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Past Exhibitions

  • Portraits of American Playwrights

    New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center
    March 6th, 2018 - May 5th, 2018

    Bronwen Sharp is an award-winning portrait photographer and has spent the last 10 years photographing theatre in London’s West End. She has a specific interest in and passion for photographing playwrights.Read More ›
  • Kevin Lustik: In Stitches

    Kips Bay Library
    January 19th, 2018 - April 30th, 2018

    Kevin Lustik has been creating art for more than 30 years. He sews buttons, beads, ribbons and found objects into cloth, paper and photographs—all of which give his work a 3D effect. Read More ›
  • Jonathan Kreuter - Photographs

    96th Street Library
    February 14th, 2018 - April 30th, 2018

    1st & 3rd floors 

    Photographs by Jonathan Kreuter

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  • Art Exhibit of Grace Ko (Won Hee Bu)

    St. Agnes Library
    April 1st, 2018 - April 30th, 2018

    Born in South Korea, Grace Ko (Won H. Bu) is a prominent and highly respected landscape painter who received her training at The Art Students League of New York in 2000. 

    Her oil on canvas paintings portray realistic pictures of nature as inspired by her travels throughout Europe, Korea and the United States.





    From her diary, Love is Nature, Grace Ko writes,

    “Nature is Love. Nature is the Masterpiece.

    What a precious gift it is to paint every day!

    How I wish to convey the mighty Mother Nature

    to my humble canvas.”

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  • Artifacts of Change

    New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center
    January 19th, 2018 - April 29th, 2018

    This timely case display features memorabilia from maverick artists of the ‘60s—Allen Ginsberg, Jimi Hendrix, Elaine Summers, and others.Read More ›
  • Gyorgy Madarasz - Signs on Canvas

    George Bruce Library
    March 12th, 2018 - April 28th, 2018

    The selected works represent a certain re-arrangement and rethinking of ordinary signs.  In the process, they form a new aesthetic by exploring the visual possibilities.  They are not about illustrating stories, rather creating a pictorial drama.  The utilitarian properties are being stripped by shifting and varying the shapes and hues.

    Gyorgy Madarasz was born in Hungary.  He obtained his BFA from the University of Fine Arts in Budapest.  He moved to New York in 1984 where he exhibited in various galleries.  In 1989 he took part in the invitational show at Ward Ness Gallery, The Cooper Union, the Williamsburg based Sideshow Gallery, the Cynthyia Brown Gallery, the Tate Chelsea online Gallery and the Fashion Institute of Technology, and at the Bleecker Street Gallery.  He also received the Esther and Adolpho Gottlieb Grant in 1995.  In 2003, he participated in an artist residency at Saint Michael’s College, Burlington, VT.

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  • Terminis

    Jefferson Market Library
    April 11th, 2018 - April 26th, 2018

    Who are we if we don’t have a home on the map? Strangers are those stuck in the space between locations. When moving from, you are nowhere and ungrounded. To travel is to merge the past with the present and with the future. Yet, in a world that defines us by our pasts, how can we be present when what we’ve left behind is irreplaceable in the now? And is it possible to return to the start when you find yourself stuck in a limbo along the journey to somewhere new? Terminis is a solo show contextualizing a single installation by Brooklyn-based artist, Victoria Manganiello. Exploring  the intersections between materiality, space, philosophy and storytelling,  this installation is a part of the pattern of her work.

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  • Raw Image Design

    Aguilar Library
    February 20th, 2018 - April 20th, 2018


    East Harlem native, Brandon Arana presents his new exhibit ranging from stenciling to paintings. Inspired by diverse influence, including the Hip Hop culture, and his years as a graffiti artist, he aspired for artistic expression and individualism. Mr. Arana provides highlights of his portfolio -- inviting the community for an inside look into his creative world.

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  • Toscanini: Preserving a Legacy in Sound

    New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center
    November 9th, 2017 - April 14th, 2018

    With a particular focus on his 17-year career with the NBC Symphony Orchestra, Toscanini: Preserving a Legacy in Sound draws foremost upon the Toscanini Legacy collection of recordings, the single largest collection held by the Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound at the Library for the Performing Arts.Read More ›
  • Paulina Kim Joo (1990, Chile)

    Jefferson Market Library
    March 21st, 2018 - April 4th, 2018

    Photographer and Visual artist creating artifacts, invented gods, artificial landscapes and narration through installation, video and photography.

    Born and raised in Chile from South Korean parents who are part of a diaspora and drastic cultural changes in the peninsula that took place in the 70s. 

    The work develops melancholy for a hometown that could never be visited; lost in time and in what we call development. It is a unusual way of documentation of family oral tradition and a way of understanding the cultural rupture that happened between immigration and globalization. Meditates in the lost of tradition and origin. 

    Paulina Kim Joo pursuing her MFA in Fine Arts at Parsons, The New School. She is expected to graduate in Spring 2018.

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