Rocking Fashion: Françoise Hardy, Courtney Love, Patti Smith, DEVO
May 08, 2017 | 06:30 pm - 08:00 pm

Zip-up coveralls, safety helmets, swim goggles, plastic wigs, ziggurat-shaped “energy domes,” rubber face masks, skating gear—just a few of the many items employed by frontman Mark Mothersbaugh and his band DEVO both onstage and in their music videos. This panel will examine how DEVO and other musicians of our time employ clothing and accessories to […]

Panel<br/>Downtown on the Beach: Exploring 1950s–’60s Provincetown
Mar 09, 2017 | 06:00 pm - 08:00 pm

In this panel discussion, artists will consider the vibrant Provincetown art scene in the 1950s and after, focusing in particular on the Sun Gallery and the HCE Gallery. Also included are a screening and discussion of Yvonne Andersen’s documentary film The Sun Gallery Provincetown 1955–59 (13:48 min.), and a viewing of newly discovered photographs by […]

CANCELLED Panel<br/>Artist Collectives Today
Mar 03, 2017 | 06:30 pm - 08:00 pm

THIS PROGRAM HAS BEEN CANCELLED. In this panel discussion, speakers will focus on how artist collectives today are advocating for artists’ rights, and how artists and galleries are working to prevent the displacement of longtime neighborhood residents, businesses, and organizations. Moderated by ACE members, with speakers to be announced. Organized by Advocates for Cultural Engagement […]

Panel<br/>Exhibition, Environment, Performance
Feb 28, 2017 | 06:30 pm - 08:00 pm

This roundtable discussion will consider how artists in New York expanded both modes of artmaking and varieties of presentation in the alternative art spaces of the 1950s and ’60s. Moderated by Bruce Altshuler, director of Museum Studies, NYU, with speakers Claire Bishop, professor of Art History, The Graduate Center, CUNY; André Lepecki, associate professor of Performance Studies, NYU; […]

Panel<br/>Reverberations: Historical and Art Historical Collisions
Feb 15, 2017 | 07:00 pm - 08:30 pm

Exploring pressing social issues around art in New York during the 1950s and ’60s—a moment in American history that is both transitional and transformative—this roundtable discussion will examine the proliferation of art and other visual images relating to the Holocaust, the Cold War, civil rights, free speech, and access to, separation from, and collision of […]

Panel<br/>Outliers, Mavericks and Risk-takers: The Emergence and Legacy of Downtown
Jan 19, 2017 | 06:00 pm - 08:00 pm

Examining downtown’s further evolution—from the opening of commercial art galleries in SoHo in the late 1960s to the emergence of the Lower East Side as a new art hub—this panel will focus on the adventurous risk-takers who helped make downtown the epicenter of the New York art scene. Moderated by Grace Glueck, journalist, with speakers […]

Panel<br>Transformations of Performance/Art in the Fluxus Decades and Beyond
Oct 24, 2016 | 06:30 pm - 08:30 pm

Moderated by Julia Robinson, associate professor of Art History, NYU, with speakers Claire Bishop, professor of Contemporary Art, The Graduate Center, CUNY; Sabine Breitwieser, director, Museum der Moderne Salzburg; Branden W. Joseph, Frank Gallipoli Professor of Modern and Contemporary Art, Columbia University; and Midori Yoshimoto, professor of Art History and gallery director, New Jersey City […]

Panel<br/>A Moorman-Eye View of New York’s Changing Avant-Gardism
Sep 29, 2016 | 07:00 pm - 09:00 pm

Panel discussion moderated by Hannah B Higgins, professor of Art History, University of Illinois at Chicago, with speakers Saisha Grayson, PhD candidate, The Graduate Center, CUNY; Sophie Landres, PhD candidate, Stony Brook University; and Joan Rothfuss, author of Topless Cellist: The Improbable Life of Charlotte Moorman (MIT Press, 2014). These scholars—all specialists  in Charlotte Moorman’s […]

Panel<br/>Experimental Music and Interdisciplinary Arts: Explorations on the Edge
Sep 14, 2016 | 07:30 pm - 09:00 pm

Panel discussion and performance moderated by Joan La Barbara, composer, performer, sound artist, and faculty member, NYU Music Composition (Steinhardt), with speakers David Behrman, composer; Ed Friedman, poet, writer, former director of the Poetry Project, St. Mark’s; Alison Knowles, interdisciplinary artist and founding member of Fluxus; and Carolee Schneemann, multidisciplinary artist. Speakers will discuss experimental music and […]

May 06, 2016 | 06:30 pm - 08:00 pm

This panel will focus on 20th-century artists whose work was deployed in the service of advertising and corporate image–building. Moderated by Sandra Lang, director and associate clinical professor, Visual Arts Administration MA Program, Art & Art Professions, NYU (Steinhardt), with speakers Michele H. Bogart, professor of art, Stony Brook University; Suzanne Lemakis, former director, Citibank […]