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All Programs

All events are free unless otherwise noted.

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23 events found.

TimeEventLocationAudience
Saturday, February 1, 2014
2:30 p.m.Heather Dewey-Hagborg and Lindsay Howard | An Artist Dialogue Series Event
FREE - 1st Floor Corner Room - Doors open at 2:30 p.m. Join us for a conversation between artist Heather Dewey-Hagborg and curator Lindsay Howard, exploring the intersection of art, science, and technology. Inspired by Dewey Hagborg's Stranger Visions project, on display as part of the Art Wall on Third and Art in the Windows exhibition series, the conversation addresses her process of collecting and analyzing genetic material from public spaces, as well as broader themes such as privacy, genet…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults,
College & Graduate Students
Saturday, February 15, 2014
2:30 p.m.Gabriel Barcia-Colombo | Natural History Museums | What Inspires Artists Series Event
FREE - The Corner Room door opens at 2:00 p.m.Please join us for another event in the series What Inspires Artists with a discussion between new media artist Gabriel Barcia-Colombo and senior art librarian Arezoo Moseni. They converse about natural history museums the main source of influence on Gabriel Barcia-Colombo's work and his exhibition Secret Society of Forbidden Literature created specifically for the Corner Room at Mid-Manhattan Library.Lolita (perfume), glass, Acrylic, custom perfumes…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults,
College & Graduate Students
Monday, April 14, 2014
6 p.m.Banned! | Gabriel Barcia-Colombo, Benita de Wit | Performance Art Series Event
FREE - The Corner Room doors open at 6:00 p.m. The Secret Society of Forbidden Literature presents a one night interactive performance entitled Banned! taking place within Mid-Manhattan Library. Created by Gabriel Barcia-Colombo and Benita de Wit, the performance places viewers in an alternate library reality where censored books come to life in a series of secret bespoke performances throughout the library. The performance commences incrementally in the Corner Room on the 1st floor. This is no…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults,
Book Lovers,
College & Graduate Students
Saturday, June 7, 2014
2:30 p.m.Stephanie Hightower, Dorothea Hokema and Cyriaco Lopes | An Artist Dialogue Series Event
FREE - The Corner Room doors open at 2:30 p.m. Stephanie Hightower and Dorothea Hokema discuss with artist and moderator Cyriaco Lopes, their Art Wall on Third and Photo Walls in Picture Collection exhibitions titled Urban Arcadia: Landscapes of New York and Berlin and the existence of aesthetic harmony within even the most anti-Arcadian environments. They examine the Arcadian idyll and contemporary landscape as constructions, interpreted within the classical genres of landscape painting and ph…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults,
College & Graduate Students
Thursday, July 24, 2014
6:30 p.m."From Above and Beyond: Photography of Unusual Urban Perspectives, Travel, and Science Advocacy," with Navid Baraty, a self-taught, Brooklyn-based photographer.
From the serene and remote landscapes of Alaska, to the steep rooftops of NYC skyscrapers, to the profoundly human drive to reach out into space,this illustrated lecture explores a selection of striking images from the photographer's recent work. Whether the subject is a rural village in India or a vertigo-inducing look down from a 40th floor, his work evokes human stories in a sometimes raw and almost poetic way. Find out what else is occurring at Mid-Manhattan here: JULY EVENTS 2014.pdf
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
Wednesday, August 6, 2014
8 p.m.Art Film August: Herb & Dorothy
M i d - M a n h a t t a n L i b r a r y presents Art Film August Documentary Series Film Screening on Art in NYC Wednesday Evenings in August Herb & Dorothy Directed by Megumi Sasaki (2009) August 6, 2014 8:00 pm DVD, Color, 87 minutes This series will be shown in the Corner Room on the 1st Floor Seating is first come, first served
Mid-Manhattan Library, The Corner RoomAdults
Wednesday, August 13, 2014
8 p.m.Art Film August: Herb & Dorothy 50 x 50
M i d - M a n h a t t a n L i b r a r y presents Art Film August Documentary Series Film Screening on Art in NYC Wednesday Evenings in August Herb & Dorothy 50 x 50 Directed by Megumi Sasaki (2013) August 13, 2014 8:00 pm DVD, Color, 86 minutes This series will be shown in the Corner Room on the 1st Floor Seating is first come, first served
Mid-Manhattan Library, The Corner RoomAdults
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
8 p.m.Art Film August: A Walk Into the Sea: Danny Williams and the Warhol Factory
M i d - M a n h a t t a n L i b r a r y presents Art Film August Documentary Series Film Screening on Art in NYC Wednesday Evenings in August A Walk Into the Sea: Danny Williams and the Warhol Factory Directed by Esther Robinson (2006) August 20, 2014 8:00 pm DVD, Color, 90 minutes This series will be shown in the Corner Room on the 1st Floor Seating is first come, first served
Mid-Manhattan Library, The Corner RoomAdults
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
7:30 p.m.Art Film August: Painters Painting: The New York Art Scene 1940-1970
M i d - M a n h a t t a n L i b r a r y presents Art Film August Documentary Series Film Screening on Art in NYC Wednesday Evenings in August Painters Painting: The New York Art Scene 1940-1970 Directed by Emile De Antonio (1973) August 27, 2014 7:30 pm DVD, Color, 116 minutes This series will be shown in the Corner Room on the 1st Floor Seating is first come, first served
Mid-Manhattan Library, The Corner RoomAdults
Thursday, September 11, 2014
6:30 p.m."Architectural Models," with Richard Tenguerian, one of New York’s most sought after architectural model makers.
