Memorial Hall Library

Original Art in Memorial Hall Library

The Memorial Hall Library collection includes art in a broad range of two and three-dimensional works that are both historic and contemporary and produced in a variety of styles and media by international, national, and local artists. 

Art has always been an integral element of this library building, reflected in its architecture and interior spaces. Art further expands the library's informational assets. It allows the viewer to visually integrate information, i.e., the appreciation of color, form or image, blending with the intellectual exercise of making sense of the work within the viewer's own experience. 

When you visit the library, please take the opportunity to enjoy our collection! Art is everywhere you look. (Click here to see current and past artists of the month.)

Outdoors
Name of Piece Material Artist Location
American Elm, Andover, circa 1900American Elm, Andover, circa 1900 Photograph photographer unknown west end of the building, overlooking the patio
Polar Bear sculpturePolar Bear sculpture granite Jim Sardonis front of the library
Rational Dance and Anarchy of Real MiraclesRational Dance and Anarchy of Real Miracles Galvanized steel David Raymond Back entrance
Shawsheen, Shawshin 1692-2017Shawsheen, Shawshin 1692-2017 bronze and stainless steel Gene and Susan Flores Roof deck
Previously on the Main Floor
Name of Piece Material Artist Location
The Hill, the Mill and the TillThe Hill, the Mill and the Till Fabric Local quilters Gifted to the Andover Historical Society in 2018
Reading Room
Name of Piece Material Artist Location
The SeekersSeekers Bronze Richard Rosenblum Reading Room
Lower Level
Name of Piece Material Artist Location
Beaver sculptureBeaver Bronze Georgia Gerber Floor near Children's Customer Service Desk
Big BoyBig Boy Children's Room on book case/Essex Street wall
Cat's CradleCat's Cradle Wood David C. Roy Children's Room Essex Street wall
First Issue Happy Birthday Stamp Activity Room
First TryFirst Try Print of horses C.W. Anderson Children's Room office
Lion LightLion Light Acrylic Corey Tevan Activity Room
Over Andover"Over Andover", 1988 Acrylic mural Mark Steele Near elevator
Vanessa Collage William Accorsi Behind Children's Room Desk
Wall Clock Marble and Pine Children's Room Essex Street wall
Aerial Sculptures
Name of Piece Material Artist Location
The AirplaneThe Airplane Wood William Accorsi Children's Room ceiling
Family OutingFamily Outing Wood William Accorsi Children's Room ceiling
Hot Air BalloonHot Air Balloon William Accorsi Children's Room ceiling
Ground Floor
Name of Piece Material Artist Location
St. Abigail's DaySt. Abigail's Day Acrylic Paul Endres Jr. wall on Essex Street side
Stairway (lower level to Main Floor)
Name of Piece Material Artist Location
FreesiaFreesia Fabric Ruth McDowell Stairway
Out on a LimbOut on a Limb Fabric Ruth McDowell Stairway
Main Floor
Name of Piece Material Artist Location
Abraham Lincoln portrait by Charles BarryAbraham Lincoln Photograph of a chalk drawing Charles Barry Above the Customer Service Desk to the right of the Mezzanine.
America In the artist's own handwriting Samuel Francis Smith Andover Room
Captain Horace Holt - 1865Captain Horace Holt - 1865 Portrait Andover Room
CenterpointCenterpoint Clay Phyllis Baker Hammond Reference Room near Andover Room
Gargoyle"Gargoyle" Wood Patricia Keck over the Information Desk
George Washington at MonmouthGeorge Washington at Monmouth Oil Attributed to George Lange Over fireplace
HorseHorse Painting Shane Crabtree West wall of Reference Area
Horse and BearHorse and Bear Painting Shane Crabtree Across from Reference Desk
