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  • William Meyers: Outer Boroughs

    Stephen A. Schwarzman Building
    March 27th, 2015 - June 30th, 2015

    Photography’s longtime love affair with New York City has typically been centered on Manhattan, rather than on any of the city’s four other boroughs, the “outer boroughs.” For nearly two decades, between 1990 and 2008, William Meyers sought to correct this imbalance by taking his camera to overlooked and underexplored locations in the Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens, and Staten Island. The photographs in this exhibition represent Meyers’s selection of images from that project, printed as a portfolio and acquired by The New York Public Library in 2008. Organized visually rather than thematically or geographically, the images are meant to be encountered as the photographer did himself—“as a curious pedestrian willing to be surprised as he wanders the streets and boulevards of his city.” The photographs, the earliest of which were taken twenty-five years ago, also stand as visual reminders of New York City’s constant evolution.

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  • Evidence of Process

    Bloomingdale Library
    June 1st, 2015 - June 30th, 2015

    A West Sider for many years, Rand Huebsch is a printmaker and has taught at the Center for Books Arts and the New York Public Library. He has experimented with many forms of etching and written for such arts publications as the British quarterly "Printmaking Today." His prints and artist books are in the collections of the Victoria and Albert Museum, the Detroit Institute of Arts, and Cambridge University Library, among others.

    Rand will be teaching a rubber stamp making class at Bloomingdale on June 27th at 2pm.



    This show is in memory of Michael Durbin.


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  • Manhattan Pairs: Photographs by David Penner

    Mulberry Street Library
    June 3rd, 2015 - June 29th, 2015

    On view at the Mulberry Street Library from June 3rd–June 29th, 2015 in the Community Room, is the photographic series, "Manhattan Pairs" by David Penner. From the artist: "These photos are a collection of pairs taken in Manhattan, NYC. Their closeness with one another allowed me to gain their trust more easily, as opposed to a stranger who was alone. Their intimacy also allowed me to capture what one might call a double portrait, where two souls are united, and drawn together in a unique and timeless way."Read More ›
  • Original Arts & Crafts by Marion L. Hughes

    Allerton Library
    May 12th, 2015 - June 29th, 2015

    Come view the work & talent of local Bronx Artist Marion L. Hughes. The exhibit will be displayed at the Allerton library located at 2740 Barnes Avenue between Allerton & Arnow Avenues from Tuesday, May 12th to  Monday, June 29th. For more information, contact us at 718-881-4240.

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  • Love, Masks, and Flowers - Paintings by Rossella 'Blue' Mocerino

    Mulberry Street Library
    March 4th, 2015 - June 27th, 2015

    Love, Masks & Flowers 

    Paintings by Rossella BLUE Mocerino Mulberry Street Library 10 Jersey Street (between Lafayette & Mulberry St.) March 4 - ­June 27, 2015 Opening Reception March 9 from 5 - 6:45 PM


    Exhibition  is displayed on Lower Level 2 and Ground Floor.

    Library Hours Mon 12 -7 Tuesday 10 - 6 Wed 12 - 7 Thurs 10 - 6 Fri 10 - 5 Sat 10 - 5  Phone: 212-966-3424

     Artist will be present for the opening. 

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  • Surf

    St. Agnes Library
    June 18th, 2015 - June 27th, 2015

    STEPHEN GALICZYNSKI has had several exhibitions for the New York Public Library. His current show at the St. Agnes Branch (81st St. & Amsterdam Ave.) runs through June 28th.  His large SURF series will be featured.

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  • BOBBI BECK's Mind Collages: An exhibition of autobiographical artworks

    Riverside Library
    May 18th, 2015 - June 27th, 2015

    Now through June 27, 2015

    BOBBI BECK's Mind Collages: Art Exhibition of autobiographical artworks

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  • Ner Beck: A Traveling Photography Exhibition of Found Faces & Window Reflections from New York to Prague

    96th Street Library
    May 1st, 2015 - June 27th, 2015

    Once you see Ner Beck’s photographs of found street faces and colorful window reflections, shot on the streets of New York City and Prague, you might think your eyes are playing tricks on you. See everyday discarded or ignored street objects come alive with humanlike faces staring right back at you. Many of these anthropomorphic objects seem to have voices that may speak directly to you. You might ask yourself “What’s going on here, are these things for real?” That visual dilemma is what makes these photographs so intriguing. Also included are prism-like reflections that appear to be collaged, but are randomly created when shop windows reflect and merge with other images mirrored from the opposite side of the street. Anyone who loves to walk and visually wonder at the lost or hidden side of cities will definitely get a mind giggle from this collection of quirky photographs that might change the way you view city streets.

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  • NYC iSchool Art Exhibit

    Hudson Park Library
    May 7th, 2015 - June 26th, 2015

    Students from NYC iSchool, a local public high school, created linocuts and screen print designs.

    Art Teacher: Gretel Smith

    Participating Students: Patricia B., Isiah B., Mariella B., Alexis C., Tom C., Tenzin D., Philippe D., Alena G., Adrianna J., Rachel K., Maxwell L., Connor M., Ethan M., Sandi M., Wendy N., Arellana P., Athena P., Melissa R., Ray R., Mileida R., Mackenzie R., Jaritza S., Anson S., Max S., Nicholas S., Nasyria T., Teresa W. 


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  • It's Me Singing, Gone But Here: The Poetry of Philip Levine

    Stephen A. Schwarzman Building
    June 12th, 2015 - June 25th, 2015

    The New York Public Library celebrates the life, legacy, and influences of Pulitzer Prize winner and Poet Laureate Philip Levine, who died earlier this year. It’s Me, Singing, Gone But Here: The Poetry of Philip Levine showcases Levine's papers as well as original documents from T.S. Eliot, John Berryman, Walt Whitman, and John Keats, who influenced him.

    "Philip Levine was a poet of the working man and woman, but he was also a poet filled with wonder at the mystery of existence," says Isaac Gewirtz, Curator, Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature. "We are fortunate that the history of his astonishing creativity, which sprang from these sources, is found in his papers at the The New York Public Library."

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