On View at 80WSE Gallery: The Eye of the Beholder: Decade-Defining Lids, Lashes, & Brows, January 13th – February 2nd, 2018

NYU Steinhardt’s Costume Studies MA Program will present an exhibition of historical and contemporary beauty products entitled The Eye of the Beholder: Decade-Defining Lids, Lashes, & Brows, on view at 80WSE Gallery from January 13 through February 2, 2018.  Exhibition Overview This exhibition surveys the American products, advertisements, and icons that have contributed to cosmetic […]

80WSE Explores Nicaragua’s Artistic Utopia: Solentiname

In 1965, a spiritual, political, and artistic movement emerged on an archipelago in the south of Nicaragua: Solentiname. This community was established by leading poet and priest committed to social change, Ernesto Cardenal, and is the focus of a new exhibition opening December 1 at NYU Steinhardt’s 80WSE Gallery. ‘The Dream of Solentiname’ will look […]

NYC Students Find Refuge Through Expression in Art Therapy

Eight-year-old William lives with his family in a Bedford Stuyvesant housing project. His parents — who emigrated from China — are often absent, and William spends much of his time alone playing video games. He rarely plays outside, as he feels unsafe in his neighborhood. Based on his limited support at home and his school […]

NYU Class Collaborates with Cooper Hewitt to Increase Accessibility

Art, accessibility, and technology converged this spring in the Cooper Hewitt Co-Lab, an interdisciplinary course through the NYU Ability Project focused on reimagining the collection of the Smithsonian’s design museum for museumgoers with disabilities. Luke DuBois, co-director of the Ability Project and associate professor of Integrated Digital Media at Tandon, learned from Caroline Baumann, director […]

80WSE One of 13 Host Venues for Citywide Exhibition I ♥ John Giorno

On the evening of June 21, Ugo Rondinone: I ♥ John Giorno—the first major U.S. exhibition about the American poet, artist, activist and muse John Giorno—will open simultaneously across 13 locations in New York City, including NYU Steinhardt’s 80WSE Gallery. I ♥ John Giorno is a work of art by Giorno’s husband, the Swiss artist Ugo Rondinone. The exhibition is a celebration of […]

Whitney Biennial Tour Showcases Artwork of Lyle Ashton Harris and Tommy Hartung

Friends of NYU Steinhardt toured the 2017 Whitney Biennial at a special event hosted by Lyle Ashton Harris and Tommy Hartung, faculty members in the Department of Art and Arts Professions whose work was chosen for the prestigious annual exhibition. Ashton Harris, associate professor of art and art education presented Once (Now) Again, a site-specific multimedia installation […]

Two Steinhardt Art Professors Selected for 2017 Whitney Biennial

Lyle Ashton Harris and Tommy Hartung, faculty of the Department of Art and Art Professions in the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development at NYU, have been chosen for the 2017 Whitney Biennial at the Whitney Museum of American Art. The Whitney Biennial is the country’s preeminent survey of the current state of […]

Behind the Scenes of Inventing Downtown: An Interview with Curator Melissa Rachleff

Inventing Downtown: Artist-Run Galleries in New York City, 1952–1965 at Grey Art Gallery tells the story of how artist-run galleries irreversibly shaped American art.  The exhibition brings together paintings, sculptures, installations, drawings, photographs, ephemera, and film, to reveal an art world that existed between the apex of Abstract Expressionism and the rise of Pop Art and Minimalism. […]