This illustrated lecture showcases the presenter's model making work, features examples of different types of models for various purposes, and explains how model making is an essential tool to bring imagination into this physical world, and why it is so important in architecture. Find out what else is occurring at Mid-Manhattan here: September Events Calendar 2014.pdf
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
Tuesday, October 7, 2014
6:30 p.m.The Interconnectedness of All Life | Peter Bynum, Arezoo Moseni | What Inspires Artists Series Event
FREE - The Corner Room door opens at 6:00 p.m. Peter Bynum, BLUE RED GREEN, 2014, 96 x 48 inches, acrylic paint on tempered glass (two layers), L.E.D. backlighting, remote dimmer, steel bracket. Please join us for an event in the series What Inspires Artists with a presentation and a discussion between painter Peter Bynum and senior art librarian Arezoo Moseni, about the illuminated paintings in the library's windows. In discussing Bynum's illuminated paintings on glass, they conver…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
Saturday, November 22, 2014
2:30 p.m.Qiana Mestrich, Susan Bright | An Artist Dialogue Series Event
FREE - The Corner Room doors open at 2:00 p.m. Join us for a conversation between artist Qiana Mestrich and curator Susan Bright on how an American chemical company made fashion history and inspired thousands of mothers to name their children after a nylon fabric. From Inherited Patterns, Untitled #2 (Geoffrey Beene evening separates), digital inkjet print on DuPont™ Tyvek® Vivia, 30 x 23 inches, 2014. This conversation explores the artist’s research into the creation of DuPont’s Qian…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryCollege & Graduate Students
Saturday, December 6, 2014
2:30 p.m.Outside the Comfort Zone: Collaboration and Expansion | Mary Judge, Kate Teale | An Artist Dialogue Series Event
FREE - The Corner Room doors open at 2:30 p.m. Rose Sky over the Plains, 68 x 35 inches, unique relief print on handmade paper, 2014 Join us for a discussion, between Mary Judge and Kate Teale, focusing around the fertile ground that the process of collaboration produces with cited examples within the visual arts in general and in the work of Mary Judge in particular. They converse about the creative process in the printmaking studio and how is differs from that of the painter working so…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults,
College & Graduate Students
Saturday, February 21, 2015
2:30 p.m.Big Open Book | Patricia Dahlman, Margaret Mathews-Berenson | An Artist Dialogue Series
FREE - The Corner Room doors open at 2:30 p.m. Artist Patricia Dahlman begins the event with a presentation on her past and present work particularly focusing on Big Open Book, the site specific piece she made for Art Wall on Third exhibition series. The presentation is followed by a discussion between the distinguished curator Margaret Mathews-Berenson and Patricia Dahlman talking about her influences, materials and making contemporary art today. Big Open Book; 2014; 58 x 83 x 8; canvas…
Mid-Manhattan Library, The Corner RoomAdults
Tuesday, February 24, 2015
6:30 p.m.Milt Gross' New York: A Lost Graphic Novel with Craig Yoe, an author, editor, art director, graphic designer, cartoonist and comics historian, best known for his Yoe! Studio creations and his line of Yoe! Books.
A “lost” graphic novel from one of the first and most brilliant graphic novelists Milt Gross. In a mind-blowing, laugh-filled, freewheeling tour of New York, Gross’s character Pop and his sidekick son blast through the East Side, The West Side, China Town and Harlem. The demented-duo roar through Yankee Stadium, The New York Public Library and Coney Island. Presenting on Milt Gross' New York: A Lost Graphic Novel is Craig Yoe who is an author, editor, art director, graphic designer, cartoonist…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
Tuesday, March 3, 2015
6:30 p.m.Dorothy And Otis: Designing The American Dream, with Norman Hathaway, an art director and design historian, and Dan Nadel, a writer and editor for art and visual culture publications, and an art curator.
