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  • Shakespeare's Star Turn in America

    New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center
    February 18th, 2016 - May 27th, 2016

    In celebration of the enduring inspiration of William Shakespeare’s plays, The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts will present an exhibition in its Astor Gallery. Using artifacts from the Library’s own collections, the exhibition will document the on-going popularity of Shakespeare’s plays in North America from Colonial times to present day. Read More ›
  • Rosita Maldonado Presents Florido de Mayo

    Bronx Library Center
    May 6th, 2016 - May 27th, 2016


    Rosita Maldonado Presenta Florido de Mayo, May in Bloom, Exhibit Tour -Friday May 6-27, 2016 4:00 pm—6:00 


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  • Printing Women: Three Centuries of Female Printmakers, 1570–1900

    Stephen A. Schwarzman Building
    October 2nd, 2015 - May 27th, 2016

    Physically demanding and technically challenging, printmaking has often been considered man’s labor. As the Library’s unusual collection by forward-thinking Henrietta Louisa Koenen (1830-1881) demonstrates, engravings, etchings, woodcuts and lithographs executed by female printmakers have been around almost as long as artists started creating prints in the late fifteenth century. Read More ›
  • Carla Lobmier | Scrolling Confluence | Art in the Corner Room Exhibition Series

    Mid-Manhattan Library
    January 26th, 2016 - May 26th, 2016

    Unless there is a program or event the Corner Room, hours are the same as Mid-Manhattan Library hours.

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  • Painting and Prints: Ann Schaumburger and Michael Pellettieri

    Mulberry Street Library
    March 8th, 2016 - May 21st, 2016

    A collaborative exhibition Paintings by Ann Schaumburger and Paintings and Prints by Michael Pellettieri will be on view at the Mulberry Street Library from March 7th - May 21st, 2016. The works can be viewed on the Ground Floor and Lower Level 2 of the library.

    There will be an opening reception on April 7th, 2016  from 5:30-6:45pm.  Both Schaumburger and Pellettieri have had professional careers exhibiting in New York for several decades.  Pellettieri is known for images of New York City. Schaumburger is a colorist.

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  • 100 Years of the Picture Collection: From Abacus to Zoology

    Stephen A. Schwarzman Building
    November 14th, 2015 - May 15th, 2016

    The New York Public Library is celebrating the centennial of its Picture Collection with a new exhibition in the Wachenheim Gallery at the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building. Since its founding in 1915, the Collection has been an unparalleled and essential resource for artists and designers, students and scholars. Read More ›
  • Shakespeare’s Influence on American Writers

    Stephen A. Schwarzman Building
    April 22nd, 2016 - May 14th, 2016

    April 23, 2016, marks the 400th anniversary of the death of playwright, poet, and actor William Shakespeare, perhaps the most beloved writer in all of English literature.

    There is no doubt that Shakespeare has made a profound and lasting impact on the development of literature far beyond his native Britain. This unrivaled influence particularly extends to the United States, where writers have long gleaned inspiration from Shakespeare’s dramatic plays and verse. Indeed, from Herman Melville to Toni Morrison, many of the best-known American writers have crossed vast distances of time and place to draw upon the universality of Shakespeare’s themes, as well as the inventiveness of his language and forms, cultivating distinctly American modes of expression.

    To honor Shakespeare’s enduring legacy, The New York Public Library presents a selection of American authors who have been influenced by, and at times wrestled with, the works of the Immortal Bard.

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  • Artists for LPA Share Shakespeare: "A More Personal Connection"

    New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center
    January 20th, 2016 - May 14th, 2016

    The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts is proud to present the unique display, Artists for LPA Share Shakespeare: “A More Personal Connection” in the Plaza Corridor Gallery. To make the display, we spoke with a diversity of theatre artists who use our collections, including actors, musicians, designers, and songwriters, and asked for their most memorable Shakespeare experiences, their favorite and least favorite plays, productions, characters, and actors; their greatest inspirations. Read More ›
  • Spring Birch Tree Watercolor Paintings

    Hamilton Grange Library
    April 12th, 2016 - May 12th, 2016

    The New Heights Academy 8th grade art class is proud to present "Spring Birch Tree Watercolor Paintings", an exhibit illustrating birch trees in spring. Painted by Ruby Aday's 8th grade art class, these watercolor on sulfite paper works of art are on display at the Hamilton Grange Library's Teen Center. 

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  • The Rose Family Seder Books

    Stephen A. Schwarzman Building
    April 8th, 2016 - May 8th, 2016

    This special display, located in the McGraw Rotunda on the third floor of the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, showcases the recently completed fourth volume of the Rose Family Seder Books—a series of unique books featuring over sixty years of Passover-themed artwork. An interactive monitor accompanies the display, allowing viewers to explore the fourth volume’s pages for the first time.

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