Taking Shape: Abstraction from the Arab World, 1950s–1980s

Organized by the Grey Art Gallery. On view at the McMullen Museum of Art, Boston College

February 1–June 6, 2021

Past Exhibitions

CANCELED
Anne Brigman: A Visionary in Modern Photography

April 21–July 11, 2020

Taking Shape: Abstraction from the Arab World, 1950s–1980s

January 14–March 13, 2020

Modernisms: Iranian, Turkish, and Indian Highlights from NYU's Abby Weed Grey Collection

September 10–December 7, 2019

Art after Stonewall, 1969–1989

April 24–July 20, 2019

Fritz Ascher: Expressionist

January 9–April 6, 2019

Metamorphoses: Ovid According to Wally Reinhardt

January 9–April 6, 2019

NeoRealismo: The New Image in Italy, 1932–1960

September 6–December 8, 2018

Landscapes after Ruskin: Redefining the Sublime

April 17–July 7, 2018

The Beautiful Brain: The Drawings of Santiago Ramón y Cajal

January 9–March 31, 2018

Baya: Woman of Algiers

January 9–March 31, 2018

Partners in Design:
Alfred H. Barr Jr. and Philip Johnson

September 7–December 9, 2017

Mark Mothersbaugh: Myopia

April 26–July 15, 2017

Inventing Downtown:
Artist-Run Galleries in New York City, 1952–1965

January 10–April 1, 2017

A Feast of Astonishments:
Charlotte Moorman and the Avant-Garde, 1960s–1980s

September 8–December 10, 2016

Art for Every Home: Associated American Artists, 1934–2000

April 19–July 9, 2016

Global/Local 1960–2015: Six Artists from Iran

January 12–April 2, 2016

For a New World to Come:
Experiments in Japanese Art and Photography 1968-1979

September 11–December 5, 2015

Tseng Kwong Chi: Performing for the Camera

April 21–July11, 2015

The Left Front: Radical Art in the "Red Decade," 1929-1940

January 13–April 4, 2015

Abby Grey and Indian Modernism: Selections from the NYU Art Collection

January 13–April 4, 2015

Ernest Cole: Photographer

September 3–December 6, 2014

ENERGY THAT IS ALL AROUND: Mission School

April 15–July 12, 2014

An Opening of the Field: Jess, Robert Duncan, and Their Circle

January 14–March 29, 2014

Modern Iranian Art: Selections from the Abby Weed Grey Collection

September 10–December 7, 2013

Radical Presence: Black Performance in Contemporary Art

September 10–December 7, 2013

Alice Aycock

April 23–July 13, 2013

Beat Memories: The Photographs of Allen Ginsberg

January 15–April 6, 2013

Toxic Beauty: The Art of Frank Moore

September 6–December 8, 2012

Storied Past: Four Centuries of French Drawings

April 17–July 14, 2012

Soto: Paris and Beyond, 1950-1970

January 10–March 31, 2012

Fluxus and the Essential Questions of Life

September 9–December 3, 2011

Art/Memory/Place

January 11–July 9, 2011

John Storrs: Machine Age Modernist

April 12, 2011–July 9, 2011

Concrete Improvisations: Collages and Sculpture by Esteban Vicente

February 11–March 26, 2011

Kunstlerplakate: Artists’ Posters from East Germany

September 7–December 4, 2010

Lil Picard and Counterculture New York

April 20–July 10, 2010

Downtown Pix

January 12–April 3, 2010

Icons of the Desert: Early Aboriginal Paintings from Papunya

September 1–December 5, 2009

John Wood: On the Edge of Clear Meaning

May 12–July 18, 2009

Damaged Romanticism: A Mirror of Modern Emotion

January 13–April 4, 2009

The Poetics of Cloth: African Textiles / Recent Art

September 16–December 6, 2008

New York Cool: Painting and Sculpture from the NYU Art Collection

April 22–July 16, 2008

Diebenkorn in New Mexico: 1950–1952

January 25–April 5, 2008

Geometry of Hope: Latin American Abstract Art

September 12–December 8, 2007

Beyond the White Cube: A Retrospective of Brian O’Doherty / Patrick Ireland

April 17–July 14, 2007

Semina Culture: Wallace Berman & His Circle

January 16–March 31, 2007

Moving Pictures

September 13–December 9, 2006

Lee Mullican: An Abundant Harvest of Sun

April 25–July 15, 2006

The Downtown Show

January 10–April 1, 2006

Paper Museums

September 13–December 3, 2005

OK/OKAY

April 19–July 16, 2005

Muiltiple Identities

January 11–April 2, 2015

Mapping/Sitting

January 11–April 2, 2005

Electrifying Art: Atsuko Tanaka, 1954–1968

September 14–December 11, 2004

Worldscapes: The Art of Erró

April 13–July 17, 2004

Diane Arbus: Family Albums

January 13–March 27, 2004

Works on Paper from the NYU Art Collection

January 13–March 27, 2004

Everything Matters: Paul Kos, A Retrospective

September 9–December 6, 2003

Swiss Photography

April 15–July 19, 2003

Park Ave Cubists

January 14–March 29, 2003

Between Word and Image: Modern Iranian Visual Culture

September 18–December 7, 2002

Shifting Tides: Cuban Photography after the Revolution

August 28–October 27, 2002

Priceless Children

May 7–July 13, 2002

Nancy Burson

February 12–April 20th, 2002

Pastoral to Postindustrial: British works on paper from the Whitworth Art Gallery

November 13, 2001 - January 26, 2002

Dreams and Disillusion: Karel Teige and the Czech Avant-Garde

May 1 - July 7, 2001

First Steps III

February 16 - April 14, 2001

Ben Shahn’s New York: The Photography of Modern Times

November 14, 2000 - January 27, 2001

Face to Face: Shiseido and the Manufacture of Beauty, 1900–2000

September 15–October 28, 2000

Rudy Burckhardt and Friends: New York Artists of the 1950s and '60s

05/09/00 - 07/15/00

Sheer Realities: A Celebration of Philippine Culture

February 23 - April 22, 2000

Inverted Odysseys: Claude Cahun, Maya Deren, Cindy Sherman

November 16,1999 - January 29, 2000

John Singer Sargent, Draughtsman: Works from the Corcoran Gallery of Art

August 31 - October 30, 1999

When Time Began to Rant and Rage: Figurative Painting from 20th Century Ireland

May 25–July 24, 1999

Krizia

April 15 - May 7, 1999

First Steps II: Emerging Artists from Japan

January 29 - March 20, 1999

Counter Culture: Parisian Cabarets and the Avant-Garde, 1875-1905

November 17, 1998 - January 16, 1999

Maya Lin: Topologies

September 1 - October 31, 1998

Police Pictures: The Photograph as Evidence

May 21 - July 18 1998

Shiro Kuramata: 1934 -1991

February 25 - May 2, 1998

Desert Cliché: Israel Now

November 20, 1997 - February 4, 1998

Nahum Zenil: Witness to the Self

September 2 - November 1, 1997

Art of the Everyday: France in the 90s

March 14 - June 28, 1997

The First Steps: Emerging Artists From Japan

January 16 - February 21, 1997

Contemporary Art in Asia: Traditions/Tensions

October 3 - December 23, 1996