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Date/TimeTitle/DescriptionLocationAudience
Sat, May 4
@ 2:30 p.m.
Tamara Gonzales and Sharon Butler - An Artist Dialogue Series Event
Artist Tamara Gonzales and writer and artist Sharon Butler discuss the ideas behind Gonzales’s paintings and her pinkpurple Tumblr site pinkpurplefeeder.tumblr.com, her site-specific installation for Art in The Corner Room and the Art in the Windows exhibition Play Button featuring a collection of artists' books and zines by Brian Belott, Pam Butler, Tamara Gonzales, Maggie Lee, Craig Olson, and Elisa Soliven. The zine party follows the audience Q&A. PINKPURPLE (detail), 2012-2013. Spray pa…
Mid-Manhattan Library, The Corner RoomAdults
Sat, June 1
@ 2:30 p.m.
An Artist Dialogue Series Event - Elizabeth Felicella and George Stolz
FREE - The Corner Room Doors open at 2:00 p.m. Classon Point Branch Library, Bronx, NY. From Reading Room: A Catalog of New York City's Branch Libraries, 4x5 inches. 2008 -2012 © Elizabeth Felicella Taking up Melvil Dewey’s own preoccupation with the importance of browsing in his conception of the Dewey Decimal system, in 2008 Elizabeth Felicella set out to document New York City’s branch libraries with a large-format view camera. The result is a complete catalog of the city’s more than 200 bran…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
Tue, October 1
@ 6:30 p.m.
Annette Cords - Weaving and Physics - What Inspires Artists Series Event
FREE - The Corner Room door opens at 6:00 p.m. Untitled, wire mesh & paint, 2009-2013 © Annette Cords Please join us for another event in the series What Inspires Artists with a discussion between multimedia artist Annette Cords and senior art librarian Arezoo Moseni. What do weaving and physics have in common? In her work Annette Cords draws on diverse sources and combines unlikely materials and ideas. Created for Art in the Corner Room, Art Wall on Third and Art in the Windows exhibition s…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
Tue, October 8
@ 6:30 p.m.
Adam Fuss and Liz Sales - An Artist Dialogue Series Event
FREE - 1st Floor Corner Room - Doors open at 6:00 p.m. Untitled (The Eye’s Mind), 30 x 24 inches, Chromogenic Print, 2013 © Liz Sales.Artist Liz Sales and internationally renowned photographer Adam Fuss discuss awakening nineteenth-century photographic traditions as a means of rediscovering photography as well as the work Sales created for her site-specific exhibitions The Eye's Mind as part of Photo Walls in Picture Collection and Art in the Windows exhibition series. Liz Sales is an artist,…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
Sat, December 7
@ 2:30 p.m.
Annette Cords and Jeremy Sigler - An Artist Dialogue Series Event
FREE - 1st Floor Corner Room - Doors open at 2:30 p.m. Sideways exhibitions poster, 2013. © Annette CordsArtist Annette Cords and poet Jeremy Sigler discuss the intersections of art and life, focusing on the ideas behind Cords’ installation and work related to her site-specific exhibitions Sideways, Tandem Mass, and Nested created for Art in the Corner Room, Art Wall on Third and Art in the Windows exhibition series. The event also includes a reading of Sigler’s poetry. Combining a variety of…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
Sat, February 1
@ 2:30 p.m.
Heather Dewey-Hagborg and Lindsay Howard | An Artist Dialogue Series Event
FREE - 1st Floor Corner Room - Doors open at 2:30 p.m. Join us for a conversation between artist Heather Dewey-Hagborg and curator Lindsay Howard, exploring the intersection of art, science, and technology. Inspired by Dewey Hagborg's Stranger Visions project, on display as part of the Art Wall on Third and Art in the Windows exhibition series, the conversation addresses her process of collecting and analyzing genetic material from public spaces, as well as broader themes such as privacy, genet…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults,
College & Graduate Students
Sat, February 15
@ 2:30 p.m.
Gabriel Barcia-Colombo | Natural History Museums | What Inspires Artists Series Event
FREE - The Corner Room door opens at 2:00 p.m.Please join us for another event in the series What Inspires Artists with a discussion between new media artist Gabriel Barcia-Colombo and senior art librarian Arezoo Moseni. They converse about natural history museums the main source of influence on Gabriel Barcia-Colombo's work and his exhibition Secret Society of Forbidden Literature created specifically for the Corner Room at Mid-Manhattan Library.Lolita (perfume), glass, Acrylic, custom perfumes…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults,
College & Graduate Students
Mon, April 14
@ 6 p.m.
