The Post Library Association|
Exhibits and Events
The Post Library Association is devoted to planning
many cultural and educational functions for
the B. Davis Schwartz Memorial Library. In the quarter
century that the Post Library Association has been in
existence it has contributed greatly to the cultural life on
the LIU Post campus in general and in the Library specifically.
The Hutchins Gallery has become a
showcase of fine art with its wide variety of beautiful art exhibits
that have been uniformly praised for their high quality.
The PLA "Friday Night Programs", a dinner and
lecture series, have attracted a wide array of
nationally and internationally renowned scholars.
Other events sponsored by the PLA include the
annual book sale, various booktalks, poetry readings
and special events, such as museum and opera trips.
||Friday Night Programs
- February 6, 2015 -
Be an Art Detective: Unraveling the Mystery of How Paintings Are Made,
How Art Materials Have Evolved & How to Spot a Forgery
- Alexander Katlan, illustrated lecture.
- Award-winning art conservator Alexander Katlan has run a fully-equipped conservation lab for
over 30 years, treating works in private collections as well as in museums and historical societies including the
Long Island Museum, Heckscher Museum, Suffolk County Historical Society, and Fraunces Tavern Museum.
Katlan will share his knowledge of the business of Art Conservation, filled with interesting anecdotes on his
experiences throughout his career. He will describe the best way to care for, maintain and repair a painting.
Learn how he examines evidence that he discovers while restoring a historic painting. Learn how he examines
evidence that may help identify its artist or even uncover a forgery.
- April 10, 2015 -
Florentine Sculpture: From Donatello to Michelangelo
- Ines Powell, lecture.
- At the beginning of the 15th century, Florence was a city renowned for its art and artists.
Artists and especially sculptors competed with each other in order to obtain the most prestigious
commissions in the city. Donatello, for example, became famous within the Florentine territory for
his innovative approaches to free standing nude sculpture. Andrea del Verrocchio became the leading
sculptor of the following generation. By the early 16th century, Florentine sculpture was very much in
demand throughout Europe. Michelangelo created his greatest masterpieces, including the
statue of David, between 1500 and 1520.
Ines Powell is an art historian and educator at the
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.
- Programs in the library are free and open to the public.
Programs begin at 8:00 p.m. in the Instructional Media Center (IMC)
Computer Lab on the lower level of the library.
Please call (516) 299-2892 or e-mail Alexandra.Janvey@liu.edu.
Social hour and dinner before programs begin at 6:00 p.m. in the
Hutchins Gallery and cost $42. Reservations are required for the dinner by
the preceeding Monday. Call (516) 299-2892 or e-mail Alexandra.Janvey@liu.edu.
- Explanation of Charges:
- Our charges per person cover only our out-of-pocket costs.
- The PLA makes no profit but tries to avoid losses.
- Members who cancel within 48 hours of the event remain responsible
for payment as we must pay their costs.
Hutchins Gallery Hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 1:00-4:00 p.m.
- April 20 - 27, 2015 : MA Graduate Thesis Art Show - School of Visual and Performing Arts
- Chuxiao Wang, Lost in the Starry Sky
- Ellen Leonard Connolly, Untitled
- Hsin Pin Tsai, Every Little Thing
- Jennifer LaCava, Dig Deeper
- Artists' Reception: Wednesday, April 22, 5:00-8:00
- May 2015 : To Be Announced
- Artists' Reception: Saturday, May 16, 2:00-4:00
- Past Exhibits:
- April 2 - 17, 2015 : Luminous
- "Luminous Coordinates brings together five artists of Korean heritage who explore human
relationships and complex social phenomenon in visually colorful metaphors that range from
minimalist abstract paintings to multi-layered collages. The artworks act as interwoven pieces of
the puzzle that combine Eastern and Western traditions as they interpret and define fascinating
and intricate narratives of the human condition in order to find coordinates to anchor themselves
within the ever changing contemporary world."
- Artists' Reception: Saturday, April 4, 3:00-5:00
- March 3 - 30, 2015 :
TriCounty Artists of Long Island
- Paintings, Sculpture, and Mixed Media
Lisa L. Cangemi
R. Linda Levy
Ludy Robinson Perez
Kay W. Ray
- Artists' Reception: Saturday, March 14, 2:00-4:00
- May 14, 2015 -
Trip to Museum of Biblical Art
- The PLA is taking a trip into New York City to see a guided tour of the
Sculpture in the
Age of Donatello: Renaissance Masterpieces from Florence Cathedral exhibit at the
Museum of Biblical Art. This is a rare
opportunity to see 23 masterpieces of early Florentine Renaissance sculpture, the majority of which are rarely
moved and have never been outside of Italy. The works exhibited come from the
Museo dell'Opera del Duomo in Florence and
include Donatello's Lo Zuccone, Saint John the Evangelist, The Sacrifice of Isaac,
Porta delle Mandoria, and other works by Brunelleschi, Nanni di Banco, and Luca della Robbia. Lunch
will be provided at a nearby restaurant following the visit to the museum.
|Leaves at 9:30am from LIU Post
and returns at approximately 5:00pm.
|Enter the East Gate
of LIU Post and turn left into the first parking lot on the left.
|$95 for members
of the PLA; $110 for non-members.
|To reserve your place or for more
information, please contact Alexandra Janvey at 516-299-3572 or email
|Please respond before April 27, 2015.
Space is limited, so reservations will be filled on a first come basis.
Contact: Alexandra.Janvey@liu.edu or (516) 299-3572 to
reserve your place or for more information.
- T.B.A. -
To Be Announced
||Annual Book Sale
Due to a conflict with other campus events we will be postponing the originally planned PLA Book Sale to a later date T.B.D.
March 28 - April 28, 2015 : LIU Post Festival of Books