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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 specially 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.

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

April 2015 : To Be Announced
Artists' Reception: Saturday, April 18, 5:00-8:00

May 2015 : To Be Announced
Artists' Reception: Saturday, May 16, 2:00-4:00

Past Exhibits:

December 3 - December 17, 2014 : LIU Post Art Department
  Brianna Nussbaum - Within a Dream
  Diana Del Giudice - Musings
  Jessica Moreno - Labeled Beautiful: Complimenting Fashion
  Li Sheng - An Inner-Self Journey
Artists' Reception: Wednesday, December 10, 5:00-8:00

November 13 - November 25, 2014 : The Story of Life II
Dong Hee Lee Solo Exhibition
Artists' Reception: T.B.A.

November 1 - November 12, 2014 : Being
Students and Alumni of Fairleigh Dickinson University
    Deborah Hong
    Morgean Press
    Keith Richard Griffiths
    Jennifer Mcdaniel
    Courtney Style
    Ester Paulino
    Katya Orlora
Artists' Reception: Saturday, November 1, 3:00-5:00 p.m.

October 5 - October 28, 2014 : Myths of Man and New Contemporary Charcoal Painted Portraits
Larry Aarons
Artist's Reception: Sunday, October 5, 1:00-3:00 p.m.

September 19 - September 25, 2014 : Heckscher Museum Mineral Collection
LIU Post will hold a ceremony to thank the Heckscher Museum of Art for its generous long-term loan of the mineral collection to the Earth and Environmental Science Department. The collection, which includes minerals from all over the world, will offer students the opportunity to learn more about the complexities of mineral creation and properties, including the influences of natural environments. Examples from the collection will be on display.
Appreciation Ceremony: Friday, September 19, 10:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.

Special Events

May 14, 2015 - Trip to Museum of Biblical Art
The PLA is taking a trip to the Museum of Biblical Art for a guided tour of the Sculpture in the Age of Donatello: Renaissance Masterpieces from Florence Cathedral exhibit. This is a rare opportunity to see 23 masterpieces of early Florentine Renaissance sculpture that are rarely moved and have never been outside of Italy. Lunch at a nearby Italian restaurant is included.


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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