Illustrations by Sarah LandryIllustrations by Sarah Landry pen and ink; graphite Sarah B. Landry hallway between elevator and circulation desk
John SmithJohn Smith Oil Edgar Parker Reading Room north wall
Library with Mansard RoofLibrary with Mansard Roof To the right of the fireplace
Peter SmithPeter Smith Oil Edgar Parker Reading Room south wall
Samuel WhiskersSamuel Whiskers Beatrix Potter Andover Room
Elm Square Stairway to the Second Floor
Name of Piece Material Artist Location
Forbes printsEdwin Forbes prints Black & white sketches Edwin Forbes
Gettysburg BattlefieldGettysburg Battlefield Print Landing outside Memorial Hall
Stairway from Main Floor to Second Floor
Name of Piece Material Artist Location
After CezanneAfter Cezanne: Still Life with Flowered Pitcher", 1998 (Barnes Collection) Gesso on wood; graphite with wax David Sullivan
Main Street looking northLarge old photographs of Andover
Mansion House on Andover HillMansion House on Andover Hill Photograph
Map of the Town of Andover 1852Map of the Town of Andover 1852
Second Floor
Name of Piece Material Artist Location
Abraham Lincoln chalk drawingAbraham Lincoln Chalk Charles Barry Memorial Hall
Anti-slavery banner reproduction painting: Am Not I a Man and a Brother.Anti-slavery banner reproduction painting: Am I not a man and a brother? Acrylic Sue Dennett, Norma Gammon, Karen Herman Memorial Hall — east wall
Anti-slavery banner reproduction painting: When a woman's heart is bleeding should a woman's voice be hush'd?Anti-slavery banner reproduction painting: When a woman's heart is bleeding should a woman's voice be hush'd? Acrylic Sue Dennett, Norma Gammon, Karen Herman Memorial Hall — east wall
BallardvaleBallardvale Oil Howard A. Coon (1890 –1977) 2nd Floor Hanging Exhibit Area
Benjamin Abbot HomesteadBenjamin Abbot Homestead Watercolor Howard A. Coon (1890 –1977) 2nd Floor Hanging Exhibit Area
Chinese PoemChinese Poem Calligraphy Professor Shen Yi-Cheng Conference Room
Dancing ManDancing Man Wood Patricia Keck Outside Director's office
Declaration of anti-slavery conventionDeclaration of anti-slavery convention Memorial Hall
E. Kendall Jenkins — 1925E. Kendall Jenkins — 1925 Portrait Trustees Room
Grand Old Army 38 Star BannerGrand Old Army 38 Star Banner Conserved in 2002 Memorial Hall
portrait of Harriet Beecher StoweHarriet Beecher Stowe Portrait Memorial Hall
Jonathon Swift House DoorwayJonathon Swift House Doorway Watercolor Jane Trumbore Administrative Office
Logan's Memorial Day OrderLogan's Memorial Day Order Bronze Plaque Memorial Hall
Man with a Bow SculptureMan with a Bow Sculpture Frederick Seifer Outside Administrative Office
Moncrieff RhododendronsMoncrieff Rhododendrons Acrylic William Gotha outside Director's office
No name foundNo name found Watercolor Howard A. Coon (1890 –1977) 2nd Floor Hanging Exhibit Area
November Club in 1891November Club in 1891 Watercolor Cory Staid November Club Room
A portrait of a roomA portrait of a room Oil Catherine Nolan November Club Room
Portrait of GrantPortrait of Grant Black and White Memorial Hall
Samaritan House on School StreetSamaritan House on School Street Oil Howard A. Coon (1890 –1977) 2nd Floor Hanging Exhibit Area
memorial plaquesTo the Memory of Our Patriotic Dead marble Bowker, Torrey & Company Boston Memorial Hall
View of Rabbit's Pond, 1934 Oil Howard A. Coon (1890 –1977) 2nd Floor Hanging Exhibit Area
Walter L. RaymondWalter L. Raymond Portrait Memorial Hall
Civil War Memorabilia
Name of Piece Material Artist Location
1863 Rifled Musket1863 Rifled Musket In a case S.N. & W.T. Clement, contract manufacturers for the State of Massachusetts Memorial Hall
Two swords and holdersTwo swords and holders In a case Memorial Hall