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Past Exhibitions

  • 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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  • Beautiful Bronx

    Bronx Library Center
    March 5th, 2016 - April 30th, 2016

    Rosalba Henao Quiceno’s Beautiful Bronx is an exhibit of natural, cultural and architectural landscapes that surround us.Read More ›
  • Photography Exhibit

    96th Street Library
    April 1st, 2016 - April 30th, 2016

    Photography/mixed media exhibit created by Hunter College Elementary School students in grades 1 to 3. Additional art by 4th and 5th graders will be on display starting Friday, January 15th. The exhibit is in the Children's Room of the library.

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  • Black and white photography by Froilan Gonzalez

    96th Street Library
    April 4th, 2016 - April 30th, 2016

    Black and white photographs are displayed on the first floor of the library.

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  • Mixed Media Works by Barbara Cutney

    Bloomingdale Library
    April 1st, 2016 - April 30th, 2016

    Every one of these recent pieces experiments with a different combination of materials to explore its own ideas and feelings, utilizing light and show, movement/instability, and order/rest to create and esthetic experience, and to please and move each viewer to think and feel in a new way. Read More ›
  • Mamonova-Shikarioff exhibit

    Morningside Heights
    April 12th, 2016 - April 29th, 2016

    Tatyana and Gennady have worked together for many years.  They represent a non-conformist Russian movement which is alive and well not only in Russia but around the world.  Their art has been shown in Paris, Tokyo, Berlin, Accra, Moscow, Helsinki, Dehli, Puerto Plata, Istanbul, etc., and their work can be found in the collections of many diplomats.

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  • Young Jeong Sajin (The Funeral Portrait)

    Seward Park Library
    March 10th, 2016 - April 28th, 2016

    Young Jeong Sajin (The Funeral Portrait) crystallizes the complex human expressions of the over two hundred Korean-American seniors who have participated in Soi Park’s portrait service. This series brings to light the unique cultural tradition practiced in South Korea where memorial portraits of the elderly are joyfully prepared while the individual is still alive.Read More ›
  • Ner Beck: New York & Barcelona Street Art

    St. Agnes Library
    March 4th, 2016 - April 27th, 2016

    Ner Beck, who has over the years photographed found faces and reflections throughout NYC, recently spent some time in Barcelona with it’s vibrant street life with centuries of old layered architecture and art. Similarities and contrasts existing between these two cities should be of interest to anyone who enjoys visual strolling with a camera or just their eyes. Finding anthropomorphic faces on common objects where you never expected them to be is his passion and obsession. Also included in this exhibit are colorful prismatic reflections with layers of overlapping images that magically create ever-changing collages as you pass by. And a new series of images titled “Lost, Dropped & Discarded” has overhead photographs of various objects left behind by pedestrians on a background of city sidewalks and streets. Each of these colorful vignettes seems to have it’s own little story to tell the viewer about their unintentional appearance below our feet.

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    George Bruce Library
    March 1st, 2016 - April 14th, 2016

    The George Bruce Library and Manhattan Community Board 9 Arts & Culture Committee welcomes the multifaceted Brazilian born stellar Marcela Carvalho with her Illumination Birch series. The artist has exhibited her work at the museum Centro Cultural dos Correios in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, the Museum of Russian Art in Jersey City, NJ, ADA Galeria , Helsinki, Finland to name a few and public venues nationally and internationally.

    Illumination BIRCH reflects the beauty of nature, and the connection with us as one alike. We are all part of a forest in our unique own way. The BIRCH subject of attraction in the works displayed reflects the importance of being who we are. To accept and value our individuality and to stand out as a birch in this forest we live in. We are illumination, energy, love. 

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  • Robert A. Caro's "The Power Broker: Robert Moses and the Fall of New York"

    Stephen A. Schwarzman Building
    January 23rd, 2016 - April 7th, 2016

    For more than a century, The New York Public Library’s world-renowned collections have inspired countless works of scholarship. Among them is author Robert A. Caro’s The Power Broker: Robert Moses and the Fall of New York, written during his residency at the Library in the early 1970s. Considered one of the most revealing biographies of the 20th century, The Power Broker tells the story of how urban planner Robert Moses radically transformed New York into the city we know today.Read More ›

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