The Grey Art Gallery, New York University’s widely admired fine arts museum, is pleased to announce a major gift from Dr. James Cottrell and Mr. Joseph Lovett, longtime art patrons, social activists, and downtown Manhattan residents. The gift includes over 200 artworks from their extensive collection of downtown New York artists from the past 50 years.
Call for Entries, NYU Student Writing Prize Competitions: Focusing on the Grey Art Gallery’s exhibition "Taking Shape: Abstract Art from the Arab World, 1950s–1980s"
I am reaching out now to share a timely update from the Grey Art Gallery at New York University as we work together through these challenging times. You are undoubtedly aware that, like most museums throughout the world, we have closed temporarily due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. We look forward to letting you know our reopening date as soon as we hear from NYU, our governing institution. Along with both our museum and university colleagues, we have had to face the harsh reality of adjusting our programs.
Grey Art Gallery, NYU will temporarily close starting Saturday, March 14
Will Heinrich reviews Taking Shape for The New York Times, February 20, 2020.
Lance Esplund reviews Taking Shape for the Wall Street Journal, February 4, 2020.
In honor of Thanksgiving, the Grey will close early at 5 pm on Wed. 11/27 and remain closed for the weekend. We resume regular hours on Tues. 12/3.
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?
Michael FitzGerald reviews Modernisms for the Wall Street Journal, September 17, 2019.
Roberta Smith reviews Modernisms for The New York Times, September 9, 2019.