Current Library Exhibition

The William Morris Hunt Memorial Library
Horticultural Hall
2nd Floor
300 Massachusetts Avenue
Boston, MA 02115

The staff of the William Morris Hunt Memorial Library cordially invites you the 25th exhibition in our collaboration with the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.


Marie Anthony, Allyson Blackburn, Cassandra Hlinka, Tarini Singhania, Gili Tzidon

April 2nd - May 14th - March 26th, 2015
Artist Reception: April 2nd, 2015 4-6pm

Interaction of Color by Josef Albers describes the Bezold effect as a perceptual mixing of color by arranging dabs of paint in proximity to one another. Exercise XIII-1 was influenced by Wilhelm von Bezold who wrote about the possibilities of this effect on art, design and manufacturing processes. (The Theory of Color and its Relation to Art and Industry, published and printed by Louis Prang in Boston, 1876).

The artists in this exhibition have designed patterns based on the Bezold effect to explore the possibilities of color interaction using lithography and monotype. Their work performs and disrupts the predictability of this effect by experimenting with the process of printing. Color mixing has been explored through collaborative printing and by blending different inks on the slab and roller. Opacity or transparency has been developed through the printing of multiple layers and using stencils for masking. Finally, the installation of the work becomes an extension of color mixing with the hanging configurations responding to the architecture of The William Morris Hunt Memorial Library at Horticultural Hall. 

The production of prints in our studio course has been contextualized by research visits to the Morse Study Room (MFA) and the Color Fields exhibition at Bakalar & Paine Galleries (MassArt). The relationship of pattern to its cultural meaning has been introduced through varied examples; including the work of Yinka Shonabare MBE and closer to home the Bacterio pattern, designed by Ettore Sottsass and used in the car interiors on the MBTA Green Line.

Exhibition organized by Graham McDougal


Main Library Directions

The William Morris Hunt Memorial Library is located on the second floor of Horticultural Hall, which is located across Massachusetts Avenue from Symphony Hall.


Public Transportation

MBTA Subway Green Line E Symphony Station or Orange Line Massachusetts Avenue Station. The closest bus routes are #1 Mass. Ave line or #39 Huntington Ave.


No on-site parking garage is available for library users. Metered parking spaces are often available nearby on Massachusetts Avenue.