This week, the New York Public Library announced the release of over 180,000 public domain images available in high resolution.
At the Paris studio of Auguste Rodin in 1906, Siberia-born American painter Abraham Walkowitz met modern dancer Isadora Duncan.
In the 19th century, Henrietta Louisa Koenen, wife the Rijksmuseum Print Room’s first director, took a prescient interest in acquiring prints by women artists.
In a deal on the fiscal year 2016 budget struck late Monday night, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito announced an extra $39 million for the city’s libraries.
Old NYC, a project by software engineer Dan Vanderkam, launched last month with thousands of images from the New York Public Library mapped across the five boroughs.
Two 1970s photography series that chronicled the urban landscapes of New York City are now accessible on interactive maps through the New York Public Library’s ongoing Photo Geographies project.
“Why do 18th century English paintings have so many squirrels in them, and how did they tame them so that they wouldn’t bite the painter?” It’s easy to find answers to such perplexing questions today.
When the United States joined the Allied forces in 1917, the mind of the American citizen was almost as much a battlefield as Europe was.
In the 19th century, when books were more available to the public, titles on how to improve yourself were among the most prevalent. The New York Public Library’s Art & Architecture Collection recently posted some of the more curious ones online.
“Wasn’t pot your gateway drug to gardening?” Lawrence Weschler asked Fred Tomaselli teasingly during their recent conversation for the New York Public Library’s Art and Literature Series.
The New York Public Library (NYPL) has done an about-face on its controversial plan to renovate its flagship research building on 42nd Street and sell the nearby building that currently houses its Mid-Manhattan library, the New York Times has reported.
A little-known depiction of Harlem literary life and African-American literature by Faith Ringgold is currently on view at the New York Public Library in its exhibition The ABC of It: Why Children’s Books Matter.