NeoRealismo: The New Image in Italy, 1932–1960 portrays life in Italy before, during, and after World War II through the lens of photography. While neorealism has largely been associated with literary and cinematic depictions of dire postwar economic conditions, this exhibition draws attention to the period’s many photographers. NeoRealismo features approximately 175 photographs by over […]
Landscapes after Ruskin: Redefining the Sublime explores contemporary painting, photography, sculpture, and video through the lens of influential English art critic and social thinker John Ruskin (1819–1900), who argued that the artist’s principal responsibility is “truth to nature.” For Ruskin, this “truth” was more than just a technical representation of the natural world on canvas but […]
The Beautiful Brain: The Drawings of Santiago Ramón y Cajal is the first U.S. museum exhibition to present the extraordinary drawings of Santiago Ramón y Cajal (Spain, 1852–1934), the father of modern neuroscience. Cajal’s astonishing depictions of the brain—which combine cutting-edge scientific knowledge with consummate draftsmanship—offer much greater clarity than photographs, so much so that […]
Image: John Cohen, Red Grooms transporting artwork to Reuben Gallery, New York, 1960 (detail). Courtesy the photographer and L. Parker Stephenson, New York. © John Cohen
Global/Local 1960–2015: Six Artists from Iran features works by three generations of Iranian artists born between 1937 and 1982. The exhibition presents some ten works each by six artists—Faramarz Pilaram (1937–1983), Parviz Tanavoli (b. 1937), Chohreh Feyzdjou (1955–1996), Shiva Ahmadi (b. 1975), Shahpour Pouyan (b. 1980), and Barbad Golshiri (b. 1982)—examining their individual artistic practices […]
Grey Art Gallery Friends, Inter/National Council, and Director's Circle members are invited to a champagne reception and private preview of the exhibition John Wood: On the Edge of Clear Meaning.
The term “golden hour” denotes the ephemeral moment of perfect cinematic twilight. From stereoscopes to soundtracks, many of the contemporary artists in this exhibition draw upon early film techniques to imagine new possibilities for the moving picture.
An afternoon of talks on the making and collecting of reproductive prints in early modern Europe, moderated by Mariët Westermann, Director of NYU’s Institute of Fine Arts.