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.
OngoingStephen A. Schwarzman Building
OngoingSchomburg Center for Research in Black CultureHighlighting the work of Harlem-based photographer Austin Hansen (1910 -1996) and the experiences of Black photographers to illuminate the…
OngoingSchomburg Center for Research in Black CultureThe exhibition celebrates the tenth anniversary of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture’s Black Comic Book Festival and…
OngoingThe New York Public Library for the Performing Arts
Materials from the dance, theatre, and music & recorded sound divisions address how the performing arts have responded to climate…
Through August 13, 2022Stephen A. Schwarzman BuildingINterSECTS presents excerpts from artist Peter Kuper’s forthcoming graphic novel, which he developed during his tenure as a fellow at The…
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June 9, 2022–March 4, 2023The New York Public Library for the Performing ArtsThe New York Public Library for the Performing Arts mounts Lou Reed: Caught Between the Twisted Stars, the first large-scale exhibition…
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Ongoing53rd Street Library
Linocuts by Véronique Coutant-Godard.
Through June 30, 2022Bloomingdale Library
The Bloomingdale Branch is pleased to showcase an exhibition of recent cyanotypes by James Langford.
Through June 30, 202267th Street Library
Needle artist Kevin Lustik returns to the third floor of the 67th Street Branch, exhibiting his humorous stitchery.…
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OngoingOnline OnlyStephen A. Schwarzman BuildingThis online exhibition presents a selection of Posada’s calaveras and announces the digitization of the entirety of the Library’s Posada…
OngoingOnline OnlyStephen A. Schwarzman BuildingAugusta Gregory has long been recognized as the woman who helped shape a new era of modern Irish literature at the turn of the 20th…
Online OnlyStephen A. Schwarzman Building
This web exhibition presents an array of special materials from The New York Public Library's Dorot Jewish Division and other research…
Past ExhibitionsSee All
TARYN SIMON // The Color of a Flea's Eye: The Picture Collection
The Skin of Our Teeth: Through Thornton Wilder's Letters
A collection of photographs and letters by playwright Thorton Wilder highlighting the play, The Skin of Our Teeth.
José Limón: The Mestizo as Ambassador
An exhibition celebrating Mexican American dancer and choreographer José Limón, one of the most prolific exponents of modern dance.