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  • Motown: The Truth Is A Hit

    Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
    February 1, 2014 (All day) - July 26, 2014 (All day)

    Motown founder Berry Gordy is quoted as saying “The truth is a hit.” And in truth, Detroit’s Motown Records became the voice of an entire generation. Our upcoming Motown exhibition, The Truth Is a Hit seeks to explore Gordy’s notion of the truth by tracing black 

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  • Funky Turns 40: Black Character Revolution

    Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
    February 5, 2014 (All day) - June 14, 2014 (All day)

    From 1900 to 1960, Hollywood’s greatest animators and biggest studios produced more than 600 cartoon shorts featuring black characters. These films reflected the racial stereotypes of the pre–Civil Rights Era, portraying blacks as less than human and as minstrel caricatures. It 

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  • Gabriel Barcia-Colombo | Secret Society of Forbidden Literature | Art in the Corner Room Exhibition Series

    Mid-Manhattan Library
    January 9, 2014 (All day) - May 22, 2014 (All day)

    The Art and Picture Collections at Mid-Manhattan Library are pleased to present the site-specific digital and sculptural installation Secret Society of Forbidden Literature by artist Gabriel Barcia-Colombo. The installation celebrates the physicality of 

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  • Ladies and Gentlemen...The Beatles!

    New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center
    February 6, 2014 (All day) - May 10, 2014 (All day)

  • The Rose Family Seder Book

    Stephen A. Schwarzman Building
    April 11, 2014 (All day) - May 4, 2014 (All day)

    The Rose Family Seder Book 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 seder 

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  • Artists in the Library

    Mulberry Street Library
    March 3, 2014 (All day) - April 30, 2014 (All day)

    Artists in the Library features the work of five professional teaching artists who have taught art courses in several libraries in the New York Public Library system over the past few years. The courses, which were coordinated by Lifetime Arts and paid for 

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  • Why We Fight: Remembering AIDS Activism

    Stephen A. Schwarzman Building
    October 4, 2013 (All day) - April 6, 2014 (All day)

    Historically, the national and international response to the HIV epidemic lagged behind the passionate work of dedicated individuals who tended the sick, challenged prejudices against people living with HIV, educated their communities, and fought for resources and research. Acknowledging the 

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  • Heather Dewey-Hagborg | Stranger Visions | Art Wall on Third Exhibition Series - 3rd Floor

    Mid-Manhattan Library
    January 7, 2014 (All day) - April 4, 2014 (All day)

    The Art and Picture Collections at Mid-Manhattan Library are pleased to present two exhibitions of sculptures by artist Heather Dewey-Hagborg. In Stranger Visions Dewey-Hagborg creates portrait sculptures from analyses of genetic material collected in 

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  • Heather Dewey-Hagborg | Stranger Visions | Art in the Windows Exhibition Series

    Mid-Manhattan Library
    January 7, 2014 (All day) - April 4, 2014 (All day)

    The Art and Picture Collections at Mid-Manhattan Library are pleased to present two exhibitions of sculptures by artist Heather Dewey-Hagborg. In Stranger Visions Dewey-Hagborg creates portrait sculptures from analyses of genetic material collected in 

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  • LIFEBOAT by Liselott Johnsson

    Muhlenberg Library
    October 24, 2013 (All day) - April 3, 2014 (All day)

    In “Lifeboat,” visual artist and architect Liselott Johnsson, introduces the visual vocabulary of marine signal systems and emergency safety objects into the placid environment of the library. Inspired by naval flags, ancient alphabets, modernist painting and the recent Microsoft 

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