Archive | September, 2015

Professor Kathryn A. Smith to speak at the New York Comics and Picture-story Symposium (Parsons/The New School for Design) tonight!

29 Sep
Kathryn A. Smith
Crafting the Old Testament in the Queen Mary Psalter:  Image, Text, and Contexts in Early Fourteenth-Century England.

[above] Scenes from the lives of Saul and David, Queen Mary Psalter, c. 1310-20 (London, British Library Royal MS 2 B VII, fol. 52).

“Crafting the Old Testament in the Queen Mary Psalter:  Image, Text, and Contexts in Early Fourteenth-Century England”
Ms. Smith will speak on one of her current projects — an unusual captioned Old Testament picture cycle in a lavishly illuminated psalter made in England c. 1310-20

Kathryn A. Smith is Professor of Medieval Art in the Department of Art History, New York University.  She is the author of Art, Identity, and Devotion in Fourteenth-Century England (2003), The Taymouth Hours: Stories and the Construction of the Self in Late Medieval England (2012), and numerous articles, essays, and reviews on early Christian and late medieval art.  She is currently working on several projects concerning image-text relationships in medieval manuscripts and the roles of images, including manuscript illuminations and sculpture, in late medieval religion and culture.

September 29, 2015 at 7pm
Please note: There is no meeting on Sept. 22nd.

The 128th meeting of the NY Comics & Picture-story Symposium will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2015 at 7pm at Parsons The New School for Design, 2 West 13th Street, in the Bark Room (off the lobby). Free and open to the public.


NYU’s Grey Art Gallery Seeks DAH Delegate for its Student Friends Committee (SFC) for 2015–16

29 Sep

Please note: Applicants must be available on Thursday evenings

Founded in fall 2009 and now in its sixth year, the Grey Art Gallery’s Student Friends Committee (SFC) is composed of a dozen members, each representing a different NYU art-related department. The SFC meets once a month during the academic term, on Thursday nights, to learn about the Grey’s exhibitions and public programs, and to brainstorm on strategies to help attract NYU students, both undergraduate and graduate, to the Grey’s exhibitions, programs, and other events. The first meeting is scheduled for Thursday, October 22, 6:30–7:30/8:00 pm. Refreshments are served at the meetings, which may also include walkthroughs of the Grey’s current exhibition/s, previews of upcoming shows, and guest speakers. The SFC also serves as a sounding board, to help the Grey better serve the needs of NYU students.

At the meetings, SFC members are asked to help distribute to fellow students information about Grey shows and events—both in hard copy and via email listservs, departmental and club websites, and social-networking tools such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Tumblr. Members are invited to contribute posts—reporting on their experiences in the art world—to the Grey Art Gallery’s Tumblr blog. In past years, SFC members have organized a panel discussion in conjunction with a Grey show, created a visitor survey, organized a spring social, and led NYU gallery crawls.

To apply, please send your letter of interest and current c.v. to:

Grey Gallery Event

28 Sep
Grey Art Gallery

Wednesday, September 30, 6:30 pm
Grey Art Gallery, New York University
100 Washington Square East

Gallery Conversation

With Thomas Drysdale, associate professor of Photography & Imaging, NYU, who will discuss the experimental techniques used by photographers in the Grey’s exhibition For a New World to Come: Experiments in Japanese Art and Photography, 1968–1979.

Free of charge, no reservations.


Offered in conjunction with the exhibition For a New World to Come: Experiments
in Japanese Art and Photography, 1968–1979,
 presented in New York City in two parts:
at the Grey Art Gallery, New York University (September 11–December 7, 2015)
and Japan Society Gallery (October 9, 2015–January 10, 2016).

For more information on the exhibition,
please visit


Grey Art Gallery, NYU:
Tuesday/Thursday/Friday: 11 am–6 pm
OPEN LATE Wednesday: 11 am–8 pm
Saturday: 11 am–5 pm
Closed Sunday/Monday/Major holidays, 212/998-6780

Japan Society Gallery:
TuesdayThursday, 11 am–6 pm
OPEN LATE Friday: 11 am–9 pm
with free admission 6 pm–9 pm
Saturday–Sunday, 11 am–5 pm
Closed Monday/Major holidays, 212/832-1155

For a full roster of the Grey’s many upcoming public programs, visit our website at

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

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made possible by our generous supporters. Please make a gift today
to help us continue to provide engaging educational programs.
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Image: Daido Moriyama
Lips, 1970
Gelatin silver print, 7 1/16 x 10 3/4 in.
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston,
museum purchase funded by Morris and Ann Weiner, 2001.363
© Daido Moriyama

See the “Picasso Sculpture” exhibition with the Fine Arts Society this coming weekend!

28 Sep

We are having out first event the first weekend of October! Saturday the 3rd and Sunday the 4th we will be going to see Picasso Sculpture exhibit at MoMa. We will be meeting at MoMA at 10:30am each day to do our best to avoid the crazy weekend crowds. Seeing as this is a very popular exhibition we will be going on both days so everyone can make it to one!

