Exhibitions at NYPL

Current Exhibitions

  • WHAT-IN-NY-001Africans In India: From Slaves to Generals and Rulers

    Schomburg Center
    Now through July 6, 2013

    Over the centuries, East Africans have greatly distinguished themselves in India as generals, commanders, admirals, architects, prime ministers, and rulers. They have written a story unparalleled in the rest of the world: that of enslaved Africans attaining the pinnacle of  READ MORE ›

  • Back Tomorrow: Federico García Lorca / Poet in New York

    Stephen A. Schwarzman Building
    Now through July 20, 2013

    In June 1929, at a time when young writers and painters dreamed of living in Paris, Federico García Lorca (1898–1936), Spain’s greatest modern poet and playwright, broke boldly with tradition and sailed for New York. His nine months here,  READ MORE ›

  • Daring Methods: The Prints of Mary Cassatt

    Stephen A. Schwarzman Building
    Now through June 23, 2013

    In 1875, after being rejected by the official Paris Salon, where she had been exhibiting her paintings, American artist Mary Cassatt (1844–1926) accepted Edgar Degas’s (1834–1917) invitation to join the Impressionist group. Cassatt created her earliest surviving prints in  READ MORE ›

  • Flamenco: 100 Years of Flamenco in New York

    Library for the Performing Arts
    Now through August 3, 2013

    The multi-media exhibition is an integral part of collaboration between The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts and Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana. Photographs, costumes and performance regalia, film, oral histories, and the sound of castanets and taconeo will entertain and  READ MORE ›

  • Jill Kupin Rose Gallery

    Stephen A. Schwarzman Building
    Ongoing

    This ongoing exhibition consists of large wall panels with photographs, text, objects, and videos illustrating the history and the vast array of collections, services, and users of The New York Public Library’s Branch and Research Libraries. READ MORE ›

  • Memory Preserved: Glass Plate Photographs of the Royal Cambodian Dancers

    Library for the Performing Arts
    Now through May 31, 2013

    These rare images of five principal women dancers from the Royal Ballet of Cambodia are on display in the United States for the first time. Recently rediscovered, catalogued, restored, and digitized, the 1927 images capture the dancers performing the postures and gestures from the  READ MORE ›
  • Sailor Twain’s New York: Secrets and Mysteries of the River Hudson

    Stephen A. Schwarzman Building
    Now through April 28, 2013

    In 2009, the Library presented Mapping New York’s Shoreline, 1609-2009, an exhibition marking the 400th anniversary of Henry Hudson’s famous voyage. READ MORE ›

  • The Rose Haggadah

    Stephen A. Schwarzman Building
    Now through April 14, 2013

    The Rose Haggadah is a unique artists’ book, the result of an innovative annual commission from the Rose family, presented to the Library’s Dorot Jewish Division by the Rose family in 2005. In three volumes, the Rose Haggadah brings together 50 years READ MORE ›

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