New York Public Library for the Performing Arts

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New York Public Library for the Performing Arts

New York Public Library for the Performing Arts
4.5
Libraries • Educational sites
12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Monday
12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday
12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Friday
12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
12:00 PM - 6:00 PM

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Liz B
Peabody, MA41 contributions
In the Company of Hal Prince Exhibit
Feb 2020
If you have an hour to spend take a look at this exhibit at the NYPL Performing Arts library. Everything is there, from a replica of Hal Prince's office (door and all), to letters, photos, telegrams, ledgers, posters, not to mention set and costume designs from many of the shows he produced. Fiddler, West Side Story, Cabaret, Sweeney Todd...it's all there. You get such a sense of his genius, even if you don't stop and read every word. Plus, you don't spend a dime.
Written March 7, 2020
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CarolinaBecky
Raleigh, NC854 contributions
Jerome Robbins Dance Division is a Jewel
Dec 2019
Where else could you learn about styles of dance notation, see Maria Tallchief's headdress that she wore in Firebird or Pavlova's death mask and ballet slipper? The Jerome Robbins Dance Division of the NY Public Library is celebrating its 75th anniversary this year; it is the largest dance archive in the world. While I am sure this collection is vital to scholars, there is also an interesting exhibit of artifacts and selections of films on display now. There are guided tours and we found our guide was well versed but also very passionate and her enthusiasm for the work of the division and the collection was contagious. There is also an auditorium where there are lectures and films of dance and a quiet cafe with a nice view of the outside and nice selections for lunch.
Written December 22, 2019
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Ashok Ganapathy Iyer
Sharjah, United Arab Emirates1,468 contributions
Nestled within Lincoln Center, New York Public Library
Aug 2019 • Solo
A rare sighting of a library available to public for research, with interesting public sculptures and accessories. Personal collections of performing arts greats from New York is available..
Written December 3, 2019
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Amanda S
Woodinville, WA56 contributions
Gorgeous
May 2019 • Family
Recommend the Walt Whitman exhibit along with all the other galleries to walk through. Gorgeous architecture.
Written May 6, 2019
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Canadatom1
Ottawa, Canada361 contributions
Quality Exhibitions
Mar 2019 • Couples
On just about every trip to New York we make a pilgrimage to Lincoln Center to the Public Library. Their exhibitions are first rate. Their curatorial staff does a magnificent job in providing behind the scenes background information on the subject being exhibited.

The lighting is perfect. Displays are exciting. Interactive apparatus is often available.

Do yourself a favour and add this venue to your must see list.
Written May 1, 2019
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Devorah33851
New Haven, CT188 contributions
Jerome Robbins: Voice of My City
Feb 2019 • Couples
Photos, videos, writings, explanations, history, it's all here in this wonderful exhibit that provides insight into what made Jerome Robbins what he was to the world of dance. Hurry, this free exhibit ends on March 30th.
Written February 28, 2019
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margaretc007
Bethesda, MD4,371 contributions
Jerome Robbins exhibition
Feb 2019 • Solo
Enjoyed the special exhibition on Jerome Robbins: his personal history and his work. Very well curated exhibition. If you are a fan of Jerome Robbins, do not miss this exhibition.

The library is right next door to the Metropolitan Opera, so that one can spend some time there while waiting for the performance to start at the Opera.

Great place.
Written February 18, 2019
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Pamwiltravel
Arcata, CA374 contributions
The Jerome Robbins exhibition will stick with you!
Feb 2019 • Solo
I am still sorting through my memories of this exquisite exhibition. It was so beautifully curated. Enter Jerome Robbins' world via videos of dancers, photographs, interviews, and best of all, selections from his diaries. There are even a few short videos of him dancing, as a young man, with his parents. The diaries provide such an in depth view of this remarkable man. Tip: it's free.
Written February 17, 2019
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Oliver S
New York City, NY11,034 contributions
Jerome Robbins - Rare & Precious Footage
Nov 2018 • Friends
A young happily dancing Jerome meets and greets you right behind the door. He would have been one hundred this year. In honor of his anniversary the Library for the Arts at Lincoln center has a wonderful exhibit about his life and art. West Side Story, On the Town, Gypsy, Fiddler on the Roof, they are all there in rare and precious footage. Together with so much more – his humble beginning, his diaries, his contributions to life and art and more. Best of all: it's free. Hurry up and visit!
Written November 1, 2018
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Kate I
Cardiff, UK60 contributions
Proper, old-school library
Apr 2018 • Couples
After all the modern, multi-media, something-for-everyone libraries it is so nice to visit an old traditional library. It is a beautiful building full of original fixtures including old wooden telephone booths and a really lovely children’s department where the shelves are low and there are plenty of areas to sit and read or listen to stories. Also here, in a display cabinet lives the original Winnie the Pooh, Tigger, Piglet, Eeyore and Kanga. The whole place, the smell of the old books, the hush and the gift shop crammed with beautiful, over priced things you wish you could buy, the whole experience is wonderful. An unexpected gem in the middle of the city.
Written April 29, 2018
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