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  • Picturing The Northwest Bronx : A Community Photo Essay

    Riverdale Library
    May 31st, 2016 - June 19th, 2016

    This exhibit is a pictorial essay of Nothwest Bronx as seen through the images captured by those who work live or play in our community. The images depict the everyday scenes that we encounter and often wish to share with others. It is a celebration of unexpected moments that are often taken for granted

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  • New York Press Photographers Association Annual Exhibition

    Mid-Manhattan Library
    June 1st, 2016 - June 17th, 2016

    Mid-Manhattan Library is please to present the New York Press Photographers Association 2016 Year in Pictures Exhibition. The awards ceremony will take place Monday, June 6, at 6:30 p.m. 

    For more information on the NYPPA please visit their website.


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  • Una Chaudhuri, Fritz Ertl, Oliver Kellhammer, Marina Zurkow | Dear Climate | Art in the Windows Exhibition Series

    Mid-Manhattan Library
    March 1st, 2016 - June 6th, 2016

    On view day and night

    The Art and Picture Collections present a site-specific exhibition created by Una Chaudhuri, Fritz Ertl, Oliver Kellhammer, and Marina Zurkow. The exhibition features imagistic and textual elements from Dear Climate, a multi-platform collaborative project aimed at locating new affective registers for responding to climate change. The exhibition features a digital screen that cycles through a series of posters at a varied pace, ranging from rapid to meditative; through which spectators can see readouts of “slogans”—surprising and enigmatic phrases that bespeak a non-anthropocentric, bio-centric value system in the making.

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  • The 75th Anniversary of the American Negro Theatre

    Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
    January 12th, 2016 - June 4th, 2016

    The Schomburg Center celebrates the 75th anniversary of our renowned American Negro Theatre (ANT). Known to the locals as “The Harlem Library Little Theatre,” the ANT was founded in 1940 as a community space for thespians to work in productions that illustrated the diversity of black life. This exhibition is taken entirely from the Schomburg Collections and highlights the ANT’s stage productions from 1940 through 1949 with photographs, posters, playbills, and news clippings. Read More ›
  • Bronx Trees: photographs by Denise Orr

    Bronx Library Center
    April 1st, 2016 - May 31st, 2016

    Denise, a long-time Bronxite, combines her love of the outdoors and photography in these pictures highlighting trees in different settings in our borough.

    Coming from a family of professional photographers, Denise has always been fascinated by the stories that pictures tell through the facts or in the imagination. 

    What do the pictures say to you?


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  • Archives of Sound

    New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center
    April 20th, 2016 - May 31st, 2016

    Archives of Sound is an interactive audio installation created by art collective, Kinokophone.  It is inspired by by The New York Public LIbrary for the Performing Arts's audio colelctions and features prominently unique recordings from The Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound, which is among the largest archives of its kind.  The installation experiments with new ways of presenting archival audio collections, explores sound technology's role in shaping experiences of the past and present and makes the behind-the-scenes world of the audio archives audible.  Listeners will discover the archival practices that bring the audio archive to life and explore aspects of the collection they may otherwise never see nor hear.

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  • Digging Up the Past: A History of the Schomburg Center

    Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
    February 5th, 2016 - May 31st, 2016

    The Schomburg Center is the world’s leading institution for the collection, preservation, and interpretation of materials related to the global black experience. Today, the Center cultivates a growing archive of over ten million items, and welcomes more than 100,000 visitors each year. Digging Up the Past: A History of the Schomburg Center marks our 90th anniversary, and it offers visitors a peek at the Library’s beginnings and evolution.

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  • Renaissance Women

    Mulberry Street Library
    May 3rd, 2016 - May 31st, 2016

    Renaissance Women is a traveling exhibition and series of panel discussions in NYC libraries. Sponsored by the National Association of Women Artists, Inc., it focuses on women artists, their artwork and process and the chellenges they face making art in the 21st century.  The exhibition runs at Mulberry Street Library in the Community Room on Lower Level 2 from May 3 - 31, 2016. There will be a panel discussion at Mulberry Street Library on Saturday May 7th from 2 - 3:30pm. 


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  • Live Butterfly Display

    Grand Concourse Library
    May 2nd, 2016 - May 31st, 2016

    Come and observe the life-cycle of Painted Lady butterflies. 

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  • “Sonatina” Solo Installation by Irene Christensen

    Jefferson Market Library
    May 13th, 2016 - May 27th, 2016


    Reception for the Artist: Tuesday, May 17, 7-9 PM


    "I work intuitively. It's like emotion. It's like life." – Irene Christensen


    Jefferson Market Library and Q are pleased to announce a monographic exhibition of original Leporello books by NYC artist Irene Christensen. Sonantina, curated by Linda DiGusta, will be on view May 13 - 27 during Library hours, with a reception for the artist Tuesday, May 17 from 7-9 pm in the Little Underground Gallery at 425 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY.


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