PLEASE BRING YOUR IDS! You need your NYU ID in order to get in for free 🙂

The first 7 people to arrive at MoMA on time will get a free lunch on us! Everyone is welcome to come to lunch with us afterward!

If you would like to join us at MoMA please RSVP for Saturday or Sunday to

Address: 11 West 53rd Street
Subway: BDFM to 47-50 St/Rockefeller Center, EM to 5 Ave/53 St

Keep a look out for upcoming events in October including a Street Art Walk of Bushwick and our student-run Internship Panel!

Holland Cotter on Edward Sullivan’s co-curated exhibition at the Brooklyn Museum, NY Times 9/25

27 Sep



Francisco Oller Exhibition Explores Impressionism and the Caribbean

In the 19th century, Modernism traveled the world, and one of the places it flourished was in Puerto Rico, where the painter Francisco Oller was born in 1833. He had his initial art training in San Juan, then went abroad for further study in Spain and France. In Paris, he fell in with avant-garde artists who favored Courbet-inspired realism and a brand-new style, Impressionism. He painted side by side with Claude Monet and introduced Camille Pissarro, another Caribbean native, to Paul Cézanne. Unlike Pissarro, though, Oller didn’t stay in Europe. He returned to Puerto Rico, then still a Spanish colony, and made life there the theme of his art in landscape paintings of sugar plantations and still-lifes of tropical fruit.

“Impressionism and the Caribbean: Francisco Oller and His Transatlantic World,” which opens at the Brooklyn Museum on Friday, Oct. 2, assembles 84 of his pictures and surrounds them with work by earlier Puerto Rican artists and Oller’s famed French contemporaries. By demonstrating that Oller was at once avidly cosmopolitan and proudly provincial, and valuable for being both, the show pushes global art history forward another step. (Through Jan. 3,

Rawson Projects

25 Sep

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Leah Beeferman

Strong Force

Rema Hort Mann Foundation

20th Annual Art Crawl on the Lower East Side

Curated by Lumi Tan, The Kitchen

Saturday, September 26 5:00 PM

Rawson Projects and the Rema Hort Mann Foundation NEXT Committee invite you to join us this Saturday evening on the Lower East Side to experience a guided tour of the best new exhibitions and celebrate the fall season together.

Purchase your advance ticket below. Your purchase includes a drink ticket for the after party at Rochelle’s Bar and features an artist’s talk with Leah Beeferman on her debut solo exhibition at the gallery.

For more information and tickets click here

Participating galleries include:

247365, Henry Gunderson

Chapter NY, Rob Halvorson

Essex Flowers, Lizzie Wright

Laurel Gitlen, Emily Mae Smith

Lyles and King, Chris Hood

Rawson Projects, Leah Beeferman

Tomorrow Gallery, Louisa Gagliardi and Fay Nicolson

Leah Beeferman is a New York City-based artist working with digital drawing, video, and sound. She received a BA from Brown University and an MFA from Virginia Commonwealth University, and has participated in residencies including LMCC Workspace (NYC), The Arctic Circle (Svalbard), SIM (Reykjavik), Experimental Sound Studio (Chicago), Kökarkultur (Finland) and Diapason (NYC). Recently, she has shown work at Klaus von Nichtssagend, NY; Essex Flowers, NY; Fridman Gallery, NY; Ditch Projects, OR; and Interstate Projects, Brooklyn. She also co-runs Parallelograms, an ongoing online artist project.

For more information please contact the gallery at or call 212 256 0379

Agents of Contact: Books and Print between Cultures in the Early Modern Period

24 Sep
The Simon H. Rifkind Center for the Humanities and Arts at The City College of New York presents
Agents of Contact: Books and Print between Cultures in the Early Modern Period
an all-day symposium on September 25, at City College, Amsterdam Ave and 137th street, in Shepard 250.
The symposium, focused on the history of the book in the early modern period, will feature 11 papers by art historians, historians, and literary scholars. Each will address the central question of the event: how did the medium shape the understanding of other cultures in the early modern period? More about the theme and the conference schedule can be found here:
Papers will be pre-circulated. Participants will give short, 10-15-minute presentations based on their papers (as a reminder, and for the benefit of those who have not had a chance to read…); this will be followed by extended discussion. If you would like to join us, and would like to receive a copy of the papers, please email (If you have questions about the event, please email the organizer, Andras Kisery:
Agents of Contact is free and open to the public. It is sponsored by the Simon H. Rifkind Center for the Humanities and Arts at CCNY, the Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship of Scholars in Critical Bibliography at the Rare Book School (University of Virginia), the Division of Humanities and Arts of CCNY, the CCNY English Department, and by a PSC-CUNY Enhanced Award.
It is coordinated with a similar event organized by Yael Rice at Amherst College, on September 19th: