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.

Lecture<br/>Alt O’Hara: Coterie and Counter-Institution
Mar 29, 2017 | 07:00 pm - 08:30 pm

Placing Frank O’Hara’s writing in relation to the development of alternative art galleries in the early 1960s, this lecture by Lytle Shaw, professor of English, NYU, will explore the ways that O’Hara’s cultivation of a coterie served an analogous function in terms of both the social world and literary history. Co-sponsored by NYU’s Department of […]

Conversation: Mark Mothersbaugh and Adam Lerner
Apr 26, 2017 | 07:00 pm - 08:30 pm

Mark Mothersbaugh joins exhibition curator Adam Lerner, Director, Museum of Contemporary Art Denver, in this wide-ranging conversation focusing on the artist’s career in both music and visual art, from his early, pre-DEVO decals to his recent music-making machines. The discussion will draw out the connecting threads that run through Mothersbaugh’s diverse artistic practice, from DEVO […]

Through Being Cool: The Music Videos of Mark Mothersbaugh and DEVO
May 01, 2017 | 06:30 pm - 08:00 pm

From In the Beginning Was the End: The Truth About De-Evolution (1976) to Whip It (1980) and beyond, Jesse Bransford, Chair of Art & Art Professions, NYU, will screen and provide commentary on selections from DEVO’s groundbreaking music videos, the earliest of which predate not only MTV, but also the band’s studio recordings. Organized by […]

May 03, 2017 | 06:30 pm - 08:00 pm

With Brian Bentley, Graduate Curatorial Assistant, Grey Art Gallery, and PhD Candidate, Institute of Fine Arts, NYU.

Past Programs

SOLD OUT Walking Tour<br/>Exploring East Tenth Street and Beyond
Mar 25, 2017 | 11:00 am - 01:00 pm

Note: Tickets for this program have sold out.  Lucy Oakley, head of education and programs, Grey Art Gallery, NYU, and Grey interns will lead a walking tour of East Tenth Street and environs, focusing in particular on the sites of artist-run galleries in Inventing Downtown and evoking the rich cultural landscape of avant-garde New York […]

Gallery Conversation<br/>Brian Bentley
Mar 22, 2017 | 06:30 pm - 07:30 pm

With Brian Bentley, graduate curatorial assistant, Grey Art Gallery, and PhD student, Institute of Fine Arts, NYU.

Panel<br/>Downtown on the Beach: Exploring 1950s–’60s Provincetown
Mar 09, 2017 | 06:00 pm - 08:00 pm

In this panel discussion, artists will consider the vibrant Provincetown art scene in the 1950s and after, focusing in particular on the Sun Gallery and the HCE Gallery. Also included are a screening and discussion of Yvonne Andersen’s documentary film The Sun Gallery Provincetown 1955–59 (13:48 min.), and a viewing of newly discovered photographs by […]