Grey Art Gallery Event

24 Apr

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Saturday, April 25, 3:30 pm 
Grey Art Gallery
100 Washington Square East

Gallery Conversation

Muna Tseng, dancer-choreographer, sister of Tseng Kwong Chi, and trustee of his estate; Alex Fialho,programs manager, Visual AIDS; and Pato Hebert, associate arts professor of Art & Public Policy, TSOA, NYU, will discuss Tseng’s provocative life and performance-based photography.

Free of charge, no reservations.


Offered in conjunction with the exhibition
Tseng Kwong Chi: Performing for the Camera
on view at NYU’s Grey Art Gallery
from April 21 to July 11, 2015.

For more information on the exhibition,
please visit
Tel: 212/998-6780

Grey Art Gallery Hours:
Tuesday/Thursday/Friday: 11 am–6 pm
OPEN LATE Wednesday: 11 am–8 pm
Saturday: 11 am–5 pm
Closed Sunday/Monday/Major holidays.

April 29, 6:00 PM, 20 Cooper Square-5th Floor: Lecture by Emma Flatt (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill), Social Stimulants: Perfuming Practices in Sultanate India

22 Apr


April 24, 12:30-2:00 PM, 20 Cooper Square-5th Floor: Book Talk with Richard M Eaton (University of Arizona) and Phillip E Wagoner (Wesleyan University) on Power, Memory, Architecture: Contested Sites on India’s Deccan Plateau, 1300-1600

22 Apr

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April 23, 6:00 PM, 300 Silver: A conversation with Navina Haidar (Metropolitan Museum of Art) and Phillip E Wagoner (Wesleyan University) on Art and Architecture of the Deccan. Part of the Points of Contact: New Approaches to Islamic Art Lecture Series

22 Apr


Fifth Annual Robert Rosenblum Lecture: “Ritual and Spectacle in Franco’s Regime” by Miriam Basilio at The Guggenheim TONIGHT @ 6:30 pm!

22 Apr


Although we are familiar with Pablo Picasso’s Guernica (1937) and imagery of the Spanish Civil War, the propaganda of Francisco Franco’s regime is still largely unknown. Majestic portraits and posters of the dictator drew on Spanish baroque painting, modern photography, and contemporary advertising. Museums and exhibitions were staged as sites of ritual, spectacle, and national tourism, practices at times indebted to the arts of Fascist Italy under Benito Mussolini. This lecture considers the art and culture—and its context—of Franco’s Spain. The program will conclude with a reception.

Miriam M. Basilio is Associate Professor of Art History and Museum Studies at New York University. Her research focuses on visual and exhibition cultures, propaganda, and the history of exhibitions of Spanish and Latin American art. Her book Visual Propaganda, Exhibitions, and the Spanish Civil War was published by Ashgate Publishing in 2013. Basilio served as a curator for the exhibition MoMA at El Museo: Latin American and Caribbean Art from the Collection of The Museum of Modern Art (2003).

$12, $8 Members. Free for students with advanced RSVP.

The Annual Robert Rosenblum Lecture series honors the wide-ranging career of Robert Rosenblum (1927–2006), former Guggenheim Swid Curator of 20th-Century Art, and Henry Ittleson Jr. Professor of Modern European Art, New York University, whose celebrated work included projects on Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres, Norman Rockwell, Andy Warhol, and the depiction of dogs in art. This series is facilitated by the donors to the Robert Rosenblum Fund who are gratefully acknowledged for their generosity.


22 Apr
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Crawlers at the Grey Art Gallery during the 2014 walking tour (left to right): Helen Opper (seen from rear), Lucy Oakley, Rachel High, Donna Cameron (in white headband), and others Photo: Haley Weiss

Wednesday, April 22, 2015 4:45–8:00 pm A walking tour of departmental and independent galleries affiliated with NYU on the Washington Square campus, organized by the Grey Art Gallery’s Student Friends Committee. Accompanied by a free map/guide

ITINERARY 4:45–5:15 pm Barney Building Rosenberg Gallery & The Commons 34 Stuyvesant Street 5:25–5:40pm Tisch Photography & Imaging Department Galleries 719–721 Broadway 5:45–6:00 pm NYU Abu Dhabi Art Gallery 19 Washington Square North 6:05–6:20 pm Fales Library Bobst Library, 70 Washington Square South, 3rd Floor 6:25–6:35 pm Kimmel Stovall Gallery 60 Washington Square South, Eighth Floor 6:40–6:55 pm Grey Art Gallery 100 Washington Square East 7:00–8:00 pm Reception at A/P/A Institute Gallery 8 Washington Mews Sponsored by the Grey Art Gallery, NYU. Questions? Contact or 212/998-6780. This event is free and open to the public. Guests are free to join or leave the crawl at any time. #NYUSpringGalleryCrawl

Welcome Professor Michele Matteini!

21 Apr

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Please join us in (somewhat belatedly) welcoming our newest faculty member, Professor Michele Matteini. Michele joined the DAH in January, 2015 and, partly, as a result of his “off-cycle” (spring rather than fall) start, this post was delayed!

Michele Matteini earned his PhD in Chinese Art History at the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University, with a dissertation titled, “Painting in the Age of Evidential Scholarship (kaozheng): Luo Ping’s Late Years, ca. 1770-1799.” Research for his dissertation was supported by an Ittleson Fellowship from the Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts, National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C., and fellowships from the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University. He holds an M.A. from the Institute of Fine Arts, and a B.A. in Chinese Language and Literature from the University of Venice, Ca’ Foscari. In 2013-2014 he was The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation member at the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton.

Michele Matteini’s research interests lie in painting and material culture of late imperial China, from the seventeenth to the nineteenth century. He is currently working on a book manuscript that investigates the relationship between painting and antiquarian studies at the end of the eighteenth century with particular attention to the work of Luo Ping and other artists active in Beijing. He has written essays on eighteenth-century scholarly and court painting; Buddhist material culture; and antiquarianism and the arts in the late eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. In 2009, he was co-curator of the exhibition Eccentric Visions: The Worlds of Luo Ping, organized by the Museum Rietberg, Zurich and on view at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City. More recently, he has worked on the artistic and literary culture of Beijing’s Xuannan District in imperial and modern times.

Before joining the NYU faculty, Michele Matteini taught at Reed College and Oberlin College. At NYU, he will teach three undergraduate courses per year in the Department of Art History and one graduate course at the Institute of Fine Arts, in which he has an associated appointment. Course topics will include portraiture and figure painting of the seventeenth and nineteenth centuries, painting in cross-cultural perspective, forgeries and replicas, and the cult of images in East Asian Buddhism.


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