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

    Stephen A. Schwarzman Building
    Now through February 15, 2015

    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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  • 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 ›

Community Showcases

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

  • Alternate Urban Realities

    Bronx Library Center
    Now through July 31, 2014

     

    Alternate Urban Realities   by José Rios 

    Mixed Media Art Exhibit 

    Heritage Gallery 4th floor 

    For tours and visits please call oraqrrange in advance.

    718 579-4257

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  • Art Exhibition of Tatyana Mamonova and Gennedy Shikariov

    Morningside Heights
    Now through July 31, 2014

  • Dorothea Hokema | Urban Arcadia | Photo Walls in Picture Collection Exhibition Series

    Mid-Manhattan Library
    Now through August 11, 2014

    Dr. Dorothea Hokema is a gardener and landscape planner living in Berlin and New York. After working in planning consultancies during the time of societal upheaval in reunifying Germany   in the 1990s, she now 

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  • Floral Drawings by Thomas Libetti

    Hudson Park Library
    Now through July 31, 2014

    Thomas Libetti is a New York City based artist working in both fine art and illustration, in the mediums of painting and drawing. His emphasis lies in the gesture and economy of his line. Channeling a bold, direct voice inspired by street and contemporary art, Thomas' art has been widely 

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  • Illustrative Works by Emily Mintz

    115th Street Library
    Now through July 31, 2014

    Emily Mintz is a New York City artist and illustrator. Her work focuses on the intersection of the natural science and the human condition, with equal touches of insight, affection and whimsy. She has trained at the Huntington School of Fine Arts and Bennington College, and holds a BFA in 

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  • Jose Landoni: Black and White

    Ottendorfer Library
    Ongoing

    Ottendorfer Library proudly presents "Black and White" by local artis Jose Landoni. Landoni was born in Rio Tercero, Cordoba, Argentina, in 1957. He received a Bachelors in Fine Arts majoring in Sculpture of the University of Cordoba, Argentina. In 2001-2002 he was Artist in Residence at 

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  • Listening Station for People's History of Harlem Oral History Project

    115th Street Library
    Now through December 31, 2014

    Our collected stories are now even easier to access!  Come into our lobby, pick up the headphones and listen to one or more of the fascinating stories our neighbors have shared.  Or if you prefer, you can access it from anywhere at :  

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  • Stephanie Hightower | Urban Arcadia | Art Wall on Third Exhibition Series

    Mid-Manhattan Library
    Now through August 11, 2014

    Stephanie Hightower is a visual artist and professor of painting and drawing. Hightower is the recent recipient of a research/lecture fellowship, entitled What is a Meadow – Landscapes of New York, with City University of New York 

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  • The colors that brighten my life: Los colores que alumbrar mi vida

    Inwood Library
    Now through August 2, 2014

    Deep blues, rich greens and warm golds glow from the work of Inwood artist Mario Tavarez.  The twenty acryllic on canvas paintings are on display throughout the first floor.

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  • Time and Distance: An Exhibition of Paintings by Dan Ault

    Inwood Library
    Now through July 31, 2014

    Come visit the paintings of local artist Dan Ault as part of NoMAA's (and your) Uptown Art Stroll.

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  • WALTER DEAN MYERS

    Washington Heights Library
    Now through September 29, 2014

     

    The Washington Heights Library has a digital tribute to a much beloved and revered, "Literary Giant".  Walter Dean Myers was a masterful storyteller. He wrote over 100 books, which included works of fiction, non-fiction and poetry.  Mr. Myers was a three-time Read More ›
  • William P. Folchi Collection

    Morris Park Library
    Now through August 30, 2014

    William P. Folchi was born in 1922 in the Belmont section of the Bronx.  The family roots were from the Abruzzo-Molise region in Italy. At age 16 he began studying at the Art Student League of New York, requiring his parent’s permission to attend life drawing classes. He attended a few art 

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