Banned! | Gabriel Barcia-Colombo, Benita de Wit | Performance Art Series Event
FREE - The Corner Room doors open at 6:00 p.m. The Secret Society of Forbidden Literature presents a one night interactive performance entitled Banned! taking place within Mid-Manhattan Library. Created by Gabriel Barcia-Colombo and Benita de Wit, the performance places viewers in an alternate library reality where censored books come to life in a series of secret bespoke performances throughout the library. The performance commences incrementally in the Corner Room on the 1st floor. This is no…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults,
Book Lovers,
College & Graduate Students
Sat, June 7
@ 2:30 p.m.
Stephanie Hightower, Dorothea Hokema and Cyriaco Lopes | An Artist Dialogue Series Event
FREE - The Corner Room doors open at 2:30 p.m. Stephanie Hightower and Dorothea Hokema discuss with artist and moderator Cyriaco Lopes, their Art Wall on Third and Photo Walls in Picture Collection exhibitions titled Urban Arcadia: Landscapes of New York and Berlin and the existence of aesthetic harmony within even the most anti-Arcadian environments. They examine the Arcadian idyll and contemporary landscape as constructions, interpreted within the classical genres of landscape painting and ph…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults,
College & Graduate Students
Tue, October 7
@ 6:30 p.m.
The Interconnectedness of All Life | Peter Bynum, Arezoo Moseni | What Inspires Artists Series Event
FREE - The Corner Room door opens at 6:00 p.m. Peter Bynum, BLUE RED GREEN, 2014, 96 x 48 inches, acrylic paint on tempered glass (two layers), L.E.D. backlighting, remote dimmer, steel bracket. Please join us for an event in the series What Inspires Artists with a presentation and a discussion between painter Peter Bynum and senior art librarian Arezoo Moseni, about the illuminated paintings in the library's windows. In discussing Bynum's illuminated paintings on glass, they conver…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
Sat, November 22
@ 2:30 p.m.
Qiana Mestrich, Susan Bright | An Artist Dialogue Series Event
FREE - The Corner Room doors open at 2:00 p.m. Join us for a conversation between artist Qiana Mestrich and curator Susan Bright on how an American chemical company made fashion history and inspired thousands of mothers to name their children after a nylon fabric. From Inherited Patterns, Untitled #2 (Geoffrey Beene evening separates), digital inkjet print on DuPont™ Tyvek® Vivia, 30 x 23 inches, 2014. This conversation explores the artist’s research into the creation of DuPont’s Qian…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryCollege & Graduate Students
Sat, December 6
@ 2:30 p.m.
Outside the Comfort Zone: Collaboration and Expansion | Mary Judge, Kate Teale | An Artist Dialogue Series Event
FREE - The Corner Room doors open at 2:30 p.m. Rose Sky over the Plains, 68 x 35 inches, unique relief print on handmade paper, 2014 Join us for a discussion, between Mary Judge and Kate Teale, focusing around the fertile ground that the process of collaboration produces with cited examples within the visual arts in general and in the work of Mary Judge in particular. They converse about the creative process in the printmaking studio and how is differs from that of the painter working so…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults,
College & Graduate Students
Sat, February 21
@ 2:30 p.m.
Big Open Book | Patricia Dahlman, Margaret Mathews-Berenson | An Artist Dialogue Series
FREE - The Corner Room doors open at 2:30 p.m. Artist Patricia Dahlman begins the event with a presentation on her past and present work particularly focusing on Big Open Book, the site specific piece she made for Art Wall on Third exhibition series. The presentation is followed by a discussion between the distinguished curator Margaret Mathews-Berenson and Patricia Dahlman talking about her influences, materials and making contemporary art today. Big Open Book; 2014; 58 x 83 x 8; canvas…
Mid-Manhattan Library, The Corner RoomAdults
Sat, March 28
@ 2:30 p.m.
Plastic Age | Barbara Madsen, B. Wurtz | An Artist Dialogue Series Event
FREE - The Corner Room doors open at 2:30 p.m. Artist B. Wurtz joins Barbara Madsen for An Artist Dialogue on Saturday March 28 at 2:30 p.m. inside the Corner room. They converse about Madsen's Art in the Corner Room, Art in the Windows and Photo Walls in Picture Collection site specific exhibitions as well as what inspires their work. Plastic Age: IN/OUT, detail, 2014-2015 Barbara Madsen is an artist and Associate Professor at Mason Gross School of the Arts. Madsen is known for her work i…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
Mon, November 9
@ 6:30 p.m.
