The Grey Art Gallery is New York University's fine arts museum, located on historic Washington Square Park in New York City's Greenwich Village.
#TBT In the fall of 1979, the Grey Art Gallery held the exhibition “American Painting: The Eighties.” This survey exhibition of 41 paintings by 41 painters, "announce[d] the emergence of a generation of painters committed to modernism." According to art historian and art critic Barbara Rose, guest curator of the exhibition, these artists were the survivors of two decades of upheaval and their ability to sustain conviction in the future of modern painting was an important signal of a shift and a new surge of vitality and optimism in the art world.
You can now explore the entire 45 year history of Grey Art Gallery exhibitions on our website at greyartgallery.nyu.edu/exhibition-history-list/
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Thanks for sharing Access at The Metropolitan Museum of Art! Can't wait to join everyone in learning more about creative alt-text tomorrow evening. 😄 Eyebeam Leslie-Lohman Museum of Art
Alt-text is an essential part of web accessibility, making visual content accessible to blind people and people with low vision. It is often overlooked altogether or understood through the lens of compliance, as an unwelcome burden to be met with minimum effort.
How can we instead approach alt-text thoughtfully and creatively?
The folks at Leslie-Lohman Museum of Art, Eyebeam, and Grey Art Gallery at New York University have reframed alt-text as a type of poetry, using language that is pared-down, yet expressive.
On Thursday, May 7th from 6-8pm EST, they will be holding a virtual workshop exploring this idea, led by artists Shannon Finnegan and Bojana Coklyat.
Today is #GivingTuesdayNow, a global day of giving for COVID-19 Relief! Check out the message that Sherese (WAG '15) has for you today. If you are well and if you are able, join her in making a gift to the NYU Emergency Relief Fund at giving.nyu.edu/supportstudents. #VioletPride
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#NYU2020: We know this hasn't been the final semester you pictured, and nothing can replace being together for Commencement. That doesn't change how proud we—and all your family and friends—are of all you've accomplished so far. 💜 Please join us for a special Celebration for the Class of 2020 on May 20 at 11 a.m. All are welcome.
Families and grads: check back here and visit nyu.edu/commencement for more details about this virtual salute and the in-person Commencement, which has been postponed.
We're happy to be back in action with our first online programs––with more on the way! On May 7 at 6 pm we're joining @leslielohmanmuseum and @eyebeamnyc to present Alt-text as Poetry, an online workshop. Alt-text is an essential part of web accessibility, making visual content accessible to blind people & people with low vision. This workshop, developed by Shannon Finnegan & Bojana Coklyat, creates an opportunity to rethink accessible visual content. Register at bit.ly/2YoZfXh
We're also collaborating with the NYU Office of Alumni Relations to present a webinar with the Grey's very own Lynn Gumpert (Director) & Michèle Wong (Assoc. Director, STEINHARDT ’80), who will lead a discussion & virtual tour of the highlights of NYU’s unparalleled Abby Weed Grey Collection of Modern Asian and Middle Eastern Art. Register at bit.ly/3f59KEX
Images: (1) Hand holding a blue index card with “Alt-Text as Poetry” written on it, courtesy Shannon Finnegan; webinar info written below (2) Installation image of the exhibition "Modernisms: Iranian, Turkish, and Indian Highlights from NYU’s Abby Weed Grey Collection," by Nicholas Papananias;webinar info written below
Sharing this for our friends who need it. ❤️ New York Foundation for the Arts
The Willem de Kooning Foundation, Helen Frankenthaler Foundation, Teiger Foundation, and the Cy Twombly Foundation, as part of their respective COVID-19 relief efforts, have established an emergency relief grant program that will provide $1,250,000 in aid to Tri-State non-salaried workers in the visual arts who have experienced financial hardship from lack of income or opportunity as a direct result of the COVID-19 crisis. The Tri-State Relief Fund to Support Non-Salaried Workers in the Visual Arts, administered by NYFA, will distribute one-time unrestricted cash grants of $2,000 each to freelance, contract, or non-salaried archivists, art handlers, artist/photographer’s assistants, cataloguers, database specialists, digital assets specialists, image scanners/digitizers, and registrars. Full details: https://bit.ly/3aJFr3j
Our friends at @arteeast recently interviewed @suheyla.takesh co-curator of our exhibition "Taking Shape: Abstraction from the Arab World, 1950s–1980s." Suheyla discusses how the exhibition has raised new questions with respect to Arab abstraction. Read it here: https://bit.ly/3cXABB2
Suheyla explains, "For many artists, the turn to abstraction at mid-century was a bid for authenticity in a time of decolonization, & a means to reclaim local heritage & history for the formulation of site-specific modernisms. For example, the Casablanca School that emerged in Morocco in the mid-1960s focused on the critical need to reintroduce aspects of local history & Amazigh heritage into the conception of modern art. In other places, Sufi philosophy found expression in the work of artists, as did references to Arabic calligraphy & Islamic geometry."
