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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 ›
  • Carla Lobmier | Scrolling Confluence: Supernova | Art Wall on Third Exhibition Series

    Mid-Manhattan Library
    January 14th, 2016 - April 6th, 2016

    The Art and Picture Collections present Scrolling Confluence: Supernova, as part of Art Wall on Third exhibition series, by artist and educator Carla Lobmier. This site-specific exhibition, a companion to Lobmier's Art in the Corner Room exhibition Scrolling Confluence, consists of ten vertical rice paper scrolls presented in diptych format. Each scroll is painted with watercolor, and the compositions feature graphite drawing woven into the bursting watercolor paint. 

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  • From Governor's Island to Coney Island: Watercolor Paintings by James Langford

    Bloomingdale Library
    March 1st, 2016 - March 31st, 2016

    James Langford will have his watercolor paintings on display at the Bloomingdale Library for the month of March.

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  • South Shore Artist Group Art & Poetry Exhibit

    Dongan Hills Library
    February 29th, 2016 - March 31st, 2016

    The South Shore Artist Group is proud to present an art and poetry exhibit in collaboration with the New York Public Library. This is a group effort to bring the community together. The exhibit will address the importance of women’s contribution in history and society and will present a body of works for display. Read More ›
  • Bobbi Beck: Facing Myself

    Grand Central Library
    January 6th, 2016 - March 30th, 2016

    An exhibit of autobiographical artworks  Read More ›
  • Joan Meyer: Paintings

    Ottendorfer Library
    February 2nd, 2016 - March 26th, 2016

    Joan Meyer is a New York City based artist who has been refining her style and skills for over 30 years. Her earliest artistic influence came from a combination of tutoring from her professional artist sister and learning basic woodworking from her father. This creativity was fed through a very active imagination and hours of exploration and invented games in the rich countryside, streams, and forests of upstate New York where she spent her childhood. 

    Meyer's work has been recognized in Art in America Magazine, The Miami Herald, Interview Magazine, South Florida Magazine, Time-Out New York, and Art & Antiques Collector's Sourcebook. She has won numerous awards and fellowships, had five solo shows, and has been in hundreds of group shows all over, and spoke as a guest artist at art schools and museums. Her work is in public and in many private collections. 

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  • Yuko K. - Days of the Happy Elephant

    Mulberry Street Library
    December 9th, 2015 - March 10th, 2016

    Yuko K. - Since I was a small child, I have been inspired by many imaginary animals in children’s picture books and cartoons from around the world. Many of the charming characters I encountered opened the gates to my mind, bringing to me excited daydreams that flew away from the reality of being a disciplined child. These memories and inspirations naturally let me put myself in a place to create characters and express my ideas through illustrations of imaginary animals. When I started to draw my elephant, I wanted to express our human inner peace, gentleness and love, as seen in their joyful and playful features. I am glad if my elephants can convey happy vibrations, for not only children, but also for adults with a child’s mind to share.

    On View at the Mulberry Street Library, Children's Floor (Level L1) through March 10th, 2016. 


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  • Logan Jacobsen - I Am Painter

    Mulberry Street Library
    January 15th, 2016 - March 4th, 2016

    Check out Logan Jacobsen's exhibit called I Am Painter. His bright, abstract yet subtly figurative paintings can be viewed on the Gound Floor of Mulberry Street Library through March 4, 2016. 

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  • Street Theater: Scenes from the Show

    St. Agnes Library
    February 1st, 2016 - February 29th, 2016

    On display until February 29 at St. Agnes Library is Sandra Jetton’s Street Theater: Scenes from the Show. Sandra is a graduate of Rollins College and a student at the International Center for Photography. She and her husband, film producer David Picker, are Upper West Side residents. See her website for further information.     Read more about Sandra here.     Read More ›
  • Two Point Perspective City Scapes

    Hamilton Grange Library
    January 11th, 2016 - February 29th, 2016

    The New Heights Academy 8th grade art class is proud to present "Two Point Perspective City Scapes", an illustration of two point perspective using the New York City landscape as inspiration. Drawn by Ruby Aday's 8th grade art class, these graphite on sulfite paper works of art are on display at the Hamilton Grange Library's Teen Center. 

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