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Watch<br>Virtual Tour of “Taking Shape”

Virtual Tour of Taking Shape: Abstraction from the Arab World, 1950s–1980s Grey Art Gallery, New York University Created by and featuring Saga Beus We are proud to present this short narrated tour of the Grey Art Gallery’s exhibition Taking Shape: Abstraction from the Arab World, 1950s–1980s, created by Saga Beus, graduate intern at the Grey Art Gallery who […]

In Memoriam: Thomas Sokolowski

May 11, 2020 By Michèle Wong It is with a deep sense of sorrow that I write about the passing of Thomas Sokolowski, who served as director of NYU’s Grey Art Gallery from 1984 to 1996. During his tenure, Tom organized many groundbreaking exhibitions and was a co-founder of Visual AIDS—but what I treasure most […]

Curating in the Time of AIDS: An Interview with Thomas Sokolowski

This interview was originally published in the special Stonewall 50 edition of Leslie-Lohman Museum’s journal, The Archive, which was co-edited with New York University’s Grey Art Gallery. In 2019, these two organizations collaborated with the Columbus Museum of Art on Art after Stonewall, 1969–1989, a major exhibition that explores the intricate relationships between the modern […]

ArteEast Interview: Suheyla Takesh

April 2020 The following conversation was produced by ArteEast, a leading New York-based not-for-profit organization founded in 2003 that is dedicated to engaging a growing audience with the contemporary arts from the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) and its diaspora. Through public programming, strategic partnerships, and dynamic online publications, ArteEast is a forum for […]

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.

Taking Shape: Abstraction from the Arab World, 1950s–1980s (Grey Art Gallery, New York University and Hirmer Publishers, 2020) was published in conjunction with the exhibition of the same name. Read the book’s introduction below. Introduction: “No Longer a Horizon, but Infinity,” by Suheyla Takesh, co-curator of the exhibition and curator at the Barjeel Art Foundation. […]