Submission Guidelines

As of April 2022, the Grey Art Museum at NYU has put a temporary pause on exhibition proposals and will not be able to respond to submissions. For your reference, the following instructions will remain online during this pause.


The Grey Art Museum will review proposals from curators and art institutions. However, before submitting a proposal, please keep in mind that given our staff size, the academic calendar, and limited resources, the Grey hosts only two exhibitions a year, one of which we originate ourselves, and is typically booked three years in advance. Additionally, the Grey shows relatively few solo exhibitions of contemporary artists since there are so many New York venues dedicated to this purpose. Although our shows are certainly diverse, they tend to be more historical in nature and are usually presented in collaboration with NYU faculty and staff.

Please take time to view our website, look into previously held exhibitions, and consider our mission before submitting your proposal.

To submit a proposal, please mail the following items to the Grey Art Museum.

  • A written statement
  • A printed sample of images to be included in the exhibition (no digital files, please)
  • Budget
  • Space requirements

Mail to:
Grey Art Museum
New York University
20 Cooper Square
2nd Floor
New York, NY 10003

Due to the high volume of proposals we receive, it may take up to six months to respond to your submission. We cannot return any proposal materials.