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Photography and sex in Amos Badertscher’s Baltimore

The Baltimore photographer Amos Badertscher has been cataloguing queer lives in his city since the 1960s: male sex workers and their girlfriends, the 1990s Baltimore and Washington club culture, transgender people, crack and heroin addiction, and the impact of AIDS. His is the largest extant photographic record of the short lives of hustlers (male sex workers) that I know of. Though he could by no means be described as famous, Badertscher enjoyed a brief period of academic notice with the public...
Tags: Art, Books, Photography, New York, Featured, Washington, US, San Francisco, Chicago, Nikon, New York Public Library, Baltimore, Amos, 1990s, History Center, University of Chicago Library


Treasures From The World’s Largest Archive Of Dance Materials

That would be none other than the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts. “It regularly films dance productions in the city, preserving the present for the future; it aims to have a copy of every dance book ever published; it possesses treasures going back centuries. And its doors are open to the public as well as to specialist researchers.” Alastair Macaulay looks at a few of its gems, from a 1453 treatise to 1933 films of Balinese dance. — The New York Times
Tags: Art, World, Dance, New York Public Library, Alastair Macaulay, 02.07.19


Watch a New Virtual Reality Production of Shakespeare’s Hamlet: A Modern Take on a Classic Play

Often compared to The Tempest, Samuel Beckett's Endgame may have as much of Shakespeare’s Hamlet in it, though the author was unwilling to acknowledge the influence to Theodor Adorno. Beckett's central character, the blind, aged Hamm, spends all of his time in a throne haranguing the other three, in a gloomy place, The New York Times’ Brooks Atkinson wrote, “somewhere between life and death.” Hamm might have been the Danish prince grown old and bitter, left with nothing but what Beckett ...
Tags: Google, Technology, Youtube, College, Boston, Theatre, New York Times, Literature, Pbs, Shakespeare, Hamlet, New York Public Library, Samuel Beckett, HARRIS, Facebook Twitter, Beckett


Two Cats Keep Trying to Get Into a Japanese Art Museum … and Keep Getting Turned Away: Meet the Thwarted Felines, Ken-chan and Go-chan

Paging director Hayao Miyazaki. A compelling subject for a feature length animation is hanging around the sliding glass doors of Hiroshima Prefecture’s Onomichi City Museum of Art. In June of 2016, a black tomcat started showing up at the museum on the regular, for reasons unknown. Those open to the sort of narrative whimsy at which Miyazaki excels might choose to believe that the beast was drawn by a cat-themed exhibit of work by noted wildlife photographer and filmmaker Mitsuaki Iw...
Tags: Google, Art, Comedy, NYC, College, Life, Boston, Museums, New York Public Library, Miyazaki, Hayao Miyazaki, Public Garden, Ken, Facebook Twitter, Onomichi, Hiroshima Prefecture


critic’s pick: She Needed No Camera to Make the First Book of Photographs

The British botanist Anna Atkins published her evocative cyanotypes of algae and seaweed 175 years ago. Now, the New York Public Library is celebrating her innovation.
Tags: Art, Photography, News, Atkins, Anna, New York Public Library, Anna Atkins, Talbot, William Henry Fox


Can ‘Insta Novels’ Get Young People Excited About Literature?

“[The New York Public Library] will be releasing digitized versions of classic novels, novellas, and short stories on their Instagram account, @nypl, through the ‘Stories’ and ‘Highlights’ features. … The campaign started with Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland, which released with 200 pages distributed over the course of two days. Forthcoming titles include The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman and The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka.”
Tags: Art, Words, Lewis Carroll, New York Public Library, Alice, Audience, Charlotte Perkins Gilman, 09.25.18


NYPL Membership Drive Sees Sold Out Museum Ticket Offer

The new offer of free access to New York Museums granted by New York Public Library Cards caused sellouts for tickets to many museums this summer, the New York Times reports. “We knew that there was considerable need and demand for a program like this,” says Angela Montefinise, spokeswoman for the New York Public Library. “So while […]
Tags: Art, News, New York Times, New York Public Library, Art News, Minipost, Angela Montefinise, New York Museums, New York Public Library Cards






Could Arabic Literature In Translation Be On The Verge Of A Breakout?

