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Past Exhibitions

  • New York Press Photographers Association ANNUAL EXHIBITION

    Mid-Manhattan Library
    May 5th, 2017 - June 16th, 2017

    On view in the Corner Room Friday, May 5 – Friday, June 16, 2017

    AWARDS CEREMONY Friday, May 5, 2017, 5PM

    New York Press Photographers Association 2016 Year in Pictures Exhibition is judged in 2017.  

    Best in Show and Portfolio announced at Opening.

    For more information about the New York Press Photographers Association visit http://www.nyppa.org

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  • Ariel Corral - The Oftamology of Photography

    Mulberry Street Library
    April 6th, 2017 - June 5th, 2017

    From the Artist  “Struggled without comprehension however; the word phenomenon goes plural phenomena without adding an –s because it is not an English item. The Greek morpheme phainomenon is connected to phainesthai in its root: phe/pha, both creating a semantic triangle with phos, light. Etymology provided in Sein und Zeit. Photography... anthropology threading light onto the physicality of mankind, its modus vivendi. Unseen phenomena.”

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  • Unhurried Journey by Kristiana Parn

    Mulberry Street Library
    February 17th, 2017 - June 1st, 2017

    Each piece starts with a bare wood panel, complete with random grain patterns and variations.  This natural surface is then saturated with paint, both accentuating and obscuring these marks, in the process creating an atmosphere that is only partly my doing.  Within, entire environments are created- trees, mountains, earth, light and air, as well as living creatures, both real and imagined.  Often taking the form of the northern forests of my youth, these scenes are places of great play and whimsy, where woodland animals inhabit the waking and dreaming worlds.

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  • HERSTORY: Chinese-American Women, 165 Years of Struggle and Success

    Chatham Square Library
    September 28th, 2016 - June 1st, 2017

    The Chatham Square Branch of the New York Public Library is pleased to present a rare look at Chinese-American women’s history, told through legal cases fought in supreme courts throughout the United States. Using the personal collection of Dr. Chang C. Chen (邱彰博士), Herstory features rare photographs and case descriptions of efforts by Chinese-American women to gain legal standing in the U.S. 

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  • ZEN BROWNE, EAST VILLAGE ARTIST, IN TOMPKINS SQUARE LIBRARY

    Tompkins Square Library
    May 2nd, 2017 - May 31st, 2017

    Opening Artist Reception - Friday,   May 12th     5-7 pm

    EXHIBITION:   INTERNAL LANDSCAPES: SELECTED WORKS

    “Internal Landscapes” is a series of paintings created over a period from 1995–2009 by East Village artist Zen Browne. Collectively, the series charts a period of self-discovery and artistic development. Some of the ideas for the work were birthed in dreams, others from journal entries and earlier paintings.

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  • New Heights Academy School Annual Art Show

    Hamilton Grange Library
    May 10th, 2017 - May 31st, 2017

    The New Heights Academy's Art Classes are displaying their 5th-12th graders' works of art in the Hamilton Grange Community Room! 

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  • Brooklyn WaterColor Society

    Riverside Library
    May 1st, 2017 - May 31st, 2017

    Come and enjoy the latest artist exhibition at the Riverside Library.

    The objectives of the Brooklyn Watercolor Society are to further the creative efforts of its member, to spread knowledge of and to cultivate interest in the transparent watercolor medium.

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  • Naomi Rosenblatt: Collage & Paintings - A Midlife Retrospective

    Mulberry Street Library
    April 13th, 2017 - May 31st, 2017

    Naomi Rosenblatt is a native and die-hard New Yorker who lives in Lower Manhattan. She holds a BFA from The Cooper Union, where she studied painting, printmaking, and design. She earned her MA in Studio Arts from NYU, majoring in photo printmaking techniques. For ten years she was an adjunct professor at NYU’s Center for Publishing, and describes herself as an “all-purpose publishing professional: the word, and the image, are my life’s work.”

    As such, she is the founder and president of Heliotrope Books LLC, an indie press. Before overseeing Heliotrope, Naomi worked in book and magazine publishing in New York City for 25 years, including as the Art Director of Writers and Readers, Inc. and Production Manager of Harper’s Magazine. Naomi also has consulted at Random House, Scholastic, and Sesame Workshop.

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  • Jefferson Market University: Drawing from Observation

    Jefferson Market Library
    May 4th, 2017 - May 31st, 2017

    Drawing is a basic practice that underlies all visual thinking. Students of Jefferson Market University's "Drawing from Observation" class focused on drawing from still life and on location in the historic Jefferson Market Library. Students of this 8-week long  class utilized the rich architectural details, decorative motifs, and lush garden as subjects. Emphasis was based on right-brain perception to draw from observation. Students used black and white media to investigate the basic elements of visual language through a series of observations, exercises, and projects.

    This exhibition featuring works from the class is on display in the Little Underground Gallery in the basement of the Jefferson Market branch until May 31st!

    Artwork by: Trisha Bloomer, Cheryl Greene, Carol Greitzer, Sharon Girard, Maria L. Gomez, Diana Kuan, Pamela Miles, Rebecca Sue River

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  • Archives of Sound

    New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center
    November 23rd, 2016 - May 30th, 2017

    ON HOLD FOR RENOVATION.  CHECK BACK FOR UPDATES.

    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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