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Past Exhibitions

  • Celebrating Excellence in Journalism: Freedom of the Press in America

    Stephen A. Schwarzman Building
    May 2nd, 2017 - May 21st, 2017

    For more than a century, The New York Public Library has sought to collect and preserve works that demonstrate the democratizing power of intellectual freedom. This spring, in honor of the 30th anniversary of the Helen Bernstein Book Award for Excellence in Journalism, the Library is drawing from across its collections to celebrate those who have defended freedom of the press and the people’s right to know.

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  • Biodiversity and Its histories

    Washington Heights Library
    April 22nd, 2017 - May 19th, 2017

    Designed and Produced by Students of Barnard College and Columbia University

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  • Waves

    Ottendorfer Library
    March 16th, 2017 - May 4th, 2017

    Waves is an exhibit of sculptures by local artist Anne Stanner.She received her MFA from The City College of NY and a BA in English from Queens College. She has curated exhibitions and exhibited widely in solo and group shows at such venues as the Kingston NY Outdoor Sculpture Biennial, Godwin-Ternbach Museum of Queens College, The City College Biennials, Noho and Prince Street Galleries in Chelsea, and the Rubenstein Gallery in the Lower East Side.

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  • Margaret Cogswell | Moving the Water(s): Croton Fugues | Art in the Corner Room Exhibition Series

    Mid-Manhattan Library
    February 8th, 2017 - May 3rd, 2017

    The Art Collection presents the site-specific multimedia exhibition Moving the Water(s): Croton Fugues by artist Margaret Cogswell. The exhibition is the third in a series of projects that focus on New York City's water supply system. The work pays homage to the Centennial Anniversary of NYC’s aqueduct system that was completed in 1917. It is also inspired by the location of Mid-Manhattan Library along Fifth Avenue and 40th Street across the Avenue from The New York Public Library's main location (Stephen A. Schwarzman Building) that was built in 1911 on the site of the former Croton Distribution Reservoir. 

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  • Relationship Dynamics: From Me to You - an exhibit by Lauren Smith

    Jefferson Market Library
    April 6th, 2017 - April 30th, 2017

    "Relationship Dynamics: from me to you" Lauren Smith Solo Exhibition OPENING RECEPTION APRIL 9,  6-8PM Read More ›
  • Mornings, Monterey: an exhibit of photographs by Bailey Ann Rosen

    Morningside Heights
    March 18th, 2017 - April 30th, 2017

    Come to Morningside Heights Library (2900 Broadway, between 113th & 114th) to view Mornings, Monterey: an exhibit of photographs by Bailey Ann Rosen.

    A reception will be held on the 1st floor on Thursday, April 26, 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm.

    Bailey has been practicing photography for the past twenty years.  She studied photography at the City College of San Francisco, where she lived for twelve years.  Earlier she studied filmmaking which is reflected in her narrative series style of photography.  Monterey Mornings was photographed using film over a span of ten years on the beaches of Monterey California.  

    Bailey lives and works in New York City.


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  • Protests in Print

    Stephen A. Schwarzman Building
    August 3rd, 2016 - April 30th, 2017

    The term “alternative press” is used by librarians, publishers, authors, and artists to group together forms of print that diverge from the production and distribution methods of conventionally published materials. As a platform for both personal expression and social justice activism, this alternative print culture continues to play a vital role in the dissemination of information not included in mainstream publications. Although the hierarchy between conventionally and alternatively published media is far from balanced, the initiatives taken by marginalized communities to personally represent their lived experiences is a radical attempt to equalize the production, distribution, and consumption of information.

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  • Ubiquitous

    Seward Park Library
    March 3rd, 2017 - April 29th, 2017

    Artist Reception

    Thursday, March 9, 6~8 pm

    192 E. Broadway, 3rd floor


    Exhibition: March 3 - April 29


    The theme of this show is “O”, which has no beginning and no end, it continues forever.

    The exhibition will showcase paintings, an art installation, mixed media artwork along with a

    traditional Korean tea ceremony.  Her work is influenced by the Asian philosophy called CheonWonJiBang, which is a combination of the sky which is represented by a single dot and the ground which is represented by a square.  Her artwork reflects her daily life which includes meditation, yoga and tea ceremonies.


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  • Nancy Evers Photo Exhibition

    Bloomingdale Library
    April 1st, 2017 - April 29th, 2017


    St. Agnes Library
    March 18th, 2017 - April 26th, 2017

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