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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 91 locations in the Bronx, Manhattan, and Staten Island. Below is a selection of upcoming events.

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Current Exhibitions

  • The ABC of It: Why Children's Books Matter

    Stephen A. Schwarzman Building
    Now through September 7, 2014

    The ABC of It is an examination of why children’s books are important: what and how they teach children, and what they reveal about the societies that produced them. Through a dynamic array of objects and activities, the exhibition celebrates the extraordinary richness, artistry, and 

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  • Going Home, Coming Home, Remembering

    Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
    Now through August 15, 2014

    Going Home, Coming Home, Remembering is a memorial dedication that honors seven African and African American legends, whose lives have impacted humankind throughout the world.  They all have influenced, inspired and supported our humanity globally, but especially and particularly, in Harlem, 

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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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  • Launchpad of the American Theater: The O'Neill since 1964

    New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center
    Now through September 16, 2014

    Since its founding in 1964, the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center has shaped the course of the American and world theater, creating standard practices and discovering new artists and new work in every discipline.  Through its programs in plays, musicals, puppetry, cabaret, criticism, and an 

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  • Motown: The Truth Is A Hit

    Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
    Now through July 26, 2014

  • On the Road to Integration: Celebrating the 60th Anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education

    Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
    Now through July 26, 2014

    Curated by the members of the BNY Mellon Pre-Professional Development Program, On the Road to Integration: Celebrating the 60th Anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education explores the moments before and after the legendary ruling. 

    The Supreme Court case Brown v. Board of 

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  • We are the Music Makers

    New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center
    Now through August 30, 2014

    We are the Music Makers, an exhibit at The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts  developed by Music Maker Relief Foundation, is presented in association with Lincoln Center Out of Doors and Americanfest NYC.   The multi-media exhibition will educate and engage viewers in 

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  • Writing Blackness: Harlem | Paris

    Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
    Now through August 10, 2014

    Writing Blackness: Harlem | Paris is an exploration of the Harlem Renaissance through the Schomburg Center collection. The exhibit was inspired by the function of the literary salons as a convening physical space where dialogue and exchange of ideas was fostered among intellectuals and cultural Read More ›

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

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