Villa Albertine today announced the lineup for the US edition of Night of Ideas, a free annual nocturnal marathon of philosophical debates, performances, readings and more, hosted in 19 cities across the country this May. The US joins the international community in celebrating this global event, which is being hosted in over 100 countries and is coordinated by the Institut français.
Brooklyn Public Library (BPL) is proud to announce that it is the exclusive North American partner of Google Arts & Culture’s Mali Magic project, which highlights the enduring legacy of Mali and the quest to preserve it. Google Arts & Culture has teamed up with community leaders and local and international organizations-including SAVAMA, Timbuktu Renaissance, Instruments 4 Africa and UNESCO–to digitally capture, curate, and share Mali’s heritage with the world, including the digitization and translation of more than 40,000 endangered manuscript pages, creating an immersive platform for users and scholars to better understand the unique history living within the manuscript’s pages. Manuscripts, music, and monuments meet machine learning and digitization in this first-of-its kind online hub.
Brooklyn Public Library (BPL) and The Lenape Center announced today Lenapehoking, the first-ever Lenape-curated exhibition in New York featuring masterworks by Lenape artists past and present. The new exhibition, opening January 20 and on view through April 30 at Greenpoint Library and Environmental Education Center, includes never-before-seen beaded bandolier bags from the 1800s, a newly created turkey feather cape, culinary tapestries from a seed rematriation project in the Hudson Valley, and more.