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Feb 8
Check out the latest NYPL blog post: “The Macbeth Gallery and Angry Young Men in the Pamphlet Files”. Here’s a little excerpt:

The gallery opened in 1892 and the NYPL Pamphlet Files collection begins with a small exhibition brochure for Willbur A. Reaser in 1899. The text by Mr. Macbeth notes that despite spending seven years in Europe, Reaser had been saved “from being wrecked in the dangerous seas of modern French art”. The following year the gallery offered a solo exhibit of an American woman, Rosina Emmet Sherwood (born in New Rochelle, NY and a student of William Merritt Chase) at a time when solo shows by women were not common. 1900 also saw an exhibition of Maurice Prendergast’s work. Prendergast would later become a participant in what was probably the most popular and controversial show at the Macbeth Gallery—the February 1908 exhibit of the work of “The Eight”.

Check out the latest NYPL blog post: “The Macbeth Gallery and Angry Young Men in the Pamphlet Files”. Here’s a little excerpt:

The gallery opened in 1892 and the NYPL Pamphlet Files collection begins with a small exhibition brochure for Willbur A. Reaser in 1899. The text by Mr. Macbeth notes that despite spending seven years in Europe, Reaser had been saved “from being wrecked in the dangerous seas of modern French art”. The following year the gallery offered a solo exhibit of an American woman, Rosina Emmet Sherwood (born in New Rochelle, NY and a student of William Merritt Chase) at a time when solo shows by women were not common. 1900 also saw an exhibition of Maurice Prendergast’s work. Prendergast would later become a participant in what was probably the most popular and controversial show at the Macbeth Gallery—the February 1908 exhibit of the work of “The Eight”.

Duchamp’s Life and Legacy - Calvin Tomkins, Ann Temkin, Paul Chan - An Art Book Series Event”, will be held today (Wednesday, January 29, 2014 @ 6pm) at the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, in the Margaret Liebman Berger Forum, room 227.

Duchamp’s Life and Legacy - Calvin Tomkins, Ann Temkin, Paul Chan - An Art Book Series Event”, will be held today (Wednesday, January 29, 2014 @ 6pm) at the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, in the Margaret Liebman Berger Forum, room 227.

Anti Prom 2014:  PUNK!

Yes, it’s that time of year again: students from the High School of Fashion Industries seeking ideas for outfits for the annual Anti Prom, on June 27th, 2014, visited NYPL’sArt & Architecture Collection last week. This year’s theme is Punk, so various books such as the Metropolitan Museum’s Punk: Chaos to Couture were shared, as well as photography books like The Ruins of Detroit. Graffiti, Grunge, distressed materials, black leather, ripped or safety pinned garments, even garbage bags used as fabric, were featured in fashion shots.

“Supertall, Supergreen - Judith Dupré, Adrian Smith, Rick Cook - Architectural Explorations in Books Series Event”, will be held today (Wednesday, January 15, 2014 @ 6pm) at the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, in the Margaret Liebman Berger Forum, room 227.

Join architectural historian Judith Dupré and renowned architects Adrian Smith and Rick Cook to explore the latest environmental innovations in skyscrapers. 

Supertall, Supergreen - Judith Dupré, Adrian Smith, Rick Cook - Architectural Explorations in Books Series Event”, will be held today (Wednesday, January 15, 2014 @ 6pm) at the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, in the Margaret Liebman Berger Forum, room 227.

Join architectural historian Judith Dupré and renowned architects Adrian Smith and Rick Cook to explore the latest environmental innovations in skyscrapers. 

Check out the latest cover for the New Yorker, from Canadian artist Bruce McCall. We love our lions, but it has been cold out there!

Check out the latest cover for the New Yorker, from Canadian artist Bruce McCall. We love our lions, but it has been cold out there!

Jan 8
“Rockefeller Center: Architecture, Sculpture, and the Rockettes” will be held tomorrow (Thursday,  January 9, 2014, @ 1:15 pm) at the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, in the South Court Auditorium. 

