The Gallery

Creativity, imagination, and art are celebrated every day at Boston Children’s Museum. The Museum is a destination where children are exposed to art, music, language, math, science, and culture in a hands-on way in which they can experience making and doing. In addition to offering children these opportunities, the Museum brings the work of local artists to our visitors with regular Museum Gallery shows. The 400 square foot Gallery is a great opportunity for children and families to experience and talk about art. It is also a great place for artists to be exposed to the 500,000 people who visit each year at our great Fort Point Channel location in the Seaport District.

Every two months, The Gallery showcases the work of a local artist or artists, and gives visitors the chance to get a close-up look at some of the innovative, beautiful and inspiring work created by the talented New England artist community.  Come back often to see what's new.

Showing December 23, 2015 until March 14, 2016

"A Map Home "

Eve Ewing, the first artist-in-residence, is a celebrated artist, educator, scholar and writer. Ewing’s project A Map Home is an immersive installation using swaths of canvas, paint and Sharpie markers that explores themes of place, childhood adventure and exploration, and the ways we connect text and image to make meaning in everyday life. Ewing has thought carefully about creating various modes of engagement with textual and imagistic elements designed to be read by viewers of any age, and in any order. Like a paper fortune teller, a children’s search-and-find picture book, or a recurring visit to a familiar neighborhood, A Map Home suggests new points of discovery and new stories to share depending on who is viewing it and when. A Map Home draws inspiration from leading contemporary artists such as Shinique Smith, Wangechi Mutu and Mark Bradford, as well as the street-level images of Ewing’s native Chicago - handwritten cardboard signs, grocery store discount posters, graffiti, tags, and scribbles on bus seats and train windows, newspaper circulars and paintings of food on corner restaurant windows.

Important Dates

A Map Home Exhibition Dates: December 23, 2015 - March 14, 2016

Opening Reception: January 15, 2016, 6-8pm

Drop in workshops for Children: January 18 & February 16, 2016, 12-2pm

Professional Practice Event for Arts Educators: March 12, 2016, 10-1pm

What are we learning?

  • Communication Skills
  • Creativity
  • Observation
  • Visual - Spatial Thinking Skills