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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.

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?