In “Untitled,” 1975 by Mohamed Melehi, the artist employs curvilinear lines to evoke the ocean waves seen in his hometown of Asilah, juxtaposing them with Arabic letterforms, transcendence, & prayer. Aiming to create an authentically Moroccan art form, he merged Western modernist approaches with elements derived from Morocco’s culture.
Today we were scheduled to be putting the finishing touches on our installation of "Taking Shape: Abstraction from the Arab World, 1950s-1980s" from Grey Art Gallery and Barjeel Art Foundation, before welcoming you to the opening tomorrow. We hope to present this extraordinary exhibition at a future date - but until then, our colleagues at NYU have created a web portal with images and text of all the works from the exhibition.
Detail Images: (1) Wijdan, Untitled, 1977, Oil on canvas; (2) Mohanna Durra, Transparency, 1970, Oil on canvas; (3) Ibrahim Ismail, Earthquake, Agadir, 1967, Oil on canvas; (4) Nabil Nahas, Untitled (Kitty Hawk), 1980, Acrylic on canvas (5) Malika Agueznay, L’algue bleue (Blue Algae), 1968, Wood and acrylic on wood. All artworks: Barjeel Art Foundation @barjeelart
We've got you covered with reading material! 😄 Thanks for sharing Hagop Kevorkian Center for Near Eastern Studies at NYU!
Exciting news! NYU's Grey Art Gallery and Hirmer Verlag have made the first chapter of "Taking Shape: Abstraction from the Arab World, 1950s-1980s" available for free download. (Get it here: bit.ly/2Y9bZkE).
In "No Longer a Horizon, but Infinity," Suheyla Takesh gives an overview of the Barjeel Art Foundation's US exhibit of 80+ abstract Arab artworks.Check it out!
Leslie-Lohman Museum of Art, Eyebeam, and Grey Art Gallery at New York University present Alt-text as Poetry, an online workshop developed by Shannon Finnegan and Bojana Coklyat, and led by Finnegan.
Alt-text is an essential part of web accessibility, making visual content accessible to blind people and people with low vision. It is often overlooked altogether or understood through the lens of compliance, as an unwelcome burden to be met with minimum effort. How can we instead approach alt-text thoughtfully and creatively?
This online webinar reframes alt-text as a type of poetry, using language that is pared-down, yet expressive. Writers Amelia Bande, Candystore, and Kimberly Drew will describe artworks and event documentation images—those most often found on institutional websites—and have their texts workshopped, learning from one another’s strategy and techniques. Alt-text as Poetry creates an opportunity to rethink accessible visual content, inspiring thought, care, and playfulness.
Shannon Finnegan is a multidisciplinary artist making work about disability culture and access. She has created projects for Friends of the High Line, The Invisible Dog, and the Wassaic Project, and other institutions. In 2018, she received a Wynn Newhouse Award and participated in Art Beyond Sight’s Art + Disability Residency. She was an artist-in-residence at Eyebeam in 2019.
Amelia Bande is a Brooklyn-based artist, writer and performer from Chile. Her solo and collaborative work has been shown at Artists Space, The Poetry Project, Storm King Arts Center, Tang Museum, MoMA Library, MIX NYC, Abrons Arts Center, Participant Inc., and more. She has been an artist in residence at WORM Filmwerkplaats, The Shandaken Project and Yaddo. Her chapbook The Clothes We Wear was published by Belladonna in 2017.
Candystore is a Brooklyn-based multidisciplinary artist and writer whose work has appeared in Paper Magazine, Riot of Perfume, Phile Magazine, RFD, Mesmer, Hand Job Zine, and others. She-he has performed at Club Cumming, The AC Institute, Situations Gallery, LaMama Galleria, and every time she-he uses a public restroom.
Kimberly Drew is a writer, curator, and activist. Drew received her B.A. from Smith College in Art History and African-American Studies. Drew's writing has appeared in Vogue, Vanity Fair, Glamour, W, and Teen Vogue. Drew recently left her role as the Social Media Manager at The Met. Her upcoming book, Black Futures, which she is co-editing with Jenna Wortham is due in 2020. You can follow her at @museummammy on Instagram and Twitter.