Hannah Johnson reports from a seminar on the topic at the New York Public Library, where publishers, agents, and other industry members were unusually eager for information.
Tags: Art, Words, New York Public Library, Audience, Hannah Johnson, 07.13.18


Frederick Wiseman Describes The Process Of Making His Detailed, Quiet, Thorough Documentaries

At the time of the profile, the 88-year-old documentarian was editing footage from the New York Public Library, and he had more than 150 hours to cut down to two or three. “While the technique is uncompromising, some of the observations are laugh-aloud funny – as when a telephone operator valiantly attempts to explain that unicorns don’t exist, or a picture librarian demonstrates a system of themed archiving with images of ‘dogs in action’. ‘Everything that I find is coincidental, but there’s no...
Tags: Art, People, New York Public Library, Wiseman, Frederick Wiseman, 07.06.18


Learning To Be A Reader In A Small-Town Library

Steven Kurutz, a reporter for The New York Times who now has the entire New York Public Library to look through: "I loved being in a room filled with books. Two rooms, actually. There was a small-town stillness, an atmosphere of benign neglect inside our little library that suggested the great works of Western lit […]
Tags: Art, New York Times, Words, New York Public Library, Steven Kurutz, 02.06.18


What The Resistance Can Learn From The Campaign To Save The New York Public Library

"In September, with no shortage of Trumpian Goliaths rising up to threaten ever more of the institutions we rely on, we checked back in with a number of the activists whose work [Scott Sherman's book Patience and Fortitude] documents. How, we asked, does the movement to save the NYPL look with a few years' hindsight? […]
Tags: Art, Words, New York Public Library, Scott Sherman, 01.04.18, Trumpian Goliaths


Green-roofed Kew Gardens Hill Library lures patrons indoors with a lifted facade

A branch library in New York City is luring the community indoors with a clever facade that lifts up at the corner to reveal glimpses of the happenings inside. Local firm Work Architecture Company recently announced the long-awaited opening of the Kew Gardens Hill Library, a key institution in the diverse Queens neighborhood. The renovation and expansion project is filled with natural light and topped with a large green roof. The new 10,000-square-foot Kew Gardens Hill Library is a renovation ...
Tags: Design, New York City, Library, Architecture, Gallery, Queens, New York Public Library, Carousel Showcase, Green Renovation, Natural Light, Green Roof, Concrete, Exposed Concrete, Clerestory Windows, Work Architecture Company, Indirect Light


This Woman Is The Reason There's A Video Archive Of 4,000 Broadway And Off-Broadway Productions

How Betty Corwin, now 97, corralled and cajoled producers, unions, and librarians to create, and run for 31 years, the Theatre on Film and Tape Archive at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts.
Tags: Art, Theatre, New York Public Library, 11.17.17, Betty Corwin


Twelve Great Libraries Reveal Their Oldest Treasures

"The New York Public Library, for instance, has not only cuneiform tablets and ninth-century gospels, but also a Gutenberg Bible and a copy of The Bay Psalm Book, one of the oldest books printed in America. In addition to its own cuneiform tablets and Gutenberg Bible, the Library of Congress holds one of the oldest […]
Tags: Art, America, Words, New York Public Library, Gutenberg Bible, 10.26.17, Gutenberg Bible the Library of Congress


Link About It: Libraries of the Digital Age

With the mid-Manhattan branch of the New York Public Library about to undergo renovations, the location will seek "a mix of informal and formal seating, flexible spaces, more outlets and internet capacity, and natural light," according to Architectural...... Continue Reading...
Tags: Books, Design, Architecture, Libraries, Manhattan, New York Public Library, Futurism, Linkaboutit, Architects, Digitalbooks


NY Public Library's Dance Collections Manager Arlene Yu on Sono Osato and the Arrival of the Ballet Girl on Broadway!

BroadwayWorld continues our exclusive content series, in collaboration with The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, which delves into the library's unparalleled archives, and resources. Below, check out a piece by Arlene Yu, New York Public Library for the Performing Arts Dance Collections Manager, on Sono Osato and the Arrival of the Ballet Girl on Broadway [Author: NYPL for the Performing Arts]
Tags: Theatre, Broadway, New York Public Library, BroadwayWorld, New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, NYPL for the Performing Arts, Arlene Yu, Sono Osato


BWW Exclusive: A Visit to New York Public Library for the Performing Arts' CURTAIN UP Exhibit

Curtain Up Celebrating Forty Years of Theatre in New York and London opened at The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center October 31st. The idea for the exhibit was conceived when the Society of London Theatre wanted to create a display in conjunction with London's Victoria and Albert Museum to honor forty years of the Olivier Awards. Doug Reside, who is the curator for the Theatre Division at the library, explained that eventually those conversation...
Tags: New York, London, Theatre, Atlantic, Victoria, New York Public Library, Dorothy, Lewis, Tony, Albert Museum, Doug Reside, Society of London Theatre, Leah Lane, SOLT, Anna Landreth


Watch Live on BWW! Christopher Jackson & Jane Krakowski Announce the Tony Nominations- Live at 8:30AM!

