Longtime art patrons, social activists, and downtown Manhattan residents James Cottrell and Joseph Lovett grew their art collection based on their personal vision and vital friendships with artists—including Deborah Kass, whose paintings are currently on view at the Grey Art Gallery in Mostly New: Selections from the NYU Art Collection. Mostly New includes several works donated to the Grey by Cottrell and Lovett, who gifted over 200 artworks from their extensive collection of downtown New York artists.
Join Cottrell, Lovett, and Kass as they discuss their shared passion for art as an instrument of social change, the social experience of the dynamic downtown art scene in the 1980s, and their transformational gift in a lively virtual conversation hosted by the Grey’s director, Lynn Gumpert.
Co-sponsored by the Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality at NYU and the NYU Center for the Humanities.
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This conversation will have live captions and will be recorded. A video of the lecture with closed captions will be available on the Grey’s website after the event.