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Exhibitions and special displays at the Library's many locations showcase our rich and varied collections.

The New York Public Library offers free public classes, programs, and exhibitions at its 92 locations in the Bronx, Manhattan, and Staten Island. Below is a selection of upcoming events.

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Current Exhibitions

  • Curators' Choice: Black Life Matters

    Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
    Now through August 15, 2015 - 6:00pm

    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 

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  • harlem is... Theater

    New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center
    Now through May 2, 2015 - 1:45pm

     

    Harlem is… Theater

    Organized by Community Works, NYC and The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts

    Originating in 2005, Community Works’ award-winning harlem is. . . Theater is a multimedia exhibition that tells the story of nearly 200 years of Black 

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  • Jill Kupin Rose Gallery

    Stephen A. Schwarzman Building
    Ongoing

    This ongoing exhibition consists of large wall panels with photographs, text, objects, and videos illustrating the history and the vast array of collections, services, and users of The New York Public Library's Branch and Research Libraries.

    The Jill Kupin Rose Gallery was 

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  • Over Here: WWI and the Fight for the American Mind

    Stephen A. Schwarzman Building
    Now through August 15, 2015 (All day)

    World War I. The Great War. The War to End All Wars. The conflict that enveloped the globe from July 28, 1914, to November 11, 1918, backlit an intense home-front struggle as Americans debated their individual and collective relationship to the conflict. Should the United States be involved in 

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  • Public Eye: 175 Years of Sharing Photography

    Stephen A. Schwarzman Building
    Now through January 3, 2016 (All day)

    Thanks to the development of new technology and social media, more photographs are created, viewed, and shared today than ever before. Public Eye, the first-ever retrospective survey of photography organized by NYPL, takes advantage of this moment to reframe the way we look at photographs from 

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  • Sinatra: An American Icon

    New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center
    Now through September 4, 2015 (All day)

    Frank Sinatra, an artist of such uncommon talent, was known simply as "The Voice." His impact on American culture is as striking today as it was during the height of his career. As the official exhibition of the Frank Sinatra Centennial, Sinatra: An American Icon showcases 100 years of Sinatra 

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  • The Rose Family Seder Books

    Stephen A. Schwarzman Building
    Now through April 19, 2015 (All day)

    The Rose Family Seder Books are unique artists’ books, showcasing over sixty years of Passover-themed artwork collected through an innovative annual commission from the Rose family—exceptional friends of The New York Public Library. The first three volumes of the Rose Family Seder Books were 

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  • William Meyers: Outer Boroughs

    Stephen A. Schwarzman Building
    Now through June 30, 2015 (All day)

    Photography’s longtime love affair with New York City has typically been centered on Manhattan, rather than on any of the city’s four other boroughs, the “outer boroughs.” For nearly two decades, between 1990 and 2008, William Meyers sought to correct this imbalance by taking his 

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

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