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Past Exhibitions

  • 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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  • Shakespeare's Star Turn in America

    New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center
    February 18th, 2016 - May 27th, 2016

    In celebration of the enduring inspiration of William Shakespeare’s plays, The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts will present an exhibition in its Astor Gallery. Using artifacts from the Library’s own collections, the exhibition will document the on-going popularity of Shakespeare’s plays in North America from Colonial times to present day. Read More ›
  • Rosita Maldonado Presents Florido de Mayo

    Bronx Library Center
    May 6th, 2016 - May 27th, 2016


    Rosita Maldonado Presenta Florido de Mayo, May in Bloom, Exhibit Tour -Friday May 6-27, 2016 4:00 pm—6:00 


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  • Climbing the Wall

    George Bruce Library
    April 15th, 2016 - May 27th, 2016

    Artist Wilhelmina Grant/SISTAAH Studio mounts a vibrant and colorful abstract art exhibition presented from an alternative perspective.  These wall scape reproductions are 24 x 36 inches in size and are the result of the artist’s experimentation in the medium of pigments and alcohol manipulated on glazed and unglazed ceramic substrates. 

    Harlem resident, Wilhelmina Grant is a self-taught artist, arts instructor and published author.  Her favorite mediums include assemblage, collage, photography and encaustic painting.  Wilhelmina uses the arts to help provide the underserved communities with wellness information.  She maintains websites at and

    More information:  Wilhelmina Grant • • (212) 926-3517

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  • Printing Women: Three Centuries of Female Printmakers, 1570–1900

    Stephen A. Schwarzman Building
    October 2nd, 2015 - May 27th, 2016

    Physically demanding and technically challenging, printmaking has often been considered man’s labor. As the Library’s unusual collection by forward-thinking Henrietta Louisa Koenen (1830-1881) demonstrates, engravings, etchings, woodcuts and lithographs executed by female printmakers have been around almost as long as artists started creating prints in the late fifteenth century. Read More ›
  • Carla Lobmier | Scrolling Confluence | Art in the Corner Room Exhibition Series

    Mid-Manhattan Library
    January 26th, 2016 - May 26th, 2016

    Unless there is a program or event the Corner Room, hours are the same as Mid-Manhattan Library hours.

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  • Painting and Prints: Ann Schaumburger and Michael Pellettieri

    Mulberry Street Library
    March 8th, 2016 - May 21st, 2016

    A collaborative exhibition Paintings by Ann Schaumburger and Paintings and Prints by Michael Pellettieri will be on view at the Mulberry Street Library from March 7th - May 21st, 2016. The works can be viewed on the Ground Floor and Lower Level 2 of the library.

    There will be an opening reception on April 7th, 2016  from 5:30-6:45pm.  Both Schaumburger and Pellettieri have had professional careers exhibiting in New York for several decades.  Pellettieri is known for images of New York City. Schaumburger is a colorist.

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  • 100 Years of the Picture Collection: From Abacus to Zoology

    Stephen A. Schwarzman Building
    November 14th, 2015 - May 15th, 2016

    The New York Public Library is celebrating the centennial of its Picture Collection with a new exhibition in the Wachenheim Gallery at the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building. Since its founding in 1915, the Collection has been an unparalleled and essential resource for artists and designers, students and scholars. Read More ›
  • Shakespeare’s Influence on American Writers

    Stephen A. Schwarzman Building
    April 22nd, 2016 - May 14th, 2016

    April 23, 2016, marks the 400th anniversary of the death of playwright, poet, and actor William Shakespeare, perhaps the most beloved writer in all of English literature.

    There is no doubt that Shakespeare has made a profound and lasting impact on the development of literature far beyond his native Britain. This unrivaled influence particularly extends to the United States, where writers have long gleaned inspiration from Shakespeare’s dramatic plays and verse. Indeed, from Herman Melville to Toni Morrison, many of the best-known American writers have crossed vast distances of time and place to draw upon the universality of Shakespeare’s themes, as well as the inventiveness of his language and forms, cultivating distinctly American modes of expression.

    To honor Shakespeare’s enduring legacy, The New York Public Library presents a selection of American authors who have been influenced by, and at times wrestled with, the works of the Immortal Bard.

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