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Upcoming Exhibitions


The New York Public Library offers free major exhibitions and special displays at three of its research library locations—the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Library for Performing Arts, and Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture—and community showcases at many of its circulating branch locations throughout the Bronx, Manhattan, and Staten Island. See what’s showing right now.


Exhibitions are major presentations on wide-ranging subjects in galleries and similar spaces at research library locations.

  • Love in Venice

    Stephen A. Schwarzman Building
    Opening soon. February 10th, 2017 - August 26th, 2017.

    This exhibition is part of Carnegie Hall’s citywide festival La Serenissima: Music and Arts from the Venetian Republic.

    A tolerant and secular state, the Venetian Republic originated in the lagoon communities around Venice and existed for half a millennium, from 1297 until 1797. Dominated by a merchant capitalist elite who did business through sea trade, the Republic of Venice enjoyed an autonomy and freedom that was not typical of the rest of Italy, and which for centuries made it a destination for love and pleasure.

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Community Showcases

Community Showcases are presentations of different sizes at select branch locations in the Bronx, Manhattan, and Staten Island that speak to community interests and highlight the work of groups, organizations, and individuals.

  • Dianne R. Carr's "Bee-Liciously yours"

    Riverside Library
    Opening soon. January 4th, 2017 - January 31st, 2017.

    "Bee-Liciously yours" tells the glory of bumblebees through the ficticious-but-could be real story, "Betsy Nimble Bumblebee," and the real life story of bumblebees - their evolution, usefulness, and universal appeal.

    Dianne R. Carr, a native New Yorker, has never been harmed by a bumblebee - in or out of New York State, and attests that no harm has been done to any bumblebee in presenting "bee-liciously yours." Dianne's stories include Dragon Days and Rabbit Ways, Wally the Painting Artist Cat, Tank Talk, Big Kids Little Kids, Tales of the Oonies and more.

    Dianne has produced children's events in New York City for the past ten years.

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