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.

Current Exhibitions

Community Showcases

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  • Shu Tu: Looking Up

    Through April 29, 2023
    Hamilton Grange Library

     "Looking Up" is an exhibition by artist Shu Tu that features a selection of prints from her series inspired…

  • Annette Back: Layered Thoughts

    Through April 29, 2023
    Mulberry Street Library

    Join the Mulberry Street Library in welcoming Annette Back, whose art will be on display from Wednesday, March 1 through Saturday, April…

  • History of the Police in Bloomingdale

    Through May 30, 2023
    Bloomingdale Library

Online Exhibitions

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Past Exhibitions

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    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,…

    Lou Reed: Caught Between the Twisted Stars

    The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts
    The first large-scale exhibition featuring previously unseen and unheard work from Lou Reed’s archive.