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Past Exhibitions

  • Ken Ecker: Paintings

    Ottendorfer Library
    September 14th, 2015 - November 10th, 2015

    The Ottendorfer Library is proud to present eight mixed media nature-based paintings by local artist, Ken Ecker.

    "My work is nature based. I’ve worked plein air off the coast of New York, in rural Maryland, Vermont, Maine, New Mexico, Southern California and in Germany. Scientists talk about how all of nature is composed of swarming, chaotic, vibrational patterns that intersect. After years of painting I sometimes get the feeling that I understand something of what they’re talking about. Painting will do that to you."  --Ken Ecker

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  • Sources of Inspiration: Celebrating the 2015 Library Lions

    Stephen A. Schwarzman Building
    October 17th, 2015 - November 1st, 2015

    Each fall at its Library Lions gala, The New York Public Library celebrates a selection of distinguished artists, writers, and other cultural luminaries for their outstanding achievements. This year, we're honored to recognize award-winning author and playwright Alan Bennett, heralded dancer and choreographer Judith A. Jamison, celebrated author and illustrator Maira Kalman, groundbreaking novelist Karl Ove Knausgaard, and world-renowned activist and journalist Gloria Steinem.

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  • Art Uptown: 6 Inwood Artists

    Inwood Library
    September 16th, 2015 - October 31st, 2015

    Celebrate the rich talent of our Inwood community through the art of six of our own: Mario Tavarez, Naciso Polanco, Rene de los Santos, Leonardo Miguel Cruz, Cesar Santana and Lisa Turngren. 

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  • The Not-Seen Ubiquitous - Visual Works by Tony Jannetti

    Mulberry Street Library
    September 9th, 2015 - October 31st, 2015


    Tony Jannetti will be presenting a range of natural and landscape-inspired earth-works and digital prints from recent years. He has been working in both arenas-- natural and digital-- for a number of years. These works outline the contours and direction he is taking that he hopes are both elegant and tantalizing. The works refer to neighborhood, to library, to found materials, as well as digital renderings of landscape themes. They manifest an ongoing commitment to the natural world in all its glory.

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  • Rand Huebsch Prints

    Bloomingdale Library
    October 2nd, 2015 - October 31st, 2015

    This show includes hand colored etched embossings, miniature bas-reliefs in clay, and recent color drawings based on the Golem myth.Read More ›
  • A Glimpse of Southeast Asia: Photographs by Jack McDougle

    St. Agnes Library
    October 1st, 2015 - October 31st, 2015

    The St. Agnes New York Public Library is currently showing a new exhibit of sixteen photographs by Jack McDougle capturing distinctive images from Cambodia, Laos, and Thailand.

    Southeast Asia is an exotic land full of mystery; enticing visitors and inspiring imaginations for centuries. Any journey across this region offers a nearly endless canvas of incredible sights, sounds, smells and experiences. The photographs in this collection seek to offer a brief glimpse into the many wonders and artistic imagery found in ordinary sights passed daily by tourists and locals alike.

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  • Inked Dreams / Sueños de tinta by Laura Alvarez

    Bronx Library Center
    September 1st, 2015 - October 31st, 2015

     Bronx Library Center

                Latino & Puerto Rican Cultural Center                 

    Laura Alvarez


    Inked Dreams / Sueños de tinta

    Exhibit Opening Tour

    September 1-October 31, 2015

    6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

    The meaning of the old school Americana tattoos is fascinating. I am a fan of images with a story behind them.

    Tattoos were mostly achievements or superstition.  They are the proof that you lived and wear your story on body.  

    I took those stories and made them mind.

     This exhibit will be on view from September 1-October 31, 2015 on the 4th floor

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  • BOBBI BECK: Who are You? Who am I? A Curious Exhibition of Autobiographical Artworks

    Morningside Heights
    September 11th, 2015 - October 29th, 2015

  • NER BECK: Faces & Reflections of Gotham

    Grand Central Library
    September 17th, 2015 - October 28th, 2015

  • Hidden in Plain Sight: One Painter's Fresh Take on "Found Art"

    Jefferson Market Library
    September 8th, 2015 - October 4th, 2015

    In September, Swiss­-born, New York City-­based artist Chantal Bruchez­-Hall’s new exhibit of abstract paintings and collages opens at the Underground Gallery at Jefferson Market Library. There will be an opening reception on Thursday, September 10 from 6-­8PM. The show will run through October 4.

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