Grey Gallery Talk

29 Mar

Wolf Kahn, Frank O’Hara, 1953–54
Oil on canvas, 43 x 41 in.
Courtesy the artist

Alt O’Hara: Coterie and Counter-Institution

Wednesday, March 29, 7:00 pm
Silver Center, Room 300 (enter at 32 Waverly Place)

Placing Frank O’Hara’s writing in relation to the development of alternative art galleries in the early 1960s, this lecture by Lytle Shaw, professor of English, NYU, will explore the ways that O’Hara’s cultivation of a coterie served an analogous function in terms of both the social world and literary history.

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

Offered in conjunction with the exhibition Inventing Downtown: Artist-Run Galleries in New York City, 1952–1965, on view at NYU’s Grey Art Gallery January 10–April 1, 2017. For more information on the exhibition, please visit


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