City Hall Galleries
You can find information about the galleries, as well as what's currently showing, on this page.
Current and upcoming exhibitsExhibits
All poems are displayed next to the elevators on the south side of Boston City Hall. On the fifth floor, there is only one poem displayed on the wall to the left of the Mayor's Office reception area.First floor
- "Facetime" by Vivienne Shalom
- "Love in Downtown Crossing" by Ann Doyle
"Boston: Mother to the World Behind My Ears" by Clementine Zei
- "I Want to Lay Alone With Love" by Zofia Provizer
- "Jefferson Avenue" by Tashanna Edwards
- "a calendar of solar and lunar eclipses" by Emily Li
- "On Deserving" by Naomi Westwater
- "In Memory of My Wounded Survivor" by Rachel Hammerman
- "Carrots" by Fatima Seck
- "Photographs" by Marsha Kaminsky
- "Boston Grocery Store" by Allison Tervo
- "On a walk in the neighborhood without my son" by Ariel Friedman
- "The Quiet Lake" by Harry Yu
- "When We Were Young" by Mayank Chugh
- "For the Ones I Am (Re)membering" by CoCo Rosenberg
Mayor's Art Gallery
The Mayor's Gallery exhibits work by Boston area 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 local 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.The Emerging Gallery
This is the newest of City Hall's galleries. It showcases Boston's up and coming artists.
Directions: It is located on the 8th floor of City Hall. When entering from Congress Street or Cambridge Street, take the elevators to the 8th floor. The gallery is in the hallway to the left of Room 801, which is perpendicular to the elevators.
Maya Erdelyi's Gallery Tour
Artist Maya Erdelyi gives a tour of her show in the Mayor's Gallery and her mural on the 8th floor.
Real F.R.I.E.N.D.S. Artist Talk with Jamaal Eversley and Beacon Gallery
This exhibit was on display in the Mayor's Gallery of Boston City Hall from November - December 2020.
Fay Chandler Emerging Artist Awards
These annual awards recognize fresh, original and contemporary works of art created by Boston artists.
National Arts Program
The City of Boston's National Arts Program invites City of Boston employees and their immediate family members to submit artwork every year.
Re-imagine City Hall
In honor of Boston City Hall’s 50th anniversary in February 2019, we sent out a call artists to reimagine and redesign the exterior of City Hall.
National Arts Program 2018
As part of this program, City of Boston employees and immediate family members were invited to display their art.
'Alone Together: Photos' by Jerry Russo
An examination of people while confined to the crowded spaces of the MBTA.
Boston Public Schools Youth Arts Month Festival
Each year we showcase the work of young Boston Public Schools artists from across the district.
'The Art of Science'
"The Art of Science" featured artists who work in new media, including Michael Moss and Claudia Ravaschiere's piece "Precious", an interactive mixed-media sound installation.
'A Summer Proposal'
Paul C. Ha invited eight Boston and Cambridge-based artists to create work for Boston City Hall, keeping in mind the building's architecture.