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PRESS RELEASE <br>New Home for the Grey Art Gallery, NYU’s Fine Arts Museum

NEW HOME FOR THE GREY ART GALLERY, NYU’S FINE ARTS MUSEUM NYU’s Grey Art Gallery, a Downtown Jewel Among NYC’s Art Museums, Will Move to a Larger Space in Cooper Square, East Village Contact: Aliese Andersen Volk greyartgallery@nyu.edu 212/998-6782 [Download Press Release] The Grey Art Gallery, New York University’s widely admired fine arts museum, will […]

PRESS RELEASE<br>Mostly New: Selections from the NYU Art Collection

EXHIBITION FOCUSES ON NEW YORK UNIVERSITY’S LANDMARK ART COLLECTION Mostly New: Selections from the NYU Art Collection March 21–June 17, 2022 Extended through fall 2022 Contact: Allegra Favila allegra.favila@nyu.edu 212/998-6789 [Download Press Release] The Grey Art Gallery at New York University is pleased to present Mostly New: Selections from the NYU Art Collection, the museum’s […]

WORKS ON PAPER FROM THE NYU ART COLLECTION Too little known is the Grey Art Gallery’s permanent art collection. New York University students, faculty, and staff might be familiar with some parts of it—over 800 works from the collection are installed throughout the campus. The collection dates back to 1958, when Department of Art Education […]

March 27, 2020—We are profoundly sad to announce that the upcoming exhibition, Anne Brigman: A Visionary in Modern Photography, is now cancelled. Read the full announcement from Lynn Gumpert, Director of the Grey Art Gallery, here.   EXHIBITION REDISCOVERS RADICAL IMAGES FROM EARLY 20TH-CENTURY FEMALE PHOTOGRAPHER Anne Brigman: A Visionary in Modern Photography April 21–July 11, […]

Taking Shape: Abstraction from the Arab World, 1950s–1980s explores the development of abstraction in the Arab world via paintings, sculpture, and works on paper dating from the 1950s through the 1980s. By looking critically at the history and historiography of mid-20th century abstraction, the exhibition considers art from North Africa and West Asia as integral to the discourse on global modernism. At its heart, the project raises a fundamental art historical question: How do we study abstraction across different contexts and what models of analysis do we use?

Drawing on its remarkable collection of modern Iranian, Indian, and Turkish art, the Grey Art Gallery at New York University presents Modernisms: Iranian, Turkish, and Indian Highlights from NYU’s Abby Weed Grey Collection. Featuring approximately thirty to forty artworks from each country, the exhibition examines the artistic practices in Iran, Turkey, and India, from the 1960s and early ’70s via selections from the Abby Weed Grey Collection of Modern Asian and Middle Eastern Art.