This illustrated lecture showcases the designs of Dorothy and Otis Shepard, two groundbreaking giants of early twentieth-century American advertising. They were the first American graphic designers to work in multiple mediums and scales with equal skill and vision, and their work remains brilliant; yet their names are little known today. Use this quick list to reserve copies of our March 2015 Author @ the Library titles in the library catalog. Find out what else is occurring at Mid-Manhattan…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
Friday, March 13, 2015
6 p.m.Storms and Silences by Jaanika Peerna
This illustrated lecture showcases a beautiful art book, revealing the first decade of Jaanika Peerna's work as an artist, from drawings to performance to swoops of mylar. The book was printed and designed in Estonia by Martin Pedanik, with essays by Heie Treier and Fiona Robinson, and photos of her performances in Europe, taken by many good photographers, including Ave Talu, Reelika Ramot, Arvo Wichmann, Yavor Gantchev, and others. About the presenter: Jaanika Peerna is an Estonian-born arti…
Mid-Manhattan Library, The Corner RoomAdults
Tuesday, March 17, 2015
6:30 p.m.A Twisted Mind is a Terrible Thing to Waste, with Leigh Rubin, syndicated cartoonist of Rubes®, a sit down comedian and the author of "The Wild and Twisted World of Rubes: A Rubes Cartoon Collection."
In this illustrated lecture, the innovative and entertaining speaker explores fresh perspectives and creative problem-solving and inspires ways to look at any situation from different viewpoints. Use this quick list to reserve copies of our March 2015 Author @ the Library titles in the library catalog. Find out what else is occurring at Mid-Manhattan here:March Events Calendar 2015.pdf
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
Saturday, March 28, 2015
2:30 p.m.Plastic Age | Barbara Madsen, B. Wurtz | An Artist Dialogue Series Event
FREE - The Corner Room doors open at 2:30 p.m. Artist B. Wurtz joins Barbara Madsen for An Artist Dialogue on Saturday March 28 at 2:30 p.m. inside the Corner room. They converse about Madsen's Art in the Corner Room, Art in the Windows and Photo Walls in Picture Collection site specific exhibitions as well as what inspires their work. Plastic Age: IN/OUT, detail, 2014-2015 Barbara Madsen is an artist and Associate Professor at Mason Gross School of the Arts. Madsen is known for her work i…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
Monday, May 11, 2015
6:30 p.m. Incomparable Couples, with Rose Hartman, photographer.
This illustrated lecture chronicles a world of beauty and style. The photographer has captured fashion's trendsetters for three decades, and in doing so has helped to define what we remember most about glamour and those who create it. Use this quick list to reserve copies of our May 2015 Author @ the Library titles in the library catalog. Find out what else is occurring at Mid-Manhattan here: May Calendar 2015.pdf
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
Saturday, June 6, 2015
2:30 p.m.The Challenge of Painting | Susan Bee, Raphael Rubinstein | An Artist Dialogue Series
FREE - The Corner Room doors open at 2:30 p.m. Held in conjunction with Art Wall on Third exhibition Susan Bee: The Challenge of Painting, please join us for a discussion between painter Susan Bee and poet-critic Raphael Rubinstein, focusing on Bee's narrative-based work, which incorporates elements from the 20th-century abstract painting and cinematic history including film noir. Bee and Rubinstein also consider poet and painter collaborations, a genre in which both have considerable experien…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
Wednesday, June 17, 2015
6:30 p.m."Dawn's Early Light: A Garden Photographer's Muse," with Stacy Bass, author of "Gardens at First Light" and "In The Garden."
In this illustrated lecture, an award winning fine art photographer celebrates a spectacular selection of private gardens in subtle and enchanting ways -- all shot at the break of day. Find out what else is occurring at Mid-Manhattan here: June Events Calendar 2015.pdf
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
Thursday, July 9, 2015
6:30 p.m.Beneath the Streets: The Hidden Relics of New York City's Subway System, with Matt Litwack, American Photographer and Graffiti Artist
Only a handful of transit workers, daring explorers and graffiti writers have experienced the full scope of the New York subway system. Beneath the Streets reveals this world for the first time with fantastic photographs captured from throughout the tunnels and byways of the subway. Although it provides service to over 5 million riders every day, the subway is for most a sealed system. Very few of its patrons are aware of the extent of this vast underground infrastructure. The authors of Beneath…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults

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