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  • Two Point Perspective City Scapes

    Hamilton Grange Library
    January 11th, 2016 - February 29th, 2016

    The New Heights Academy 8th grade art class is proud to present "Two Point Perspective City Scapes", an illustration of two point perspective using the New York City landscape as inspiration. Drawn by Ruby Aday's 8th grade art class, these graphite on sulfite paper works of art are on display at the Hamilton Grange Library's Teen Center. 

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  • Mija Jung's "Selfie 2015"

    Seward Park Library
    February 1st, 2016 - February 24th, 2016


    ‘Selfi 2015’

    Self-portraits by Mija Jung


    In ‘Selfi’, I explore my constantly changing perception of the world and myself. Mirroring my self-image has been challenging as I age. The self-portraits in ‘Selfi’ reveal the changes I observed on a daily basis over the course of nearly four months in 2015.

    Confronting my self-image sparked an inner and outer exploration of my artistic progress. I found the process of making self-portraits meditative and soothing. It became a reflection of my emotions in each unique moment. Eventually, my emotions controlled the drawings.

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  • Michael Palladino | Vortex | Photo Walls in Picture Collection Exhibition Series

    Mid-Manhattan Library
    September 9th, 2015 - February 22nd, 2016

    The Art and Picture Collections present Vortex, two site-specific exhibitions of the same title, created by artist and designer Michael Palladino along time user of the Picture Collection. Palladino's Art Wall on Third exhibition features his wood relief murals with whitewash and encaustic wax leading to his Photo Walls in Picture Collection exhibition of enhanced digital photographs with encaustic wax, mounted on wooden trays. 

    The series Vortex is influenced by the Ether series an earlier body of work by Palladino. Both series contemplate atmospheric gasses that can be viewed as either ethereal or toxic. 

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  • Celebrating The Contemporary Little Magazine in America

    Stephen A. Schwarzman Building
    October 21st, 2015 - February 1st, 2016

    In 1947, Carolyn F. Ulrich, the Chief Librarian in the Periodicals Division at the New York Public Library, co-edited the publication, The Little Magazine: A History and Bibliography. In 2015, Ulrich's enduring work inspired a second publication, The Little Magazine in Contemporary America. Like its predecessor, this publication presents a collection of essays and interviews with literary magazine editors, honoring them for valuing risk-taking over profit and offering a starting place for up-and-coming writers. To celebrate the publication, and commemorate its forerunner, The New York Public Library presents the free exhibition, Celebrating the Contemporary Little Magazine in America in the Dewitt Wallace Periodical Room.

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  • Journey's in Watercolor

    96th Street Library
    January 2nd, 2016 - January 30th, 2016

    The Eleven Hundred Watercolor Societry was founded in 1991 by artists who studied with the well-known watercolorists Mario Cooper and Dale Meyers at the Art Students League of New York. The goals of the society are to exhibit their work, to grow as artists and to enhance the appreciation of watercolor as an art form.

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  • Party Everywhere

    Ottendorfer Library
    November 30th, 2015 - January 23rd, 2016

    “Imagine civic engagement as a party.”   — from Party Everywhere by Jeffrey Cyphers Wright          Jeffrey Cyphers Wright crosses artistic boundaries in Party Everywhere, a graphic poem as well as a series of visual works. Like a modern pied piper, the bon vivant protagonist leads us from “The Library” and “KGB” to the “Tin Palace” and the “Rodeo Bar.” East Village history is mixed into a frothy narrative filled with evocative drinks, poetic homages and political advocacy. We romp from a pawnshop to a community garden to a party meeting in hot pursuit of life, liberty and happiness. Rebellious, Romantic, and savvy — the poem offers an authentic, well-developed display of optimistic hipness.   Read More ›

    New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center
    October 2nd, 2015 - January 16th, 2016

    To commemorate the 150th anniversary of the publication of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center in Lincoln Center will present the free multimedia exhibition Alice Live! The exhibition will trace the history of Lewis Carroll’s beloved Alice stories in live performance from their first professional staging to the present day.

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  • Unveiling Visions: The Alchemy of the Black Imagination

    Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
    October 1st, 2015 - January 16th, 2016

    Unveiling Visions: The Alchemy of the Black Imagination is sure to satisfy the sci-fi/fantasy nerd in all of us. Curated by artist John Jennings and Reynaldo Anderson, this exhibition includes artifacts from the Schomburg collections that are connected to Afrofuturism, black speculative imagination and Diasporan cultural production. Offering a fresh perspective on the power of speculative imagination and the struggle for various freedoms of expression in popular culture, Unveiling Visions showcases illustrations and other graphics that highlight those popularly found in science fiction, magical realism and fantasy. Items on display include film posters, comics, t-shirts, magazines, CD covers, playbills, religious literature, and more.

    The exhibition galleries are open Monday - Saturday, 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m., unless there is a previously scheduled program or event at the same time and preventing access to the space. 

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  • Amelia Coulter | Gifts New York Gave Me | Art in the Windows Exhibition Series

    Mid-Manhattan Library
    December 1st, 2015 - January 14th, 2016

    On view day and night

    The Art and Picture Collections present an evolving site-specific exhibition by artist and culiniarian Amelia Coulter. The famed sugar cookies examine Coulter's New York City experiences as she uses iconography and a narrative format to tell a story of love, difficulty, surprises, education, history and gratitude. The edible sugar sculptures represent some of the gifts that New York has given the artist during her ten years of living in the city.

    Acclaimed film director Allen Coulter joins Amelia Coulter for An Artist Dialogue on Saturday December 19th at 2:30 p.m. inside the Corner room.

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  • Symphony Space A Cultural Town Square

    New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center
    October 14th, 2015 - January 9th, 2016

    For almost four decades, Symphony Space has defied easy categorization, carving out an identity all of its own — yet one that also embodies the spirit of the surrounding Upper West Side. Dubbed “a cultural town square” by founder and longtime Artistic Director Isaiah Sheffer, Symphony Space has always been a gathering place for artists and audiences, a place that embraces a glorious multiplicity of cultural activities. At no other theatre in town is one likely to encounter back-to-back performances ranging from James Joyce to world music, from children’s theatre to Selected Shorts, the literary series for which the theatre is widely known.

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