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  • Collages & Hand-made Books by Yarisa Colón Torres

    Bronx Library Center
    December 5, 2014 to January 31, 2015

    Bronx Library Center Latino & Puerto Rican Cultural Center Puerto Rican Heritage Gallery Invites you to Collages & Hand-made Books by Yarisa Colón Torres Exhibit will be on view from December 5, 2014 - January 31, 2015 Opening Tour: Thursday December 11, 2014, at 7pm; Closing Tour:  Saturday January 24, 2015 at 4pm. For information regarding other tours, please call or check with staff at the 4th floor Reference desk. RSVP requested: 718-579-4257.​

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  • NER BECK: Street Art, New York to Prague

    St. Agnes Library
    December 3, 2014 to January 30, 2015

    Photographer and longtime Upper West Sider Ner Beck, who has over the years captured window reflections and found faces exclusively in NYC, recently spent some time in the magical city of Prague. The similarities and contrasts existing between Gotham and Praha, both centuries and miles apart, should be of interest to anyone who enjoys their own visual street strolling with their camera or eyes. In a recent interview he described his process. “My fascination with window reflections has been that as you pass these glass canvases the reflections from the opposite side of the street are constantly affecting, shifting and recomposing the images on the window you are viewing. Found faces discovered in inanimate objects has become my other daily obsession. With all my work I have always found city streets to be an ever-changing art show that is being rearranged or repainted daily by the people of these cities.”   Read More ›
  • Peter Bynum | Illuminated Paint | Art in the Corner Room Exhibition Series

    Mid-Manhattan Library
    August 1, 2014 to January 25, 2015

    Illuminated Paint is a site-specific exhibition of seventeen illuminated paintings on glass by artist Peter Bynum. Painters have long explored the physical limits of paint. Peter Bynum opens new territory for painting by exposing paint’s intrinsic branching behavior, and then illuminating the complex nervous system it creates.Read More ›
  • Peter Bynum | Illuminated Paint | Art in the Windows Exhibition Series

    Mid-Manhattan Library
    December 2, 2014 to January 25, 2015

    The Art and Picture Collections at Mid-Manhattan Library are pleased to present two exhibitions, by artist Peter Bynum, created specifically for Art in the Corner Room and Art in the Windows exhibitions series.  Painters have long explored the physical limits of paint. Peter Bynum opens new territory for painting by exposing paint’s intrinsic branching behavior, and then illuminating the complex nervous system it creates.

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  • Parable by Kristin Casaletto

    Muhlenberg Library
    October 16, 2014 to January 16, 2015

    Parable, hand-pulled prints and monumentally scaled works by Kristin Casaletto will be on exhibit at the New York Public Library’s Muhlenberg branch, 209 W. 23rd Oct. 16, 2014, through Jan. 16, 2015. An opening reception will be held Oct. 16 from 6-8 p.m.

    Parable features artwork from Mississippi Voices, a series of powerful woodcuts and etchings in which themes of violence, racism, resiliency, and spirituality emerged from hundreds of oral history interviews conducted in Mississippi. 

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  • An Exhibit of Paintings by Koho School of Sumi-e

    Jefferson Market Library
    December 12, 2014 to January 9, 2015

    Sumi-e is a 2000-year-old Japanese art form spiritually rooted in Zen Buddhism.  The early practitioners of this art were monks who dedicated themselves to this art form as a spiritual exploration of themselves and the world around them. Traditionally, Sumi-e artists refrained from using colors as a reflection of Zen’s simplicity and its natural way of exploring the world.  Each brush stroke is a separate entity, and there is no room for errors.  It is said that one may be able to discern the quality of the mind by looking at the quality of the stroke. Sumi-e art may seem very simple at first glance, but on the contrary it is one of the toughest art forms which requires rigorous discipline and years of practice to master it.

    This exhibit is presented in our lower level Art Gallery.


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  • Batsheva Dance Company at 50: American Concepts and the Israeli Spirit

    New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center
    November 10, 2014 to January 5, 2015


    The exhibition will offer a glance into two different representations of the juxtaposition of American choreographers and Israeli dance: known choreographies performed by Batsheva's dancers and original choreographies that were specially created for the company.  Beginning with Martha Graham, they include Jerome Robbins, Anna Sokolow, Donald McKayle, Jose Limon, Robert Cohan, and, more recently, Elizabeth Streb, Douglas Varone, and Danny Ezralow.   These two kinds of meetings carry out an artistic dialogue between American concepts and Israeli culture. Through the choreographies one can see the company's local and global characteristics, which places Batsheva Dance Company as a microcosm of Israeli culture.    


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  • Mary Judge | Thinking in Print | Art Wall on Third Exhibition Series

    Mid-Manhattan Library
    September 4, 2014 to January 4, 2015

    Thinking in Print: New Works on Paper is a site-specific exhibition of unique relief prints on handmade paper produced by artist Mary Judge in collaboration with Wildwood Press of St Louis, Missouri. Of the collaboration, Mary Judge states, "I feel like I am in rich uncharted territory working with Wildwood Press and as a result have produced some of my best work there." Read More ›
  • The Changing Face of A Black Mecca: Gentrification in Harlem

    Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
    December 5, 2014 to January 3, 2015

    The Gentrification in Harlem project was curated by members of the BNY Mellon Pre-Professional Development Program as a platform for understanding the transitions that have changed the face of Harlem over the course of 50 years. This pop-up display and the research behind it is serves as a gateway to a discussion about Harlem's past, present and future. Read More ›
  • i found god in myself: The 40th Anniversary of Ntozake Shange's for colored girls

    Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
    September 19, 2014 to January 3, 2015

    Turning to Shange’s choreopoem not simply as an engaging work of text or drama but as a well of social, political, and deeply personal issues affecting the lives of women of color, the exhibition will feature 20 specially commissioned pieces in honor of each individual poem. Additional non-commissioned artworks will be on display at satellite locations that address the work’s themes, along with archival material donated by Shange.Read More ›

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