• A Labor of Love: The Art Collection of Dr. Constance E. Clayton

    September 12–December 11, 2019
    Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture

    A LABOR OF LOVE: The Art Collection of Dr. Constance E. Clayton , curated by Tammi Lawson features artwork by celebrated African…

  • The Watercolors of William P. Rayner

    September 9–October 13, 2019
    Stephen A. Schwarzman Building

    The New York Public Library presents an exhibition of over 50 works by watercolorist and travel writer William P. Rayner…

  • Comics at the New York Public Library

    October 2–October 10, 2019
    Stephen A. Schwarzman Building
    Shown here from the Library’s collections are works by the legendary comic book writer Stan Lee, as well as works from the James Wright…
  • Walt Whitman: America's Poet

    March 27–September 5, 2019
    Stephen A. Schwarzman Building

    Drawing from collections across the Library, Walt Whitman: America's Poet examines many of the individuals, beliefs,…

  • Herman Melville at The New York Public Library

    July 19–August 24, 2019
    Stephen A. Schwarzman Building

    Herman Melville at The New York Public Library features items from the Library’s Manuscripts and Archives Division, one of…

  • Second Stage Theater: Four Decades of Producing Living American Playwrights

    April 16–August 17, 2019
    The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts

    Come celebrate the decades of plays and musicals that have defined Second Stage as the home for living American playwrights. This…

  • Love & Resistance: Stonewall 50

    February 14–July 14, 2019
    Stephen A. Schwarzman Building

    The Stonewall Riots were a flash point in LGBTQ history. After the riots that took place at the Stonewall Inn in June 1969, the LGBTQ…

  • CRUSADER: Martin Luther King Jr.

    January 15–July 5, 2019
    Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
    Crusader presents an intimate photo travelogue of King’s month-long pilgrimage to India, his acceptance of the Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo,…
  • The Declaration of Independence, Handwritten

    July 1–July 2, 2019
    Stephen A. Schwarzman Building

    The New York Public Library holds in its vast collections one of the rarest and most important documents in American history: an…

  • Syncretic Vibrations: Exploring the Mosaic of Blackness

    June 13, 2018–June 11, 2019
    Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture

    Through research, discussion, and creative investigation, this exhibition engages in a call and response with the collection of…