Exhibits at the Library

Current Exhibit: Master Prints and Master Printers

    Don Gorvett has been a resident of the Seacoast area since 1990. Don’s large color woodcuts are in the permanent collections of many museums, including Currier Museum of Art, The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and The Peabody Essex Museum. Much of Don’s work revolves around the waterfronts of Portsmouth and beyond. He opened his first gallery, Piscataqua Fine Arts, in Portsmouth in 2000.

    Master printer Robert Townsend of R.E. Townsend Studio of Georgetown, MA. has spent decades collaborating with artists and exploring a wide variety of printing techniques. His early career was spent at Impressions Workshop in Boston. He has been a visiting instructor at the Fine Arts Works Center in Provincetown, Graphics Studio at the University of South Florida, Carpenter Center at Harvard University and more.

    Also in the show are Alex Katz, Jim Dine, Peter Milton, Aaron Fink, Sidney Hurwitz, Yvonne Jacquette, Karen Whitman, Alex deConstant, and Sean Hurley. The exhibition will illustrate the span and breadth of contemporary printmaking at its best.

    About Library Exhibits


    Exhibit and display space in the Portsmouth Public Library is used to highlight Library collections, services, and events.

    As scheduling permits, the Library also makes available space for groups, organizations, or individuals to exhibit in the library. Space is provided for educational, cultural, civic, or recreational exhibits with the following goals:

    • To broaden horizons by presenting a wide range of art, collections, or displays
    • To support community educational, cultural and artistic activities
    • To nourish intellectual, aesthetic and creative growth

    Visiting exhibits are on display for one month, but shorter time periods can be arranged if space permits. To discuss an educational, cultural, civic or recreational exhibit contact Nicole Cloutier at (603) 766-1725 or nlcloutier@cityofportsmouth.com

    You can download the library's exhibit policy here.

    You can fill out a display application here or download the application here.

    Past Exhibits Include