The Central Square Branch's On the Wall Gallery

July 2015 - "art for art's sake" by Sonia E. Andújar

"Art for art's sake", a slogan raised in in the nineteenth century in defiance of those who thought that the value of art was to serve some honorable or educational purpose.

"Art for art's sake" affirmed that art was valuable as art, that artistic pursuits were their own justification.

The different museums of bad art (MOBA) around the world suggest that the so called “bad art” might be unfamiliar and does not conform to ordinary expectations but helps us share ideas that might not be able to be articulated in any other way.



Calling All Artists!

Looking for a place to exhibit your art? The "On the Wall Gallery" at the Central Square Branch Library affords artists, photographers, art associations, and civic groups an opportunity to show their work. The fact that it stimulates cultural awareness of the community and encourages greater use of the library’s collections and facilities is an added bonus!

Exhibits are generally planned on a monthly basis and are to be hung by the exhibitors using appropriate hardware provided by the library. Suitable works for hanging include 2-dimensional works: paintings, drawings, graphic work, photographs, tapestries, fabric art, needle arts, etc. The space is 10'x10'.

If you’re interested in showing your work, please come to the Central Square Library or call (617) 349-4444.

Download the Policy and Loan Agreement for Exhibitors



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