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Blog Posts by Subject: Art

New Acquisitions in the Schomburg’s Art and Artifacts Division

Tammi Lawson, Assistant Curator of our Art and Artifacts Divisions shares some of the Schomburg's newest gems.Read More ›

Black Women Artists: Augusta Savage

Katherine Ellington, a New York City medical humanities scholar and researcher, discusses the work and legacy of legendary artist Augusta Savage.Read More ›

#nyplremix: Get Creative With the Public Domain

What can I use to make things with public domain images? What collections should I know about if I am interested in making things?Read More ›

Printing Women: Valerie Hammond

Please click the image to view Valerie Hammond's blog about 'Blue Anemone' and "the indefinable boundary between presence and absence." The exhibition, 'Printing Women' focuses on Henrietta Louisa Koenen’s (1830–1881) collection and signals women’s continuing participation in printmaking as well as the Library’s longstanding commitment to acquiring and exhibiting prints made by women from around the world. Read More ›

Podcast #90: Edmund de Waal on Porcelain, Time Travel, and Sound

Edmund de Waal is an artist and writer, perhaps best known for his ceramics. This week for the New York Public Library Podcast, we're proud to present Edmund de Wall discussing porcelain, time travel, and sound.Read More ›

Meet the Photographer: Fernanda Rocha

Shimmering blue water. A hand, a rose, emerges from a kaleidoscope color field. Glimpses from a small village named Eldorado. These are just some of the stunning imagery captured by Brazilian-born photographer Fernanda Rocha. Read More ›

Printing Women: Diane Victor

Please click the image to view the blog post on Diane Victor's work, and its explorations of what she calls, "metaphorical burdens." The exhibition, 'Printing Women' focuses on Henrietta Louisa Koenen’s (1830–1881) collection and signals women’s continuing participation in printmaking as well as the Library’s longstanding commitment to acquiring and exhibiting prints made by women from around the world. Working with the Library’s Digital Experience team, the exhibition's curator, Madeleine Viljoen will feature a new artist's work on the exhibition's web page every two weeks Read More ›

Printing Women: Sara Sanders

Please click the image to view Sara Sanders' blog post on her Chairs and their relation to our personal histories. The exhibition, 'Printing Women' focuses on Henrietta Louisa Koenen’s (1830–1881) collection and signals women’s continuing participation in printmaking as well as the Library’s longstanding commitment to acquiring and exhibiting prints made by women from around the world. Working with the Library’s Digital Experience team, the exhibition's curator, Madeleine Viljoen will feature a new artist's work on the exhibition's web page every two weeks throughout the Read More ›

Art, Futurism, and the Black Imagination

As we launch our brand new exhibition, Unveiling Visions: The Alchemy of the Black Imagination, scholar and artist Tiffany E. Barber reflects on the influence of Afrofuturism and the inspiration of the show's fantastic duo: Curators John Jennings and Reynaldo Anderson.Read More ›

Printing Women: Julia Jacquette

The exhibition, 'Printing Women' focuses on Henrietta Louisa Koenen’s (1830–1881) collection and signals women’s continuing participation in printmaking as well as the Library’s longstanding commitment to acquiring and exhibiting prints made by women from around the world. Working with the Library’s Digital Experience team, the exhibition's curator, Madeleine Viljoen will feature a new artist's work on the exhibition's web page every two weeks throughout the exhibition's run. The features will also connect to blog posts to which several of the artists contributed writing.Read More ›

Meet the Artist: Tony Jannetti

We're really "branching" out into new forms of art at Mulberry Street Library with our latest exhibition by neighborhood artist Tony Jannetti. "The Not-Seen Ubiquitous - Visual Works by Tony Jannetti" is on view at Mulberry Street branch through October 31, 2015.Read More ›

Inside the Conservation Lab: Treatment of an Engraving on Silk

As a Paper Conservator, most of the objects that I treat are flat paper items, such as documents, maps, and prints. Recently, I worked on a more unusual project: an engraving on silk that came to conservation to be removed from its old mount and get better, updated housing.Read More ›

Meet the Artists: Rebecca and Sasha Rubenstein

Mulberry Street Library is proud to host a one-of-a-kind art exhibit: Reflections: Rebecca and Sasha Rubenstein. Mother and daughter Rebecca and Sasha Rubenstein love to draw, paint, take photos and visit museums together.Read More ›

Booktalking "Priceless" by Robert Wittman

Wittman's first assignment landed him in Philadelphia, a mecca of art. He loves art, so fighting art theft and crime was second nature to him.Read More ›

Mad Men Fashion

The series finale of Mad Men that aired on AMC on May 17 roughly coincided with NYPL's digitization of over one-thousand fashion illustrations produced in the 1950s and '60s by New York City-based firm Creators Studios. See if you can spot the traces of the show's female protagonists in these ready-to-wear design drawings.Read More ›

Booktalking "Vincent's Colors" by Vincent Van Gogh

yellow sky and sun / blue and white jug / grey-green trees and pink sky / yellow buttercups...Read More ›

Interview with Steven Fullwood, Curator and Co-Editor of "Black Gay Genius"

Farrah Lopez, the Schomburg Center's Communications Pre-Professional, spoke to Steven Fullwood, Assistant Curator for our Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division, about his “Epistolary Lives” collection in our current exhibition, Curators’ Choice: Black Life Matters, and his latest book, a finalist for the Lambda Literary Award, Black Gay Genius.Read More ›

Preservation Week Lecture: Be An Informed Consumer of Custom Picture Framing

For Preservation Week 2015, the Preservation Division will be giving lectures on caring for your personal collections. I am composing a talk entitled Be An Informed Consumer of Custom Picture Framing. Read More ›

Podcast #54: Jeffrey Deitch on Art and Spectacle

For this week's podcast, Jeffrey Deitch and New Museum Artistic Director Massimiliano Gioni discuss artistic communities, cross-media creation, and spectacle.Read More ›

Black Life Matters Feature of the Week: Digging in the Vault

Today's Exhibition Feature of the Week comes from Tammi Lawson, our in-house Curator of the Art and Artifacts Division. She shares what inspired her to include the impactful artwork you see in our latest exhibition, Curators' Choice: Black Life Matters. Read More ›
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