Inventing Downtown: Artist Run Galleries, 1952 – 1965

Village Preservation members will enjoy a private, after-hours tour of this brand new exhibition, led by the Grey Gallery’s chief docent. Between the apex of Abstract Expressionism and the rise of Pop Art and Minimalism, the New York art scene was transformed by artist-run galleries. Inventing Downtown presents works from fourteen of these crucibles of experimentation, highlighting artists’ efforts to create new exhibition venues for innovative works of art—ranging from abstract and figurative painting, assemblage, sculpture, and works on paper to groundbreaking installations and performances.

Offered in conjunction with the exhibition “Inventing Downtown: Artist-Run Galleries in New York City, 1952-1965,” on view at the Grey Art Gallery, NYU, January 10 – April 1, 2017.

Thursday, February 23, 2017
6:00 pm

Grey Art Gallery
NYU, 100 Washington Square East