Outliers, Mavericks and Risk-takers: The Emergence and Legacy of Downtown

In conjunction with the exhibition Inventing Downtown:
Artist-Run Galleries in New York City, 1952–1965

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 Betty Cuningham, Betty Cuningham Gallery; Eric Firestone, Eric Firestone Gallery; Michael Findlay, Acquavella Gallery; and Patricia Margarita Hernandez, P! Gallery.

Organized by the New York Foundation for the Arts, hosted by CIMA, and co-sponsored by the SoHo Arts Network and NYU’s Grey Art Gallery.


Starts 1/19/17 6:00 pm
Ends 1/19/17 8:00 pm
Participants Grace Glueck, Betty Cuningham, Eric Firestone, Michael Findlay, and Patricia Margarita Hernandez
Location The Center for Italian Modern Art (CIMA), 421 Broome Street, Fourth Floor
Cost Free of charge, reservations required


Program Types: Panel