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Master of Arts in Visual Arts Administration

News from the Visual Arts Administration Program

January 2017

Inventing Downtown: Artist-Run Galleries in New York City,
 1952-1965
NYU Steinhardt faculty member Melissa Rachleff-Burtt has curated a major exhibition in conjunction with the Grey Art Gallery that examines the New York art scene during the fertile years between the apex of Abstract Expressionism and the rise of Pop Art and MInimalism. This 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. The exhibition includes work by artists ranging from such well known figures as Mark di Suvero, Jim Dine, Red Grooms, Allan Kaprow, Alex Katz, Yaoi Kusama, Claes Oldenburg, and Yoko Ono to artists who deserve to be better known, such as Ed Clark, Emilio Cruz, Lis Dodd, Rosalyn Drexler, Sally Haelet Drummond, Jean Follett, Lester Johnson, Boris Lurie, Jan Müller, and Aldo Tambellini. The opening reception will take place January 09, 2017. 

Program flyer

New York Times Profile on 'Inventing Downtown'

Review by Holland Kotter in New York Times

Review by Peter Plagens in Wall Street Journal

'Behind the Scenes of Inventing Downtown: An Interview with Curator Melissa Rachleff with Steinhardt 'At a Glance'
 
 
On view January 10 through April 1, 2017. 
100 Washington Square East, New York, NY 10003
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Featured Clubs

Art Finance Society
The mission of the Art Finance Society is to initiate and expand the conversation around art making and art history, connoisseurship and art dealing, and larger financial markets. In this moment of increasing interconnectedness between art markets and global finance, the Art Finance Society aims to inspire dynamic collaboration between students, faculty and industry professionals, while cultivating an inclusive atmosphere that allows all perspectives to contribute to the conversation.  
Go to: www.artfinancesociety.com 

Curatorial Collective
The Visual Arts Administration Curatorial Collective is a student-run collective that encourages collaboration, community, and shared learning among the various NYU Steinhardt art programs. We seek to stimulate an interactive discourse between artists and arts administrators at the student level through exhibitions, colloquia, open studios and informal gatherings, thereby creating opportunities for examination of issues and ideologies that face practicing curators, artists, and visual arts managers within the university and beyond.

ACE
Advocates for Cultural Engagement (ACE) is a student organization that creates awareness of arts and cultural issues at the local, state and national levels. To achieve this goal, ACE encourages action within the NYU community, collaborates with other student groups and appeals to government representatives. ACE hosts and facilitates events and programming for students to foster awareness and action surrounding arts advocacy.