Exotic Ghost Stories for Adults | Hermes Payrhuber, Geoffrey Hendricks, Sur Rodney | An Artist Dialogue Series Event
FREE - The Corner Room doors open at 6:00 p.m. Hermes Payrhuber, To the People of New York, installation view, 2015 Geoffrey Hendricks and Sur Rodney (Sur) join Hermes Payrhuber to discuss his Art in the Corner and Art in the Windows site-specific exhibitions, To the People of New York: Catalogue Raisonné, Exotic Ghost Stories for Adults and Hither Thither (From One Place or Situation to Another), dedicated to art historian and cultural theorist Abby Warburg who founded the Kulturwiss…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults,
College & Graduate Students
Sat, November 21
@ 2:30 p.m.
Vortex | Michael Palladino, Jamie Lustberg | An Artist Dialogue Series Event
FREE - The Corner Room doors open at 2:00 p.m. Michael Palladino, Vortex 7, digital photograph on watercolor paper with encaustic wax, 22 x 22 inches, 2015 Acclaimed producer, director and art consultant Jamie Lustberg joins artist Michael Palladino to converse about his Vortex exhibitions created specifically for Art Wall on Third and Photo Walls in Picture Collection exhibitions series. The dialogue is followed by audience Q&A. Michael Palladino is a mixed media artist living in New…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
Sat, March 19
@ 2:30 p.m.
Scrolling Confluence | Carla Lobmier, Rika Burnham | An Artist Dialogue Series Event
FREE - The Corner Room doors open at 2:00 p.m. Scrolling Confluence, Place to Place, exterior panel, detail, watercolor and graphite on vellum, 13 x 5 feet, 2015 Rika Burnham, the Head of Education at The Frick Collection, joins artist Carla Lobmier to discuss Lobmier's Art in the Corner Room and Art Wall on Third site-specific exhibitions at Mid-Manhattan Library. Rika and Carla met years ago when Carla participated in workshops at The Metropolitan Museum of Art led by Rika. Their relati…
Mid-Manhattan Library, The Corner RoomAdults,
College & Graduate Students
Sat, April 9
@ 2:30 p.m.
Wild Stainless | Winona Barton-Ballentine, Justine Kurland | An Artist Dialogue Series Event
FREE - The Corner Room doors open at 2:00 p.m. Winona Barton-Ballentine, Home Study with High Chair, 2015, Archival Pigment Print, 30" x 20" American photographers and mothers Justine Kurland and Winona Barton-Ballentine make work about the search for self-defined space, from inside of the home to out on the road. In celebration of Winona Barton-Ballentine's site-specific Photo Walls n Picture Collection exhibition Wild Stainless, Kurland and Barton-Ballentine converse about how culture,…
Mid-Manhattan Library, The Corner RoomAdults
Sat, May 14
@ 2:30 p.m.
New York: My City | William Carroll, Deven Golden | An Artist Dialogue Series Event
FREE - The Corner Room doors open at 2:00 p.m. William Carroll, NYC 588, 2015, acrylic on paper, framed, 11 x 9 inches One could say that reinventing himself as an artist after having given up his studio practice decades ago, William Carroll is a unique and at the same time archetypical New Yorker. He received his BFA from Pratt Institute in 1973 but stopped making art to become the Director at two New York galleries. Yet in spite of his professional success, William Carroll felt compel…
Mid-Manhattan Library, The Corner RoomAdults,
College & Graduate Students
Sat, June 4
@ 2:30 p.m.
Dear Climate | Una Chaudhuri, Fritz Ertl, Oliver Kellhammer, Marina Zurkow | An Artist Dialogue Series Event
FREE—The Corner Room doors open at 2PM Una Chaudhuri, Fritz Ertl, Olive Kellhammer, Marina Zurkow, Find a Mole Model, Dear Climate, poster, dimensions variable , 2014 In celebration of the site-specific exhibition Dear Climate, the members of the Dear Climate team Una Chaudhuri, Fritz Ertl, Oliver Kellhammer, and Marina Zurkow lead audience members in activities and discussion designed to “change your inner climate.” We do “climate meditations,” read and write letters to the climate, an…
Mid-Manhattan Library, The Corner RoomAdults,
College & Graduate Students
Sat, July 9
@ 2:30 p.m.
