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Past Exhibitions


    Tompkins Square Library
    May 2nd, 2017 - May 31st, 2017

    Opening Artist Reception - Friday,   May 12th     5-7 pm


    “Internal Landscapes” is a series of paintings created over a period from 1995–2009 by East Village artist Zen Browne. Collectively, the series charts a period of self-discovery and artistic development. Some of the ideas for the work were birthed in dreams, others from journal entries and earlier paintings.

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  • Jefferson Market University: Drawing from Observation

    Jefferson Market Library
    May 4th, 2017 - May 31st, 2017

    Drawing is a basic practice that underlies all visual thinking. Students of Jefferson Market University's "Drawing from Observation" class focused on drawing from still life and on location in the historic Jefferson Market Library. Students of this 8-week long  class utilized the rich architectural details, decorative motifs, and lush garden as subjects. Emphasis was based on right-brain perception to draw from observation. Students used black and white media to investigate the basic elements of visual language through a series of observations, exercises, and projects.

    This exhibition featuring works from the class is on display in the Little Underground Gallery in the basement of the Jefferson Market branch until May 31st!

    Artwork by: Trisha Bloomer, Cheryl Greene, Carol Greitzer, Sharon Girard, Maria L. Gomez, Diana Kuan, Pamela Miles, Rebecca Sue River

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  • Naomi Rosenblatt: Collage & Paintings - A Midlife Retrospective

    Mulberry Street Library
    April 13th, 2017 - May 31st, 2017

    Naomi Rosenblatt is a native and die-hard New Yorker who lives in Lower Manhattan. She holds a BFA from The Cooper Union, where she studied painting, printmaking, and design. She earned her MA in Studio Arts from NYU, majoring in photo printmaking techniques. For ten years she was an adjunct professor at NYU’s Center for Publishing, and describes herself as an “all-purpose publishing professional: the word, and the image, are my life’s work.”

    As such, she is the founder and president of Heliotrope Books LLC, an indie press. Before overseeing Heliotrope, Naomi worked in book and magazine publishing in New York City for 25 years, including as the Art Director of Writers and Readers, Inc. and Production Manager of Harper’s Magazine. Naomi also has consulted at Random House, Scholastic, and Sesame Workshop.

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  • New Heights Academy School Annual Art Show

    Hamilton Grange Library
    May 10th, 2017 - May 31st, 2017

    The New Heights Academy's Art Classes are displaying their 5th-12th graders' works of art in the Hamilton Grange Community Room! 

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  • Brooklyn WaterColor Society

    Riverside Library
    May 1st, 2017 - May 31st, 2017

    Come and enjoy the latest artist exhibition at the Riverside Library.

    The objectives of the Brooklyn Watercolor Society are to further the creative efforts of its member, to spread knowledge of and to cultivate interest in the transparent watercolor medium.

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  • Archives of Sound

    New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center
    November 23rd, 2016 - May 30th, 2017


    Archives of Sound is an interactive audio installation created by art collective, Kinokophone.  It is inspired by by The New York Public LIbrary for the Performing Arts's audio colelctions and features prominently unique recordings from The Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound, which is among the largest archives of its kind.  The installation experiments with new ways of presenting archival audio collections, explores sound technology's role in shaping experiences of the past and present and makes the behind-the-scenes world of the audio archives audible.  Listeners will discover the archival practices that bring the audio archive to life and explore aspects of the collection they may otherwise never see nor hear.

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  • Celebrating Excellence in Journalism: Freedom of the Press in America

    Stephen A. Schwarzman Building
    May 2nd, 2017 - May 21st, 2017

    For more than a century, The New York Public Library has sought to collect and preserve works that demonstrate the democratizing power of intellectual freedom. This spring, in honor of the 30th anniversary of the Helen Bernstein Book Award for Excellence in Journalism, the Library is drawing from across its collections to celebrate those who have defended freedom of the press and the people’s right to know.

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  • Biodiversity and Its histories

    Washington Heights Library
    April 22nd, 2017 - May 19th, 2017

    Designed and Produced by Students of Barnard College and Columbia University

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  • Waves

    Ottendorfer Library
    March 16th, 2017 - May 4th, 2017

    Waves is an exhibit of sculptures by local artist Anne Stanner.She received her MFA from The City College of NY and a BA in English from Queens College. She has curated exhibitions and exhibited widely in solo and group shows at such venues as the Kingston NY Outdoor Sculpture Biennial, Godwin-Ternbach Museum of Queens College, The City College Biennials, Noho and Prince Street Galleries in Chelsea, and the Rubenstein Gallery in the Lower East Side.

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  • Margaret Cogswell | Moving the Water(s): Croton Fugues | Art in the Corner Room Exhibition Series

    Mid-Manhattan Library at 42nd Street
    February 8th, 2017 - May 3rd, 2017

    The Art Collection presents the site-specific multimedia exhibition Moving the Water(s): Croton Fugues by artist Margaret Cogswell. The exhibition is the third in a series of projects that focus on New York City's water supply system. The work pays homage to the Centennial Anniversary of NYC’s aqueduct system that was completed in 1917. It is also inspired by the location of Mid-Manhattan Library along Fifth Avenue and 40th Street across the Avenue from The New York Public Library's main location (Stephen A. Schwarzman Building) that was built in 1911 on the site of the former Croton Distribution Reservoir. 

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