City Hall Galleries
You can find information about the galleries, as well as what's currently showing, on this page.
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Artist Sophia Ainslie brightened up the eighth floor of City Hall with a new mural this past summer. As an extension of her project, she documented the reactions of City employees who walked by, and took photos of them with the mural.
- Happening virtually, future exhibit in Scollay Square Gallery at Boston City Hall to be announced at a later date.
We asked creative-minded Bostonians to share their messages of care, including physical distancing, washing your hands, staying home, and checking in on seniors, to name a few. The messages can take the form of art, quotes, poems, collages, or any medium that you can transfer to your computer and send to us electronically to honor our frontline heroes, doctors, nurses, EMTs, police, fire, grocery store workers, custodians, transportation, food delivery and postal workers, teachers, loved ones, and more. Submissions were displayed online.
- Location: Elevators throughout City Hall
- Dates: June 2020 - June 2021
The Mayor's Poetry Program is an annual program in which Boston residents are invited to submit poems to be displayed throughout City Hall for one year. The 2020 theme was "Home", and 19 poems were selected by City of Boston Poet Laureate Porsha Olayiwola.
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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.