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Past Exhibitions

  • Portraits of Sound

    March 13, 2014 to June 21, 2014

      In Portraits of Sound, Ernestine Ruben captured New York Philharmonic musicians as they relate to their instruments and to the sounds they produce, transforming the images to convey her love and perception of music. All sections of the orchestra are included -- strings, woodwind, brass and Read More ›
  • Ladies and Gentlemen...The Beatles!

    February 6, 2014 to May 10, 2014

    Feb. 6–May 10

    New York Public Library for the Performing Arts -

    Mon, Thu noon–8 p.m.; Tue, Wed, Fri, Sat Noon–6 p.m.

    Fifty years ago The Beatles came to America. On Friday, February 7, 1964, John Lennon, Paul McCartney, 

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  • Pioneering Poet of Light: Photographer Florence Vandamm & the Vandamm Studio

    September 18, 2013 to February 28, 2014

    Perhaps the most widely published and least understood visual record of 20th century performing arts, the output of the Vandamm Studio has largely been utilized only as illustrative backdrop for the retelling of Broadway history.  The prints, contact sheets, and negatives of theater, music and 

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  • 28 Great Artists at Work: Portraits of the American Praemium Imperiale Laureates

    January 14, 2014 to February 22, 2014


     The Japan Art AssociationThis exhibit celebrates the 25th anniversary of the Praemium Imperiale. Created in 1988 by the Japan Art Association, the prestigious international award commemorates the legacy of Prince Takamatsu, who was dedicated to promoting world peace and 

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  • Michael Peto Photographs: Staged in Britain

    October 2, 2013 to January 4, 2014

    A collaborative project with the University of Dundee, Scotland, National Portrait Gallery, London, The Observer, and The Scottish Parliament, Edinburgh

    Three institutions in London, New York and Edinburgh will program a season of portfolio exhibitions by the Hungarian-born 

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  • The Line King's Library

    October 17, 2013 to January 4, 2014

    Donald & Mary Oenslager Gallery

    Al Hirschfeld’s career began at Goldwyn Pictures in 1920 across the street from the main branch of the New York Public Library, and over the next nine decades, Hirschfeld and the Library grew even closer. Hirschfeld availed himself of 

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  • For the Record: The World of Kronos on Nonesuch Records

    June 26, 2013 to August 30, 2013


    Celebrating its 40th Anniversary Season in 2013–14, San Francisco’s Kronos Quartet has charted new territory for the string quartet, commissioning more than 800 new works and arrangements, collaborating with musicians from around the globe, presenting education programs, and 

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  • Flamenco: 100 Years of Flamenco in New York

    March 12, 2013 to August 3, 2013

    The multi-media exhibition is an integral part of collaboration between The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts and Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana. Photographs, costumes and performance regalia, film, oral histories, and the sound of castanets and taconeo will entertain and educate the Read More ›
  • American Sabor: Latinos in US Popular Music

    April 20, 2013 to July 13, 2013

    Courtesy of Johan Kugelberg American Sabor: Latinos in U.S. Popular Music, a traveling exhibition from the Smithsonian, presents the musical contributions of U.S. Latinos from the 1940s to the present, exploring the social history and individual creativity that produced stars like Tito Puente, Read More ›
  • Memory Preserved: Glass Plate Photographs of the Royal Cambodian Dancers

    March 28, 2013 to May 31, 2013

    Photograph from glass plate.  These rare images of five principal women dancers from the Royal Ballet of Cambodia are on display in the United States for the first time. Recently rediscovered, catalogued, restored, and digitized, the 1927 images capture the dancers performing the postures and Read More ›