Upcoming Programs

Unless otherwise noted, programs are free of charge, no reservations, capacity limited. All are subject to change. Please see individual event listings for visitor access, registration, and accessibility information.

 

Roundtable Discussion (In-Person & Zoom) <br> Black Abstraction | Black Existentialism
Apr 16, 2024 | 06:00 pm - 07:30 pm

Though many Black artists who spent time in France experimented with abstract modes of production—thus impacting the trajectory of modernist abstraction—their efforts are often eclipsed by the constraining discourses around Abstract Expressionism and Civil Rights-era protest art. This roundtable will think through and beyond modernist aesthetics, constructions of Blackness, and geopolitical relations to probe the use of abstraction as a tool of subjective expression, radical politics, or opacity […]

Film Screening (In-Person)<br><em>Americans in Paris</em> Program Three: William Klein<br>Anthology Film Archives
Apr 17, 2024 | 07:30 pm - 09:00 pm

As a cinematic sidebar to Americans in Paris, Anthology Film Archives will host four programs featuring American expat artists who are showcased in the exhibition, and for whom living in Paris played a formative role in their lives and artistic development. The third program focuses on painter, filmmaker, and acclaimed fashion photographer, William Klein, who relocated permanently to […]

Exhibition Walkthrough (In-Person)
Apr 24, 2024 | 06:00 pm - 07:00 pm

JaBrea Patterson-West, Graduate Curatorial Assistant at the Grey Art Museum and Ph.D. candidate, Institute of Fine Arts, NYU, will give a guided walkthrough of Americans in Paris: Artists Working in Postwar France, 1946–1962. Visitor Access Space is limited—registration is required. NYU’s Grey Art Museum provides reasonable accommodations to people with disabilities. Requests for accommodations should […]

Film Screening (In-Person)<br><em>Americans in Paris</em> at Anthology Film Archives: Shinkichi Tajiri
Apr 25, 2024 | 07:30 pm - 08:35 pm

As a cinematic sidebar to Americans in Paris, Anthology Film Archives will host four programs featuring American expat artists who are showcased in the exhibition, and for whom living in Paris played a formative role in their lives and artistic development. The fourth and final program shines a spotlight on artist Shinkichi Tajiri, who is best known for […]

Soho Arts Network (SAN) Downtown Culture Walk (In-Person)
May 04, 2024 | 11:00 am - 05:00 pm

The Grey Art Museum is pleased to participate in Downtown Culture Walk, a self-guided walking tour presented by the SoHo Arts Network (SAN), highlighting the non-profit art spaces in the SoHo and downtown neighborhoods. Open hours and other programming will be offered at member locations for free or reduced admission. Access more information at SAN’s […]

Discussion and Exhibition Walkthrough (In-Person)<br><em>Americans in Paris</em>: Al Held and Galerie 8
May 08, 2024 | 06:00 pm - 07:00 pm

Join Debra Bricker Balken, guest curator of Americans in Paris, and Daniel Belasco, Executive Director of the Al Held Foundation, for a discussion and exhibition walkthrough highlighting Held’s gestural painting in postwar Paris and the bustling circle of American expat artists who exhibited at the cooperatively run Galerie Huit (1950–1956). Visitor Access and Registration Space […]

Past Programs

<strong>April In Paris</strong> <br>Student Night at NYU’s Grey Art Museum
Apr 11, 2024 | 06:00 pm - 08:00 pm

Enjoy a night with art, live jazz, treats and more for university students only. Come dressed up and ready for photos! Sign up here to attend. Please bring your Student ID. Organized by the Grey’s Student Friends Committee. Co-sponsored by the Center for Ballet and the Arts, NYU and the Department of Music and Performing […]

Film Screening (In-Person)<br><em>Americans in Paris</em> at Anthology Film Archives: <br>Robert Breer, Kenneth Anger, and Carmen D’Avino
Apr 04, 2024 | 07:30 pm - 08:30 pm

As a cinematic sidebar to Americans in Paris, Anthology Film Archives will host four programs featuring American expat artists who are showcased in the exhibition, and for whom living in Paris played a formative role in their lives and artistic development. This program brings together work by Robert Breer and Kenneth Anger, two artists whose place in the […]

Conversation (In-Person)<br><em>The Stone Face</em>: Black American Expats in Mid-Century Paris
Apr 03, 2024 | 06:00 pm - 07:30 pm

Join acclaimed writer, Adam Shatz, for a conversation with Lynn Gumpert, director of the Grey Art Museum, that centers on American expat novelist William Gardner Smith’s The Stone Face (1963) at La Maison Française at NYU. Reprinted in 2021, Smith’s work exposes the complexity of postwar Paris as both a haven for Black Americans fleeing […]