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Art Exhibits

Memorial Hall Library features two locations for rotating art exhibits to enhance the experience of our patrons when they use the library. In addition, the art exhibits provide local artists an opportunity to connect with the community.

Exhibit areas:

The first area is a hanging rod system on the library's first floor near the Customer Service Desk. This display area highlights a local artist or a group of artists each month. Items for this display area must be framed or properly wired for hanging.

This art display area features three sections — over the travel books, over the display racks, and alongside the Customer Service Desk. Display pieces may range in size or be uniform, but we typically hang 1-3 pieces per rod over 8-10 rods. Larger, wider pieces may need two rods for stability, thus reducing the number of pieces available for the exhibit.

art exhibit display area on first floor
hanging display on first floor
art exhibit display area on first floor
same area from a slightly different angle

The second area consists of two glass cabinets located on Level 2. This display area is perfect for smaller art pieces, sculptures, and collectibles. The cabinets' dimensions are approximately 5′ H x 4′ W x 1′ D with 2-3 shelves each. Items in these display cases may remain on exhibit for one month or longer depending on the current display schedule.

To apply for an exhibit:

To be considered for one of the art display areas, complete the library's request for consideration form (below). Accepted artists will work with the Community Services Librarian to schedule a month or time for the exhibit and to arrange for delivery and pickup of the pieces. Upon delivery of the collection, each artist must complete and return Memorial Hall Library's Display Agreement and Release (pdf 10.3k).

Artists who have a monthly exhibit will be included as the "Artist of the month" on the library's web site and email newsletter. Artists are welcome to include a brief biographical statement, personal photograph, business cards, and brochures. A price list can be kept at the Customer Service Desk if desired. If patrons are interested in purchasing a piece of artwork, they will be referred to the artist to handle the sale. If a piece is sold during the exhibit, we ask that it remain for the duration of the exhibit or that another piece be substituted to keep the exhibit complete.

request for consideration form

about this form

If you are interested in displaying your artwork at the library, we'd love to hear from you!

Please enter your name and at least one way of getting in touch with you (address, phone, and/or email).

After you click the submit button, we will review your information and contact you as soon as possible.

Display area:

For additional information, contact Stefani Traina, Community Services Librarian at straina@mhl.org or 978-623-8400, ext. 49.

Last updated: February 10, 2014
URL: http://www.mhl.org/about/visit/art/exhibits2.htm
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