Lecture

Lecture<br/>Santiago Ramón y Cajal: The Artist as Scientist
Mar 22, 2018 | 07:00 pm - 08:30 pm

Eric Himmel, Editor-in-Chief of Abrams Books and Beautiful Brain catalogue essayist, will trace Cajal’s path from a failed provincial artist through his midlife encounter with neuroscience—which inspired his revolutionary drawings based in new forms and new concepts. Co-sponsored by NYU’s Department of Art History and Grey Art Gallery. Free of charge, capacity limited, and subject […]

The Irving H. Jurow Lecture<br/>at NYU’s College of Arts & Science:<br/>What Art Can Tell Us About the Brain
Mar 20, 2018 | 05:30 pm - 07:00 pm

In this lecture, Margaret S. Livingstone, Takeda Professor of Neurobiology, Harvard Medical School, will examine how major works of art provide insight into how we see, how artists have figured out how our brains extract relevant information about faces and objects, and why learning disabilities may be associated with artistic talent. Organized by NYU’s College […]

PROGRAM POSTPONED Lecture<br/>Cajal and the Enchanted Loom
Feb 16, 2018 | 06:30 pm - 08:00 pm

PROGRAM POSTPONED. CHECK BACK BY FRIDAY FEB. 23 FOR A NEW DATE. Rodolfo Llinás, Thomas and Suzanne Murphy Professor, University Professor, and Chairman Emeritus of Neuroscience & Physiology, NYU Langone Medical Center, will examine the historical development of imaging of the nervous system, and the interpretation of the images observed, from Cajal’s time to the […]

Lecture<br/>A Romp Through NYU’s Architecture, Built and Unbuilt
Sep 26, 2017 | 06:30 pm - 08:00 pm

From Beaux-Arts to Brutalism, NYU has it all. Carol Krinsky, Professor of Art History, NYU, will survey the wide range of buildings created or adapted for use by generations of students. From the original Gothic Revival building of 1831 to classicism, Arts-and-Crafts, and Art Deco to late modernism—including Philip Johnson’s Bobst Library and proposed campus […]

Through Being Cool: The Music Videos of Mark Mothersbaugh and DEVO
May 01, 2017 | 06:30 pm - 08:00 pm

From In the Beginning Was the End: The Truth About De-Evolution (1976) to Whip It (1980) and beyond, Jesse Bransford, Chair of Art & Art Professions, NYU, will screen and provide commentary on selections from DEVO’s groundbreaking music videos, the earliest of which predate not only MTV, but also the band’s studio recordings. Organized by […]

Lecture<br/>Alt O’Hara: Coterie and Counter-Institution
Mar 29, 2017 | 07:00 pm - 08:30 pm

Placing Frank O’Hara’s writing in relation to the development of alternative art galleries in the early 1960s, this lecture by Lytle Shaw, professor of English, NYU, will explore the ways that O’Hara’s cultivation of a coterie served an analogous function in terms of both the social world and literary history. Co-sponsored by NYU’s Department of […]

Lecture<br/>Revisiting the 1960s, Globalization, Monopoly, and Art Outlaws:  Yayoi Kusama and the Rise of the Leo Castelli Gallery
Feb 13, 2017 | 07:00 pm - 08:30 pm

Artist Yayoi Kusama and art dealer Leo Castelli both launched their careers in the multicultural downtown scene of the 1950s. In this lecture, Midori Yamamura, JSPS Postdoctoral Fellow, Tokyo National Research Institute for Cultural Properties, and author of Yayoi Kusama: Inventing the Singular (MIT Press, 2015), will examine how, with the rise of the global […]

Lecture<br/>Perspectives on the Holocaust in the Postwar Era
Feb 08, 2017 | 06:30 pm - 08:00 pm

Hasia R. Diner, Paul S. and Sylvia Steinberg Professor of American Jewish History and Director, Goldstein-Goren Center for American Jewish History, NYU, will explore how and why American Jews in the decade or so after the end of World War II engaged with the memory of the Holocaust. She is the author of We Remember with Reverence and Love: […]

Lecture<br/>Speed-Dating the Avant-Garde: 15 Festivals in 45 Minutes
Sep 15, 2016 | 07:00 pm - 09:00 pm

In this slide lecture, Barbara Moore — independent scholar, a close associate of Moorman’s, and director of the Peter Moore archive — mines the archive for never-before-seen and rarely-seen photographs chronicling the avant-garde festivals Moorman organized between 1963 and 1980. Co-sponsored by NYU’s Departments of Art History (CAS) and Photography & Imaging (TSOA), and Grey […]