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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

March 28 - William Randolph Hearst: Art Collector Extraordinaire
Dr. Catherine Larkin, lecture.
Dr. Catherine Larkin, Head of the Digital Initiatives and Art Image Library at LIU Post (which houses the William Randolph Hearst Archive) will speak about the complex individual that is best known today for his successful 125 year long publishing and media dynasty. During his lifetime, Hearst was portrayed as a demagogue and maligned as the model for the 1941 film character Citizen Kane. Hearst developed a reputation as a magpie lacking self-discipline and discretion in the acquisition of works of art; yet, Hearst remained passionate about antiques and collected objects for over seven decades.

Hearst's style of collecting was ostentatious and cavalier. He was known to spend countless hours examining sales catalogues and frequenting New York galleries, choosing additional objects for purchase. Mary Levkoff, author of Hearst the Collector, published in 2010, described Hearst as a collector with a need for quality and a desire for quantity. "He loved to collect objects used to furnish his six main residences; filling them with art was his joy." (Printable flyer)

April 25 - Brazil: A Little History and Geography
Elizabeth Roosevelt, lecture.
Elizabeth Roosevelt will give a talk about the history and geography of the Amazon as well as the Pantanal. Brazil is unique as the only Portuguese speaking country in South America. How that came about and what it means to its people is very interesting. The geography of Brazil is also amazing. The Amazon is the 2nd longest river in the world and carries one eighth of the world's fresh water. Its rain forest also produces a large number of important products. The Pantanal is the biggest fresh water swamp in the world and has some fascinating wildlife, especially birds. (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. Please call 516-299-2892 to reserve a seat.

Social hour and dinner before the programs begin at 6:00 p.m. in the Hutchins Gallery. Reservations are required. $42 per person. Call 516-299-2892.

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, 2:00-5:00 p.m.

April 15 - 26 : M.A. Thesis Exhibit
LIU Post Department of Art
     Sarah N. Asplumd
     Alexandra Belanich
     Liz Fusco
     Sarah Ritchie
Artists' Reception: Wednesday, April 16, 5:00-8:00 p.m.

August 2 : Endless Summer: Visions of Long Island
Art and Photography Exhibition
Artists' Reception: T.B.A.

Past Exhibits:

April 1 - 12 : LIU Alumni Show
Korean Alumni Association of Fine Arts

Hae Jin Cho
Miro Kang
Gi Tae Kim
Seung Wook Kim
Garam Lee
Jong Won Lee

Kum Hee Lee
Hyun Hee Lee
Sung Ah Lee
Jae Gwang Lim
Jeong Min Park
Zin Helena Song

Sun Joo Chung
Gi Chang Kim
Ok Kim
Dong Hee Lee
Jaeun Lee
Ke Won Lee

Hee Young Lee
Seung Lee
Sung Bok Lee
Hunoo Nam
Sun Young Seo
Ysam Sung

Artists' Reception: T.B.A.

March 4 - 29 : Women of the World
Art and Photography Exhibition

Anu Annam
Ginger Balizer-Hendler
Robyn Bellospirito
Ennid Berger
Elizabeth Cassidy
Roni Chastain
Phyllis Coniglio
Caryn Coville
Katherine Criss
Daria Deshuk
Michele Dragonetti

Shana Einhorn
Karmen Elsen
Amy Finkston
Myra Fox
Marzena Grabczynska
Marianne Halpern
Lisa Hermanson
Nadine Heyman
Vicki Jauron
Sabine Jean-Bart
Debra Ann Kasimakis

Laurette Kovary
Cindy Lau
Asia Lee
Kathy Leistner
Linda Louis
Melissa Maiello
Esther Marie
Martha McAleer
Samantha Neukirch
Terri Pakula
Alecia Rey

Alice Riordan
Linda Ruden
Gia Schifano
Marna Schoenwald
Victoria Selbach
Flo Siemsen
Barbara Spivack
Barbara Stein
Susan Tiffen
Maxine Townsend-Broderick
Maya Trimner

Katherine Trunk
Pamela Varacek
Debbie Viola
Joanne Von Zwehl
Claudia Ward
Margaret Weisbach
Nancy Wernersbach

Jill Rader Levine

Artists' Reception: T.B.A.

