Frank M. Costantino: Visionary Projects

Hynes Convention Center, Phase II – Final Rendition, colored pencils on matte photo mylar paper.

Frank M. Costantino, Seiji Ozawa Concert Hall [Tanglewood] – Scheme II – Exterior Rendition, graphite pencil on Bristol paper.

Frank M. Costantino, Hynes Convention Center, Phase II – Final Rendition, colored pencils on matte photo mylar paper. 

On view February 3 – May 3, 2025

For over fifty years, acclaimed illustrator Frank M. Costantino provided the world’s leading architects with hand-drawn project designs from his studio in Winthrop, Massachusetts. This captivating exhibition of his work features over 200 drawings gifted to the Boston Athenaeum by Costantino.

Focused on Boston and New England projects, the exhibition showcases key landmarks such as the Hynes Convention Center, Esplanade 2020 Vision, and the Old State House renovation. Costantino’s meticulous detail and vibrant depictions, from finished renderings to preparatory sketches, reveal his creative and collaborative process.

This exhibition not only celebrates Costantino’s unparalleled skill but also highlights the Athenaeum’s dedication to local artists and architectural heritage.