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City Hall Galleries

The galleries at Boston City Hall promote and exhibit the work of Boston artists only.

You can find information about the galleries, as well as what's currently showing, on this page.

Call to artists

Want to exhibit your Artwork in City Hall? The galleries at Boston City Hall promote and exhibit the work of Boston artists.

Galleries

Mayor's Art Gallery

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.

Directions: It's 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.

Mayor’s Neighborhood Gallery

Directions: Located on the 2nd floor near the South Elevators. From City Hall Plaza or Congress St. entrances, take South Elevators to the 2nd floor.

Scollay Square Gallery

The Scollay Square Gallery showcases the many arts organizations and artists community groups that support Boston artists throughout the City.

Directions: It's 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.

Currently showing

Currently showing
  • Location: Mayors Gallery, 2nd floor
  • Dates: April 1 - April 29, 2017

Helen Retynsky Kamins began formal art training at the age of nine. After graduating with a BFA degree cum laude from the University of Massachusetts in amherst and studies in London. Ms. Kamins moved to the Boston area and proceeded to advance through the commercial design industry which included the position of Corporate Art Director for a Fortune 500 Company.

  • Location: Scollay Square Gallery, 3rd Floor
  • Dates: March 8 - April 7, 2017

The non-profit educational artist’s collective based in Allston-Brighton has members living and being creative in Allston, Brighton, Arlington, Brookline, Cambridge, Chestnut Hill, Jamaica Plain, Newton, Somerville and Watertown. The artists work together as a community to enliven the creative economy with contemporary visual art for all through professionally curated exhibitions, sales, classes, demonstrations, workshops, special events and tours.

  • Location: Mayor's Art Gallery, 5th Floor
  • Dates: April 10 - May 12, 2017

Chris Chou (Guggenheim Fellow 2007) Painting is an attitude about life. Painting gives me faith, because I know what I have been through. Painting teaches me to be humble, because there are so many Things I do not know. I see things very directly. I only select the form or color, which really speak to me. I am using personal symbols to tell the story of thing which I care. They come from nature and the relationship between people/things and God/me. I love color. I paint the color of red. I want to push red as far as it can go. Red is hot, red is blood, red is energy. I love form. I draw the form of circle. It could be an egg: the life itself. It could be a watermelon: the fruit that I enjoy. It could be a window: to lead you to another landscape. It could be an eye: but what an eye. I believe painting has the power to heal. I believe painting is my mission. My goal is simple, but is not easy. I want to make a great art. I want use it to share, to comfort, and to celebrate. Through my painting-- May you smell different season of life. Have a date with surprise! Or…. Just simply a smile.

  • Location: Scollay Square Gallery, 3rd Floor
  • Dates: April 10 - May 12, 2017

The Hyde Park Art Association is a non-profit organization that believes that art is a necessary part of human life. The association conducts programs that make art readily available in the neighborhood. Through education its intent is to foster an understanding and appreciation of the arts, to improve technical skills and to increase exposure of the work done by local artists.