February 6 - 27 : Stan Brodsky: Homage to a Master
Invited to contribute to this exhibition are many who have studied under Brodsky in his long career, currently at the Art League of Long Island or in their past as LIU Post graduate students. Their work, and that of Frank Olt, Christian White and Richard Vaux, honor his important legacy, both as a painter and as a teacher, whose intelligence, generosity of spirit and critical eye have been in dialogue with countless artists on Long Island and beyond. This is one of many events dedicated to celebrate Stan Brosky's accomplishments. Brodsky has had a banner year, including three exhibits: a retrospective at Huntington's Heckscher Museum, well-reviewed in the New York Times, and with a Gala honoring his lifetime achievement; a gallery dedicated to his Abstract Expressionism at the Nassau County Museum of Art in Roslyn, and a solo exhibition at the Tria Gallery in Chelsea - all in 2013.
Artists' Reception: Sunday, February 9, 3:00-6:00 p.m.

Special Events

May 15 - Princeton University Library and Museum Trip
Details to come....

Open to members and their guests.
For additional information, please call 516-299-2892.


Women's Voices 2013, featuring books from the Muslim Journeys Bookshelf
Registration required for the series of four book discussions. Please call 516-299-2895 to register.
All programs, led by Dr. Margaret Hallissy, will take place in the Pioneer Room of Hillwood Commons at LIU Post.

More Muslim Journeys events and exhibits at LIU Post, Oct 7 - Nov 13

October 24, 2013 - How Does It Feel to Be a Problem? Being Young and Arab in America by Moustafa Bayoumi
Just over a century ago, W.E.B. Du Bois posed a probing question in his classic The Souls of Black Folk: "How does it feel to be a problem?" Now, Moustafa Bayoumi asks the same about America's new "problem": Arab- and Muslim-Americans. Bayoumi takes readers into the lives of seven twenty-something's living in Brooklyn, home to the largest Arab-American population in the United States.
     Thursday, October 24, 10:30am-12:00pm in the Hillwood Commons Pioneer Room

October 31, 2013 - Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood by Marjane Satrapi
Wise, funny, and heartbreaking, Satrapi's acclaimed graphic tells the story of her life in Tehran from ages six to fourteen, years that saw the overthrow of the Shah's regime, the triumph of the Islamic Revolution, and the devastating effects of war with Iraq. Persepolis paints an unforgettable portrait of daily life in Iran and of the bewildering contradictions between home life and public life. Marjane's child's-eye view of dethroned emperors, state-sanctioned whippings, and heroes of the revolution allows us to learn as she does the history of this fascinating country and of her own extraordinary family.
     Thursday, October 31, 10:30am-12:00pm in the Hillwood Commons Pioneer Room

November 5, 2013 - Dreams of Trespass, Tales of a Harem Girlhood by Fatima Mernissi
Fatima Mernissi tells her memories of growing up in urban Morocco with stories of the women who surrounded her in the courtyard of her youth - her mother, aunts and cousins. Living in a domestic harem and deprived of access to the world outside, these women used their imagination to recreate their own place ... a provocative story of a girl confronting the mysteries of time and place, gender and sex in the recent Muslim world.
     Tuesday, November 5, 10:30am-12:00pm in the Hillwood Commons Pioneer Room

November 12, 2013 - Minaret by Leila Aboulela
Leila Aboulela's American debut is a provocative, timely, and engaging novel about a young Muslim woman - once privileged and secular in her native Sudan and now impoverished in London - gradually embracing her orthodox faith. With her Muslim hijab and down-turned gaze, Najwa is invisible to most eyes, especially to the rich families whose houses she cleans in London. After a coup forces her wealthy family to flee Khartoum, Najwa eventually finds solace and love in the Muslim community of her adopted country.
     Tuesday, November 12, 1:00pm-2:30pm in the Hillwood Commons Pioneer Room

Holiday Book Sale

November 19, 2013, Tuesday, 10:00am-8:00pm : Open to PLA Members and LIU Cardholders only
November 20, 2013, Wednesday, 10:00am-8:00pm : Open to the Public
November 21, 2013, Thursday, 10:00am-2:00pm : Open to the Public

Library Lower Level. Sale items include: Books (New, Used, and Collectable), Music CDs, Movie DVDs and Video, Collectable Records

*** No book donations will be accepted at this time. Please hold donations until the Spring Sale of 2014 ***

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