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Upcoming Exhibitions


  • The Genius of Geoffrey Holder

    New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center
    Opening soon. July 23rd, 2015 - August 29th, 2015.

    Born and trained in Trinidad, Geoffrey Holderrevealed his genius in his long career in dance, theater, film, music, and art.   As a choreographer, designer, director and actor, Geoffrey Holder is well represented in all of the research and circulating collections of The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts.  The multi-media exhibition will cover his performing career, his Tony-award winning work as director and costume designer for The Wiz, and contributions to the repertory of the Alvin Ailey Dance Company and Dance Theatre of Harlem. Presented in association with Lincoln Center Out of Doors. 

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Community Showcases

Select locations provide space to community groups, organizations or individuals to showcase works that the Library determines will further its mission.

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

    Bloomingdale Library
    Opening soon. 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 photographs. Most of these strange and wonderful pictures were shot right in this Upper West Side neighborhood were he has lived and worked most of his life. This style of finding lost street art with photographs began as his Art College Senior Project in 1965. After graduating he put aside his camera and worked as an art director for 45 years. For the past few years he has been searching for and capturing images again on his daily walks on the streets surrounding this library and throughout New York City. Also included is a selection of photographs he shot on the streets of the magical city of Prague. Like all NYPL branches, this library has always been a warm and welcoming place for everyone who lives or grew up in this neighborhood. So if you would like to see how lost and found street art is seen through the lens of Ner Beck’s eyes, stop in the 

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  • Reflections: Rebecca and Sasha Rubenstein

    Mulberry Street Library
    Opening soon. July 13th, 2015 - September 12th, 2015.

    Mother and daughter Rebecca and Sasha Rubenstein love to draw, paint, take photos and visit museums together. Sasha is four years old and she brings a unique perspective to her artwork; whether she’s drawing super heroes or taking photographs of their dog Weezy, there is joy and freshness in her work that reminds her mom of why at a young age she wanted to become an artist herself. Art remains a major part of Rebecca’s life these days, in conjunction with being a librarian and a writer.


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