The NYU Abu Dhabi Art Gallery will reopen its doors to the public on Monday, November 15, 2021, with the exhibition "Modernisms: Iranian, Turkish, and Indian Highlights from NYU’s Abby Weed Grey Collection." The exhibition sheds new light on famed artists such as Parviz Tanavoli, Fahrelnissa Zeid, and M.F. Husain, and also includes the collector’s personal letters, journals, invoices, catalogues, invitations, and photographs from the Abby Weed Grey Papers in the NYU Archives.
After its debut at NYU's Grey Art Gallery in winter 2020, "Taking Shape: Abstraction from the Arab World, 1950s–1980s" embarked on a national tour. From September 30, 2021 through January 16, 2022, it will be on view at the Tampa Museum of Art. "Taking Shape" explores mid-twentieth-century abstract art from North Africa, West Asia, and the Arab diaspora—a vast geographic expanse that encompasses diverse cultures, ethnicities, languages, and religions. Comprising nearly ninety works by artists from countries including Algeria, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Morocco, Palestine, Qatar, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, and the United Arab Emirates (UAE), the exhibition is drawn from the collection of the Barjeel Art Foundation based in Sharjah, UAE.