NYPL Annual Report 10 NYPL  
Txhibitions at The New York Public Library are intended to give the general public access to the Library's rich and varied collections. This year, major exhibitions opened at the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, and the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture. In addition to the exhibitions listed here, smaller displays were also on view throughout the year in research-collection reading rooms and in neighborhood libraries.

Mapping New York's Shoreline, 1609–2009
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building

Candide at 250: Scandal and Success
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building

The Jazz Loft Project
The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts,
Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center



Stephen A. Schwarzman Building
The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture


Stephen A. Schwarzman Building

Support for The New York Public Library's Exhibitions Program has been provided by Celeste Bartos, Sue and Edgar Wachenheim III, Mahnaz Ispahani Bartos and Adam Bartos Exhibitions Fund, and Jonathan Altman.

D. Samuel and Jeane H. Gottesman Exhibition Hall

Mapping New York’s Shoreline, 1609–2009
September 25, 2009–June 26, 2010
Support for this exhibition was provided by the Estate of Ronald Eaton Moehle, City Planner and NYPL Mercator Society member, and a gift in memory of Lawrence H. Slaughter.

The Sue and
Edgar Wachenheim III Gallery

Candide at 250: Scandal and Success
October 23, 2009–April 25, 2010
Support for this exhibition was provided by Martin J. Gross, an anonymous donor,
and Air France.

Additionally, special support for The Martin J. Gross Collection of Voltaire was provided by Martin J. Gross, Barbara L. Goldsmith, and Robert W. Wilson.

Declaration of Independence
June 25–July 31, 2010

Stokes Gallery

In Passing: Evelyn Hofer, Helen Levitt,
Lilo Raymond

February 22–May 23, 2010

Print Gallery

Picture Perfect: Laurie Simmons, Photographs 1976–78
March 29–May 23, 2010
These exhibitions were made possible by the continuing generosity of Miriam and Ira D. Wallach.

Traveling Panel Exhibition

1969: The Year of Gay Liberation

Grand Central Library
February 22–March 26, 2010

Hamilton Grange Library
March 31–May 7, 2010

Todt Hill–Westerleigh Library
May 12–June 19, 2010

Hudson Park Library
June 23–July 10, 2010

Special Displays

A Literary Christmas Miscellany from the Berg Collection
The Deborah, Jonathan F. P., Samuel Priest, and Adam Raphael Rose Main Reading Room
December 4, 2009–January 3, 2010

The Rose Seder Book
McGraw Rotunda
March 25–April 18, 2010

Winnie-the-Pooh and Friends: The Original Toys
Children’s Center at 42nd Street

The Gutenberg Bible
Bill Blass Public Catalog Room
through August 2010

Jill Kupin Rose Gallery
An installation on the history and services of The New York Public Library. This gallery was made possible through the generosity of Marshall Rose.

Schomburg Center for Research in
   Black Culture

Schomburg Center programs and exhibitions are supported in part by the City of New York, the New York City Council, the State of New York, the New York State Black, Puerto Rican and Hispanic Legislative Caucus, the Rockefeller Foundation Endowment for the Performing Arts, Annie E. and Sarah L. Delany Charitable Trusts, and American Express.

Exhibition Hall

Courage: The Vision to End Segregation,
the Guts to Fight It

October 2–December 31, 2009

President Barack Obama: The First Year
February 5–April 18, 2010

Latimer/Edison Gallery

Jerry Pinkney's African-American Journey to Freedom: The Seagram Collection of African-American Art
February 5–April 18, 2010

What's Up @ the Schomburg?
May 7, 2010–January 3, 2011
Exhibition Hall

American Negro Theater

Courage: The Black New York Struggle for Quality Education

October–December 31, 2009

The New York Public Library for
   the Performing Arts, Dorothy and
   Lewis B. Cullman Center

The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts gratefully acknowledges the leadership support of Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman. Additional support for exhibitions has been provided by Judy R. and Alfred A. Rosenberg and the Miriam and Harold Steinberg Foundation.

Donald and Mary Oenslager Gallery

Shelby Cullom Davis Museum

Lincoln Center: Celebrating 50 Years
October 15, 2009–January 16, 2010
Organized by Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts in cooperation with The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts. We gratefully acknowledge BNY Mellon for generously underwriting this exhibition.

The Jazz Loft Project
February 17–May 17, 2010
This exhibition was organized with the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University in association with the Center for Creative Photography, University of Arizona.

Vincent Astor Gallery
Shelby Cullom Davis Museum

Revolutionary Voices: Performing Arts
in Central & Eastern Europe in the 1980s

November 18, 2009–March 20, 2010
This exhibition was part of the Performing Revolution in Central and Eastern Europe Festival.
Support for this exhibition has been provided by The Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation and the Trust for Mutual Understanding.

The Peregrinations and Pettifoggery
of W. C. Fields

May 10–August 21, 2010
Organized by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

Plaza-level Corridor Galleries

New York Choral Society:
The First 50 Years

August 4–September 26, 2009

...the expository function…:
45 Years of LPA Exhibition Posters

October 15, 2009–May 1, 2010

Lincoln Center Festival in Pictures:
Photographs by Stephanie Berger

July 6–August 14, 2010

Traveling Exhibitions

Diaghilev’s Theater of Marvels:
The Ballets Russes and Its Aftermath

October 2009
A version of the exhibition was presented
in public space in cooperation with the City Center for Dance and Music’s Fall for Dance season, October 2009.

Dance Theatre of Harlem:
40 Years of Firsts

February 4–July 6, 2010
California African American Museum, Los Angeles.


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