Displacement, Desplazamiento | Meghan Keane, Jill Conner, Jonathan Goodman, Sebastián Ramírez Hernández | Art and Literature Series Event
FREE—The Corner Room doors open at 2PM In celebration of her recent New York gallery debut and monograph publication, artist Meghan Keane and monograph contributors bring NYPL audiences a roundtable conversation on the capacity for art to remain expressive, to expand the subjecthood of the canon, and to move the needle on the burning social issues of our times. Meghan Keane, Los Chinos, Ingri, Manuel, Laura María, Samuel, Mateo. Acrylic on unstretched canvas, 36 x 73 inches, 2013 D…
Mid-Manhattan Library, The Corner RoomAdults,
Book Lovers,
College & Graduate Students
Sat, July 30
@ 2:30 p.m.
Rainbow Credits | Basia Goszczynska, Raphael Montañez Ortiz | An Artist Dialogue Series Event
FREE—The Corner Room doors open at 2PM Artist Basia Goszczynska and influential artist and academic Raphael Montañez Ortiz converse about the artist's site-specific Art in the Windows exhibition Rainbow Credits, ecology, material culture and her other projects. Basia Goszczynska working on Rainbow Credits installation in the north vitrine. Photo Arezoo Moseni Basia Goszczynska (b.1985, Poznan, Poland) is a visual artist who explores her interests in ecology and material culture thr…
Mid-Manhattan Library, The Corner RoomAdults,
College & Graduate Students
Sat, October 1
@ 2:30 p.m.
Art Talks
Dear Data | Giorgia Lupi and Debbie Millman | Design and Style Series Event
FREE — The Corner Room doors open at 2PM. Giorgia Lupi gives a visual presentation on a yearlong collaborative exchange with Stefanie Posavec, that is featured in the new book Dear Data. Following the presentation, Giorgia is joined by the legendary designer and educator Debbie Millman for a discussion delving further into the project and its impact on Giorgia's and Stefanie’s personal and professional lives. Providing insight into the project and their approach to data visualization, Dear Dat…
Mid-Manhattan Library, The Corner RoomAdults,
Book Lovers,
College & Graduate Students
Sat, October 15
@ 2:30 p.m.
Art Talks
The Upper Worlds | Sue Willis, Joel Werring | An Artist Dialogue Series Event
FREE — The Corner Room doors open at 2 PM. Artist, academic and Guggenheim Fellow Joel Werring joins Sue Willis to converse about her site-specific Art in the Corner Room and Art in the Windows exhibitions. The event begins with a presentation by Sue Willis. Sue Willis, The Upper Worlds, detail, porcelain and other materials, 2016. Photo: Arezoo Moseni Sue Willis is an artist born in Chicago and lives and works in New York City. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from The Univ…
Mid-Manhattan Library, The Corner RoomAdults
Sat, October 29
@ 2 p.m.
Observed | Katherine Knauer, Stacy C. Hollander | An Artist Dialogue Series Event
FREE—The Corner Room doors open at 2:00 p.m. Katherine Knauer, artist / quilt maker, and Stacy C. Hollander, Deputy Director and Chief Curator at American Folk Art Museum, converse about Knauer's evolution as an artist, her Art in the Windows and Art Wall on Third exhibitions as well as the broader history of the important quilt making tradition in America. Katherine Knauer, Big Eye, Version 2, detail showing the artist's signature, 2016. Katherine Knauer has been an artist and crafts…
Mid-Manhattan Library, The Corner RoomAdults
Tue, November 1
@ 6:30 p.m.
Author @ the Library
Focus: The Secret, Sexy, Sometimes Sordid World of Fashion Photographers, with Michael Gross, author of New York Times bestsellers House of Outrageous Fortune, 740 Park, and Model: The Ugly Business of Beautiful Women, Rogues’ Gallery, and Unreal Estate.
This illustrated lecture brings to life the wild genius, ego, passion, and antics of the men (and a few women) behind the camera. Events at The New York Public Library may be photographed or recorded. By attending these events, you consent to the use of your image and voice by the Library for all purposes.
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
Sat, December 3
@ 2:30 p.m.
