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Past Exhibitions

  • 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 ›
  • A Lighthouse in New York

    Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
    October 4, 2013 to January 3, 2015

    Photographer: Austin HansenThis exhibit commemorates 80 years since the founding of the Antigua and Barbuda Progressive Society, which has dedicated itself to the principle of cultivating and promoting social and intellectual activities as well as providing charitable assistance to its people—both in New York and on the islands. Featuring materials from records recently donated to the Schomburg Center, the exhibit places the Society in diasporic context, revealing the diverse intersections of immigrant Caribbean life in the 20th century, and the effects these had on immigrants’ political consciousness and sense of identity.

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  • Going Home, Coming Home: Remembering

    Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
    July 25, 2014 to January 3, 2015

    Going Home, Coming Home: Remembering is a memorial dedication that honors seven African and African American legends, whose lives have impacted humankind throughout the world. They all have influenced, inspired and supported our humanity globally, but especially and particularly in Harlem, USA, where the Schomburg Center is a satellite, a landmark institution, a safe haven and a home for all peoples of African descent.Read More ›
  • Question Bridge: Black Males

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

    Question Bridge is an innovative transmedia project that facilitates a dialogue between a critical mass of black men from diverse and contending backgrounds, and creates a platform for them to represent and redefine black male identity in America. The project’s multi-platform approach has four integrated components: art, education, community engagement, and digital media.Read More ›
  • "Point of Origin" - Digital Prints by Rosemarie Di Donna

    Mulberry Street Library
    November 8, 2014 to December 31, 2014

    "Point of Origin" by Rosemarie Di Donna When finality hits us, we search for the point of origin. Through religion, nature, experience, or the depths of imagination, we discover where we come from and where we will return. When I close my eyes, these are the images I see, replicate, and share with you.


    Staten Island based artist Rosemarie Di Donna will be exhibiting her digital prints at the Mulberry Street Library on view November 8th through December 31st. 

    An Art Opening will be held on Saturday November 15th, 2014 from 2 - 4:30 pm. 



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  • The Bronx in Black & White: Places and People

    Bronx Library Center
    December 3, 2014 to December 31, 2014

    The Bronx in Black and White: Places and People

    Photographs from The Last County: The Bronx 1914-2014

    a Bronx County Centennial exhibit by

    The New York City Department of Records & Information Services

    This collection of historical black and white photographs focuses on borough landmarks and people, to present a glimpse of Bronx community life. Following one theme of the original exhibit, these photographs explore the role of particular locations in the lives of Bronx residents.

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  • Listening Station for People's History of Harlem Oral History Project

    115th Street Library
    July 17, 2014 to December 31, 2014

    Our collected stories are now even easier to access!  Come into our lobby, pick up the headphones and listen to one or more of the fascinating stories our neighbors have shared.  Or if you prefer, you can access it from anywhere at :   

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    Washington Heights Library
    September 29, 2014 to December 31, 2014

    Time and Distance An exhibition of paintings by Dan Ault



    Washington Heights Library September 3 to December 31, 2014 Opening and Artist’s Talk: October 9, 4:30 – 5:30



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  • BOBBI BECK: Real Unreal? An exhibition of autobiographical artworks

    Grand Central Library
    November 4, 2014 to December 29, 2014

    Bring your eyes to experience the imaginative and thought provoking images of Bobbi Beck at the Grand Central Branch of the New York Public Library. She tightrope walks the line between reality and fantasy in these dreamlike art stories. They are constructed of forms that warp, twist and morph into strange, free-form compositions that somehow defy logic, gravity and nature. Viewers have described her completely original works as having hints of Escher, Dali, 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 this beautiful New York Public Library branch located at 135 East 46th Street between Lexington and Third, just four blocks north of Grand Central Station.     Exhibition Visitor’s Comments: Read More ›
  • Geroge Hirose, Magic Gardens: Night Photography from the East Village and Lower East Side Community Gardens

    Ottendorfer Library
    October 17, 2014 to December 10, 2014

    The Ottendorfer Library is pleased to present a selection of colorful and evocative images from an extensive body of work that originates from the photographers own experiences with New York's East Village and Lower East Side and its gardens. 

    "When I first came to the area in the late 1970's, the East Village was a desolate and dangerous place, but I felt there was something very special about the community. There were people that really cared about the neighborhood, who were intent on improving the quality of life for everyone. The first community gardens were created from vacant rubble strewn lots, which through hard labor, slowly began to produce vegetables and also provided safe havens for neighborhood kids to play. It is amazing to see how lush and beautiful many of these gardens have become.

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