Posts tagged "NYPL"
Gabriel Barcia-Colombo and the “Secret Society of Forbidden Literature”

Gabriel Barcia-Colombo and the “Secret Society of Forbidden Literature”

Rebecca Rubenstein, one of our intrepid our Writers in the Field, is back with another fantastic look at what’s happening at the NYPL in terms of exhibitions and art– this time drawing attention to banned books.  Don’t forget to check out all of Rebecca’s posts for us HERE. Cheers! Erinn Gabriel Barcia-Colombo and the “Secret...
Happy Valentine's Day!

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Whether you think today is the perfect excuse to snuggle up with your honey and eat chocolates or a terrible Hallmark conspiracy, there’s no mistaking it: Valentine’s Day is a good day in the world of Digital Collections!  There are a number of beautiful digital archives of vintage cards out there, documenting not only how...
Happy Thanksgiving from the Library as Incubator Project

Happy Thanksgiving from the Library as Incubator Project

Happy Thanksgiving from the Library as Incubator Project team!  We have so much to be thankful for this year, and not least on the list are all of our dedicated readers and followers– thank you for the wonderful conversations and the thought-provoking new ideas about libraries and how they can incubate creativity! This year, we...
Art Meets Science at Mid-Manhattan Public Library

Art Meets Science at Mid-Manhattan Public Library

Our first post about the art exhibits hosted at Mid-Manhattan branch of the New York Public Library was such a success, we thought it would be fun to turn it into a series.  Good thing our writer-in-the-field for New York was up to the task!  Rebecca Rubenstein returns to the site today to share more...
Art at Mid-Manhattan Public Library

Art at Mid-Manhattan Public Library

by Rebecca Rubenstein Arezoo Moseni is Senior Art Librarian at the Mid-Manhattan Library, and her enthusiasm for art in the library is contagious. She curates the series of exhibitions that take place in the library, including Art in the Windows, Art in the Corner Room, and Art Wall on Third, and will launch a new series...
Out of the Archives: NYPL's Design by the Book

Out of the Archives: NYPL’s Design by the Book

This post originally appeared on February 29, 2012. This feature is written by Jessica Pigza about the New York Public Library’s “Design by the Book” film series. To learn about Jessica’s Handmade Crafternoon program at the NYPL, check out her first feature on the Library as Incubator Project. - Laura Four years ago, I was...
Featuring: Carlota Zimmerman

Featuring: Carlota Zimmerman

Today our featured artist is Carlota Zimmerman, a creativity consultant based in New York City. Here she discusses how the New York Public Library was instrumental in her development as a playwright. ~ Laura by Carlota Zimmerman I grew up in New York City in the 1980s, so I was always reading my way through the...
The Picture Collection at the NYPL

The Picture Collection at the NYPL

by Laura Damon-Moore If you’ve followed the Library as Incubator Project for a while, you know that we’re unabashed fans of the image holdings at the New York Public Library. Which is why it’s a real treat today to present this feature on the Picture Collection at the NYPL. A special thank you to Billy...
Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween, for those of you who celebrate this holiday. I’ve used today as an excuse to troll for some pretty Halloween greeting cards and postcards, particularly those in library collections. This 2011 post on Brainpickings reminded me of the fantastic historic postcard collection in the New York Public Library’s Digital Gallery. Explore this rich...
Art Exhibition Pathfinders at the NYPL Mulberry Street Branch

Art Exhibition Pathfinders at the NYPL Mulberry Street Branch

We’re delighted to share this interview with some of the folks at NYPL’s Mulberry Street Branch and to showcase a new service launched as a practicum project by Rebecca Rubenstein, an artist and library school student at Palmer School of Library and Information Science, Long Island University.  Read on to learn more about Mulberry Street’s art...
Featuring: Purgatory Pie Press

Featuring: Purgatory Pie Press

The Library as Incubator Project is pleased to feature this interview with Esther K. Smith and Dikko Faust, the founders of NYC-based Purgatory Pie Press. Here they answer some questions about their use of libraries, and how libraries can work even more effectively for artists. - Laura Tell us about your relationship to libraries. Esther...
Handmade Crafternoons at the NYPL

Handmade Crafternoons at the NYPL

The crew at the Library as Incubator Project is thrilled to host this feature written by Jessica Pigza, assistant curator of the Rare Books Division at the New Public Library. Jessica was one of the first people the Project team contacted when the Project was in its earliest days, and we are incredible thankful for...