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Past Exhibitions

  • Ka-Man Tse Photography

    Mulberry Street Library
    June 4th, 2016 - September 28th, 2016

    by Ka-Man Tse

    June 1 to September 28, 2016

    These photographs are part of an ongoing investigation surrounding notions of home, family, identity and community. My image-making is informed by the points of intersection between the LGBTQ and the Asian and Pacific Islander (API) community; and what is shared, divergent, and negotiated between these two seemingly disparate worlds. Using mostly a large format view camera (there are two sides per film holder), my photographs offer B-sides: a mix-tape of queer narratives and portraiture, memories and obsessions,

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  • Splendour Among Shadows

    Stephen A. Schwarzman Building
    September 8th, 2016 - September 28th, 2016

    In commemoration of the 30th anniversary of The New York Public Library’s Carl H. Pforzheimer Collection of Shelley and His Circle, the Library presents a new exhibition, Splendour Among Shadows: Celebrating 30 Years of the Pforzheimer Collection at The New York Public Library. The Carl H. Pforzheimer Collection of Shelley and His Circle is one of the most prominent repositories for the study of British Romanticism. Scholars from around the world, as well as high school classes, artists, and historians, visit the Library to explore its holdings. It is also one of the most narrowly focused of the Library’s special collections.

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  • Music for Moderns: The Partnership of George Avakian and Anahid Ajemian

    New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center
    June 21st, 2016 - September 24th, 2016

    This exhibition is derived largely from George Avakian's and Anahid Ajemian's personal archives of photographs, recordings, memorabilia, oral histories, writings, letters, and other papers. It explores both of their careers and, through them, some of the most important musicians of all time. It also provides a unique way of viewing the important musical developments of their era through the lens of both artistic and commercial recording considerations, as well the development of the recording industry as a whole.Read More ›
  • NER BECK: FINDING EYES EVERYWHERE, Photos of lost street art from NYC to Barcelona

    Morningside Heights
    July 19th, 2016 - September 16th, 2016

  • Embracing Chaos: Dada, 100 Years Later

    Stephen A. Schwarzman Building
    August 12th, 2016 - September 6th, 2016

    Embracing irrationality and intuition over reason and logic, Dada was an artistic and literary movement that emerged from the chaos of World War I. It began as a series of performances held at Cabaret Voltaire in Zurich in 1916, organized by a group of artists and writers who were avoiding the ravages of the war. After the armistice, members returned to their home countries where Dada extended to visual art and poetry, particularly in Paris, Berlin, Cologne, Hanover, and eventually making its way to New York. A true “anti-art,” Dada challenged traditional notions of artistic technique and linguistic coherence, aiming to create an anarchic freedom that occasionally verged on nihilism.

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  • Dancers

    Ottendorfer Library
    June 15th, 2016 - September 6th, 2016

    This series of prints on dancers was photographed and printed before digital, a long, long time ago. It was in a Greenpoint studio, since lost to gentrification, where we could explore painting and photography. Most of the shots were actually taken in the old community center called CHARAS/El Bohio on 9th street, whose mission was to cultivate "Culture, Education & Hope." Art that somehow got lost in time, whose geography no longer exists, but lives on, in these photographs. I hope they bring you joy.

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  • The Upper Worlds | Sue Willis | Art in the Windows Exhibition Series

    Mid-Manhattan Library
    August 4th, 2016 - September 6th, 2016

    On view day and night

    The Art and Picture Collections present the site-specific sculpture exhibition The Upper Worlds created by artist and academic Sue Willis. A companion to her Art in the Corner Room site-specific installations of the same title, this exhibition includes works representing the upper worlds, and consists of offsprings that represent the procreative aspect of The Upper Worlds. 

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  • Stephen Galiczynski Exhibit

    Riverside Library
    July 21st, 2016 - August 31st, 2016

    Artist Stephen Galiczynski has had exhibitions at several branches of The New York Public Library  and will, for the first time be exhibiting his sketches, paintings and driftwood pieces at the Riverside Branch.  His show runs from mid July through the end of August.


    For more information on all of the pieces please contact Stephen Galiczynski at

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  • Time and Distance

    Seward Park Library
    May 10th, 2016 - August 31st, 2016

    Dan Ault - Artist Statement

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  • Fairy Tales of the Four Seasons

    Bloomingdale Library
    June 6th, 2016 - August 31st, 2016

    Sun Circle Art Studio invites you to the fifth annual exhibition of children's creativity.Read More ›

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