The webinar will use Zoom with closed-captioning and will include ASL interpretation. All content from the slide deck will be read aloud and described. A variety of images will be shown onscreen with a range of contrast and complexity. A Q&A will be conducted using Zoom’s chat function. If you have questions about access or would like to make a request, email info [at] leslielohman.org
Alt-text as Poetry is one of several forthcoming online events held by the Leslie-Lohman Museum of Art that center access, care, queer histories, and the intimacies we can find in times of distance and pandemic. Register for our emails on our website and follow us on Instagram for information on future programs.
Our colleagues at NYU have been doing extraordinary work on the frontlines of the COVID-19 crisis (head to bit.ly/2Yb6Kku to learn what the University's been up to!). Here at the Grey Art Gallery, we are doing our part by finding ways for our community to continue learning and growing with us online. Check out the Grey's newest digital offerings at the link above.
#TGIF! We’ve got you art history buffs covered with reading and watching material for the weekend. 😉
We're sharing a recording of a panel discussion from Sept. '19, "Curating South Asian Modernism." How do politics, diplomacy, & other worldviews influence private collecting & exhibition organizing? How do museums help shape a collector’s identity? Organized by Eana Kim (the Grey's Graduate Curatorial Assistant) and Titi Deng of @ifacontemporaryasia @nyuifa — watch at vimeo.com/374425886
Plus, you can read the first chapter of "Taking Shape: Abstraction from the Arab World, 1950s–1980s" (co-published w/ @hirmerverlag) on our website! @suheyla.takesh co-curator of the "Taking Shape" exhibition and curator at @barjeelart authored the chapter, which introduces a number of abstract movements initiated by artists’ collectives as well as individual practitioners in the mid-20th century Arab world. Read at bit.ly/351zBZT
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Happy #earthday friends. For those who can get some sunshine and fresh air at a safe distance today, we hope you do so. To celebrate the coming of spring and our hope for a healthier future, we're sharing a beautiful work from our collection by Helen Frankenthaler, inspired by the Atlantic coast.
Helen Frankenthaler worked in Provincetown regularly through the summers of 1960 through 1969. The nearly six-foot-tall painting Seascape with Dunes, painted in the Massachusetts beach community in 1962, communicates the transcendental beauty of the natural world without actually resembling it. This work foretells a new direction in the artist's work in the early 1960s, when she began using water-soluble acrylic polymer emulsion paint that created harder edges compared to the blotted edges created by turpentine-thinned oil paint. Seascape with Dunes marks a halfway point between these two distinct approaches.
📷 Helen Frankenthaler, Seascape with Dunes, 1962. Oil on canvas, 70 x 140 in. Grey Art Gallery, New York University Art Collection, Gift of the artist, 1963.2
Fellow artists, art lovers, and arts professionals: Be sure to join Brooklyn Museum director Anne Pasternak, art critic Jerry Saltz, and artist Mona Chalabi tomorrow, April 22, at 11 am EST for a special virtual talk hosted by the United Nations, "Art in the Time of Coronavirus." Taking place on Earth Day, this special livestream will highlight the virus's connection to our ecological emergency and explore the role and value of art when facing global threats. United Nations #artinthetimeofcoronavirus #unitednations #UN75 #EarthDay
That's the sound of 7 p.m. applause from our Washington Square Village neighbors for New York’s essential workers. 👏💜
(Video by NYU Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development prof Lorena Llosa) #ClapBecauseWeCare
Dear friends in the NYU community: check out #NYUTogether: A Gathering for Strength and Hope, a webinar that will reflect on resilience in the face of COVID-19. Among the speakers will be NYU student leaders, mindfulness experts, and chaplains. Make sure and register at the link if you want to join.
Join us on Monday, April 20, for a virtual all-university gathering to reflect on resilience in the face of COVID-19. We as a community may be physically separated right now, but wherever we are in the world, we remain #NYUTogether 💜. Register: http://spr.ly/61841FQJj
We're joining the museum community in sharing medical-themed artworks to express gratitude for the persistence and bravery of our health care workers during the COVID-19 crisis. This work by American artist George Luks from 1920 depicts a crowd of clinic patients. Luks found much inspiration in NYC, often depicting the streets and denizens of the Lower East Side, like his fellow members of the Ash Can School. Crowding was a fact of life in downtown immigrant communities during the late 19th–early 20th centuries and, like NYC's hospitals currently, free clinics were often overwhelmed.
We send love and gratitude to the health care workers who have historically fought on the frontlines of health crises. Hoping for easier times ahead for all.
