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Past Exhibitions

  • Masood A. W. Warren: Harlem's Everyday People (1969-1985)

    George Bruce Library
    February 8th, 2018 - February 28th, 2018


    In celebration of Black History Month, the George Bruce Library is proud to present original drawings by Masood A. W. Warren. The drawings depict people living their everyday lives on the streets of Harlem from 1969 to 1985. The sketches are on loan from the private collection of Frank Minaya y Willmore.

    Born in 1907, Masood Ali Wilbert Warren was a highly accomplished painter and sculptor known primarily for his many bronze busts of high-profile entertainers, celebrities and politicians. He attended the Art Students League in New York in the 1930s, participated in the WPA artists program, initiated by President Franklyn Roosevelt to allow Black artists to receive federal grants for art supplies.  Masood Warren earned a Bachelor of Arts from New York University in 1939 and a Master of Fine Arts from Temple University in 1961. 

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  • Etchings and Monographs by Patricia J Wynne

    Harry Belafonte 115th Street Library
    February 3rd, 2018 - February 28th, 2018

    Patricia J Wynne is a professional artist and book illustrator who lives in New York City.Read More ›
  • Lucine Yeghiazaryan - History

    Mulberry Street Library
    November 16th, 2017 - February 28th, 2018

    On view in our window on Mulberry Street Library is the installation "History" by Lucine Yeghiazaryan.Read More ›

    George Bruce Library
    January 13th, 2018 - February 28th, 2018

    Rosenbaum’s work employs transparent layers of fluorescent and iridescent paint applied with energetic body movements.Read More ›
  • BOBBI BECK: Back from the Sixties

    Bloomingdale Library
    February 9th, 2018 - February 27th, 2018

    Bobbi Beck will be celebrating the spirit of the sixties with her display at the Bloomingdale Library on the Upper West Side. This exhibition continues the theme of several programs throughout the city titled You Say You Want a Revolution: Remembering the 60s. Read More ›
  • Kelly Weiner: Inside, Outside

    Jefferson Market Library
    February 2nd, 2018 - February 27th, 2018

    Inside, Outside provides the viewer with a fresh and colorful look into the artist in thirteen paintings.Read More ›
  • Kevin Lustik: Sew On & Sew Forth

    Aguilar Library
    January 10th, 2018 - February 16th, 2018

    Kevin Lustik has been creating art for more than 30 years. He sews buttons, beads, ribbons and even needles into cloth, paper and photographs—all of which give his work a 3D effect.Read More ›
  • What's New? Recent Acquisitions

    Stephen A. Schwarzman Building
    October 13th, 2017 - February 11th, 2018

    Curators from research collections across the Library tell the stories behind our newest holdings, from a book printed in Peru 500 years ago to the set design for the musical In the Heights.Read More ›
  • Romantics, Unite!

    Bloomingdale Library
    December 2nd, 2017 - January 31st, 2018

    The Bloomingdale Library is proud to host the art exhibition Romantics, Unite! by Greenwich Village based artist Rossella BLUE Mocerino.  Since 2015, she has exhibited at five different libraries in Manhattan. She jokingly refers to these shows as her “Library Tour”. She also exhibits in Venice, her inspirational city. The Luna Baglioni Hotel hosted BLUE Venezia, a solo show of her work during Carnevale 2016. 

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  • STONES SPEAK: Photographs and Drawings by Elisa Decker

    Jefferson Market Library
    January 3rd, 2018 - January 30th, 2018

    STONES SPEAK:  Photographs and Drawings by Elisa Decker

    January 3-30, 2018

    Opening reception:    Thursday, January 4, 6-8 pm

    Sixth Avenue at 10th Street, downstairsThe Little Underground Gallery



    Mon-Thurs 10 AM - 8 PM

    Fri & Sat 10 AM-5 PM

    Sun: 1-5 PM


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