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  • Barbara Madsen | Plastic Age: Sculpture and Video | Art in the Windows Exhibition Series

    Mid-Manhattan Library
    March 3, 2015 to May 21, 2015

    The Art and Picture Collections at Mid-Manhattan Library present Plastic Age: Video Sculpture a site-specific exhibition of sculpture and video by artist, and art Professor Barbara Madsen. 

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  • Barbara Madsen | Plastic Age: IN/OUT | Art in the Corner Room Exhibition Series

    Mid-Manhattan Library
    February 2, 2015 to May 21, 2015

    The Art and Picture Collections at Mid-Manhattan Library present Plastic Age: IN/OUT a site-specific exhibition of photographs and a sculptural installation by artist and educator Barbara Madsen. Her work is a hybrid practice between photography, print and sculpture. Read More ›
  • Details: New Paintings by Klay-James Enos

    Ottendorfer Library
    March 19, 2015 to May 18, 2015

    Klay-James Enos' paintings straddle the line between the fundamentals of digital imaging and abstract painting. The "Detail" paintings refer to the extreme close-ups of the photographs they were sampled from. These paintings differ from Enos' previous work in scale and subject matter, but they adopt the same style of using compositional structure to reframe abstract painting. Where the grid was used a method for painting figuarative subject matter with abstraction as a technique, the "Detail" paintings exploit that structure as a compositional strategy for abstract painting. 


    Enos is an East Village native. He graduated with a B.A. from Alfred University in 2012, where he studied English literature and art history. Enos has been featured in New York City group shows at Theater for the New City, the Tompkins Square Library Gallery, and Michael Mut Project Space. In 2013 and 2014, his works was included in the LES Festival of the Arts.

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  • Celebrating Carnegie’s Gift to New Yorkers: More Than a Century of NYC's Neighborhood Libraries

    Stephen A. Schwarzman Building
    April 25, 2015 to May 10, 2015

    The New York Public Library is proud to honor Andrew Carnegie (1835–1919), the visionary philanthropist whose gift of $5,200,000 toward the building of branch libraries in New York City helped guarantee that every New Yorker has access to a library in his or her neighborhood. Spurred on by Carnegie’s historic philanthropy, on April 26, 1901, the New York State Legislature passed an act empowering the City of New York to build a system of free circulating libraries that today numbers 217 branches across NYC’s five boroughs.

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  • harlem is... Theater

    New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center
    February 4, 2015 to May 2, 2015

    Originating in 2005, Community Works’ award-winning harlem is. . . Theater is a multimedia exhibition that tells the story of nearly 200 years of Black Theater in Harlem and New York City and celebrates both the early black theaters and those that continue building the legacy. Through exhibits, memorabilia, photos, film and original artwork, the exhibition tells of the theaters that bloomed and survived, the people who were driven to keep them vital, and the explosion of Black Theater productions that marked the 1960s and continues to this day. Read More ›
  • Audrey Rodriguez - paintings and drawings

    115th Street Library
    April 3, 2015 to April 30, 2015

    Audrey Rodriguez is from Brownsville, Texas.  She describes her work: “I found my artistic voice after witnessing the inhumane treatment of Central American and Mexican immigrants at the hands of U.S. Border Patrol officers.”   In New York (she.. studies) under Jacob Collins at Grand Central Atelier, concentrating on the human figure.  Another focus is “ the study of nature through direct observation…to communicate my ideas more effectively. ...Nature holds the truth, and truth is beauty”. 

    Please visit our 1st floor gallery to see Audrey’s unique work. A reception will be held Saturday April 25th from 2 – 4 PM


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  • Art Without Borders: Seven Inspiring Art Stories of Female Artists

    Riverdale Library
    April 21, 2015 to April 30, 2015


    Art Without Borders: Seven Inspiring Art Stories of Russian-Speaking Female Artists

    Art is the great connector, as proven here in the stories about seven Eastern European female artists who share their immigration experience and their ways to acclimate themselves into American culture.

    These seven artists all work in different mediums; their shared experiences create a common thread, weaving their Eastern European roots into their American lifestyles. For the most part modern immigrants have succeeded in assimilating into mainstream American style and it’s hard to separate their native background from American life now.


    Writer’s Bio

    Victoria Averbukh is a professional journalist and writer. She was born in Moscow, Russia..

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  • An Immigrant Heritage Week Exhibit - Old Country/New Country: photographs by Arnold Weissberg

    Bronx Library Center
    April 10, 2015 to April 30, 2015

    People from all over the world come to New York—New York is a city of immigrants—to live,  but they don’t leave their countries and their cultures behind.  In fact, they usually are proud of where they came from and often have a day dedicated to the old country.

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  • Marty Kornfeld: Reclaimed and Repurposed!

    Jefferson Market Library
    April 1, 2015 to April 30, 2015

    Marty Kornfeld:  Reclaimed and Repurposed!  

    An exhibition of paintings by an artist and resident of Greenwich Village for over 50 years!  Curated by Shaa Garey.

    In The Little Underground Gallery, located in the lower level of the library.  

    Please join us to celebrate this very first exhibit by Mr. Kornfeld:  Opening Reception, Saturday, April 4 from 7 pm to 9 pm.

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  • Shikariov-Mamonova Art Exhibit

    Bloomingdale Library
    April 1, 2015 to April 30, 2015

    Tatyana and Gennady have worked together for many years and are part of a flourishing Russian and international nonconformist movement. Their work has been shown in Moscow, Istanbul, Dehli, Paris, etc., and can also be found in the private collections of various diplomats.

    Their work is now on display at the Bloomingdale Library. 

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