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Current Exhibitions

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

  • David Gordon: Archiveography - Under Construction

    Open now. Ends April 6th, 2017.

    What do you call an artist who would title a work Autobiography of a Liar? A postmodernist.  (Ba dum.) Suzanne Carbonneau, Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival Journal 2002. What do you get when a seminal postmodern choreographer donates his archives? A “reconsideration of conventional archival methodology,” naturally, along with a series of new, experimental workshop performances re-examining the artist’s past. Michael Cooper, The New York Times, January 7, 2016

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  • Archives of Sound

    Open now. Ongoing.

    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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  • Curtain Up: Celebrating the Last 40 Years of Theatre in New York and London

    Open now. Ends June 30th, 2017.

    The Society of London Theatre and London's Victoria and Albert Museum have partnered with The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center to celebrate the extraordinary story of the world's two greatest theatrical districts, London's West End and New York's Broadway in a ground-breaking new exhibition—Curtain Up: Celebrating the Last 40 Years of Theatre in New York and London.

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