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  • Mozart Forever: Fifty Years of the Mostly Mozart Festival

    New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center
    May 24th, 2016 - August 27th, 2016

    A companion to the major exhibition, Magical Designs for Mozart's Magic Flute, opening March 31, 2016, the corridor exhibition, Mozart Forever: Fifty Years of the Mostly Mozart Festival celebrates a festival that revolutionized New York City’s summertime music scene and renewed the world’s appreciation for one of Western music’s greatest creative minds. Through artwork, photographs, memorabilia, interviews, concert excerpts, and more, this display traces Mostly Mozart’s history, illuminating the path from its all-Mozart roots to its current ambitious, visionary place in the cultural landscape. Mozart Forever is located in the corridor near the Lincoln Center entrance to the Library for the Performing Arts. 

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  • BOBBI BECK: FOCAL POINTS

    96th Street Library
    July 13th, 2016 - August 27th, 2016

  • Magical Designs for Mozart's Magic Flute

    New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center
    April 1st, 2016 - August 27th, 2016

    Magical Designs for Mozart’s Magic Flute compares scenic and costume designs from a select group of 19th, 20th, and 21st century productions extolled for their remarkable visual achievement. Included are rare renderings from historic productions in the holdings of the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts. Conceived and curated by acclaimed theatrical designer Judy Levin and organized by the Kent State University Museum in partnership with the Library, it includes designs, set models, properties, and costumes.

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  • William Carroll | New York: My City | Art Wall on Third Exhibition Series

    Mid-Manhattan Library
    April 14th, 2016 - August 16th, 2016

    The Art and Picture Collections present New York: My City, a site-specific installation of two series of paintings titled NYC and RED, created by artist William Carroll. They consist of small paintings on paper capturing the urban landscape, and larger spray painted silhouettes of individual buildings. The images are inspired by long walks taken by the artist through all the five boroughs of New York City.

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  • Winona Barton-Ballentine | Wild Stainless | Photo Walls in Picture Collection Exhibition Series

    Mid-Manhattan Library
    March 8th, 2016 - August 15th, 2016

    The Art and Picture Collections present Wild Stainless a site-specific exhibition of photographs by artist, musician, and mother Winona Barton-Ballentine.  The exhibition features a combination of photographic still lifes taken in and around the artist’s home in Woodstock, New York, where she moved immediately after the birth of her daughter in 2014. 

    The work is inspired by physical and psychological relationships to domestic space and landscape. The interior images act as puzzles incorporating materials such as fabric, ceramics, food, clothing, and at times the human form (of parent and child) which are indicative of certain cultural, social, and gender roles; of materialism, motherhood, and the history of domesticity. These elements are woven together into a simultaneously precise yet disorienting world that is tense and playful. 

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  • Artist Wilhelmina Grant Presents "Climbing the Wall" Exhibit

    Hamilton Grange Library
    June 21st, 2016 - August 6th, 2016

    Artist Wilhelmina Grant/SISTAAH Studio mounts a vibrant and colorful abstract art exhibition presented from an alternative perspective.  These wall scape reproductions are 24 x 36 inches in size and are the result of the artist’s experimentation in the medium of pigments and alcohol manipulated on glazed and unglazed ceramic substrates. 

    The artist reception will include an artist talk by Wilhelmina Grant, joined by woodwind multi-instrumentalist, Willie Mack, who explores the relationship between the vibrations of color and sound to “play the paintings.” 

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  • Uptown Inside and Out

    Inwood Library
    June 1st, 2016 - August 1st, 2016

    22 Artists, 22 views of Uptown, from cows grazing over Broadway to views of the C-rock and our parks to portraits of our neighbors, and some lost in the rain. 

    Artists include: Bob Bahr, Paul Beattie, Meyly Brossiet, Frank Coleman, Franck de las Mercedes, Rene de los Santos, Karin Dando-Haenisch, Bambi Everson, Sharese Ann Frederick, Emon Hassan, Raina MacAllister,  Lisa Murray, Luis Pons, Carlo Quispe, Lisa Rainwater, Denise Rickles, Arlene Schulman, Rini Shaham, Mary-Beth Shine, Mario Tavares, Cleopatra Veras, Alison Yu.   Arlene Schulman, Curator. 

    Opening Reception : Sunday, June 5 at 2pm.

    Artists Talk: Sunday, June 26 at 2pm. Includes a showing of the film "We are Inwood".

    This exhibit is a part of Uptown Art Stroll.

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  • Basia Goszczynska | Rainbow Credits | Art in the Windows Exhibition Series

    Mid-Manhattan Library
    June 7th, 2016 - August 1st, 2016

    On view day and night

    The Art and Picture Collections present Rainbow Credits, a two-part, site-specific exhibition by Basia Goszczynska. The video on view in the south vitrine documents the artist's process of collecting some of the plastic beach debris that is on view in the north vitrine. For this exhibition, the artist drew upon her interest in ecology, spirituality, sustainability, and our material culture to explore ideas of value and the intersection of art and activism.

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  • KEVIN LUSTIK: Stitched!

    115th Street Library
    June 6th, 2016 - July 31st, 2016

    The 115th Street Branch has invited back the artist Kevin Lustik to show his latest works.  He continues to include beads, buttons, ribbons, and even needles and pins in his artwork. 

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  • Erban Telepathy 2

    Bloomingdale Library
    July 5th, 2016 - July 31st, 2016

    Artist Elias Arias aka ELDARADOE presents a collection of mulitimedia images that represent the city and its streets. Read More ›

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