The New York Public Library offers free major exhibitions and special displays at three of its research library locations—the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Library for the Performing Arts, and Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture—and community showcases at many of its branch locations throughout the Bronx, Manhattan, and Staten Island.

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  • Mauro Carachini: Authorative

    Ottendorfer Library

    Currently on display, nine works by Mauro Carachini: words and phrases, once uttered, replay in our minds. they take on meaning, and…

  • One Stitch at a Time: Needlework by Kevin Lustik

    Through July 8, 2023
    Mulberry Street Library

    Join the Mulberry Street Library in welcoming Kevin Lustik, whose needlework will be on display on our ground floor from May 15 to July…

  • Luster of Light

    Through August 31, 2023
    Hudson Park Library

    Curated by Jason Clay Lewis

    Artists: Sato Yamamoto, Kirsten Flaherty, Bruno Nadalin, Anita Rundles


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Past Exhibitions

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    The Rose Family Seder Books

    Stephen A. Schwarzman Building

    The Rose Family Seder Books are unique collections of Passover-themed artwork. For over 60 years, the Rose family has commissioned…

    Been Seen

    Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
    Highlighting the work of Harlem-based photographer Austin Hansen (1910 -1996) and the experiences of Black photographers to illuminate the…

    Virginia Woolf: A Modern Mind

    Stephen A. Schwarzman Building

    Virginia Woolf dedicated her literary life to the examination of the human character, whether in essays, short stories, and novels,…