Behind the Scenes at the Grey: Cultivating Talent at NYU’s Grey Art Gallery, from Graduate Curatorial Assistants to Art World Luminaries
Organized by NYU Alumni Association and Grey Art Gallery
Original program date: November 12, 2020
Graduate Curatorial Assistants play an essential role in the life of NYU’s Grey Art Gallery. Selected each year from the ranks of graduate students at NYU’s Institute of Fine Arts, the Grey’s GCAs conduct in-depth research for the Grey’s future shows, give gallery talks to visiting groups, contribute to exhibition publications, and accompany the Grey’s director to artist studio visits and other meetings. Along the way, they learn to become museum curators.
In this conversation moderated by the Grey’s Director, Lynn Gumpert, three of the gallery’s former GCAs who went on to become art world luminaries discuss their current projects and look back on their time at the Grey. Featuring Nora Burnett Abrams, Director of the Museum of Contemporary Art, Denver; Ian Alteveer, Aaron I. Fleischmann Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, Metropolitan Museum of Art; and Kim Conaty, Steven and Ann Ames Curator of Drawings and Prints, Whitney Museum of American Art.
Presented by the NYU Alumni Association and Grey Art Gallery.
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