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All Programs

All events are free unless otherwise noted.

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33 events found.

TimeEventLocationAudience
Tuesday, October 1, 2013
6:30 p.m.Annette Cords - Weaving and Physics - What Inspires Artists Series Event
FREE - The Corner Room door opens at 6:00 p.m. Untitled, wire mesh & paint, 2009-2013 © Annette Cords Please join us for another event in the series What Inspires Artists with a discussion between multimedia artist Annette Cords and senior art librarian Arezoo Moseni. What do weaving and physics have in common? In her work Annette Cords draws on diverse sources and combines unlikely materials and ideas. Created for Art in the Corner Room, Art Wall on Third and Art in the Windows exhibition s…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
Tuesday, October 8, 2013
6:30 p.m.Adam Fuss and Liz Sales - An Artist Dialogue Series Event
FREE - 1st Floor Corner Room - Doors open at 6:00 p.m. Untitled (The Eye’s Mind), 30 x 24 inches, Chromogenic Print, 2013 © Liz Sales.Artist Liz Sales and internationally renowned photographer Adam Fuss discuss awakening nineteenth-century photographic traditions as a means of rediscovering photography as well as the work Sales created for her site-specific exhibitions The Eye's Mind as part of Photo Walls in Picture Collection and Art in the Windows exhibition series. Liz Sales is an artist,…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
Saturday, December 7, 2013
2:30 p.m.Annette Cords and Jeremy Sigler - An Artist Dialogue Series Event
FREE - 1st Floor Corner Room - Doors open at 2:30 p.m. Sideways exhibitions poster, 2013. © Annette CordsArtist Annette Cords and poet Jeremy Sigler discuss the intersections of art and life, focusing on the ideas behind Cords’ installation and work related to her site-specific exhibitions Sideways, Tandem Mass, and Nested created for Art in the Corner Room, Art Wall on Third and Art in the Windows exhibition series. The event also includes a reading of Sigler’s poetry. Combining a variety of…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
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
Tuesday, July 21, 2015
6:30 p.m.Hand Drawn Jokes for Smart Attractive People, with Matthew Diffee, an award-winning New Yorker cartoonist, in an illustrated conversation with two other iconic New Yorker cartoonists, Marisa Acocella, and George Booth.
This illustrated lecture and conversation showcases the first solo collection of a star cartoonist at The New Yorker, Matthew Diffee, heralded as "the de facto leader of a young generation of cartoonists" by the Wall Street Journal, and editor of the acclaimed volumes of The Rejection Collection. Use this quick list to reserve copies of our July 2015 Author @ the Library titles in the library catalog. Find out what else is occurring at Mid-Manhattan here:July Events Calendar 2015.pdf
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
Tuesday, August 4, 2015
6:30 p.m.Eye of the Beholder: Johannes Vermeer, Antoni van Leeuwenhoek, and the Reinvention of Seeing, with Laura J. Snyder, Fulbright scholar, professor at St. John’s University, and also the author of "The Philosophical Breakfast Club" and "Reforming Philosophy"
This illustrated lecture tells the remarkable story of how an artist and a scientist in seventeenth-century Holland transformed the way we see the world. Use this quick list to reserve copies of our August 2015 Author @ the Library titles in the library catalog. Find out what else is occurring at Mid-Manhattan here: August Events Calendar 2015.pdf
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
Wednesday, September 9, 2015
6:30 p.m.Monet's Palate Cookbook: The Artist & His Kitchen Garden At Giverny, with Derek Fell, who has been associated with the Monet Foundation for almost 30 years, produces his annual wall calendar, "Monet's Garden," and author of "The Magic of Monet's Garden."
This illustrated lecture showcases Monet's art, his gardens and his passion for good food accompanied by slides of some of Monet's favorite meals, his house interiors, his kitchen garden, his favorite variety selections and his ornamental gardens - all of which are extensions of his art. Use this quick list to reserve copies of our September 2015 Author @ the Library titles in the library catalog. Find out what else is occurring at Mid-Manhattan here: September Events Caledar 2015.pdf
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
Monday, November 9, 2015
6:30 p.m.Exotic Ghost Stories for Adults | Hermes Payrhuber, Geoffrey Hendricks, Sur Rodney | An Artist Dialogue Series Event
FREE - The Corner Room doors open at 6:00 p.m. Hermes Payrhuber, To the People of New York, installation view, 2015 Geoffrey Hendricks and Sur Rodney (Sur) join Hermes Payrhuber to discuss his Art in the Corner and Art in the Windows site-specific exhibitions, To the People of New York: Catalogue Raisonné, Exotic Ghost Stories for Adults and Hither Thither (From One Place or Situation to Another), dedicated to art historian and cultural theorist Abby Warburg who founded the Kulturwiss…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults,
College & Graduate Students
Thursday, November 12, 2015
6:30 p.m. "Madame Jumel Collects." with Margaret A. Oppenheimer, the author of "The Remarkable Rise of Eliza Jumel: A Story of Marriage and Money in the Early Republic."
This illustrated lecture features the amazing Eliza Jumel, who was raised in a brothel, indentured as a servant, confined to a workhouse while her mother was in jail, yet rose to become one of the richest women in New York.
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
Tuesday, November 17, 2015
6:30 p.m.The Hirschfeld Century: Portrait of an Artist and His Age, with David Leopold, Hirschfeld authority, who, as archivist to the artist, worked side by side with him and has spent more than twenty years documenting the artist’s extraordinary output.
This illustrated lecture brings together the artist’s extraordinary eighty-two-year career, revealed in hundreds of his iconic black-and-white and color drawings, illustrations, and photographs—his influences, his techniques, his evolution from his earliest works to his last drawings.
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
Saturday, November 21, 2015
2:30 p.m.Vortex | Michael Palladino, Jamie Lustberg | An Artist Dialogue Series Event
FREE - The Corner Room doors open at 2:00 p.m. Producer, director and art consultant Jaime Lustberg joins artist Michael Palladino to converse about his Vortex exhibitions created specifically for Art Wall on Third and Photo Walls in Picture Collection exhibitions series. Michael Palladino is a mixed media artist living in New York City. A graduate from Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University, he has had numerous solo and group exhibitions of his prints, paintings, sculpture, and…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults

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