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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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: […]
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 […]
A pivotal voice of punk, Richard Hell will introduce his new autobiography, I Dreamed I Was a Very Clean Tramp.
NYU Silver Center, Room 300 (enter at 32 Waverly Place)
In this illustrated lecture/conversation, Michael Duncan, editor of O! Tricky Cad & Other Jessoterica and co-curator of An Opening of the Field, will delve into the nooks of Jess’s works and shed light on the California avant-garde literary and art scene of the 1950s and ’60s. Organized by Siglio Press.
John Storrs (1885–1956) looked to architecture for inspiration. Louis Sullivan and Frank Lloyd Wright influenced his thinking, as did avant-garde artists of his time. In this lecture, Carol Krinsky, Professor of Art History, New York University, will discuss works which recall early skyscrapers as well as others that were composed from abstract geometric forms.