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Library Exhibits:

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.
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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.  
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2017-06-02 - 2017-10-14
Central Library - Harold Hacker Hall, Rundel Memorial Building
This year marks the 100th anniversary of women winning the right to vote in New York State. To commemorate this historic milestone, the Rochester Public Library has teamed up with local museums, universities, and historical organizations to create a community-wide exhibition exploring Rochester's role in the woman suffrage and women's rights movements of the 19th and early 20th centuries. Come learn about this history among an eclectic mix of rare artifacts like Susan B. Anthony's dress, Martha Matilda Harper's prototype for the original salon shampoo chair, a Bloomer outfit, a variety of suffrage banners, pendants, flyers, and so much more!  
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