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Recent Acquisitions: Prints and Photographs

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Recent Acquisitions: Prints and Photographs is on view in the Print and Stokes Galleries at The New York Public Library's Stephen A Schwarzman Building through June 30, 2011.

Presented in honor of the 100th birthday of NYPL's landmark building on Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street, Recent Acquisitions: Prints and Photographs features an exceptional collection of print and photographic works by contemporary artists acquired by the Library within the last decade.

The works included demonstrate that The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Arts, Prints and Photographs — which boasts holdings of nearly one million objects — is not a static collection, but one that continues to grow through purchases and gifts. In addition, the exhibition is particularly unique in that all of the artists in the show are still alive and working. Read more about the exhibition>>

The exhibition is co-curated by Stephen Pinson, the Robert B. Menschel Curator of Photography; and Madeleine Viljoen, curator of Prints.

Pinson received his PhD in Art History from Harvard University, and has written widely on both print and photographic subjects, with a particular emphasis on the history of photography and Louis Daguerre, the 19th-century painter, decorator, printmaker, inventor, and one of the world's first photographers. Recent Acquisitions is his latest NYPL exhibition. Read more about Stephen Pinson>>

Viljoen, who joined the Library in September 2010, received her PhD from Princeton University and has published extensively on prints, focusing on the period between 1500 and 1800. Recent Acquisitions is her first exhibition at the Library.

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