’Modernisms’ displays the rich culture of Asian and Middle Eastern modernist art
The Daily Northwestern, January 15, 2020

By Yunkyo Kim

In the 1960s and 70s, Abby Weed Grey traveled through Asia and the Middle East collecting works of modernism, a movement that, even now, is widely perceived as a Western phenomenon.

The collection is a permanent installation at New York University’s Grey Art Gallery, which Grey established in 1974. At Northwestern, the 114 paintings, sculptures and drawings out of Grey’s collection will be on display from Jan. 21 to April 5 at the Block Museum of Art. Patrons can enjoy a boundless, vibrant collection including the works of Parviz Tanavoli, Charles Hossein Zenderoudi and Faramarz Pilaram.

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