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Wednesday, February 4 through Saturday, May 2, 2015

 

Harlem is… Theater

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

The footage of Juana Vargas "La Macarrona" (1870-1947), filmed in 1917 by Léonide Massine and held in the Jerome Robbins Dance Division at the Library for the Performing Arts, is one of the Library's most important, and little-known, flamenco treasures. As a member of the Wertheim study, I was honored to be invited to write a blog post about the Library's significant holdings related to flamenco.
With the bleakest part of the winter now upon us, some readers may be craving a feast of Scandinavian noir. Here are a few more contemporary Swedes (and one Norwegian) I've enjoyed.
Do you shiver at the thought of winds whistling down the Yorkshire moors and waves crashing against the Cornish coast? Wrap yourself up in one of these cozy gothic romance titles.
Now through Monday, February 9, 2015

Natural Sculptures: Works of Art forged by the Forces of Nature - photographs by Earland S. Benjamin

This collection of photographs highlights the artistic aspect of NATURAL FORCES. As an artist Earland S. Benjamin motivates viewers to imagine and enjoy a worldwide journey full of discoveries.

Now through Friday, March 6, 2015

The daily musical activities of poet Emily Dickinson (1830–86) — home performances at the piano, collecting sheet music, and attending concerts— reveal a great deal about the cultural offerings available to a woman of her time, place, and class.

For Emily Dickinson, these experiences provided a vital and necessary backdrop for her emerging artistic persona; most importantly, her encounters with the Dickinson family servants and the New England hymn tradition encouraged artistic borrowings that had a deep and continuing influence on her personality and her writing.

2014 was a banner year for great video game soundtracks. Below are ten of the best, all of which are available to stream or download for free!
Season 5 starts in 1924 and ends in December of 1925, so what world or local events will they experience? What will they be wearing? What will they be reading?

I recently attended the annual MCN conference in Dallas, TX, where lots of digitally-minded museum, library, and cultural people get together to learn from and about each other. While there, I gave an Ignite talk. Ignite is a specific style of talk where there are 20 slides, and each advances automatically after 15 seconds. The format forces you to get down to the nitty-gritty of what is important in your presentation, and makes for some exciting deliveries. My talk, naturally, was about something I am really passionate about: Instagram.

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