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The Tracey-Barry Gallery is located at 70 Washington Square South, Third Floor, and is open to the public from 10:00 to 4:30, Monday to Friday.

PRECOCIOUS: Minor Works from the Fales Library
May 29ÔÇôSeptember 11, 2015

Curated by Fales Archivist Lisa Darms, PRECOCIOUS features over 50 works from the Fales archives, mostly created by artists and writers when they were "minors" (age 21 and under). Featured artists from the Fales Downtown Collection include Kathy Acker, Dennis Cooper, Christopher Knowles, Linda Montano, Terence Sellers, qMartha Wilson, David Wojnarowicz, and Nick Zedd. The show also features items from the Fales Riot Grrrl Collection, as well as 19th century homemade magazines and artworks by teenagers.


Writer for the People: Charles Dickens in the Fales Collection
In the Bobst Gallery

This exhibition spans the full extent of the writer’s life, from his earliest sketches under the pseudonym ‘Boz’, to his triumphant tour of America at the height of his fame, and on through his continued popularity and relevance today.

Drawing from the deep and rich holdings that are a cornerstone of the Fales Collection, the exhibition highlights aspects of Dickens that may be less-known, such as his social conscience and theatrical ambitions. Grouped into a series of ten cases, the show covers the early works; major novels; Christmas books; periodical editorship and social criticism as well as including information on his American trip, relationship with illustrators and the results of his popularity as seen through the flood of piracies, parodies and adaptations of his work that continues in the present day.
Dickens was one of DeCoursey Fales’ favorite writers, and the Fales Collection holds copies of all the first editions as well as American imprints, memorabilia, correspondence and ephemera. Some of the rare or unique items are on show include artifacts from his American trip, a book of photographs from the 1915 silent film of ‘Barnaby Rudge’, and Dickens’ own handwritten recipe for punch.


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The Critical Topics in Food Series

For the past several years the Fales Library, NYU's Department of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health, along with Clark Wolf of Clark Wolf Company, Inc. have planned a series of public, scholarly panels and events highlighting current topics in food.



Scheduling Events in the Fales Library

We are happy to make our space available for a wide range of events and programs. Please submit a copy of the Event Scheduling Form for each event at least SIX WEEKS in advance for consideration. Forms received after that time will not be processed.