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  • BOBBI BECK: A Frightful & Delightful Exhibition of Autobiographical Artworks

    96th Street Library
    July 28th, 2015 - August 28th, 2015

    Bobbi Beck does not hold back when it comes to expressing feelings and emotions with her unique style of autobiographical artworks. Her enchanting and sometimes fierce creations might have you scratching your head trying to figure out the hidden meanings woven into these visual narratives. Understanding the mysterious messages conveyed in her work may be as simple as looking at yourself in a mental mirror and seeing a reflection of your parallel life experiences. Viewers have described her completely original works as possessing hints of Dali, Escher, Beardsley and Mucha. These intricate fairy-tale images are meshed with living creatures, inanimate objects, nature, machines and human forms. So escape reality for a while and let your mind’s eye take a visual journey at the East 96th Street Branch of this New York Public Library exhibition.

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  • NER BECK: Found Art on the Streets of New York City & Prague

    Bloomingdale Library
    July 6th, 2015 - August 28th, 2015

    Ner Beck returns to the Bloomingdale Branch of the New York Public Library for another exhibition of his recent street art photographsRead More ›

    115th Street Library
    August 3rd, 2015 - August 27th, 2015

    Rossella BLUE Mocerino’s work is all about masks and being masked.  Her inspirational city is Venice.  Her inspirational well is the Venice Carnival.  After having exhibited at the Tompkins Square and Mulberry Street Libraries, her next stop on “The Library Tour 2015” is the 115th Street Branch. Six paintings will be on display on the first floor.

                                                  CARNEVALE IN HARLEM

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                                                                                                       Rossella BLUE Mocerino


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  • Susan Bee | The Challenge of Painting | Art Wall on Third Exhibition Series

    Mid-Manhattan Library
    April 9th, 2015 - August 20th, 2015

    The Art and Picture Collections at Mid-Manhattan Library present the exhibition titled The Challenge of Painting featuring three oil and enamel paintings created by artist Susan Bee in 2014. These paintings highlight two related aspects of the artist’s work, her use of black and white film stills and her use of genre paintings from the 1800s.

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  • Barbara Madsen | Plastic Age: Further Removed | Photo Walls in Picture Collection Exhibition Series

    Mid-Manhattan Library
    March 2nd, 2015 - August 17th, 2015

    The Art and Picture Collections at Mid-Manhattan Library present Plastic Age: Further Removed a site-specific exhibition of photographs by artist, and art Professor Barbara Madsen. Her collections of cast off industrial matter of spark plugs, machine parts, welding masks, light switches, rubber, plastic, prosthetics, artificial eyes, and much more serve as Dadaist fodder.Read More ›
  • Curators' Choice: Black Life Matters

    Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
    February 2nd, 2015 - August 15th, 2015

    Curators’ Choice: Black Life Matters launches the Schomburg Center’s 90th anniversary year with an eclectic array of rarely seen collection materials that affirm the Schomburg’s mission to document and preserve black life, history, and culture. The curator of each research division presents selections that engage audiences with the rich matter of black life and cultural production—from documentary films to children’s books, from handwritten letters to historical audio recordings and LPs, from photographs to lithographs, and much more.Read More ›
  • Over Here: WWI and the Fight for the American Mind

    Stephen A. Schwarzman Building
    July 28th, 2014 - August 15th, 2015

    Drawing from collections across The New York Public Library, Over Here: WWI and the Fight for the American Mind explores the manner in which public relations, propaganda, and mass media in its many forms were used to shape and control public opinion about the war while also noting social and political issues that continue to resonate, such as freedom of speech and the press, xenophobia, and domestic espionage.Read More ›
  • Cheryl Ann Shackelton Hawkins: Photographs

    Clason's Point Library
    August 11th, 2015 - August 13th, 2015

    Come enjoy the lush and beautiful images created by photographer Cheryl Ann Shackelton Hawkins. The five collections include: Wavehill Gardens Bronx, NY, My Backyard, Beach & Ocean, Food & Architecture. These images have been photographed in and around NYC and the world over the past ten years.

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  • URBANCOLORS: Photographs by Jack McDougle

    Aguilar Library
    June 15th, 2015 - July 31st, 2015

    Aguilar Library is showing a new exhibit of sixteen photographs by Jack McDougle capturing distinctive perspectives around the lower half of Manhattan.

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  • Embedded Memories by Drew Martin

    Hudson Park Library
    June 29th, 2015 - July 31st, 2015

    Embedded Memories is a show by the artist Drew Martin (b. 1969) about childhood dreams in the most literal sense. The work consists of three 4’x8’ panels of vintage sheets and pillowcases from his childhood with prints of Walt Disney characters, the Peanuts gang, Star Wars, Raggedy Ann and Andy, and the Bernard Kliban tabby cat with red sneakers. A fourth panel displays a Thomas the Tank Engine sheet and pillowcase from the early childhood of his own kids.From a graphics point of view Martin has always appreciated the scale, imagery and daily exposure of these linen prints. Psychologically, he likes how they are part of our culture’s “sweet dreams” send off each night for little kids separated from their families by the dark solitude of the night.

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