles Dunigan.



Wedded to Art: Fiber Art by Nancy Crasco & Pottery by Ken Crasco

Faneuil Branch
Through February 2, 2019

Nancy and Ken Crasco met at the Rhode Island School of Design, married a year after graduation, and pursued highly successful careers in the Boston area. Now both retired, they spend a lot of time in their home studios in the Oak Square neighborhood. 

Nancy has been creating art with fiber since 1968, while continuing to teach full time in the public schools until she retired.  She uses a gelatin plate, linoleum blocks and digital processes to print on both paper and fabric.  Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally since 1975.

Ken served as the Chief Landscape Architect for the City of Boston from 1994-2006, and began his study of pottery in 1998 at the Haystack Mountain School of Crafts in Maine.  He continues to study at Mudflat Pottery in Somerville, where he glazes and fires his works.  He is a functional potter, throwing vessels with classic form and finishing them with elegant glaze treatments.