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Schomburg Center Research Guide: Dr. Maya Angelou

In honor of National Poetry Month, and what would have been her 89th birthday, we celebrate the life and work of, Dr. Maya Angelou, with this Research Guide. Here, you will find an overview of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture’s holdings related to the work and life of this notable poet, writer, journalist, actress, and dancer.Read More ›

The Schomburg Legacy Lives On: The Genius of Deborah Willis

In honor of International Women's Day, we honor former Schomburg Center Photographs and Prints Division curator, Dr. Deborah Willis. In this interview, Dr. Willis discusses the BLACK PORTRAITURE[S] III: Reinventions: Strains of Histories and Cultures conference, her photography work, and her pioneering work at The Schomburg Center. Read More ›

Schomburg Research Guide: Katherine Dunham

New! This series of Schomburg Center Research Guides will provide you with resources related to various topics and subjects related to the Global Black Experience. This research guide will provide you with an overview of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture’s holdings related to Black dance pioneer, Katherine Dunham. Read More ›

Calling All Writers! Get Published in NYPL!Zine

Are you writer, poet, or artist? Would you like to see your works published? The New York Public Library has an opportunity for you!Read More ›

Schomburg Treasures: WPA Photographs

The Schomburg Center's collection of WPA photographs is now available on the NYPL's Digital Collections site.Read More ›

Macabre Imagery: Visual Representations of the Dance of Death

A new case exhibit on the third floor of the Library for the Performing Arts presents a small historical survey of the characteristic imagery and common features of visual representations of the dance of death.Read More ›

Muse: Using the Library’s Picture Collection for Source Material

How do artists and designers find the images they use to spark their creativity? Source material, or the physical things that become elements of inspiration for artists, designers, writers, filmmakers, students, teachers, etc., is one of the happy reasons people visit the Picture Collection.Read More ›

The 50th Anniversary of 9 Evenings: Theatre and Engineering and Experiments in Art and Technology, Incorporated (E.A.T.)

In celebration of its anniversary, a current case exhibit on the third floor of The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts highlights materials related to 9 Evenings.Read More ›

Get Your Creative Juices Flowing at 53rd Street Library

Any good youth services librarian will tell you creativity is a huge part of the day-to-day routine.Read More ›

Searching for Art Resources from Home

Are you looking for art resources from home and don’t know where to begin? Try using one of these six recommended resources accessible outside the Library with your NYPL card.Read More ›

Frida Frenzy: Art Projects and Kids' Books Inspired by Frida Kahlo

This summer we went through a mini Frida obsession in Francis Martin Library. After reading some books about her, we created paintings, collages, and small poems inspired by her work in our Art in the Library program.Read More ›

The Last Nostrand Streetcar: Max Hubacher's New York Photography

A prolific amateur photographer and local historian, Hubacher documented New York City and its environs with a seemingly objective eye, the typed or handwritten captions on the verso of each photograph often markedly specific in terms of date and location.Read More ›

Podcast #122: Laurie Anderson on Melville, Opera, and Mystery

Laurie Anderson is one of the great pioneers of American art, combining and redefining various media, including film, music, spoken word, and performance art. Read More ›

Little Artists on 53rd Street

Little Artists encourages kids to be inspired by the work and life stories of master artists, and then create their own process-based art projects.Read More ›

Schomburg Treasures: Writers' Program, New York City

Material relating to the WPA Writers' Program in New York City and the book The Negro in New York.Read More ›

The Art Museum Underground

Did you know our subway and commuter rail stations, bridges, and tunnels are home to more than three hundred works of art?Read More ›

Meet the Artists: Ann Schaumburger and Michael Pellettieri

A collaborative exhibition Paintings by Ann Schaumburger and Paintings and Prints by Michael Pellettieri will be on view at the Mulberry Street Library from April 7–21, 2016. I spoke with the artists recently about their work.Read More ›

Experiments with the New York School of Poets

Our March poetry workshop discussed the New York School of poets, their influences, their style, and their writing habits as it captured the spirit of the 1950s and 60s in New York City. Taking some of these habits, we wrote poetry, trying for a slice of life or a walk down a New York street, using drips and splashes of collaged ideas.Read More ›

Violet Oakley: An Interview with Dr. Bailey Van Hook

Dr. Bailey Van Hook recently published the first full-length biography of artist Violet Oakley. In this interview, she discusses her work and what made Oakley an interesting subject, as well as her research in our archival collections.Read More ›

8-Week Collage Workshop Starting April 6 at Saint Agnes

St. Agnes Library, in partnership with Lifetime Arts, will be offering a 8-week free class titled "Exploring Collage" with teaching artist Alacia Stubbs. Read More ›
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