Exhibits & Displays

In The Gallery and Lobby Cases

The Baystate:

A Multicultural Landscape - Photographs of New American

by Photographer Mark Chester


Photo of exhibit - Urguay LedesPhoto from exhibit - Myanmar family


"The Beauty of the World Lies in the Diversity of its People" - unknown

Mark Chester's photographs showcase Massachusetts newest citizens, who hail from 195 countries and territories around the globe.  It is a visual archive that celebrates the broad diversity of Massachusetts citizens.   Chester attended naturalization ceremonies across the state to personally meet some of the hundreds of individuals who became America's newest citizens and residents of the Bay State.  For further info on the project, log on to Markchesterphotography.com.

Mark's long career has taken him across the globe, with photographs that have appeared in Time and Newsweek among a host of other national publications.  He was the photographer for Charles Kuralt's book "Dateline America."

The exhibit was made possible by the Burlington Cultural Council, a local agency supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council.

Exhibit Your Work at the Library

The Trustees of the Burlington Public Library welcome artists to exhibit work in the Library at 22 Sears Street. A spacious, well-lit area on the first floor has been designated "The Gallery" and amateur and professional artists of all ages are invited to participate in solo and group juried shows. Each artist is generally assigned a month to exhibit work.

The Library also has glass-fronted locking display cases in the entry and exit lobbies at the front of the building. They are ideal for displaying three-dimensional objects, but can also be used to display posters, photographs, or papers that are mounted on a firm backing.

If you would like to exhibit your work in either The Gallery or the Glass Cases, access an application form (PDF) or pick one up at the Library. Access the display space procedures and specifications (PDF), and a picture of the rear wall gallery with dimensions (JPG).  Feel free to call Marnie Smith, Assistant Director, at 781-505-4985 for more information.