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Past Exhibitions

  • Why We Fight: Remembering AIDS Activism

    Stephen A. Schwarzman Building
    October 4, 2013 (All day) - April 6, 2014 (All day)

    Historically, the national and international response to the HIV epidemic lagged behind the passionate work of dedicated individuals who tended the sick, challenged prejudices against people living with HIV, educated their communities, and fought for resources and research. Acknowledging the 

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  • Heather Dewey-Hagborg | Stranger Visions | Art Wall on Third Exhibition Series - 3rd Floor

    Mid-Manhattan Library
    January 7, 2014 (All day) - April 4, 2014 (All day)

    The Art and Picture Collections at Mid-Manhattan Library are pleased to present two exhibitions of sculptures by artist Heather Dewey-Hagborg. In Stranger Visions Dewey-Hagborg creates portrait sculptures from analyses of genetic material collected in 

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  • Heather Dewey-Hagborg | Stranger Visions | Art in the Windows Exhibition Series

    Mid-Manhattan Library
    January 7, 2014 (All day) - April 4, 2014 (All day)

    The Art and Picture Collections at Mid-Manhattan Library are pleased to present two exhibitions of sculptures by artist Heather Dewey-Hagborg. In Stranger Visions Dewey-Hagborg creates portrait sculptures from analyses of genetic material collected in 

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  • LIFEBOAT by Liselott Johnsson

    Muhlenberg Library
    October 24, 2013 (All day) - April 3, 2014 (All day)

    In “Lifeboat,” visual artist and architect Liselott Johnsson, introduces the visual vocabulary of marine signal systems and emergency safety objects into the placid environment of the library. Inspired by naval flags, ancient alphabets, modernist painting and the recent Microsoft 

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  • The ABC of It: Why Children's Books Matter

    Stephen A. Schwarzman Building
    November 18, 2013 (All day) - March 23, 2014 (All day)

    Enjoy joining a 45 minutes docent led tour everyday except Sunday at either 12:30 or 2:30.  Meet at the exhibition's entrance, there is no charge.   On Sunday, the docent led tour is offered only once, at 3:30.   

    The ABC of It is an examination of why 

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  • Liz Sales - The Eye's Mind - Photo Walls in Picture Collection Exhibition Series

    Mid-Manhattan Library
    September 4, 2013 (All day) - March 17, 2014 (All day)

    The Art and Picture Collections at Mid-Manhattan Library present The Eye’s Mind a site-specific exhibition of handcrafted cameras, color photographs, and a publication of loose materials by artist Liz Sales. The exhibition begins with an 

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  • Play Things

    Stephen A. Schwarzman Building
    November 22, 2013 (All day) - March 16, 2014 (All day)

    Physically and intellectually interactive, a significant number of prints and photographs are both objects and subjects of play. Playing cards, for example, were among the very first works produced in the fifteenth century with the newly invented technology of prints, and other sorts of games 

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  • A Lighthouse in New York

    Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
    September 27, 2013 (All day) - March 15, 2014 (All day)

    This exhibit commemorates 80 years since the founding of the Antigua and Barbuda Progressive Society, which has dedicated itself to the principle of cultivating and promoting social and intellectual activities as well as providing charitable assistance to its people—both 

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  • The Deep South–Then & Now

    Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
    February 1, 2014 (All day) - March 1, 2014 (All day)

    This exhibition showcases 25 contemporary images taken by photographer Kenneth B. Goldberg when he visited some of the landmark places of the Civil Rights Movement. 

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  • Pioneering Poet of Light: Photographer Florence Vandamm & the Vandamm Studio

    New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center
    September 18, 2013 (All day) - February 28, 2014 (All day)

    Perhaps the most widely published and least understood visual record of 20th century performing arts, the output of the Vandamm Studio has largely been utilized only as illustrative backdrop for the retelling of Broadway 

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