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

Local Scenes by Kevin Gillespie

Jamaica Plain Branch
Through February 28, 2019

Kevin Gillespieopens a new window, longtime JP resident, paints serene, closely studied scenes of his neighborhood’s many natural wonders, including Jamaica Pond and the Arnold Arboretumopens a new window. His work, often done en plein air, captures the shadows of tree branches, the ripples of water, and the changes of the season observed along the well-trod paths of the region’s parks. The medium of watercolor allows for subtle gradations in color and texture along with small details like fallen leaves and footprints in the snow.  Gallery exhibitions and receptions are supported by the Friends of the JP Branch Library

If an Idea Pops don't let it Fizzle

Honan-Allston Branch
Through February 28, 2019

Mixed media work from local artist Campbell Forbes.

Artist's collection of watercolors/lithograph/graphite/paper sculpture and origami.