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Past Exhibitions

  • A Writer's Christmas: Dickens & More

    Stephen A. Schwarzman Building
    November 21st, 2017 - January 8th, 2018

    The arrival of Christmas evokes a range of feelings in most of us—from intense nostalgia, to playful whimsy, to high seriousness, to simple joy. In this respect, great writers are no different. Now on display, from the Library's Berg Collection of English and American Literature, are examples of several different kinds of “holiday spirit” expressed by a small group of literary luminaries. Charles Dickens’s A Christmas Carol, a fable of personal redemption and social reform, became a Christmas favorite since its initial appearance in 1843. Some of the other expressions of Christmas sentiment displayed here are more idiosyncratic.

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  • Anita Thacher - Caravan

    Mulberry Street Library
    November 30th, 2015 - January 1st, 2018

    We are pleased to invite you to the viewing of the site-specific installation Caravan, a lively painted frieze by Anita Thacher in The Community Room on Lower Level 2 of the Mulberry Street Branch of the New York Public Library.  Playful shapes and colors address the architecture of the room in a long march along one wall, while the shapes are echoed in neutral gray and white along the facing wall. These flag-like bands of rough cotton are embellished with barely visible gold embroidery threads in tribute to historic friezes. Library patrons of all ages – from babies to seniors set Caravan in motion. The work is on display indefinitely, during library hours.

    A reception for Caravan will be held on Saturday December 12, 2015 from 2 - 4:30 pm in the Community Room of Mulberry Street Library on Lower Level 2. 

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  • Illustrations for Poems of Tatyana Mamonova

    Aguilar Library
    December 19th, 2017 - December 30th, 2017

  • Artists on Stacks

    96th Street Library
    November 1st, 2017 - December 30th, 2017

    An exhibit of works by: Young Me Chung, Joe Piscopia, Erica Mapp, and David Gould .

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  • John Schmidt - A Walk in a (National) Park and I Choose You! - Sketches of Pokemon

    Mulberry Street Library
    September 23rd, 2017 - December 30th, 2017

    Photographer and Illustrator John Schmidt has not one but two exhibitions at Mulberry Street Library this Fall!

    On the Ground Floor - check out A Walk in a (National) Park. From the artist "If you're in New York City, a walk in a National Park is a tad more than a hop, skip and a jump away. A walk in our national parks is a chance to consider the beauty of change - sun, wind, water, pressure below the earth, even us -all have had a hand in shaping what we can see in these parks/. The Grand Canyon was cut by water over time. Saguaro cacti, the kind you see from cartoons and movies, take years to grow to great heights under intense desert heat. A Walk in a National Park invites you to contemplate these majestic sites of change. 

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  • BOBBI BECK: Untangling Myself

    53rd Street Library
    November 18th, 2017 - December 29th, 2017

  • Nicholasa Mohr Before the Books

    Aguilar Library
    December 1st, 2017 - December 11th, 2017

  • Puerto Rico Healing Art

    Bronx Library Center
    October 5th, 2017 - December 7th, 2017

     

    Let us take you through my photo journey “Precioso Puerto Rico”: past, present and future.  Capturing Puerto Rico or Taino named “Boriken” as was, as is and will be!

     

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  • 140 Years of Grooved Media: Highlights from the Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound

    New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center
    March 27th, 2017 - December 4th, 2017

    A current case exhibit on the third floor of the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts features a selection of grooved media recordings from the Rodgers & Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound. The exhibit celebrates the 140th anniversary of the invention of sound recording, in which sound waves were traced as grooves on a surface.Read More ›
  • PLACE / MEMORY

    Jefferson Market Library
    November 3rd, 2017 - December 3rd, 2017

    J GRABOWSKI

    Nov 3 – Dec 3Opening reception Friday / November 3  6-9pm

    J Grabowski lives and works in Manhattan. His work stems from his notebook process that he has continued for over a decade; making work on the go, where ever he is; bringing the studio to the place. He has exhibited at Space 1026, Fuse Gallery, Gathering of the Tribes, Museo de la Ciudad de Mexico, Adobe books, the Berkeley Art Museum, Novella Gallery, Underdonk, St Paul the Apostle and Gallery Ex Libris. J cofounded The Heliopolis Project (2010-15) and runs PUSH Press with Jason Morris.jgrabowski.com

     

     

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