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Additional MOMA pass!

The Syosset Public Library is pleased to announce that we have obtained an additional family pass to the Museum of Modern Art.  Each of our 2 family passes admits five guests to the museum. There is a 10% discount at the MOMA store as well.

Beginning October 24, 2012 through April 29, 2013, Edvard Munch iconic painting, The Scream will be on exhibit at MOMA.  The Scream is one of the most recognized images in art history.  Of the four versions of The Scream made by Munch between 1893 and 1910, this pastel-on-board from 1895 is the only one remaining in private hands.  The three other versions are in the collections of museums in Norway.  The Scream is being lent by a private collector.  A haunting rendition of a hairless figure on a bridge under a yellow orange sky, The Scream, was originally conceived by Munch as part of his epic Frieze of Life Series, which explored the progression of modern life by focusing on the themes of love, angst and death. Especially concerned with the expressive representation of emotions and personal relationships, Munch was associated with the international development of Symbolism during the 1890’s and recognized as a precursor of 20th century Expressionism.

The Scream will be installed in the Museum’s Painting and Sculpture Galleries, along with a selection of prints by Munch drawn from the MOMA’s extensive collection of his work. Syosset Public Library has the following books available for patrons who may want additional information regarding Edvard Munch;  “Edvard Munch: Behind the Scream” by Sue Prideaux and “Words and Images of Edvard Munch” by Bente Torjusen.

To reserve a pass to MOMA or any other museum in SPL’s Museum Pass Program please visit www.syossetlibrary.org and click on Museum Pass Program from the main menu.  Patrons may also contact the Readers’ Services Desk at 921-7161 ext. 239 or stop by the Readers’ Services Desk on the 2nd floor and our staff will assist you with your reservation.

– posted by Lisa J., Readers’ Services

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“Greetings from Old Syosset”

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Please stop down in the lower level of the library and take a look at our new Local History exhibit “Greetings from Old Syosset”.  This exhibit features digital reproductions of rare original postcards contained in the Syosset Public Library Local History Collection. These cards, many of which date from the early 1900s, give a unique glimpse of rural Syosset. As you read the variety of messages on the cards, you get a real sense of the slower pace of life back in that simpler time.

– posted by Barney, Reference Services