New York Public Library Stephen A. Schwarzman Building - Past Events

Below is a list of all past events for New York Public Library Stephen A. Schwarzman Building. Current and upcoming events, as well as other details, are available on the venue's page.

  • poster for “Latin America in Photographs” Exhibition

    “Latin America in Photographs” Exhibition

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2017-03-24 - 2017-06-28

    The geography, people, and rich culture of Latin America have long inspired photographers to capture visually their experiences and impressions. Their photographs, in turn, entice viewers to marvel at...More »

  • poster for “Public Eye: 175 Years of Sharing Photography” Exhibition

    “Public Eye: 175 Years of Sharing Photography” Exhibition

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2014-12-12 - 2016-01-03

    Thanks to the development of new technology and social media, more photographs are created, viewed, and shared today than ever before. Public Eye, the first-ever retrospective survey of photography organized...More »

  • poster for “Over Here: WWI and the Fight for the American Mind” Exhibition

    “Over Here: WWI and the Fight for the American Mind” Exhibition

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    • Media: Installation
    • 2014-09-01 - 2015-02-15

    World War I. The Great War. The War to End All Wars. The conflict that enveloped the globe from July 28, 1914, to November 11, 1918, backlit an intense home-front struggle as Americans debated their individual...More »

  • poster for “The ABC of It: Why Children’s Books Matter” Exhibition

    “The ABC of It: Why Children’s Books Matter” Exhibition

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    • Media: Drawing - Other - Installation
    • 2013-06-21 - 2014-09-07

    “The ABC of It” is an examination of why children’s books are important: what and how they teach children, and what they reveal about the societies that produced them. Through a dynamic array of objects...More »

  • poster for "Daring Methods: The Prints of Mary Cassatt" Exhibition

    "Daring Methods: The Prints of Mary Cassatt" Exhibition

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    • Media: Prints
    • 2013-03-08 - 2013-06-23

    In 1875, after being rejected by the official Paris Salon, where she had been exhibiting her paintings, American artist Mary Cassatt (1844–1926) accepted Edgar Degas’s (1834–1917) invitation to join the...More »

  • poster for "Sailor Twain's New York: Secrets and Mysteries of the River Hudson" Exhibition

    "Sailor Twain's New York: Secrets and Mysteries of the River Hudson" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting - Photography - Prints
    • 2012-10-26 - 2013-04-28

    In 2009, the Library presented "Mapping New York’s Shoreline, 1609-2009," an exhibition marking the 400th anniversary of Henry Hudson’s famous voyage. It caught the attention of Mark Siegel, who was already...More »

  • poster for "Lunch Hour NYC" Exhibition

    "Lunch Hour NYC" Exhibition

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    • Media: Drawing - Photography - Product - Film
    • 2012-06-22 - 2013-02-17

    “Every thing is done differently in New York from anywhere else—but in eating the difference is more striking than in any other branch of human economy.” —George Foster, New York in Slices,...More »

  • poster for "Recent Acquisitions: Prints and Photographs" Exhibition

    "Recent Acquisitions: Prints and Photographs" Exhibition

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    • Media: Photography - Prints
    • 2011-04-22 - 2011-06-30

    The prints featured in the exhibition showcase examples that were made and acquired in the last decade. Illustrating a wide array of techniques, nationalities, subjects, and styles, these artists exemplify...More »

  • poster for "Three Faiths: Judaism, Christianity, Islam" Exhibition

    "Three Faiths: Judaism, Christianity, Islam" Exhibition

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    • Media: Drawing - Prints - Other
    • 2010-10-22 - 2011-02-27

    Over the millennia, Jews, Christians, and Muslims have each created a rich body of founding texts and interpretive underpinnings for their respective faiths, each of which derives from the teachings of...More »

  • poster for "An Art Book - 3D Typography" Event

    "An Art Book - 3D Typography" Event

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    • Media: Graphics - Calligraphy - Art Talk
    • 2010-10-20 - 2010-10-20

    Jeanette Abbink and Emily CM Anderson have penned 3D Typography as a reaction to the fact that so much of today’s typography is conceived via screens. Like Gutenberg and generations of typeface designers...More »

  • poster for "On Stage in Fashion" Exhibition

    "On Stage in Fashion" Exhibition

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    • Media: Photography - Fashion
    • 2010-10-14 - 2011-01-22

    New York City's most vital and glamorous industries-- entertainment and fashion-- have been intertwined throughout the 20th and 21st centuries. This exhibition celebrates the collaborations of performers...More »

  • poster for "Recollection: Thirty Years of Photography at The New York Public Library" Exhibition

    "Recollection: Thirty Years of Photography at The New York Public Library" Exhibition

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2010-09-30 - 2011-01-02

    Henri Cartier-Bresson compared portraits to a visual reverberation, in which “the people come back to you like a silent echo. A photograph is a vestige of a face, a face in transit.” His definition of...More »

  • poster for "Candide at 250: Scandal and Success" Exhibition

    "Candide at 250: Scandal and Success" Exhibition

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    • Media: Graphics - Prints - Other
    • 2009-10-23 - 2010-04-25

    Commemorating the 250th anniversary of Candide, this dynamic exhibition explores the legacy of Voltaire’s famous satire as a history of public reading, reflecting the many diverse ways in which a public...More »

