Our friends at the NYU Center for Disability Studies will present a conversation on disability and the arts with Patrick McKelvey, Assistant Professor of Theatre Arts, University of Pittsburgh, and Robert McRuer, Professor of English, The George Washington University.
Join Dr. Vishakha Desai, (Senior Advisor for Global Affairs at Columbia University), Dr. Fereshteh Daftari, (scholar and curator), and Sarah-Neel Smith (Assistant Professor in the Department of Art History, Theory, and Criticism at the Maryland Institute College of Art) in conversation with Lynn Gumpert (Director of Grey Art Gallery at NYU in New York) on modernisms in India, Iran, and Turkey respectively. Organized in partnership with the Institute at NYU Abu Dhabi.
Join us for a panel discussion around Joseph Lovett's 1979 film profile on James Baldwin, interviewed by Sylvia Chase for ABC's 20/20. Lovett will moderate a panel with guests Victor P. Bonfilio, JD, Ph.D., Psychoanalytic Institute of Northern California; Annie Lee Jones, Ph.D., clinical psychologist/psychoanalyst, co-chair of the Committee on Ethnicity, Race, Culture, Class, and Language (CERCCL) NYU Postdoctoral Program in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis; and Aisha Karefa-Smart, author, educator, public speaker, and niece of James Baldwin. Registration required.
In conjunction with the McMullen Museum of Art’s current exhibition, "Taking Shape: Abstraction from the Arab World, 1950s–1980s" (on tour after its debut at the Grey in 2020), Assistant Director Diana Larsen, aided by the Museum’s Student Ambassadors, will offer a virtual presentation on Orientalism and works of expedition photography in the Museum’s collection. Visitors are invited to learn from the presenters, ask questions, and share their knowledge and observations. Registration required.
The McMullen Museum of Art at Boston College welcomes Rutgers University Professor Alex Dika Seggerman for a virtual presentation that delves into her recent publication, Modernism on the Nile: Art in Egypt between the Islamic and the Contemporary (2019). Drawing from Modernism on the Nile, Seggerman argues that Gazzar’s local and transnational connections are evidence of “constellational modernism,” a framework for understanding modern art in Egypt that challenges Euro-centric narratives of modernism and expands Islamic art history into the modern era. Registration required.
Join Joseph Grigely, artist and writer, and Emily Watlington, critic and curator, in conversation on art, disability, apologies, and other matters. Organized by the NYU Center for Disability Studies. Registration required.
Join us for a reading of "Golem Girl: A Memoir" (2020) and a conversation with authors/artists/disability activists Riva Lehrer and Sunaura Taylor. Riva Lehrer’s memoir is a vivid portrait of her life, growing up disabled and Jewish, discovering her sexuality and her place as an artist in the emerging world of Disability Culture. Organized by the NYU Center for Disability Studies. Registration required.
Join us for a screening of "Vision Portraits" (2019) and discussion with filmmaker Rodney Evans and performance artist/dancer Kayla Hamilton. This feature-length documentary chronicles the creative paths of blind and visually impaired artists—photographer John Dugdale, dancer Kayla Hamilton, writer Ryan Knighton, and the director, award-winning filmmaker Rodney Evans. Organized by the NYU Center for Disability Studies. Registration required.
Beginning March 12, the McMullen Museum of Art will offer free virtual docent tours every Friday of "Taking Shape: Abstraction from the Arab World, 1950s–1980s" from 3:00 to 4:00 pm. Registration required.
To celebrate the virtual opening of "Taking Shape: Abstraction from the Arab World, 1950s–1980s" (on tour after its debut at the Grey in 2020), the McMullen Museum of Art invites guests to join Sultan Sooud Al Qassemi, Founder of the Barjeel Art Foundation and Visiting Instructor at Boston College, for a virtual tour and Q+A session on the exhibition. Al Qassemi will introduce major themes in "Taking Shape" and will offer background and anecdotes on how the collection and the exhibition came together. Visitors are welcome to ask questions along the way. Registration required.