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Conversation: Tenth Street Days

1 Mar

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Lois Dodd, Cows—Red and Orange on Pink Ground, 1958
Oil on linen, 27 7/8 x 38 in. Courtesy the artist and Alexandre Gallery, New York

Monday, March 6, 7:00 pm
Einstein Auditorium, Barney Building
34 Stuyvesant Street (between 3rd Ave. and 9th St.)

Moderator Irving Sandler, art historian and critic, in conversation with artists Lois Dodd andPhilip Pearlstein, will reflect on their early days at the Tanager Gallery.

Co-sponsored by the Department of Art & Art Professions (Steinhardt) and Grey Art Gallery. Free of charge, capacity limited, and subject to change. Photo ID required for entrance to NYU buildings.

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 greyartgallery.nyu.edu.

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Gallery Conversation

1 Mar

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Inventing Downtown, Grey Art Gallery, NYU, 2017, with (in right foreground, left to right):
Alex Katz, Ada Ada, 1959; Sidney Geist, Studded Figure,1957; and Philip Pearlstein, Roman Ruin, 1961. Photograph by Nicholas Papananias

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 greyartgallery.nyu.edu.
Gallery Conversation

Wednesday, March 1, 6:30 pm
Grey Art Gallery, NYU
100 Washington Square East

With Melissa Rachleff, curator of the exhibition and clinical associate professor, MA Program in Visual Arts Administration (Steinhardt), NYU

Free of charge, no reservations, and subject to change.

Roundtable Discussion: Exhibition, Environment, Performance

27 Feb

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Red Grooms’s Burning Building, Delancey Street Museum, New York, 1959.
Photograph: © John Cohen. Courtesy L. Parker Stephenson Photographs, NYC

In conjunction with the exhibition Inventing Downtown:
Artist-Run Galleries in New York City, 1952–1965

This roundtable discussion will consider how artists in New York expanded both modes of artmaking and varieties of presentation in the alternative art spaces of the 1950s and ’60s. Moderated by Bruce Altshuler, director of Museum Studies, NYU, with speakers Claire Bishop, professor of Art History, The Graduate Center, CUNY; André Lepecki, associate professor of Performance Studies, NYU; Julie Martin, director, Experiments in Art and Technology (E.A.T.); and artists Red Grooms, Claes Oldenburg, and Robert Whitman.

Co-sponsored by NYU’s MA Program in Museum Studies, Department of Performance Studies (TSOA), MA Program in Visual Arts Administration (Steinhardt), and Grey Art Gallery.

Free of charge, tickets required. Tickets available at the box office starting at 12 pm on the day of the event. Limit 2 tickets per person.

Starts 2/28/17 6:30 pm
Ends 2/28/17 8:00 pm
ParticipantsBruce Altshuler, Claire Bishop, André Lepecki, Julie Martin, Red Grooms, Claes Oldenburg, and Robert Whitman
LocationNYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts, 566 LaGuardia Place
CostFree of charge, tickets required (see above for more details)

Conversation John Cohen and Thomas Crow

16 Feb

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John Cohen, Red Grooms transporting artwork to Reuben Gallery, New York, 1960 (detail)
© John Cohen, Courtesy L. Parker Stephenson Photographs, New York

In conjunction with the exhibition Inventing Downtown:
Artist-Run Galleries in New York City, 1952–1965

John Cohen, photographer, musician, filmmaker, artist, and professor emeritus of visual arts, SUNY Purchase College; and Thomas Crow, Rosalie Solow Professor of Modern Art, Institute of Fine Arts, NYU, and author of The Long March of Pop: Art, Music, and Design 1930–1995, will discuss Cohen’s role in the downtown art and music scene in the 1950s and early ’60s.

Co-sponsored by NYU’s Departments of Art History and Photography & Imaging, Institute of Fine Arts, and Grey Art Gallery.

