Lecture: A Romp Through NYU’s Architecture, Built and Unbuilt

21 Sep



Left to right: Architects Richard Foster and Philip Johnson, donor Elmer Holmes Bobst, and NYU President James M. Hester in front of Bobst Library, 1972. Courtesy New York University Archives, Photograph CollectionEnter a caption

Tuesday, September 26, 6:30 pm
Silver Center, Room 300 (enter at 32 Waverly Place)

From Beaux-Arts to Brutalism, NYU has it all. Carol Krinsky, Professor of Art History, NYU, will survey the wide range of buildings created or adapted for use by generations of students. From the original Gothic Revival building of 1831 to classicism, Arts-and-Crafts, and Art Deco to late modernism—including Philip Johnson’s Bobst Library and proposed campus master plan—she will illuminate NYU’s panorama of architectural forms.

Co-sponsored by NYU’s Department of Art History and Grey Art Gallery.

Free of charge, no reservations, capacity limited. All programs are subject to change. Photo ID required for entrance to NYU buildings.

Offered in conjunction with the exhibition Partners in Design: Alfred H. Barr Jr. and Philip Johnson, on view at the Grey Art Gallery, New York University, 100 Washington Square East, NYC, September 7–December 9, 2017. For more information on the exhibition, please visitgreyartgallery.nyu.edu.

For a roster of the Grey’s upcoming public programs, visit our website.

Join the conversation!

The gallery is accessible to people with disabilities.
For best access, please call 212/998-6780 before visiting.


Apparatus of Power a Decolonizing Vision Speaker Series artist talk with Shahzia Sikander September 25, Monday 6 to 8 pm

20 Sep
courtesy MAXXI museum Rome

Shahzia Sikander, visual artist
This talk will explore Sikander’s pioneering practice that takes classical Indo-Persian miniature painting as its point of departure and challenges the strict formal tropes of the genre by experimenting with scale and various forms of new media. Informed by South Asian, American, Feminist and Muslim perspectives, Sikander has developed a unique, critically charged approach to this time-honored medium –– employing its continuous capacity for reinvention to interrogate ideas of language, trade and empire, and migration.
Center for the Study of Gender & Sexuality
285 Mercer Street, 4th Floor

Shahzia Sikander has been the subject of major international exhibitions around the world, including, amongst others, MAXXI | Museo nazionale delle arti del XXI secolo, Rome (2016-17); Asia Society Hong Kong Center, Hong Kong (2016); Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney (2007); Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin (2007); The San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego (2004); the Whitney Museum of American Art, Philip Morris/Altria Branch (2000); Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden (1999); Renaissance Society at the University of Chicago (1998); and has participated in more than 400 group shows and international art forums. She has received numerous grants, fellowships and awards, including the Asia Society Award for Significant Contribution to Contemporary Art (2015), the U.S. Department of State National Medal of Arts Award (2012); and the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, MacArthur Fellowship (2006). Sikander lives and works in New York.
This event is free & open to the public. Venue is accessible.
For more information about this event, please contact the NYU Center for the Study of Gender & Sexuality at csgs@nyu.edu or 212-992-9540.
Co-Sponsored by the NYU Center for the Study of Gender & SexualityDepartment of Art & Art ProfessionsDepartment of Art HistoryInstitute of Fine ArtsProgram in Asian/Pacific/American Studies; and Program in Gender & Sexuality Studies; and by South Asian Women’s Creative Collective (SAWCC).
Image courtesy MAXXI Museum Rome.

Meet Our Fall ’17 Art History Writing Tutors!

18 Sep

Although the Arts and Science College Learning Center has offered subject-specific assistance in the past and continues to do so in biology, chemistry, math, languages and the like, in recent years our own Department has taken the lead in providing art history-specific tutoring to its undergraduates. The program kicked off in October 2008 and, according to our students’ feedback, has proven to be a great success.

A tutor is available in the Department of Art History on Mondays through Fridays from 12.30 to 2pm. Students may see them on a walk-in basis.


Cindy Qi is a first year MA student at the Institute of Fine Arts specializing in global Contemporary Art, with an interest in the contemporary art scene in China. Prior to starting her studies at the Institute, Cindy completed her BA degree in Art History at NYU. In addition to being a published art writer, Cindy has contributed to major artist catalogues and art columns. Cindy will be available on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

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Kolleen Ku is a first-year MA student at the Institute at Fine Arts specializing in global modernism and contemporary art. Prior to studying at the Institute, she received her BA in Art History and English from Columbia University. Her research interests include transcultural artistic exchanges, the historiography of modernism, and twentieth-century movements in Eastern Europe and East Asia. Kolleen will be available on Thursdays and Fridays. 

Tuesday, September 19, 6:30 P.M. | The Perception of Spanish Art in America: A History of Changes

13 Sep

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About the Lecture

For centuries, Spanish art was considered only marginal in the international context -a limited deviation from classical excellence. In the 19th century, however, its peculiarity turned positive: in the post-Romantic era, when freedom from the norm and the artist’s commitment to his time became paramount values, Velázquez, Goya and El Greco emerged as true heroes. That change in appreciation had special connotations during The Gilded Age in America, immersed as it was in the construction of a distinctive cultural identity. In the 20th century, artists such as Picasso and Miró, who were central to the history of avant-garde art, became an unavoidable aesthetic and ethical reference for American artists, collectors and museum directors.

Free and open to the public. Picture ID required at the door.


Alumni Lecture, November 8

13 Sep



British Modernism: Not What They Thought

11 Sep


Amanié, What’s New? OPENING RECEPTION, September 7

11 Sep



Amanié, What’s New? is on view from September 7th to October 18th. 2017 at the NYU Kimmel Center windows. For more information about the exhibition, see attachment from the publication NYU Arts Digest.



If you are in New York, please join us for a friendly opening reception

When:   Monday September 11, 4-6pm

Where: NYU Tisch School of the Arts – 721 Broadway

(between Waverly Pl and Washington Pl) – New York, NY 10003

Dean’s Conference Room, 12th Floor

Please RSVP to: cathy.price@nyu.eduNYU Arts Digest Fall 2017