Rockefeller Center: Architecture, Sculpture, and the Rockettes will be held tomorrow (Thursday,  January 9, 2014, @ 1:15 pm) at the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, in the South Court Auditorium. 

Check out this video of a drone flying around the Schwarzman Building

Come by and check out our new exhibition, “Play Things” in the Prints and Stokes Gallery on the third floor of the Schwarzman Building.

Come by and check out our new exhibition, “Play Things” in the Prints and Stokes Gallery on the third floor of the Schwarzman Building.

It appears that 5 Pointz, the Long Island City “graffiti mecca” is no more.  It was painted white overnight, before it is demolished to make way for condos. 

Nov 9
Check out the latest NYPL blog post from one of our volunteers discussing the Art Collection’s “Pamphlet Files”, which consists of ephemeral material on art galleries, museums, auction houses and art events.

Check out the latest NYPL blog post from one of our volunteers discussing the Art Collection’s “Pamphlet Files”, which consists of ephemeral material on art galleries, museums, auction houses and art events.

Check out the one day only photo exhibition “On Time and Place: Celebrating Scenic Hudson’s 50 Years”, with a special collection of photographs by Annie Leibovitz. Today only at Vanderbilt Hall in Grand Central Terminal from 10am to 4pm.

Check out the one day only photo exhibition “On Time and Place: Celebrating Scenic Hudson’s 50 Years”, with a special collection of photographs by Annie Leibovitz. Today only at Vanderbilt Hall in Grand Central Terminal from 10am to 4pm.

Josh Sapan and Luc Sante – “The Big Picture”, will be held today (Wednesday, October 23, 2013, @ 6pm) at the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, in the Margaret Liebman Berger Forum, room 227.  

The early 20th century saw a mania for panoramic group photographs, some encompassing hundreds of people and spanning a full 360 degrees. Celebrated in a new book, The Big Picture: America in Panorama, the panoramic photo is an ostensibly faithful record that can blur the line between fact and fiction. Join editor Josh Sapan and critic Luc Sante as they discuss these astonishing images and show examples of some of their favorites.

Josh Sapan and Luc Sante – “The Big Picture”, will be held today (Wednesday, October 23, 2013, @ 6pm) at the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, in the Margaret Liebman Berger Forum, room 227.  

The early 20th century saw a mania for panoramic group photographs, some encompassing hundreds of people and spanning a full 360 degrees. Celebrated in a new book, The Big Picture: America in Panorama, the panoramic photo is an ostensibly faithful record that can blur the line between fact and fiction. Join editor Josh Sapan and critic Luc Sante as they discuss these astonishing images and show examples of some of their favorites.

A brilliant idea by Olafur Eliasson and Frederik Ottesen! Who have created a solar powered device called the “Little Sun”, which provides affordable light to off-grid communities.

A brilliant idea by Olafur Eliasson and Frederik Ottesen! Who have created a solar powered device called the “Little Sun”, which provides affordable light to off-grid communities.

Has anyone seen the new wheelchair symbol?  The symbol was not designed by or for the City, it actually began in 2009 as a guerrilla defacement project.  The new symbol will replace the outdated International Symbol of Access (white-on-blue icon of a figure seated in a wheelchair).

Has anyone seen the new wheelchair symbol?  The symbol was not designed by or for the City, it actually began in 2009 as a guerrilla defacement project.  The new symbol will replace the outdated International Symbol of Access (white-on-blue icon of a figure seated in a wheelchair).

Jul 1
For the next three days only, we will have on display a manuscript of the Declaration of Independence in Thomas Jefferson’s hand (which includes his denunciation of slavery) and an original copy of the Bill of Rights (featuring 12 amendments, not 10).
The exhibition, called ”Foundations of Freedom”, is located on the second floor of the Schwarzman Building at 42nd Street and 5th Avenue.

For the next three days only, we will have on display a manuscript of the Declaration of Independence in Thomas Jefferson’s hand (which includes his denunciation of slavery) and an original copy of the Bill of Rights (featuring 12 amendments, not 10).

The exhibition, called Foundations of Freedom, is located on the second floor of the Schwarzman Building at 42nd Street and 5th Avenue.