Everything's coming up TonysIn just minutes, Jane Krakowski and Christopher Jackson will announce the 71st Annual Tony Awards nominations, live from the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, Lincoln Center, New York Public Library, Christopher Jackson, Jane Krakowski, BWW News Desk


Colonization of Africa - The New York Public Library

Early reactions to continental drift theory with comparison of Alfred Wegener's experiences to Darwin's and Galileo's.
Tags: Design, Africa, New York Public Library, Darwin, Galileo, Alfred Wegener


Joffrey Ballet's Archives Find A Permanent Home

575 linear feet of material has been donated to the dance division at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, on the grounds of Lincoln Center.
Tags: Art, Dance, New York Public Library, Joffrey Ballet, 04.04.17


Gorgeous collection of public domain illustrations of space

Over a decade ago, we tipped readers to the astronomy illustrations of Trouvelot. now the New York Public Library has a large collection of his work available online. (more…)
Tags: Art, Post, Family, Astronomy, Space, News, Drawing, New York Public Library, Public Domain, Trouvelot


VIDEO: A CHORUS LINE Alums Priscilla Lopez, Baayork Lee, and Don Pippin Reunite for Stories and Performance

Broadway historian and documentarianRick McKaywas among the lucky audience to attend the New York Public Library's most recent performance at theirBruno Walter Auditorium. Hear what he had to say about the event, then check out his video below [Author: Stage Tube]
Tags: Theatre, Broadway, New York Public Library, Stage Tube, Priscilla Lopez Baayork Lee


Were The 'In Cold Blood' Murders Contract Hits?

Wait, what? Convicted murderer Richard Hickok left behind an unpublished memoir that claimed a man named "Roberts" contracted the hits. It's probably not true, but ... "Documents on file at the Kansas Historical Society in Topeka and the New York Public Library, along with letters of Mr. Capote and interviews with people who knew Mr. Nations, suggest that Kansas prison and law-enforcement officials sought to thwart the Hickock/Nations book while enabling Mr. Capote’s."
Tags: Art, Ideas, Kansas, New York Public Library, Topeka, Roberts, Kansas Historical Society, Capote, 03.17.17, Richard Hickok, Mr Nations, Hickock Nations


Original Stars of A CHORUS LINE to Reunite for NYPL Archival Chat

Join the New York Public Library for the Performing Artsfor a conversation withoriginal members of the cast and crew of A CHORUS LINE,illustrated by artifacts from the Library's archives, on Thursday, March 23, 2017 at 6 p.m. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, New York Public Library, BWW News Desk


BWW TV Exclusive: Broadway and West End Get the Spotlight in New York Public Library for the Performing Arts' CURTAIN UP Exhibit!

New York's Broadway and London's West End have long been the biggest destinations for live theater, and now, a new exhibitionat The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts honors the rich creative talent and award-winning productions in both cities. Co-curated by The Library for the Performing Arts and the VampA, where the exhibition debuted last year, in partnership with the Society of London Theatre SOLT,Curtain Up Celebrating the Last 40 Years of Theatre in New York and Londonhighligh...
Tags: New York, London, Theatre, Broadway, Lincoln Center, West End, New York Public Library, BroadwayWorld TV, Society of London Theatre SOLT, Londonhighlights


The Met makes 375,000 images free

The Metropolitan Museum of Art has a new policy known as Open Access, making 375,000 images of artworks freely available for unrestricted use (including commercial) in accordance with the Creative Commons Zero (CC0) designation. The museum’s director and CEO, Thomas Campbell, said in a statement: “We have been working toward the goal of sharing our images with the public for a number of years. Our comprehensive and diverse museum collection spans 5,000 years of world culture and our core missio...
Tags: Art, Design, Resources, Paul Klee, New York Public Library, Metropolitan Museum Of Art, Thomas Campbell


Met Museum makes 375,000 images free

The Metropolitan Museum of Art has a new policy known as Open Access, making 375,000 images of artworks freely available for unrestricted use (including commercial) in accordance with the Creative Commons Zero (CC0) designation. The museum’s director and CEO, Thomas Campbell, said in a statement: “We have been working toward the goal of sharing our images with the public for a number of years. Our comprehensive and diverse museum collection spans 5,000 years of world culture and our core missio...
Tags: Art, Design, Resources, Paul Klee, New York Public Library, Metropolitan Museum Of Art, Thomas Campbell


The Metropolitan Museum of Art Makes 375,000 Images of Fine Art Available Under a Creative Commons License: Download, Use & Remix

What do you need to make art? Why, art, of course: the works that have come before provide inspiration, establish a tradition to follow and expand, and now, in our digital age, even provide the very materials to work with. The Metropolitan Museum of Art has assured us that we should feel free to “use, remix, and share” their latest batch of 375,000 digitized artworks of a variety of forms and from a variety of eras in any which way we like. In partnership with Creative Commons, they’ve releas...
Tags: Google, Art, Facebook, College, Los Angeles, Creative Commons, New York Public Library, Seoul, Metropolitan Museum Of Art, Facebook Twitter, Los Angeles Review of Books, Colin Marshall, Digital Public Library of America, Wikimedia Artstor, Getty Museum LA County Museum Makes



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