George Luks (1867–1933), The Clinic, 1920. Sepia wash on paper, 14 3/8 x 19 1/4 inches (36.5 x 48.9 cm.). Grey Art Gallery, New York University Art Collection, Gift of Arthur G. Altschul, 1972.33
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The Grey Art Gallery is located within New York University's Silver Center--on the site of NYU's original home, the legendary University Building (1835 to 1892). Winslow Homer, Daniel Huntington, Samuel Colt, George Innes, and Henry James all lived and worked there, as did Professor Samuel F. B. Morse, who established the first academic fine arts department in America on the site now occupied by the Grey Art Gallery.
Demolished in 1892, the original building was replaced by the Main Building (renamed the Silver Center in 2002). Here was located, from 1927 to 1942, A. E. Gallatin's Museum of Living Art, NYU's first art museum and the first institution in this country to exhibit work by Picasso, Léger, Mirò, Mondrian, Arp and members of the American Abstract Artists group. Gallatin aspired to create a forum for intellectual exchange, a place where artists would congregate to acquaint themselves with the latest developments in contemporary art. In 1975, with a generous gift from Mrs. Abby Weed Grey, the Museum's original space was renovated, offices and a collection storage facility were added, and the doors were reopened as the Grey Art Gallery.
Exhibitions organized by the Grey Art Gallery encompass aspects of all the visual arts: painting, sculpture, drawing and printmaking, photography, architecture and decorative arts, video, film, and performance. In addition to originating its own exhibitions, some of which travel throughout the United States and abroad, the Gallery hosts traveling exhibitions.
Award-winning scholarly publications, distributed worldwide, are published by the Grey Art Gallery. In conjunction with its exhibitions, the Grey also sponsors public programs, including lectures, symposia, panel discussions, performances, and films.
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The title graphic for “Art after Stonewall, 1968-1989,” is up! Thanks to our graphics designer Laura Lindgren and the amazing team at Tom Black Studio, who you can watch screenprint the title text in this time lapse video. Over an hour of work down to 30 seconds. 💫 See the exhibition in person at the April 23 opening from 6-8 or during the show’s run April 24 to July 20. 💫
Your donations to our Exhibition Fund have contributed to the design and production of our graphics—check out the link in our bio, we’re still accepting donations. 😊
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Thank you @jilnotjill for the great video here- what a perfect way to celebrate the last week of #NeoRealismo here at the Grey, with a thoughtful review by Jillian Steinhauer in the The New York Times . Thrilled to be on a list with The Frick Collection The Morgan Library & Museum Bronx Museum of the Arts American Folk Art Museum and our friends at NYU’s Institute for the Study of the Ancient World ! Come check out the show before closing day on Saturday Dec. 8...
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For this Thanksgiving museums special for the NYT, I wrote a bit about “NeoRealismo,” a fascinating show at Grey Art Gallery that makes the case for an Italian neorealist photography movement.
If you are a New York state teacher or school librarian, you are qualified to receive a free copy of The Beautiful Brain exhibition catalogue!
The catalogue contains full-color reproductions of 80 drawings and essays on Santiago Ramón y Cajal’s life and scientific contributions, his artistic roots and achievements, and contemporary neuroscience imaging techniques. The presence of these books in schools, made possible by the Sloan Foundation, will build bridges between science and the humanities.
By distributing the catalogues for classroom use we hope that they will be available for multiple students over many years. Please call 212-998-6780 or email [email protected] for details!
#beautifulbrain #exhibitioncatalogue #santiagoramonycajal #sloanfoundation #artandscience
Mark Mothersbaugh's Mechanical Aviary
A snippet of one of #MarkMothersbaugh's compositions for his Mechanical Aviary! On view at the Grey Art Gallery through July 15. #myopiagrey
It's a perfect day to spend some time inside with our Orchestrions! You can take a peek at them in action, with artist Mark Mothersbaugh, in the video below. Thanks to Kal Dolgin for capturing this impromptu performance! #MarkMothersbaugh #MyopiaGrey
Seen Mark Mothersbaugh:Myopia and want more of Mark Mothersbaugh? His original music is featured in the off-Broadway show In & Of Itself. Tickets are at inandofitselfshow.com #MarkMothersbaugh
Identity is an illusion. Screenshot to find yours.
Come by and flip through some of #MarkMothersbaugh's postcard-sized drawings! We have a selection of the nearly 30,000 he has produced on view! 📫 #MyopiaGrey
Behind the scenes: installing #NamJunePaik's "Charlotte Moorman III" (1995) at #GreyArtGallery for #AFeastOfAstonishments, the first museum exhibition to explore the art and impact of #CharlotteMoorman. The #exhibition opens Weds, Sept. 8.
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