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New art exhibitions open at Boston City Hall in December

December 16, 2016

Arts and Culture

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Arts and Culture

The exhibitions are Art in Giving and the 4th Annual Massachusetts College of Art and Design Exhibition.

DOWNTOWN - Today, Mayor Martin J. Walsh with the Office of Arts and Culture announced the opening of two new art exhibitions for the month of December. The exhibitions are Art in Giving, a philanthropic art exhibition, and the 4th Annual Massachusetts College of Art and Design Exhibition, a showcase of student paintings, graphic designs, sculptures and jewelry.

"I am proud we are able to display local artist's work, showcasing the City's talented art community for residents and visitors to enjoy," said Mayor Martin J. Walsh.

Art in Giving

Graphic for art in giving gallery at City Hall

Art in Giving is a Boston-based charitable arts program that utilizes funds raised from the sale of fine art for pediatric cancer research. This exhibition supports artists while providing resources to needed pediatric programs, like helping families cope with childhood cancer and fund cancer studies and research. It is the first time the City of Boston will host an Art in Givingexhibition.

Up to 50% of the proceeds from the sale of the art are donated to The Rachel Molly Markoff Foundation. The Foundation is a 501(c)(3) public charity that makes grants to cancer researchers.

"This exhibition is an exciting opportunity to support the arts and raise money for childhood cancer at the same time," said Mayor Walsh. "We have incredibly talented artists in Boston, and it's wonderful that the proceeds of their work can directly help children suffering from cancer."

"Combining creative artists with the needs of talented cancer researchers is an excellent partnership," said Julie Burros, Chief of Arts and Culture. "Art in Giving is a great program with a fantastic charitable mission."

Art in Giving will be on display through January 20, 2017 in the 5th Floor Mayor's Gallery at City Hall. The exhibition is free and open to the public.

4th Annual Massachusetts College of Art and Design Exhibition

Graphic for art in giving gallery at City Hall 2

This exhibition will showcase the talent and creativity of the students that currently attend the Massachusetts College of Art and Design. Curated by Elizabeth DiCicco, who organizes the Mass. Art Holiday sale every year, the exhibition will feature paintings, graphic design, sculpture and jewelry.

The exhibition will be on display through January 15, 2017 in the Scollay Square Gallery, on the 3rd Floor of Boston City Hall.

About the Galleries at Boston City Hall

The Galleries at Boston City Hall are open the public at no charge and are accessible to persons with disabilities. Boston City Hall is accessible by the MBTA via Haymarket (Orange line). For more information, call 617-635-3245or visit              

Mayor's Office of Arts and Culture (MOAC)

The Mayor's Office of Arts and Culture's mission is to support artists, the cultural sector, and to promote access to the arts for all. The office houses the Boston Cultural Council, the Boston Art Commission, and the Poet Laureate program. Responsibilities include leading up the City's Cultural Plan, Boston Creates; managing the Boston Artist-in-Residence program (BostonAIR); curating exhibitions in City Hall; and operating the historic Strand Theater in Dorchester. For more information, visit here.