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Past Exhibitions

  • In Pieces: The Ancient Fragment or Ruin in Early Modern Prints

    March 2, 2012 to June 27, 2012


    In 1517, Pope Leo X appointed Raphael the first Superintendent of Antiquities. In his new post, the artist was responsible for ensuring that looters stopped plundering Rome’s classical past and that the city’s ancient buildings and sculptures were preserved for future generations. Read More ›
  • Shelley’s Ghost: The Afterlife of a Poet

    February 24, 2012 to June 24, 2012

    Percy Bysshe Shelley’s draft of Queen of the Universe, a revision of Queen Mab, ca. 1815, in a published copy of Queen Mab (London: P. B. Shelley, 1813). Pforzheimer Collection.For the first time ever, selections from Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein manuscript will be available for public 

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  • The Rose Haggadah

    March 30, 2012 to April 22, 2012

    The Rose Haggadah is a unique artists’ book, the result of an innovative annual commission from the Rose family, presented to the Library’s Dorot Jewish Division by the Rose family in 2005. In three volumes, the Rose Haggadah brings together 50 years of Passover-themed artwork, ranging 

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  • Celebrating 100 Years

    May 14, 2011 to March 4, 2012

    Gottesman Exhibition Hall | On View through March 4, 2012

    One hundred years ago, The New York Public Library opened its landmark building, now known as the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, dedicated to preserving its varied collections and making them accessible to the public. Over time, the 

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  • A Century of Art

    October 11, 2011 to January 15, 2012

    The New York Public Library’s centennial celebrations continue with A Century of Art. Featuring works of art dating from 1911 through 2010, the exhibition offers a rare look back at the Library’s first one hundred years, surveying its own rich holdings while highlighting both prominent and 

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  • Children’s Book Illustrators and Authors Come Alive

    June 9, 2011 to December 31, 2011

    Photograph copyright (c) 2004 by Nina Crews. Reprinted from The Neighborhood Mother Goose with permission of Greenwillow Books, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers.Most readers are introduced to picture books at a very young age. The wondrous, informative, humorous, and sometimes mischievous 

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  • Recent Acquisitions: Prints and Photographs

    April 22, 2011 to June 30, 2011

    In conjunction with the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building’s Centennial, The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs will feature a small selection of recently acquired works on paper. The Division boasts holdings of nearly 

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  • McGraw Rotunda

    April 1, 2011 to April 30, 2011

  • Prints Gallery

    April 1, 2011 to April 30, 2011

  • Gottesman Gallery

    April 1, 2011 to April 30, 2011

    Closed - Installation for upcoming exhibition

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