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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.

Jun 4
Come by and checkout the exhibit across the street from us, at the Mid-Manhattan Library.  “Reading Room: A Catalog of New York City’s Branch Libraries” is a large-scale photographic mural depicting the interiors and exteriors of the NYPL’s 86 neighborhood libraries by photographer Elizabeth Felicella. 

Come by and checkout the exhibit across the street from us, at the Mid-Manhattan Library.  “Reading Room: A Catalog of New York City’s Branch Libraries” is a large-scale photographic mural depicting the interiors and exteriors of the NYPL’s 86 neighborhood libraries by photographer Elizabeth Felicella

Come join us on Saturday, June 1st at 2pm for “Exploring Library Way: the intersection of public art & literature”.  The Andrews/LeFevre Studios will lead a tour and discussion of “Library Way”, a series of 96 illustrated bronze panels installed along the sidewalks of 41st Street between Park and 5th Avenue that lead to the Schwarzman Building.

May 4
Ever hear some one say “My kid could do that" while walking through a museum.  Check out some of the responses from the Hyperallergic site. 

Ever hear some one say “My kid could do that" while walking through a museum.  Check out some of the responses from the Hyperallergic site. 

Yesterday afternoon students from the High School of Fashion Industries came to the Art & Architecture Collection! They were there to get inspiration from our collection for the designs of their costumes for Prom. The theme this year will be “Commedia del’Arte”, a masked ball of Harlequin and his comrades. 

Today they were going shopping for fabric, jewels, lace and materials to create their costumes and masks.

Anti-Prom is June 7th! For more info go to: http://nyplantiprom.tumblr.com/

Michael “KAVES” McLeer, Billy Burke, Sacha Jenkins - Skin Graf - Design and Style Series Event, will be held tomorrow (Wednesday, April 24, 2013, @ 6pm) at the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, in the Margaret Liebman Berger Forum, room 227. 
Acclaimed graffiti artist turned tattooist Michael “Kaves” McLeer discusses his groundbreaking new book Skin Graf.

Michael “KAVES” McLeer, Billy Burke, Sacha Jenkins - Skin Graf - Design and Style Series Event, will be held tomorrow (Wednesday, April 24, 2013, @ 6pm) at the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, in the Margaret Liebman Berger Forum, room 227. 

Acclaimed graffiti artist turned tattooist Michael “Kaves” McLeer discusses his groundbreaking new book Skin Graf.

Apr 5
In late March, the artist Fotis Flevotomos and a film crew visited the Art & Architecture Division in the Schwarzman Building. This photo captures the artist working with his iPad and books on Matisse and Hockney. 

In late March, the artist Fotis Flevotomos and a film crew visited the Art & Architecture Division in the Schwarzman Building. This photo captures the artist working with his iPad and books on Matisse and Hockney.