MCCA Arts Program

Art Makes a City

Our art galleries have included everything from original pieces done by western Massachusetts animal sculptor, Chris Williams, to the touching Home is Where the Art Is exhibit, featuring more than 100 paintings that now hang in the Yawkey Family Inn, a residence for families with children admitted to Children’s Hospital Boston. More recently, we hosted Natural Acts, a collection of paintings commissioned by the MCCA from artists who received the esteemed Fellows Award from the Massachusetts Cultural Council.

In 2007, the MCCA created the Community Arts Program using shared resources from the Boston Mayor’s Office of Art, Culture and Tourism: Open Studios Coalition. Since its debut, the Community Arts Program has featured work from more than 14 different Greater Boston communities and showcased over 700 local artists at the BCEC and Hynes. We've hosted more than 30 public art receptions, and sold more than $65,000 worth of art to visitors of our centers.

Our newest art installation is "Art on the Marquee," a rotating exhibition of digital art broadcast on the 80-foot-tall, multi-screen LED media tower outside the BCEC.  The largest urban screen in New England, this unique digital canvas is one of the first of its kind in the U.S. to integrate art alongside commercial and informational content as part of the MCCA’s longstanding neighborhood art program.

To tour the art galleries at our facilities, please email artprogram@massconvention.com.

  • Goldeb by Ekua Holmes on exhibit at the Hynes
  • Alasken Glacier by Lisa Goren, part of the Jamaica Plain exhibition at the BCEC
  • Henry by Randi Freundlich on exhibit at the BCEC
  • Natalia by Randi Freundlich on exhibit at the BCEC
  • Once Upon a Time by Silvani Mizrahi, part of the Jamaica Plain exhibition at the BCEC
  • Bottle by George Berberian, part of the Jamaica Plain exhibition at the BCEC
  • Object of my Affection #2 by Cynthia Kolios, part of the Jamaica Plain exhibition at the BCEC