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Date/TimeTitle/DescriptionLocationAudience
Sat, February 1
@ 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
Sat, February 15
@ 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
Mon, April 14
@ 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
Sat, June 7
@ 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
Tue, October 7
@ 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
Sat, November 22
@ 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
Sat, December 6
@ 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
Sat, February 21
@ 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
Sat, March 28
@ 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
Mon, November 9
@ 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
Sat, November 21
@ 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. Michael Palladino, Vortex 7, digital photograph on watercolor paper with encaustic wax, 22 x 22 inches, 2015 Acclaimed producer, director and art consultant Jamie 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. The dialogue is followed by audience Q&A. Michael Palladino is a mixed media artist living in New…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
Tue, March 8
@ 6:30 p.m.
Renaissance Women
Renaissance Women, presented by the National Association of Women Artists (N.A.W.A), will be a panel discussion of artists focused on women artists, their artwork and process, and the challenges they face making art in the 21st century. About the presenter: The National Association of Women Artists (N.A.W.A.), the oldest women’s fine art organization in the country, is a vibrant community of professional women artists that strives to support its members and women artists at large through…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
Wed, March 9
@ 6:30 p.m.
Author @ the Library
Briefly Seen, New York Street Life, with Harvey Stein, a professional photographer, teacher, lecturer, and author based in New York City.
This illustrated lecture documents the iconic areas of Midtown and Downtown Manhattan in 172 beautiful black-and-white photographs taken over 41 years, from 1974 through 2014. Events at The New York Public Library may be photographed or recorded. By attending these events, you consent to the use of your image and voice by the Library for all purposes.
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
Sat, March 19
@ 2:30 p.m.
Scrolling Confluence | Carla Lobmier, Rika Burnham | An Artist Dialogue Series Event
FREE - The Corner Room doors open at 2:00 p.m. Scrolling Confluence, Place to Place, exterior panel, detail, watercolor and graphite on vellum, 13 x 5 feet, 2015 Rika Burnham, the Head of Education at The Frick Collection, joins artist Carla Lobmier to discuss Lobmier's Art in the Corner Room and Art Wall on Third site-specific exhibitions at Mid-Manhattan Library. Rika and Carla met years ago when Carla participated in workshops at The Metropolitan Museum of Art led by Rika. Their relati…
Mid-Manhattan Library, The Corner RoomAdults,
College & Graduate Students
Sat, April 9
@ 2:30 p.m.
Wild Stainless | Winona Barton-Ballentine, Justine Kurland | An Artist Dialogue Series Event
FREE - The Corner Room doors open at 2:00 p.m. Winona Barton-Ballentine, Home Study with High Chair, 2015, Archival Pigment Print, 30" x 20" American photographers and mothers Justine Kurland and Winona Barton-Ballentine make work about the search for self-defined space, from inside of the home to out on the road. In celebration of Winona Barton-Ballentine's site-specific Photo Walls n Picture Collection exhibition Wild Stainless, Kurland and Barton-Ballentine converse about how culture,…
Mid-Manhattan Library, The Corner RoomAdults
Mon, May 9
@ 6:30 p.m.
Author @ the Library
Please Make This Look Nice: The Graphic Design Process, with Peter Ahlberg, designer and principal/creative director of AHL&CO, and teacher of graphic design and visual/critical studies at the School of Visual Arts.
This illustrated lecture provides a behind-the-scenes look at the graphic design process of graphic designers, typographers, and studios from around the world. Events at The New York Public Library may be photographed or recorded. By attending these events, you consent to the use of your image and voice by the Library for all purposes.
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
Sat, May 14
@ 2:30 p.m.
New York: My City | William Carroll, Deven Golden | An Artist Dialogue Series Event
FREE - The Corner Room doors open at 2:00 p.m. William Carroll, NYC 588, 2015, acrylic on paper, framed, 11 x 9 inches One could say that reinventing himself as an artist after having given up his studio practice decades ago, William Carroll is a unique and at the same time archetypical New Yorker. He received his BFA from Pratt Institute in 1973 but stopped making art to become the Director at two New York galleries. Yet in spite of his professional success, William Carroll felt compel…
Mid-Manhattan Library, The Corner RoomAdults,
College & Graduate Students
Sat, June 4
@ 2:30 p.m.
Dear Climate | Una Chaudhuri, Fritz Ertl, Oliver Kellhammer, Marina Zurkow | An Artist Dialogue Series Event
FREE - The Corner Room doors open at 2:00 p.m. Una Chaudhuri, Fritz Ertl, Olive Kellhammer, Marina Zurkow, Find a Mole Model, Dear Climate, poster, dimensions variable , 2014 In celebration of the site-specific Art in the Windows exhibition Dear Climate, on Saturday June 4th, from 2:30 - 4:30 p.m. the members of the Dear Climate team Una Chaudhuri, Fritz Ertl, Oliver Kellhammer, and Marina Zurkow will lead audience members in activities and discussion designed to “change your inner clima…
Mid-Manhattan Library, The Corner RoomAdults,
College & Graduate Students
Wed, September 28
@ 6 p.m.
The Dark World of Light | Karen Gunderson, Michael Brenson | An Artist Dialogue Series Event
FREE - Elevators access the 6th floor at 5:30 p.m. Celebrating the publication of Karen Gunderson: The Dark World of Light, the acclaimed artist discusses her unique contribution to contemporary art with critic and art historian Michael Brenson. Widely collected in Hollywood and New York, artist Karen Gunderson is best known for her work since the 1980s, when she transitioned from painting in color to working only in black. Over her forty-plus-year career, Gunderson has tackled subjects from…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults,
Book Lovers,
College & Graduate Students

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