Upcoming Programs

Unless otherwise noted, programs are free of charge, no reservations, capacity limited. All are subject to change. Photo ID required for entrance to NYU buildings.

Panel Discussion<br>Curating South Asian Modernism
Sep 13, 2019 | 06:30 pm - 08:00 pm

How do politics, diplomacy, and other worldviews influence both private collecting and exhibition organizing? What factors enter into a curator’s selection of works for a show? How do museums and other institutions help shape a collector’s identity? These questions and more will be considered by speakers Sean Anderson, Associate Curator of Architecture and Design, Museum of Modern Art; Beth Citron, Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, Rubin Museum of Art; and Saloni Mathur, Professor of Art History, UCLA. Moderated by Lynn Gumpert, Director, Grey Art Gallery, NYU.

Panel Discussion<br>Modernisms in National Contexts: Perspectives on Modern Art from Turkey, Iran, and India
Sep 27, 2019 | 12:30 pm - 02:00 pm

Speakers Duygu Demir, PhD candidate in the History, Theory, and Criticism of Art and Architecture, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Sonal Khullar, Associate Professor of Art History, University of Washington; and Hamed Yousefi, filmmaker and PhD student in Art History, Northwestern University, will present their perspectives on artistic modernism in the 1960s and ’70s in Turkey, India, and Iran, respectively. Exploring the political context of modernist art in the period’s global imaginaries, they will examine the circulation of modernist discourses between these regions and the West—and also reveal how such exchanges, at both regional and global levels, produced new forms of modernist art. 

Panel Discussion<br>Abby Weed Grey’s Archive: Yesterday’s Passion, Today’s Inspiration
Oct 01, 2019 | 06:30 pm - 08:00 pm

Panel discussion moderated by Susan Hapgood, Executive Director, International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP), New York, and Founder, Mumbai Art Room; with speakers Hadieh Shafie, artist, and Hamed Yousefi, filmmaker and PhD student in Art History, Northwestern University, who will explore the relevance to and influence of the archive in terms of contemporary art-making and art-historical research.

Film Screening: The Fabulous Life and Thought of Ahmad Fardid, 2015
Oct 15, 2019 | 06:30 pm - 08:30 pm

Ali Mirsepassi, Albert Gallatin Research Excellence Professor of Middle Eastern & Islamic Studies in NYU’s Gallatin School and Department of Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies, will present this documentary, which he co-created with Hamed Yousefi. The film explores the life and thought of Iranian philosopher Ahmad Fardid (1910-1994) in his intellectual crusade to halt rising Western influence in Iran. 85 min.

Exhibition Walkthrough with Conversation
Oct 23, 2019 | 06:30 pm - 07:30 pm

Exhibition walkthrough with Summer A. Sloane-Britt, Graduate Curatorial Assistant, Grey Art Gallery, and PhD student, Institute of Fine Arts, NYU.

Symposium<br>Persepolis, Then and Now (time to be announced)
Nov 21, 2019 | 12:00 am - 12:00 am

This symposium organized by Matthew S. Santirocco, Professor of Classics and Angelo J. Ranieri Director of Ancient Studies (NYU), will bring together a panel of speakers to explore the history and archaeology of ancient Persepolis—along with its revival in the modern era, in the visual imaginations of artists such as Parviz Tanavoli and others. **Time to be announced; detailed schedule forthcoming after October 1.**

Past Programs

The Stonewall Operas (multiple performances)
May 18, 2019 | 01:30 pm - 03:30 pm

These four brand-new 30-minute Stonewall-inspired operas are written and composed by alums of Tisch's Graduate Musical Theatre Writing Program, as part of the Advanced Opera Lab led by Randall Eng, Associate Arts Professor of Graduate Musical Theatre Writing, and Sam Helfrich, Associate Arts Professor of Design for Stage & Film (both Tisch School of the Arts). The operas are designed by students from the Dance Department (both Tisch School of the Arts), directed by students from the New School, and performed by professional opera singers from American Opera Projects. CLICK FOR FULL PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE.

Screening<br>Hiding in Plain Sight: The Case of Gay Life
May 08, 2019 | 06:30 pm - 08:00 pm

Perry Mason (1957–1966, CBS-TV) is known for its formulaic plots—attorney Mason (Raymond Burr) defends an innocent client and forces the real murderer to confess in a courtroom finale. With its stylish noir filming, outdoor locations, and deep background characterizations, the series arguably also featured a prescient queer subtext. Burr was a gay man who led a covert life, but on the show, Mason is consistently paired with his investigator, Paul Drake (William Hopper), in harmonious, sometimes domestic contexts—especially notable in the episode we'll screen: The Case of the Borrowed Baby (1962).

AIDS on TV: Journalism, Medicine, Government, and Prejudice
May 07, 2019 | 06:30 pm - 08:00 pm

In 1983, television producer and journalist Joseph Lovett successfully pleaded with ABC's 20/20 executives to create the first investigative reports on AIDS for network TV. He will show selected video clips (50 min.) and discuss the responsibility and the difficulties of reporting on a plague during a decade of discrimination.