Exhibition

"Inventing Downtown: Artist-Run Galleries in New York City, 1952–1965"

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John Cohen, Red Grooms transporting artwork to Reuben Gallery, New York, 1960 (detail). © John Cohen, Courtesy the photographer and L. Parker Stephenson Photographs, New York


Jim Dine, Red Grooms, Allan Kaprow, Alex Katz, Yayoi Kusama, Claes Oldenburg, Yoko Ono, Mark di Suvero, Emilio Cruz, Lois Dodd, Rosalyn Drexler, Sally Hazelet Drummond, Jean Follett, Lester Johnson, Boris Lurie, Jan Müller, Aldo Tambellini

Greenwich Village / W Village

Opening from

On View

Grey Art Gallery at NYU | 100 Washington Square East

Curated by Melissa Rachleff

Examining the New York art scene during the fertile years between the apex of Abstract Expressionism and the rise of Pop Art and Minimalism, "Inventing Downtown: Artist-Run Galleries in New York City, 1952–1965" is the first show ever to survey this vital period from the vantage point of its artist-run galleries—crucibles of experimentation and innovation that radically changed the art world. With more than 200 paintings, sculptures, installations, drawings, photographs, ephemera, and films, the show reveals a scene that was much more diverse than has previously been acknowledged, with women and artists of color playing major roles. It features works by abstract and figurative painters and sculptors, as well as pioneers of installation and performance art. Artists range from well-known figures such as Jim Dine, Red Grooms, Allan Kaprow, Alex Katz, Yayoi Kusama, Claes Oldenburg, Yoko Ono, and Mark di Suvero, to those who deserve to be better known, including Emilio Cruz, Lois Dodd, Rosalyn Drexler, Sally Hazelet Drummond, Jean Follett, Lester Johnson, Boris Lurie, Jan Müller, and Aldo Tambellini.



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Wed - Wed 11:00 AM - 8:00 PM

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