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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 July 23 – September 18, 2016

Lines and Vines

Fort Point artist, Elisa H. Hamilton, brings her favorite houseplants to life on paper and into the gallery in this exhibition about process, growing, and day-to-day beauty. Hamilton’s “Lines and Vines” reflects on the space around her – her home. Specifically, her houseplants. She has been documenting their constant growth and change over the last few months. The gallery space will be host to her house plants for the duration of the exhibit as well as have mixed media works that reveal her creative process as well as her house plants’ growth. There will also be a large interactive chalk board area where visiting families can add their own ideas.

“In much of my work I try to challenge participants - especially adults - to use their imaginations in new ways and step outside of their creative comfort zones; kids are already so ready to do that,” said Hamilton. “Developing this exhibition specifically for a kid-friendly, family audience allowed me to be even more playful with concepts and really indulge in the splendor of colorful spectacle.”

Elisa H. Hamilton is a multimedia artist whose work focuses on the joy found in our everyday places, objects, and experiences. An Arlington native, she earned her BFA in Painting in 2007 from Massachusetts College of Art and Design. She maintains a diligent studio practice and has taught at The Eliot School, Harvard Summer School, and Massachusetts College of Art and Design. Her projects include Silver Lining, a public art initiative that challenged the public to seek the good in our ordinary lives, An Apple A Day, an installation of 365 apple drawings at The Fitchburg Art Museum as part of their 2013 exhibition Still Life Lives, and Dance Spot, an ongoing interactive public art experience that transforms ordinary spaces into dance floors.

For more information about artist Elisa Hamilton, please visit her website www.Elisahhamilton.com

What are we learning?

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