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Past Exhibitions

  • Archives of Sound

    New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center
    April 20th, 2016 - May 31st, 2016

    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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  • Digging Up the Past: A History of the Schomburg Center

    Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
    February 5th, 2016 - May 31st, 2016

    The Schomburg Center is the world’s leading institution for the collection, preservation, and interpretation of materials related to the global black experience. Today, the Center cultivates a growing archive of over ten million items, and welcomes more than 100,000 visitors each year. Digging Up the Past: A History of the Schomburg Center marks our 90th anniversary, and it offers visitors a peek at the Library’s beginnings and evolution.

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  • Renaissance Women

    Mulberry Street Library
    May 3rd, 2016 - May 31st, 2016

    Renaissance Women is a traveling exhibition and series of panel discussions in NYC libraries. Sponsored by the National Association of Women Artists, Inc., it focuses on women artists, their artwork and process and the chellenges they face making art in the 21st century.  The exhibition runs at Mulberry Street Library in the Community Room on Lower Level 2 from May 3 - 31, 2016. There will be a panel discussion at Mulberry Street Library on Saturday May 7th from 2 - 3:30pm. 


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  • Live Butterfly Display

    Grand Concourse Library
    May 2nd, 2016 - May 31st, 2016

    Come and observe the life-cycle of Painted Lady butterflies. 

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  • “Sonatina” Solo Installation by Irene Christensen

    Jefferson Market Library
    May 13th, 2016 - May 27th, 2016


    Reception for the Artist: Tuesday, May 17, 7-9 PM


    "I work intuitively. It's like emotion. It's like life." – Irene Christensen


    Jefferson Market Library and Q are pleased to announce a monographic exhibition of original Leporello books by NYC artist Irene Christensen. Sonantina, curated by Linda DiGusta, will be on view May 13 - 27 during Library hours, with a reception for the artist Tuesday, May 17 from 7-9 pm in the Little Underground Gallery at 425 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY.


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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 ›
  • 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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  • 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 ›
  • Climbing the Wall

    George Bruce Library
    April 15th, 2016 - May 27th, 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. 

    Harlem resident, Wilhelmina Grant is a self-taught artist, arts instructor and published author.  Her favorite mediums include assemblage, collage, photography and encaustic painting.  Wilhelmina uses the arts to help provide the underserved communities with wellness information.  She maintains websites at and

    More information:  Wilhelmina Grant • • (212) 926-3517

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  • 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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