Art By and About Women at the library

Pictured Above: Bust of Lucy Stone by Anne Whitney

Several women are included in the library's art collection. The Charlotte Cushman Room on the third floor of the McKim building is named for one of Boston's favorite nineteenth-century dramatic actresses and art patrons, who was born in the North End. A bust by Anne Whitney (1821-1915) of Lucy Stone (1818-93), Boston suffragist and founder of the Woman's Journal, is displayed in Bates Hall, along with a bust of her daughter Alice Stone Blackwell (1857-1850) by Frances L. Rich (1910-2007). Dioramas created by Louise Stimson (1890-1981) in the 1940s, also on the third floor of the McKim building, depict miniature scenes of famous artists and their paintings.