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Date/TimeTitle/DescriptionLocationAudience
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
Tue, March 8
@ 6:30 p.m.
Renaissance Women
Renaissance Women, presented by the National Association of Women Artists (N.A.W.A), will be a panel discussion of artists focused on women artists, their artwork and process, and the challenges they face making art in the 21st century. About the presenter: The National Association of Women Artists (N.A.W.A.), the oldest women’s fine art organization in the country, is a vibrant community of professional women artists that strives to support its members and women artists at large through…
Mid-Manhattan LibraryAdults
Wed, March 9
@ 6:30 p.m.
Author @ the Library
Briefly Seen, New York Street Life, with Harvey Stein, a professional photographer, teacher, lecturer, and author based in New York City.
This illustrated lecture documents the iconic areas of Midtown and Downtown Manhattan in 172 beautiful black-and-white photographs taken over 41 years, from 1974 through 2014. 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, 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
Mon, May 9
@ 6:30 p.m.
Author @ the Library
Please Make This Look Nice: The Graphic Design Process, with Peter Ahlberg, designer and principal/creative director of AHL&CO, and teacher of graphic design and visual/critical studies at the School of Visual Arts.
This illustrated lecture provides a behind-the-scenes look at the graphic design process of graphic designers, typographers, and studios from around the world. 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, 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. Initiated and organized by Arezoo Moseni in 2004, Artist Dialogues Series provide an open forum for understanding and appreciation of contemporary art. Artists are paired with critics, curators, gallerists, writers or other artists t…
Mid-Manhattan Library, The Corner RoomAdults,
College & Graduate Students
Wed, September 28
@ 6:30 p.m.
Author @ the Library
Architecture's Odd Couple: Frank Lloyd Wright and Philip Johnson, with Hugh Howard, historian, writer, and lecturer.
This illustrated lecture traces the historical threads connecting the two men and offers the audience a distinct perspective on the era they so enlivened with their designs. 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, October 1
@ 2:30 p.m.
Dear Data | Giorgia Lupi and special guest | Design and Style Series Event
FREE - The Corner Room doors open at 2:00 p.m. 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 a special guest 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 Data explores what can be learned…
Mid-Manhattan Library, The Corner RoomAdults,
Book Lovers,
College & Graduate Students
Sat, October 15
@ 2:30 p.m.
The Upper Worlds | Sue Willis, Joel Werring | An Artist Dialogue Series Event
FREE - The Corner Room doors open at 2:00 p.m. 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…
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

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