YDL hosts national touring and local art exhibits for the enrichment of the community. Most exhibits take place in the Community Room at YDL-Whittaker, but exhibits are also shown at YDL-Michigan. Contact John Connaghan if you are interested in having your art considered for an exhibit at YDL.


Current Exhibit

Say it with Snap!

January 28-March 16

Can posters inspire employees to improve work habits and increase their productivity? Between 1923 and 1929, Chicago-based Mather & Company answered the needs of a rapidly changing American work force by issuing colorful posters with catchy slogans designed to cajole, coax, and even admonish employees to perform at their best. Say It With Snap! surveys the visual strategies and thinking behind 48 Mather & Company posters. The exhibit also explores some of today’s motivational graphics and pairs contemporary posters with Mather creations to help modern audiences understand how some familiar motifs have changed or stayed consistent over time.

Say It With Snap! is co-curated and organized by Dulce Maria Roman, Curatorial Chair and Curator of Modern Art at the Samuel P. Harn Museum of Modern Art at the University of Florida in Gainesville; and Jon Williams, Andrew W. Mellon Curator of Prints and Photographs at the Hagley Museum and Library in Wilmington, DE.  Say It With Snap! is a program of ExhibitsUSA, a national division of Mid-America Arts Alliance, and The National Endowment for the Arts. 


Coming Soon

The Director Within: Rose Eichenbaum

April 16-June 12

The Ypsilanti District Library is once again honored to partner with photographer Rose Eichenbaum in staging an exhibition of 20 images from her latest book, The Director Within: Storytellers of Stage and Screen. The book is an inspirational, informative, and entertaining resource for anyone interested in creativity, art making, and artistic collaboration. Each photograph will be accompanied by interview excerpts of the director’s thoughts on the entertainment industry, the role and life of the director, and the ways theatrical and cinematic storytelling impact our culture and our lives. The portraits on display will include Peter Bogdanovich, Mel Brooks, John Carpenter, Barry Levinson, Lawrence Kasdan, and Julie Taymor.

YDL is the only location in the country to host this exhibition, so don’t miss this exclusive engagement!

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Ms. Eichenbaum will also be available for several photography events. Please click for details.

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