 

Starts2/22/17 7:00 pm
Ends2/22/17 9:00 pm
ParticipantsJohn Cohen and Thomas Crow
LocationSilver Center, Room 300 (enter at 32 Waverly Place)
CostFree

Wed, Feb. 15, 7 pm: Roundtable: Reverberations, Historical and Art Historical Collisions, moderated by Norman Kleeblatt

10 Feb

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Reverberations: Historical and Art Historical Collisions

In conjunction with the exhibition Inventing Downtown:
Artist-Run Galleries in New York City, 1952–1965

Exploring pressing social issues around art in New York during the 1950s and ’60s—a moment in American history that is both transitional and transformative—this roundtable discussion will examine the proliferation of art and other visual images relating to the Holocaust, the Cold War, civil rights, free speech, and access to, separation from, and collision of public and private space. Moderated by Norman Kleeblatt, Susan and Elihu Rose Chief Curator, The Jewish Museum, with speakers Steven Nelson, professor of Art History, University of California at Los Angeles; Lisa Saltzman, professor of History of Art, Bryn Mawr College; and Andrew Weiner, assistant professor of art theory and criticism in Art & Art Professions, NYU.

Co-sponsored by NYU’s Departments of Art & Art Professions (Steinhardt) and Hebrew & Judaic Studies; and Grey Art Gallery.

Starts2/15/17 7:00 pm
Ends2/15/17 8:30 pm
ParticipantsNorman Kleeblatt, Steven Nelson, Lisa Saltzman, and Andrew Weiner
LocationEinstein Auditorium, Barney Building, 34 Stuyvesant Street (at 3rd Ave. and 9th St.)

Revisiting the 1960s, Globalization, Monopoly, and Art Outlaws: Yayoi Kusama and the Rise of the Leo Castelli Gallery

10 Feb
Yayoi Kusama, No. Red A, 1960. Oil on canvas, 71 x 63 in.
Grey Art Gallery, New York University Art Collection.
Gift of Silvia Pizitz, 1962.33
Revisiting the 1960s, Globalization, Monopoly, and Art Outlaws: Yayoi Kusama and the Rise of the
Leo Castelli Gallery
Monday, February 13, 7:00 pm
Silver Center, Room 301 (enter at 32 Waverly Place)Artist Yayoi Kusama and art dealer Leo Castelli both launched their careers in the multicultural downtown scene of the 1950s. In this lecture, Midori Yamamura, JSPS Postdoctoral Fellow, Tokyo National Research Institute for Cultural Properties, and author ofYayoi Kusama: Inventing the Singular (MIT Press, 2015) will examine how, with the rise of the global art market, Kusama’s work became marginalized—an experience that distinctively shaped her art.

Co-sponsored by NYU’s Department of Art History, Asian/Pacific/American Institute, and Grey Art Gallery. Free of charge, capacity limited, and subject to change. Photo ID required for entrance to NYU buildings.

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 greyartgallery.nyu.edu.

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Grey Gallery Lecture: Perspectives on the Holocaust in the Postwar Era

2 Feb
Boris Lurie, Adieu Amérique, 1959–1960 (detail).
Oil on canvas, 55 1/2 x 51 1/2 in. Boris Lurie Art Foundation, New York
Lecture: Perspectives on the Holocaust in the Postwar Era

Wednesday, February 8, 6:30 pm
Center for the Humanities, 20 Cooper Square, Fifth Floor

Hasia R. Diner, Paul S. and Sylvia Steinberg Professor of American Jewish History and Director, Goldstein-Goren Center for American Jewish History, NYU, will explore how and why American Jews in the decade or so after the end of World War II engaged with the memory of the Holocaust. She is the author of We Remember with Reverence and Love: American Jews and the Myth of Silence after the Holocaust, 1945-1962 (NYU Press).

Co-sponsored by NYU’s Center for the Humanities and Grey Art Gallery. Free of charge with RSVP and subject to change. To RSVP, click here. Photo ID required for entrance to NYU buildings.

Please note: Ulrich S. Baer, formerly listed as a second speaker in this program, is not able to participate.

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 greyartgallery.nyu.edu.

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

Join the conversation!
@NYUGrey
#Inventing Downtown
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