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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 ›
  • 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 ›
  • Evan Chamberlain - Handmaps

    Mulberry Street Library
    November 18, 2014 to January 3, 2015

    Evan Chamberlain – Handmaps

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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 ›
  • 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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  • 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 ›

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