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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. (Printable flyer)

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. (Printable flyer)

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.

Art Exhibits
Hutchins Gallery Hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 1:00-4:00 p.m.

To Be Announced

Past Exhibits:

May 12 - 29, 2015 : Replenished: The Drawing Room's 4th Exhibition
     Jin Cho
     Dong Kyu Kim
     Sueim Koo
     Stephanie S. Lee
Artists' Reception: Saturday, May 16, 2:00-4:00

April 29 - May 3, 2015 : School of Visual and Performing Arts
      Graphic Design
Douglas Lee
Eirik Strom
Gerard Gilmartin
Jared Wharton
Jun Gao
Kyler Nezin
Laura Sherman
Matthew Crosby
Michelle Ninivaggi
Nick Russo
Qiuyu An
Ryan Cantar
Tom Sherman
Yi-fan Chao
Alaina DiMaria
Elizabeth Santiago
Jacqueline Saccia
Jessica Peace
Kadijah Swann
Linda Russo
Nicole Blach
Nicole DiGiovanni
Artists' Reception: Wednesday, April 29, 5:00-7:00

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

April 2 - 17, 2015 : Luminous Coordinates
"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."
      Zaun Lee
Sungwook Jake Seo
     |       Zin Helena Song
Yusam Sung
     |       JooYeon Judy Yang
Curated by Eun Young Choi
Artists' Reception: Saturday, April 4, 3:00-5:00

March 3 - 30, 2015 : TriCounty Artists of Long Island
Paintings, Sculpture, and Mixed Media
  Arthur Amster
Lisa L. Cangemi
Jane Colgan
  Lucille Kranz
R. Linda Levy
Audrey MacMillan
  Min Myar
Ludy Robinson Perez
Kay W. Ray
  Joyce Rosen
Shirley Sherwin
Selma Stern
  Kenneth Strier
Muriel Wasserman
Artists' Reception: Saturday, March 14, 2:00-4:00

Special Events

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 Alexandra.Janvey@liu.edu.

Printable flyer:

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

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