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.
Grey Art Gallery at New York University is proud to partner with Visual AIDS for Day With(out) Art 2020 by presenting TRANSMISSIONS, a program of six new videos considering the impact of HIV and AIDS beyond the United States. The video program brings together artists working across the world: Jorge Bordello (Mexico), Gevi Dimitrakopoulou (Greece), Las […]
Join us for a panel discussion with Lynn Gumpert, Director, Grey Art Gallery; Cindy Caplan, Chief Counsel & Talent Officer, The Jewish Museum; and Jason Busch, Director and Chief Executive Officer, American Folk Art Museum; joined and moderated by POWarts Steering Committee member Molly Kurzius, Director of External Affairs, MoMA PS1. The group will discuss their paths to reopening (or decision to remain closed), management shifts, creative fundraising and programmatic initiatives, and what comes next as the COVID-19 pandemic continues. Registration required.
Art communities began responding almost immediately to COVID-19, mobilizing everything from zines to exhibitions, online performances, and street photography. This panel will explore early curatorial, photographic, and grassroots collective responses to the pandemic. With speakers Laylah Amatullah Barrayn, Documentary Photographer; César Garcia-Alvarez, Curator, Writer and Executive & Artistic Director of The Mistake Room, an international nonprofit art space in Los Angeles; and Theodore (ted) Kerr, Writer, Artist, and Community Organizer. Moderated by Pato Hebert, Associate Arts Professor and Chair, Department of Art & Public Policy (TSOA), NYU. Registration required.