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Central Library Exhibits:

2014-01-01 - 2016-12-31
Central Library - Science, History, and Travel
The Science and History Division on the 3rd floor of the Central Library of Rochester and Monroe County would like to announce the Vietnam Learning Center. A generous gift from Local Chapter 20 of the Vietnam Veterans enabled the division to purchase display cabinets, in country maps, the magazine “Between the Lines”, and many circulating books.  Read more at the Library's website.


2017-01-01 - 2017-06-30
Central Library - Local History Hallway, 2nd Floor, Rundel Memorial Building
Come learn about the history of the Rochester subway!  Tracking the course of the Rochester Subway from its inception to the present day, this exhibit explores the conflicts and controversies that have beset this historic site. The items on display are from the collections of the Local History & Genealogy Division and the Rochester Historical Society and include newly discovered photographs documenting the subway's construction and early years of operation. Photographs of subway graffiti are courtesy of VeJay Broyld. 


2017-03-27 - 2018-06-01
Central Library - Arts Division
Ciarán Spence, a student from the University of Rochester, has created an ArtCart for us. It is a place where people can leave art and take art. It is located at the entrance to the Arts Division.  More info here and here. If you know artists who would like to leave art work please have them call us at 585-428-8380. Thank you.


2017-06-01 - 2017-09-14
Central Library - Lower Link Gallery
Paintings by John Bennett: “More Explorations: the Interaction of Art & Music” Lower Link Gallery at the Central Library of Rochester & Monroe County, thru August 2017. John Bennett is a local artist whose work is influenced by music. His detailed works demonstrate the mapping of musical patterns to canvas and are created using Crepe Tapes, and colorful oil paint. Viewers will find two distinct types of panels in this exhibit – both rely on musical precedents. The subjects of the eighteen panels in the O & S and T & B sets are artist designed – they undergo variation, interaction, and comparison operations. The underlying philosophy is that one can truly know subjects only by experiencing them in a variety of situations. Panel and set organization employs features found in Bruckner Eighth and Tchaikovsky Fifth symphonies. The subjects of the thirteen stand-alone panels are mapped from specific musical scores – they include fugue subjects, folk song lines, and various other passages. Supporting patterns are artist designed to adapt the linear mappings for planar display.  


2017-06-24 - 2017-07-24
Central Library - Arts Division
African Culture through Art Saturday, June 24 from 12:30pm-1:30pm in the Rundel Arts Room Join us for an informative and culturally enriching discussion looking at the symbolism within African art and how those symbols were important establishing and transmitting cultural and spiritual values through art. Also traditional African artistic motifs and symbolism impact on modern artist globally will be discussed. Participants will learn the about the vibrant cultures that shaped the art of African societies and its various ethnic groups. Cultures like the Yoruba and the Ashanti will be highlighted, as well as Ancient Egypt and ancient Nubia. All those who attend the lecture will leave with a greater understanding and appreciation for African art and art in general for all cultures. This lecture also will highlight the works on display.  







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