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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.

Eugene Richards
Sam Stephenson. Photograph by Jason Elon Goodman

Art and Journalism, Past and Present: Eugene Richards, Sam Stephenson, and Arezoo Moseni

Tuesday, September 19, 2017, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Explore the work of two seminal American documentary photographers: W. Eugene Smith and Eugene Richards.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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The WPA Photographs of Lewis Hine: Judith Gutman & Sean Wilentz

Thursday, October 12, 2017, 6:30 p.m.
Photographic historian Judith Mara Gutman and acclaimed historian Sean Wilentz explore the work produced for the WPA by pioneering social photographer Lewis Hine, which are presented in the new book "Lewis Hine: When Innovation Was King."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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Emmet Gowin Emmet Gowin
Joel Smith Joel Smith

Mariposas Nocturnas: Emmet Gowin and Joel Smith

Wednesday, October 18, 2017, 6:30 p.m.
Gowin speaks about his new book, Mariposas Nocturnas, a dazzling document of his longtime project photographing nocturnal moths in Central and South America.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 - 8:30 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 ›
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Jed Perl © Duane Michals Jed Perl © Duane Michals
Sandy Rower © Maria Robledo Sandy 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, Sandy Rower.Read More ›
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