  • poster for "Mapping New York's Shoreline, 1609-2009" Exhibition

    "Mapping New York's Shoreline, 1609-2009" Exhibition

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    • Media: Illustration - Photography - Prints
    • 2009-09-25 - 2010-06-26

    September 2009 marks 400 years since Henry Hudson sailed into New York Harbor and up the Hudson River, almost to what is now Albany, performing detailed reconnaissance of the Hudson Valley region. Other...More »

  • poster for “The Adventures of the Real Winnie-the-Pooh” Exhibition

    “The Adventures of the Real Winnie-the-Pooh” Exhibition

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    • Media: Other
    • 2009-04-15 - 2010-11-14

    The REAL Winnie-the-Pooh won’t be found on a video, in a movie, on a T-shirt or a lunchbox. Since 1987, the REAL Pooh and four of his best friends—Eeyore, Piglet, Kanga, and Tigger—have been living at...More »

  • "Remix: Making Art and Commerce Thrive in the Hybrid Economy" Talk

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    • Media: Art Talk
    • 2009-02-26 - 2009-02-26

    LIVE from the NYPL and WIRED Magazine kick off the Spring 2009 season with a spirited discussion of the emerging remix culture. Our guides through this new world—who will take us from Jefferson's Bible...More »

  • William James Bennett "Master of the Aquatint View"

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    • Media: Drawing - Prints
    • 2008-11-07 - 2009-03-29

    During the 1830s and early 1840s, William James Bennett (ca. 1784–1844) made a series of topographical prints that not only celebrated the beauty of the American landscape, but also recorded the young...More »

  • poster for Stephen Dupont "Afghanistan, or The Perils of Freedom"

    Stephen Dupont "Afghanistan, or The Perils of Freedom"

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2008-11-07 - 2009-03-29

    Stephen Dupont is an award-winning photojournalist, documentary filmmaker, and war correspondent who is internationally recognized for his work in some of the world’s most dangerous areas, including Afghanistan,...More »

  • "The Stadium: Daily News Photographs of the House That Ruth Built" Exhibition

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2008-09-16 - 2008-10-26

    Yankee Stadium— The Stadium— is arguably the most iconic sports venue in America, and as much a part of the New York landscape as the Empire State Building and the Statue of Liberty. The 2008 baseball...More »

  • "Art Deco Design: Rhythm and Verve" Exhibition

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    • Media: Other - Furniture - Crafts
    • 2008-09-12 - 2009-05-22

    Art Deco captured the mood of 1920s and 1930s modernism, an age of jazz and streamlined machinery, with designs that are colorful, geometric, and filled with an intense rhythm. This exhibition seeks to...More »

  • "Art Deco Design: Rhythm and Verve" Exhibition

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    • Media: Drawing - Photography - Prints
    • 2008-09-12 - 2009-01-11

    What is the reason for the enduring appeal of Art Deco design? The answer lies in the vitality of the decorative style’s visual elements. Art Deco captured the mood of 1920s and 1930s modernism, an age...More »

  • poster for "Eminent Domain: Contemporary Photography and the City" Exhibition

    "Eminent Domain: Contemporary Photography and the City" Exhibition

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    • Media: Photography
    • 2008-05-02 - 2008-08-29

    The exhibition "Eminent Domain: Contemporary Photography and the City" features the work of five contemporary New York–based photographers drawn primarily from new acquisitions in the Photography Collection....More »

  • "The Rose Haggadah" Exhibition

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    • Media: Other
    • 2008-04-14 - 2008-05-04

    The Rose Haggadah is a unique artists' book, bringing together fifty years of Passover-themed artwork, the results of an innovative annual commission from the Rose family—exceptional friends of The New...More »

  • poster for "The Gutenberg Bible" Exhibition

    "The Gutenberg Bible" Exhibition

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    • Media: Other
    • 2008-03-25 - 2009-08-31

    The first substantial printed book in the West is the royal-folio two-volume Bible on display, comprising nearly 1,300 pages and printed in Mainz on the central Rhine by Johann Gutenberg (ca. 1390s–1468)...More »

  • "Sketches on Glass: Clichés-Verre from The New York Public Library" Exhibition

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    • Media: Prints - Other
    • 2008-03-07 - 2008-06-28

    Cliché-verre is a technique that combines aspects of printmaking and photography. Developed around 1839, this process begins with a glass plate on which an artist either paints a design or scratches a...More »

  • poster for "Monumental France: The Photographs of Edouard Baldus" Exhibition

    "Monumental France: The Photographs of Edouard Baldus" Exhibition

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    • Media: Photography - Prints
    • 2008-03-07 - 2008-06-28

    Edouard Baldus came to Paris from Prussia in 1838 to pursue painting, at which he had only very modest success. By 1849 he had turned his attentions to photography, a still-experimental medium that had...More »

  • poster for "John Milton at 400: A Life Beyond Life” Exhibition

    "John Milton at 400: A Life Beyond Life” Exhibition

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    • Media: Drawing - Prints - Other
    • 2008-02-29 - 2008-06-14

    Emblazoned high above the threshold, the expression “life beyond life” taken from John Milton’s stirring defense of free speech, aptly ushers visitors into the Rose Main Reading Room of The New York Public...More »

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