1. From the collection of Major-General Hardwicke’s illustrations of Indian Zoology, today’s Caturday cat is the Beautiful Cat. (Yes you heard that right, THE BEAUTIFUL CAT)  In addition to this regal feline, the Major-General shared his illustrations of many animals including the Allied Cat, the Bengal Civet and many others!

    From the collection of Major-General Hardwicke’s illustrations of Indian Zoology, today’s Caturday cat is the Beautiful Cat. (Yes you heard that right, THE BEAUTIFUL CAT)  In addition to this regal feline, the Major-General shared his illustrations of many animals including the Allied Cat, the Bengal Civet and many others!

  2. The Work of Lincoln Kirstein, member of The Monuments Men →

  3. In the spirit of our love for food and upcomingModern Art Cookbook: Art and Food Series Event, we thought we’d share this berrylicious image of A Carload of Mammoth Strawberries and hope that it inspires you to take part in our NYPL Food Challenge! We are asking our followers to step into their kitchens and have some fun using David Hockney’s Strawberry Cake recipe (as seen above). Be sure to post your final results on your Tumblr page and share them with us here at NYPL by using #NYPLFoodChallenge. We can’t wait to see your strawberry cakes and hope you enjoy!

    Also, join us at the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building on Wednesday, February 26th as author and food historian Andrew F. Smith,poet and cultural critic Wayne Koestenbaum, and author and art historian Mary Ann Caws come together for a conversation centering on the newly published The Modern Art CookbookWe will be giving away a free copy of The Modern Cookbook to the first person that attends our Art & Food Series and asks a question to our guest speakers during the Q&A portion of the event. Be sure to mention our Tumblr post!

  4. It’s a good day to play and a great day to head over to the Schwarzman Building and enjoy our exhibition, Play Things, in the Print Gallery on the third floor. Drawing from a broad range of works in the Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs— including stereo views, a kite, paper dolls, and visual word games—the exhibition explores the long and varied connection between art and play.

  5. Happy Thanksgiving, all! To mark the occasion, we’re sharing just a small sample of beautiful, interesting, and sometimes weird Thanksgiving Day postcards from the Library’s collections. Most of these are from the late 1800s and early 1900s, and are in our Mid-Manhattan Picture Collection. We particularly like the one featuring two turkeys driving a car (likely out of town). We have plenty more of these cards, if you’re interested. Remember, the Library is closed today for the holiday, but we’ll be back open tomorrow! And we’d be so thankful if you would visit! 

  6. It might be snowing outside, but at NYPL it’s still summer! Join us tonight when photographer Wayne Lawrence and journalist David Gonzalez discuss Lawrence’s new book, Orchard Beach: The Bronx Riviera. This collection of engaging and beautiful portraits by Wayne Lawrence celebrates the diversity and community of one of New York City’s most popular beaches.

    It might be snowing outside, but at NYPL it’s still summer! Join us tonight when photographer Wayne Lawrence and journalist David Gonzalez discuss Lawrence’s new book, Orchard Beach: The Bronx Riviera. This collection of engaging and beautiful portraits by Wayne Lawrence celebrates the diversity and community of one of New York City’s most popular beaches.

  7. Iz you joking?
This magazine poster - printed 118 years ago this month in November 1895 and now in our Art and Architecture Division, depicts a very overdressed woman carrying her precious little black cat through the snow. The cat is dressed, it seems, as a jester - and his expression, we think, shows just how much he is not enjoying it. Cats - they never change. Happy Caturday! 
PS - Did you know our Art, Prints and Photographs Division has its own Tumblr? If you follow the Library, you should follow them, too - check it out! 

    Iz you joking?

    This magazine poster - printed 118 years ago this month in November 1895 and now in our Art and Architecture Division, depicts a very overdressed woman carrying her precious little black cat through the snow. The cat is dressed, it seems, as a jester - and his expression, we think, shows just how much he is not enjoying it. Cats - they never change. Happy Caturday! 

    PS - Did you know our Art, Prints and Photographs Division has its own Tumblr? If you follow the Library, you should follow them, too - check it out

  8. Translation? Interpretation? Mediation? What do we mean when we talk about art? 

    Join us tomorrow when art historians Robert Atkins and Raphael Rubinstein and artists Pablo Helguera and Mireia Sentís for a wide-ranging discussion of the relationship between art and language, and the thorny task of choosing the words to encapsulate the last quarter-century of contemporary art. This event celebrates the publication of the revised and updated twenty-fifth-anniversary edition of Atkins’s best-selling ArtSpeak: A Guide to Contemporary Ideas, Movements, and Buzzwords, 1945 to the Present.

  9. We Want Your Storybook Character Costume Pics!

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    Halloween is right around the corner, and we know that many of you book worms out there (kids, adults, and yes, even pets) will take the opportunity to dress up as your favorite literary characters, just like these two ridiculously adorable children - Anabel, 5, and Olivia, 6 - who dressed as Madeline and Pippi Longstocking (seriously, who needs Halloween candy - this is already so sweet). Well, if you do take your costume inspiration from the pages of a book, we want to see and share! Send us your pics here and we’ll get to posting as many as we can across our various social media channels, with the top costumes featured on our home page. Happy Halloween! 

    Disclaimer: By sending us your photographs, you are giving the Library permission to post them online, so make sure that they’re your photos and that you have the authority to grant permission. Also, by submitting an image via email, you certify that you’re 18 years or older and accept to the Library’s policy on Patron-Generated Content outlined in its privacy policy

  10. There are only a few more days until Halloween! Still unsure of what to wear? Our Digital Gallery has inspiration enough for all of you, but if you need a little help, here are a few ideas to get you started.