Look-Back Virtual Tour of “New York Cool”

Look-Back Virtual Tour of
New York Cool: Painting and Sculpture from the NYU Art Collection
On view at the Grey Art Gallery, New York University, in 2008
Created by and featuring Saga Beus

Enjoy this short narrated tour of the Grey Art Gallery’s exhibition New York Cool, created by Saga Beus, graduate intern at the Grey Art Gallery who received an M.A. in NYU’s Museum Studies Program in May 2020. Using both images of individual works of art and installation shots, she discusses how New York artists, many living downtown in Greenwich Village and, later, SoHo, fostered a new kind of personal sensibility in tandem with a seemingly impersonal geometric style. Allusive instead of expressive, understated rather than declarative, the painting and sculpture of this time set the stage for everything that followed. Closed captions available.