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Exhibitions and special displays at the Library's many locations showcase our rich and varied collections.

The New York Public Library offers free public classes, programs, and exhibitions at its 92 locations in the Bronx, Manhattan, and Staten Island. Below is a selection of upcoming events.

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Current Exhibitions

  • "My Business is to Sing" Emily Dickinson: Musician and Poet

    New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center
    Now through March 6, 2015 (All day)

    The daily musical activities of poet Emily Dickinson (1830–86) — home performances at the piano, collecting sheet music, and attending concerts— reveal a great deal about the cultural offerings available to a woman of her time, place, and class.

    For Emily Dickinson, these 

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  • Broadway Revealed: Photographs by Stephen Joseph Behind the Theater Curtain

    New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center
    Now through January 31, 2015 (All day)

    The exhibition was organized by Bedford Gallery, Lesher Center for the Arts,  Walnut Creek, CA

     

    With its elaborate stages and celebrity casts, New York’s Broadway theater district is one of the most popular destinations in the United States, drawing more than 11 million 

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  • Jill Kupin Rose Gallery

    Stephen A. Schwarzman Building
    Ongoing

    This ongoing exhibition consists of large wall panels with photographs, text, objects, and videos illustrating the history and the vast array of collections, services, and users of The New York Public Library's Branch and Research Libraries.

    The Jill Kupin Rose Gallery was 

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  • Over Here: WWI and the Fight for the American Mind

    Stephen A. Schwarzman Building
    Now through August 16, 2015 (All day)

    World War I. The Great War. The War to End All Wars. The conflict that enveloped the globe from July 28, 1914, to November 11, 1918, backlit an intense home-front struggle as Americans debated their individual and collective relationship to the conflict. Should the United States be involved in 

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  • Public Eye: 175 Years of Sharing Photography

    Stephen A. Schwarzman Building
    Now through September 4, 2015 (All day)

     

    As of January 16, 2015, the Library’s Gottesman Exhibition Hall, which houses the “Public Eye: 175 Years of Sharing Photography” exhibition, will be closed for two to three months for building repairs.

    A small piece of the room’s wooden ceiling fell while the building 

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  • Sublime: The Prints of J. M. W. Turner and Thomas Moran

    Stephen A. Schwarzman Building
    Now through February 15, 2015 (All day)

    Celebrated for his innovative landscapes that included arresting topographies, luminous light effects, and fearsome storms, British Romantic painter Joseph Mallord William Turner (1775–1851) published his Liber Studiorum (Book of Studies) between 1807 and 1819. The set signals the artist’s 

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  • “Somebody Come and Play:” 45 Years of Sesame Street Helping Kids Grow Smarter, Stronger, and Kinder

    New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center
    Now through January 31, 2015 (All day)

    New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, Shelby Cullom Davis Museum, Donald and Mary Oenslager Gallery

    How much do you really know about Sesame Street? Take our

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Community Showcases

Select locations provide space to community groups, organizations or individuals to showcase works that the Library determines will further its mission.

  • Art Luminaries

    115th Street Library
    Now through December 31, 2015 (All day)

    Large size photographs of Harlem Renaissance greats on display:

     

    1.  James Baldwin and Nina Simone, 1960s.  Photographer unknown. PSNYPL_SCG_662U. tif - Source: James Baldwin portrait collection

    2.  Alvin 

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  • Before The Garden: An exhibit of photographs by Darleen Rubin

    Jefferson Market Library
    Now through February 25, 2015 - 8:00am

    Before The Garden:   An exhibit of photographs by Darleen Rubin

    In 1877 The Jefferson Market Library opened its doors as The Jefferson Market Courthouse (we didn’t become a library until 1967).  And the gorgeous Garden next door to us?  In 1877 that land held a 

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  • Collages & Hand-made Books by Yarisa Colón Torres

    Bronx Library Center
    Now through January 31, 2015 (All day)

    Bronx Library Center Latino & Puerto Rican Cultural Center Puerto Rican Heritage Gallery Invites you to Collages & Hand-made Books by Yarisa Colón Torres Exhibit will be on view from December 5, 2014 - January 31, 2015 Opening Tour: Thursday December 11, 2014, at 7pm; Closing 

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  • Hsiao-Chi Chang, Illustration Solo Show

    Mulberry Street Library
    Now through February 28, 2015 (All day)

    On view in the Children's Room of Mulberry Street Library is Taiwanese artist, Hsiao-Chi Chang. 

    Artist Bio - Hello, My name is Hsiao-Chi Chang. I also go by my nickname, "Alice." I am an illustrator who was born and raised in Taiwan and currently live in Brooklyn, New York. My 

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  • NATURAL SCULPTURES: Works of Art forged by the Forces of Nature

    Bronx Library Center
    Now through February 9, 2015 (All day)

    Natural Sculptures: Works of Art forged by the Forces of Nature - photographs by Earland S. Benjamin

    This collection of photographs highlights the artistic aspect of NATURAL FORCES. As an artist Earland S. Benjamin motivates viewers to imagine and enjoy a worldwide journey full of 

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  • NER BECK: Street Art, New York to Prague

    St. Agnes Library
    Now through January 30, 2015 (All day)

    Photographer and longtime Upper West Sider Ner Beck, who has over the years captured window reflections and found faces exclusively in NYC, recently spent some time in the magical city of Prague. The similarities and contrasts existing between Gotham and Praha, both centuries and miles apart, Read More ›
  • Paintings of Elinore Bucholtz

    Riverside Library
    Now through October 30, 2015 (All day)

  • Patricia Dahlman | Big Open Book | Art Wall on Third Exhibition Series

    Mid-Manhattan Library
    Now through April 1, 2015 (All day)

    The Art and Picture Collections at Mid-Manhattan Library present Big Open Book, a site-specific exhibition of a soft sculpture of an

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  • Qiana Mestrich | Inherited Patterns | Photo Walls in Picture Collection Exhibition Series

    Mid-Manhattan Library
    Now through February 22, 2015 (All day)

    Qiana Mestrich is a photobased visual artist, writer and mother from Brooklyn, New York. A 2013 graduate of the ICPBard College MFA in Advanced Photographic Practice, her autobiographical work establishes a study of heritage within 

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  • Tamara Porras "Insatiate"

    Riverside Library
    Now through January 31, 2015 (All day)

    Artist Tamara Porras "Insatiate"

     

    We eat to feel nourished. We eat to feel pleasure. We eat to feel love. We eat to feel. Insatiate explores the cognitive dissonance between social norms of eating and my inner relationship with food consumption. The photographs externalize 

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  • The Art of Sacred Geometry

    Mulberry Street Library
    Now through February 28, 2015 (All day)

    The Art of Sacred Geometry

    An exhibition of works on paper by Karl Lorenzen at the Mulberry Branch of the New York Public Library, from January 7th to February 2nd, 2015.

    Artist Statement

    Sacred Geometry, the confluence of art, science, and spirituality, constitutes a 

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  • Trans-Siberia: Views from the Dining Car by Kathy Creutzburg

    Ottendorfer Library
    Ongoing

    In 2013, artist Kathy Creutzburg was invited to travel through Russia, Mongolia and China via the Trans-Siberian railroad. The journey included many days in a compact sleeping car, and made many stops between Moscow and Beijing. After first touring St. Petersburg, Kathy, accompanied by her 

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