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Haymarket, the Soul of the City


BOSTON – Haymarket, the Soul of the City, is on view at Suffolk University's Adams Gallery through August 30, 2015.

The exhibition presents photographs from the four seasons at Boston’s Haymarket with photographs by Justin H. Goodstein, interviews with Ken Turino, and a video featuring the sights, sounds, and voices of Haymarket.

Haymarket, Boston’s outdoor food market, has weathered economic downturns, the advent of the supermarket, and massive construction projects from the Central Artery to the Big Dig. For most of the twentieth century, Italian produce vendors lined Blackstone Street. But the market is a reflection of the city’s changing population, and today includes Halal butchers, artisanal cheesemongers, Cambodian fruit sellers, and workers from South America and Asia.

Historic New England has partnered with the Haymarket Pushcart Association to document the people and daily life of Haymarket through Goodstein’s photographs and oral histories collected by Turino.


  • The exhibition curators will be in the gallery to talk with visitors from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. Thursday, June 25, at the Adams Gallery.
  • The documentary film Haymarket premieres at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, July 8, at Suffolk University’s Modern Theatre, 525 Washington St., Boston. A panel discussion led by Suffolk University History Chair Robert Allison follows. The panelists are Ottavio Gallotto, president of The Haymarket Pushcart Association; photographer Goodstein; and Historic New England’s Turino. Reserve tickets at the Modern's website.
  • Visit the online companion exhibition for Haymarket, the Soul of the City.

The Adams Gallery is at 120 Tremont Street, Boston
Gallery hours: 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. daily

Haymarket, the Soul of the City