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  • Francine Perlman “Then Till Now”

    Morningside Heights
    February 7th, 2017 - February 27th, 2017

    Works on Paper from 1986 to 2017

    These works follow the continuity in line and palette that persist through the years in Francine Perlman’s works on paper.  The earliest work records a dream. The later works are from a series called “Lost in Infinity” and use the infinity symbol as the starting motif for journeys that create the illusion of deep space in a flat plane.   More and more her work addresses concerns about the current state of US and global issues.

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  • A Curious Hand: The Prints of Henri-Charles Guérard (1846-1897)

    Stephen A. Schwarzman Building
    November 2nd, 2016 - February 26th, 2017

    Described by the influential nineteenth-century art critic Roger Marx as “the engraver of curiosity par excellence,” Henri-Charles Guérard was one of the most skilled and inventive French printmakers of his day. It was to Guérard that the Impressionist painter Édouard Manet turned whenever he needed help making etchings, no doubt owing to Guérard’s expertise as a professional printmaker as well as to his innovative approach to the medium. He reacted to a broad array of artistic styles and worked in a variety of print techniques, testing the boundaries of each. Particularly noteworthy in this regard are his works that respond to the nineteenth-century vogue for Japanese ukiyo-e woodcuts, which embody some of the artist’s most original expressions. 

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  • Artist Kevin Lustik Returns to NYPL

    Tompkins Square Library
    November 17th, 2016 - February 18th, 2017

    Kevin Lustik has been creating art for more than 30 years, and his work has been exhibited at fifteen branches of The New York Public Library.  His latest pieces will be on display at the Tompkins Square Branch from November 2016 through early February 2017.

    Kevin Lustik's original artwork has a 3D effect.  He sews buttons, beads, ribbons and even needles into cloth, paper and photographs.  We hope you'll come take a look.

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  • NER BECK: Bloomingdale & Beyond

    Bloomingdale Library
    January 3rd, 2017 - February 18th, 2017

    Photographer Ner Beck, a Bloomingdale library fan and regular visitor for almost 50 years, has had over 25 solo exhibitions at New York City Public Libraries throughout Manhattan. Ner’s commitment to encouraging local artists to share their work with others in their communities started at his local Bloomingdale Branch many years ago.Read More ›
  • at/rt collages in the key of E / Suenos Dominicano

    Inwood Library
    January 15th, 2017 - February 15th, 2017

            Ken Ricci, Inwood resident, uses samples of interesting (never iconic) paper ephemera to create improvised collages ( 8"x24" to 2'X4')  in the traditional cut/paste method. Blending color and black/white elements, he creates patterns which appear as rhythmic abstractions at a distance, and, when viewed up close, evoke surprising perspectives and relationships.



    Cheryl Faust, a native of Brooklyn New York, traveled to the Dominican Republic at the end of the rainy season in 2016. This collection is a photographic discovery of land and seascapes in Punta Cana and Santo Domingo. 

    Meet the Artists Sunday, January 15 from 3-5pm.


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  • Anne Wu | Detour | Art in the Windows Exhibition Series

    Mid-Manhattan Library
    December 1st, 2016 - February 1st, 2017

    On view day and night

    The Art and Picture Collections present the site-specific sculpture installation Detour by artist Anne Wu. Acting as a diptych, the works in the library’s two vitrines are a continuation of the artist’s series of plaster sculptures that reference the geometry of the manufactured urban environment while exploring New York City’s visual language through its signage.

    Artist Amie Cunat joins Anne Wu for An Artist Dialogue Series event on Saturday December 17 at 2:30 p.m. inside the Corner Room on the 1st floor.

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  • Paintings by Dasha Shkurpela

    Harry Belafonte 115th Street Library
    January 3rd, 2017 - January 31st, 2017

    Originally from Kyrgyzstan, Dasha Shkurpela lives and works in New York. She works in painting, drawing, and sculpture and writes art criticism. Dasha has been regularly participating in exhibitions since 1995. Twice she was a finalist in the Miami University National Young Sculptors Competition for the William and Dorothy Yeck Award and received the George Sugarman Foundation grant in sculpture. Her works have been published in the periodicals Studio Visit  and Chicago Art Journal  and in the books  Fine Arts of Kyrgyzstan , Moscow: Galart, 2013, and Fine Arts in Kyrgyzstan, edited by Gamal Bonkonbaev, AUB, 2007. 

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  • Dianne R. Carr's "Bee-liciously yours"

    Riverside Library
    January 4th, 2017 - January 31st, 2017

    Dianne R. Carr's  "Bee-liciously yours"  

    "Bee-liciously yours" tells the glory of bumblebees through the ficticious-but-could be real story, "Betsy Nimble Bumblebee," and the real life story of bumblebees—their evolution, usefulness, and universal appeal.

    January 14th  and 28th— Bella Rabinovich, Miami Ohio AIP Master’s Student, enlarges the “bee-liciously yours” theme with child-friendly talks and visuals—fourth grade and older.  Two :20-minute talks will run both dates—at 1:00 p.m, and at 2:15 p.m.

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  • Kevin Lustik Exhibition

    96th Street Library
    December 1st, 2016 - January 31st, 2017

    Kevin Lustik's latest pieces will be on display at the 96th Street Branch of NYPL from December 2016 through January 2017.  His original artwork has a 3D effect.  He sews buttons, beads, ribbons and even needles into cloth, paper and photographs.  We hope you'll come take a look.

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  • Wall of Hope

    South Beach Library
    January 3rd, 2017 - January 31st, 2017

    If you could write down one hope for the future, what would it be? Grab a sticky note, write down your hope and post it on our “Wall of Hope.” We hope to see our wall grow with your wishes throughout the month of January! For all ages. 

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