Archive / Improv | Paul Sunday, Matthew Deleget | An Artist Dialogue Series Event
FREE—The Corner Room doors open at 2:00 p.m. From Arvhive / Improv series, photograph on baryta paper, 24 x 32 inches, 2016. All images © Paul Sunday Artist, curator and arts worker Matthew Deleget joins artist and educator Paul Sunday to discuss the new series of photographs Archive / Improv created specifically for his Photo Walls in Picture Collection exhibition series in collaboration with Arezoo Moseni. The work is considered in the context of the current moment in photography,…
Mid-Manhattan Library, The Corner RoomAdults,
College & Graduate Students
Mon, December 12
@ 6:30 p.m.
Author @ the Library
Muhammad Ali: Fighter's Heaven 1974: Photographs, with Peter Angelo Simon, a photographer whose photographs have been exhibited in museums and galleries internationally, including the Smithsonian.
This illustrated lecture captures Muhammad Ali up close and unguarded in the run-up to the "Rumble in the Jungle," a historic boxing match in Zaire on October 30, 1974. Events at The New York Public Library may be photographed or recorded. By attending these events, you consent to the use of your image and voice by the Library for all purposes.
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
Sat, December 17
@ 2:30 p.m.
Art Talks
Detour | Anne Wu, Amie Cunat | An Artist Dialogue Series Event
FREE—The Corner Room doors open at 2:00 p.m. Artist Amie Cunat joins Anne Wu in a dialogue about Wu's site-specific Art in the Windows installation titled Detour. Following a presentation of the artist’s recent work, they discuss the pieces on view in the library’s North and South window vitrines and converse about process, materials, and the way in which painting and sculpture intersect with the urban environment. Anne Wu, Detour, detail, 26 x 44 x 18 inches, wire, plaster, Flashe, acrylic,…
Mid-Manhattan Library, The Corner RoomAdults,
College & Graduate Students
Wed, January 11
@ 6:30 p.m.
Art Talks
Frozen in Time | Sarah C. Butler, Vicki Goldberg, Alison Morley | An Artist Dialogue Series Event
FREE—The Corner Room doors open at 6 PM. From Frozen in Time by Sarah C. Butler, copyright © 2016, published by Glitterati Incorporated. In celebration of Sarah C. Butler’s new book Frozen in Time author and critic Vicki Goldberg joins the artist for a discussion moderated by editor Alison Morley. A photographic narrative chronicling a turbulent mother-daughter relationship in the serene setting of a beautiful but decrepit Maine home, Frozen in Time is at once beautiful and heart-wrenching…
Mid-Manhattan Library, The Corner RoomAdults,
College & Graduate Students
Thu, January 26
@ 6:30 p.m.
Author @ the Library
New York/Los Angeles, Photographs: 1967-2015, with Lloyd Ziff, photographer, art director and award-winning designer.
This illustrated lecture features the exciting collection of new images of America's two most interesting cities taken over some 40 years, captured in black and white and color photography; Events at The New York Public Library may be photographed or recorded. By attending these events, you consent to the use of your image and voice by the Library for all purposes.
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
Wed, February 1
@ 6:30 p.m.
Art Talks
Sarah Crowner | Sarah Crowner, Susan Cross | An Artist Dialogue Series Event
FREE—The Corner Room doors open at 6:00 p.m. Acclaimed artist Sarah Crowner discusses her work with Susan Cross, editor of her first monorgaph and Curator of Visual Arts at MASS MoCA, where Sarah Crowner's her first solo museum exhibition in the United States is on view through January 2017. Installation view, Sarah Crowner, Beetle in the Leaves, MASS MoCA, North Adams, MA, 2016. Rotated Stretched Stems, 2016; acrylic on canvas and raw canvas, sewn, 98 × 120 inches, Collection of Mr. and…
Mid-Manhattan Library, The Corner RoomAdults,
Book Lovers,
College & Graduate Students
Wed, March 15
@ 6:30 a.m.
Art Talks
The Arcades Project in New York | Kenneth Goldsmith, David Kishik, Eric Jarosinski | Art and Literature Series Event
FREE - The Corner Room doors open at 6:00 p.m. Two writers, Kenneth Goldsmith and David Kishik, unbeknownst to each other, wrote books reimagining Walter Benjamin's unfinished masterpiece about Paris in the 19th century, The Arcades Project, as being completed in New York in the 20th. While Kishik wrote a history of Benjamin's "new" work, Goldsmith actually completed it. Their restylings of Benjamin's book are at once strikingly similar and radically different. Please join the authors as they r…
Mid-Manhattan Library, The Corner RoomAdults,
College & Graduate Students