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 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.
- 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.
- To Be Announced
- 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
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.
- T.B.A. -
To Be Announced
||Annual Book Sale
April 8, 2015, Wednesday, 10:00am-8:00pm :
Open to PLA Members and LIU Cardholders only
April 9, 2015, Thursday, 10:00am-8:00pm :
Open to the Public
April 10, 2015, Friday, 10:00am-2:00pm :
Open to the Public
Located in the Hutchins Gallery, library lower level. Sale items include: Books (New, Used, and Collectable), Music CDs, Movie DVDs and Video, and Collectable Records.
for book donations:
We are starting to gather books for our spring 2015 booksale and welcome book donations of all varieties that
are in reasonable good condition. We will accept books, audiobooks, and DVDs of all kinds. The proceeds of
the booksale will go to support the continued operation of the Post Library Association. Please contact Alexandra
Janvey at (516) 299-3572 or Alexandra.Janvey@liu.edu if you are interested in donating your books and to
arrange a drop off time.