Roundtable Conversation<br/>Baya, Assia Djebar, and the Flower Gaze
Mar 02, 2018 | 06:00 pm - 07:30 pm

The Algerian outsider artist Baya Mahiedinne’s work captivated the late Assia Djebar, former Silver Professor of French & Francophone Literature, NYU—who began writing about Baya in 1962, at the end of the Algerian War of Independence. With speakers Omar Berrada, writer and translator; Natasha Boas, curator of Baya: Woman of Algiers; and Denis Hollier, Professor […]

Conversation<br/>“The Brain is a World”: Ramón y Cajal as Explorer
Mar 23, 2018 | 06:30 pm - 08:00 pm

NYU’s Marisa Carrasco, Collegiate Professor and Professor of Psychology & Neural Science, and James D. Fernández, Collegiate Professor and Professor of Spanish & Portuguese, will discuss and illustrate Cajal’s pioneering cartography of the brain in the context of his fascinating biographical trajectory. Co-sponsored by NYU’s King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center, Center for Neural […]

Conversation<br/>Three Point Stance: Embodying the Politics and Pleasures of Football and Basketball
Feb 13, 2018 | 07:00 pm - 09:00 pm

Featuring NYU’s Noel Anderson, Clinical Assistant Professor of Art & Art Professions (Steinhardt); Pato Hebert, Associate Arts Professor, Art & Public Policy (TSOA); and Daniel P. Perl, Professor of Neuropathology, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, this conversation will examine the materiality and aesthetic forms of football and basketball to address the paradoxical mixture […]

Conversation<br/>Decision Trees and Branching Dendrites
Feb 12, 2018 | 06:30 pm - 08:00 pm

Lawrence Weschler, writer; Carl Schoonover, Postdoctoral Fellow, Axel Lab, Columbia University; and Beth Campbell, artist, will ponder the way branching patterns keep appearing at different scales and in different guises, from the dendrites of Cajal’s neurons to the decision trees in Campbell’s work. Co-sponsored by NYU’s New York Institute for the Humanities and Grey Art […]

Roundtable Conversation<br/>At the Intersection of Art, Neuroscience, and Perception
Feb 05, 2018 | 06:30 pm - 08:30 pm

Moderated by Lynn Gumpert, Director, Grey Art Gallery, and Eric Klann, Professor and Chair of Neural Science, both NYU; with speakers Teresita Fernández, artist, Eric Kandel, University Professor and Fred Kavli Professor, Department of Neuroscience, Columbia University; and Robert Whitman, artist, who will discuss the relationships between mind, brain, perception, and art. Co-sponsored by NYU’s […]

Conversation and Performance<br/>Mark Mothersbaugh, Music for Six-Sided Keyboard
May 04, 2017 | 06:30 pm - 08:00 pm

Following an onstage conversation with Carlo McCormick, Senior Editor, Paper Magazine, Mark Mothersbaugh—creative polymath and founder of the band DEVO—conducts orchestral renditions of his original music and film compositions on a six-sided keyboard of his invention. Organized by NYU’s Grey Art Gallery and co-sponsored by NYU’s Program in Music Technology (Steinhardt). General Admission: $30; NYU Students: […]

Conversation: Mark Mothersbaugh and Adam Lerner
Apr 26, 2017 | 07:00 pm - 08:30 pm

Mark Mothersbaugh joins exhibition curator Adam Lerner, Director, Museum of Contemporary Art Denver, in this wide-ranging conversation focusing on the artist’s career in both music and visual art, from his early, pre-DEVO decals to his recent music-making machines. The discussion will draw out the connecting threads that run through Mothersbaugh’s diverse artistic practice, from DEVO […]

Conversation<br/>Tenth Street Days
Mar 06, 2017 | 07:00 pm - 08:30 pm

Moderator Irving Sandler, art historian and critic, in conversation with artists Lois Dodd and Philip Pearlstein, will reflect on their early days at the Tanager Gallery. Co-sponsored by the Department of Art & Art Professions (Steinhardt) and Grey Art Gallery.

Conversation<br/>John Cohen and Thomas Crow
Feb 22, 2017 | 07:00 pm - 09:00 pm

John Cohen, photographer, musician, filmmaker, artist, and professor emeritus of visual arts, SUNY Purchase College; and Thomas Crow, Rosalie Solow Professor of Modern Art, Institute of Fine Arts, NYU, and author of The Long March of Pop: Art, Music, and Design 1930–1995, will discuss Cohen’s role in the downtown art and music scene in the 1950s and […]

Conversation<br/>Downtown Forever: Artists and Conservators in Conversation
Jun 22, 2017 | 06:00 pm - 08:00 pm

Please note: This program was originally scheduled for Thursday, February 9, 2017, but was postponed due to inclement weather. Join artists Mimi Gross and Robert Whitman (both included in Inventing Downtown) in conversation with conservators Kate Lewis (MoMA), Kendra Roth (Metropolitan Museum of Art) and Jennifer Hickey (Private Practice) about preserving their work and legacy. The discussion […]