Art Galleries

About the Collection

The Malden Public Library owns a varied collection of artwork, which is housed in three art galleries in the Converse Memorial building. The original art collection exists through the generosity of Elisha and Mary Slade Converse. Not only did Converse family finance the library building itself, upon their deaths a fund was created to fund […]

Artists and Artworks

The collection features a number of artists, with an emphasis on those with Malden-area connections. Represented artists include Albion Bicknell, Perle Fine, Katsushika Hokusai, Frank Stella, JMW Turner, and James Abbott McNeill Whistler.


Information about past, current, and upcoming exhibitions in the Gallery.


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Gallery Floor Plans

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Online Exhibits

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Requests & Reproductions


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Donating Art

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