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​Hear from leading artists, scholars, and creative experts from around the world at The New York Public Library's Art Talks! This conversation series presents the latest ideas in contemporary art, preservation, design, and more. All programs are free, but registration is recommended.

Trail Maps Then & Now: Looking Back at 100 Years of Mapping Trails

Wednesday, October 25, 2017, 6 p.m.
Explore the history of The New York-New Jersey Trail Conference's maps, the gold standard for hikers and daytrippers throughout the New York metropolitan region.Read More ›
Program is free, but advance registration is recommended. Priority will be given to those who have registered in advance.
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Teresita Fernández Teresita Fernández
Isolde Brielmaier Isolde Brielmaier
Denise Markonish Denise Markonish
Eliot Weinberger Eliot Weinberger

Wayfinding: Teresita Fernández, Isolde Brielmaier, Eliot Weinberger, and Denise Markonish

Wednesday, November 8, 2017, 6:30 p.m.
Fernandez celebrates the release of her new book, Wayfinding, which is the first complete overview of her multi-dimensional body of work.Read More ›
Program is free, but advance registration is recommended. Priority will be given to those who have registered in advance.
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Mick Rock © Nathalie Rock
David Fricke © Maro Hagopian

Transformer: photographer Mick Rock in conversation with Rolling Stone's David Fricke

Thursday, November 9, 2017, 7 p.m.
The legendary photographer speaks with Fricke about the book Transformer, his collaboration with the iconic singer Lou Reed produced toward the end of Reed's life.Read More ›
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Jed Perl © Duane Michals Jed Perl © Duane Michals
Alexander S. C. Rower © Maria Robledo Alexander S. C. Rower © Maria Robledo

Alexander Calder: the Conquest of Time

Wednesday, November 29, 2017, 6:30 p.m.
Renowned art critic Jed Perl discusses his new biography of America's greatest twentieth-century sculptor with Alexander Calder's grandson and president of the Calder Foundation, Alexander S. C. Rower.Read More ›
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