NYU Steinhardt

Graduate Projects in Visual Arts Administration: Inventing Downtown

  • Course Number: ARVA-GE 2916
  • Hours: 10 per unit
  • Units: 1-4 (var)
  • Description: Inventing Downtown examines New York City’s post-War art scene by using artist-run & experimental galleries as the core point of reference. In so doing, Inventing Downtown will investigate the exchanges among diverse artists working abstractly, figuratively, & environmentally (early installation); it will give special attention to the social context of downtown as a multi-ethnic neighborhood as well as bring to light contributions by women, African American & Latin American artists, who have been overlooked in the standard histories of postwar American art.
  • Old Course Number: E91.2916