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Photograph by Karin Rosenthal

About Gallery 1581

Gallery 1581 was founded by several BGSP faculty members, artists themselves, who wanted to bring their artistic and analytic lives together.

Our mission is to keep open a visual and a conversational space where artists and psychoanalysts can enrich each other's work. We host a series of rotating shows and dialogues in which established and emerging artists are welcomed.

Upcoming Shows
In between exhibits, the Gallery's permanent collection will be on display.



Past Exhibits
Gallery 1581 is in our fourth year. Past shows have included work from:

*BGSP affiliates (students, faculty, visitors, analysands)
*the Brookline Arts community during Brookline Open Studio Weekends
*featured artists in joint or solo shows (Cheryl Dyment, Joel Moskowitz, Shaun McNiff, Randy LeSage, Dana Kim Wolfson, Gunta Kaza, Valerie Spain, Louise & David Weinberg, Virginia Peck, and others)
*existing arts groups (The Womens’ Caucus for Art, the Putney School Summer Program, The Faith Quilt Project)
*and others selected at open calls for work on a given themes of interest to artists and psychoanalysts.

Contact Us
Please visit us:
a: Gallery 1581
1581 Beacon Street
Brookline, MA 02446
t: (617) 277-3915

9-8 weekdays
9-4 Saturdays, excluding holidays


Call for Work

DREAMS: A Juried Exhibition Exploring Visual Representations of Inner Experience
March 11-April 22, 2011

Gallery 1581 at the Boston Graduate School of Psychoanalysis seeks artworks in all media by New England art students and artists for a group exhibition exploring artists' perceptions of dreams and dream interpretation. See below for instructions or for more information contact Julina Rundberg at

Exhibition Information:
Who: New England-based art students and artists
When: Opening Reception March 11th 6:30pm-9pm
Exhibit on Display March 11-April 22, 2011
Where: Gallery 1581
Boston Graduate School of Psychoanalysis
1581 Beacon Street
Brookline, MA 02446

Do you remember your dreams? Do you record them, and seek their meaning? Some believe that these mysterious, nighttime travels help us to gain a deeper understanding of ourselves, revealing unconscious emotions, wishes, fears, and symbols. In your mind, are those images in black and white, or in color? What have your dreams taught you, and where do you go when you're asleep? This group exhibition aims to explore dream narratives, and visual representations of dream experiences. Share your artwork and stories with the public, as part of an ongoing creative exchange between psychoanalysts and artists.

Submission Deadline:
Artists may drop off work between 10am-2pm on March 5, 2011. Artists will be notified of their acceptance status by email on March 6, 2011. Artists whose work is not selected should schedule a pick-up time before March 11, 2011 by contacting Julina at The gallery is not responsible for works not retrieved by the pick-up date.

Submission Requirements:
Please submit the following to Gallery 1581 on March 5th from 10am-2pm:

1. Up to 3 original works. (all accepted works must be delivered to the gallery ready to hang on March 5, 2011)
2. Details for each work: Title, media, dimensions, year, price for sale.
3. Contact information including: Name, address, phone and email
4. Artists statement. Please provide a brief description of the dream story your work explores, and any additional relevant contextual information.
5. Artist's Resume or Bio
6. There is a submission fee of $15 ($10 for students) for each piece with a maximum fee of $30 ($20 for students). Please have your fee ready when you drop off your work. We can accept cash, money orders, or personal checks made out to "Gallery 1581."