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Blog Posts by Subject: Art

Schomburg Treasures: Writers' Program, New York City

Material relating to the WPA Writers' Program in New York City and the book The Negro in New York.Read More ›

The Art Museum Underground

Did you know our subway and commuter rail stations, bridges, and tunnels are home to more than three hundred works of art?Read More ›

Meet the Artists: Ann Schaumburger and Michael Pellettieri

A collaborative exhibition Paintings by Ann Schaumburger and Paintings and Prints by Michael Pellettieri will be on view at the Mulberry Street Library from April 7–21, 2016. I spoke with the artists recently about their work.Read More ›

Experiments with the New York School of Poets

Our March poetry workshop discussed the New York School of poets, their influences, their style, and their writing habits as it captured the spirit of the 1950s and 60s in New York City. Taking some of these habits, we wrote poetry, trying for a slice of life or a walk down a New York street, using drips and splashes of collaged ideas.Read More ›

Violet Oakley: An Interview with Dr. Bailey Van Hook

Dr. Bailey Van Hook recently published the first full-length biography of artist Violet Oakley. In this interview, she discusses her work and what made Oakley an interesting subject, as well as her research in our archival collections.Read More ›

8-Week Collage Workshop Starting April 6 at Saint Agnes

St. Agnes Library, in partnership with Lifetime Arts, will be offering a 8-week free class titled "Exploring Collage" with teaching artist Alacia Stubbs. Read More ›

Live from the Reading Room: Aaron Douglas to Alta Sawyer Douglas

Today’s episode features a memorable love note from leading Harlem Renaissance painter, illustrator, and graphic artist Aaron Douglas to his wife and life partner Alta Sawyer Douglas, an esteemed educator and Harlemite. Read More ›

Live from the Reading Room: Arturo Schomburg to Langston Hughes

Today’s letter features correspondence between Arturo Alfonso Schomburg and Langston Hughes. In the excerpt below, Schomburg speaks with Hughes regarding acquisitions for The Division of Negro Literature, History and Prints—the forerunner to today’s Schomburg Center.Read More ›

Meet the Artist: Yuko K.

What's that ruckus we've been hearing in the Children's Room lately? A herd of elephants doing yoga?! Read More ›

Inside the Conservation Lab: Three-Dimensional "Seal-Print"

Treating and re-housing Coronation of the Virgin by the Trinity.Read More ›

Artist Q&A: Bobbi Beck’s Exhibition at the Grand Central Library

BOBBI BECK: FACING MYSELF is on view now through March 28.Read More ›

New Acquisitions in the Schomburg’s Art and Artifacts Division

Tammi Lawson, Assistant Curator of our Art and Artifacts Divisions shares some of the Schomburg's newest gems.Read More ›

Black Women Artists: Augusta Savage

Katherine Ellington, a New York City medical humanities scholar and researcher, discusses the work and legacy of legendary artist Augusta Savage.Read More ›

#nyplremix: Get Creative With the Public Domain

What can I use to make things with public domain images? What collections should I know about if I am interested in making things?Read More ›

Printing Women: Valerie Hammond

Please click the image to view Valerie Hammond's blog about 'Blue Anemone' and "the indefinable boundary between presence and absence." The exhibition, 'Printing Women' focuses on Henrietta Louisa Koenen’s (1830–1881) collection and signals women’s continuing participation in printmaking as well as the Library’s longstanding commitment to acquiring and exhibiting prints made by women from around the world. Read More ›

Podcast #90: Edmund de Waal on Porcelain, Time Travel, and Sound

Edmund de Waal is an artist and writer, perhaps best known for his ceramics. This week for the New York Public Library Podcast, we're proud to present Edmund de Wall discussing porcelain, time travel, and sound.Read More ›

Meet the Photographer: Fernanda Rocha

Shimmering blue water. A hand, a rose, emerges from a kaleidoscope color field. Glimpses from a small village named Eldorado. These are just some of the stunning imagery captured by Brazilian-born photographer Fernanda Rocha. Read More ›

Printing Women: Diane Victor

Please click the image to view the blog post on Diane Victor's work, and its explorations of what she calls, "metaphorical burdens." The exhibition, 'Printing Women' focuses on Henrietta Louisa Koenen’s (1830–1881) collection and signals women’s continuing participation in printmaking as well as the Library’s longstanding commitment to acquiring and exhibiting prints made by women from around the world. Working with the Library’s Digital Experience team, the exhibition's curator, Madeleine Viljoen will feature a new artist's work on the exhibition's web page every two weeks Read More ›

Printing Women: Sara Sanders

Please click the image to view Sara Sanders' blog post on her Chairs and their relation to our personal histories. The exhibition, 'Printing Women' focuses on Henrietta Louisa Koenen’s (1830–1881) collection and signals women’s continuing participation in printmaking as well as the Library’s longstanding commitment to acquiring and exhibiting prints made by women from around the world. Working with the Library’s Digital Experience team, the exhibition's curator, Madeleine Viljoen will feature a new artist's work on the exhibition's web page every two weeks throughout the Read More ›

Art, Futurism, and the Black Imagination

As we launch our brand new exhibition, Unveiling Visions: The Alchemy of the Black Imagination, scholar and artist Tiffany E. Barber reflects on the influence of Afrofuturism and the inspiration of the show's fantastic duo: Curators John Jennings and Reynaldo Anderson.Read More ›
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