Friday, March 15, 2024

'Americans in Paris' at the new Grey Art Museum on Cooper Square

The Grey Art Museum recently relocated from Washington Square East to 18 Cooper Square (roughly at Fifth Street). 

The inaugural show for NYU's fine art museum (fka, the Grey Art Gallery) opened on March 4 and is titled "Americans in Paris." 

A description: 
Following World War II, hundreds of artists from the United States flocked to the City of Light, which for centuries had been heralded as an artistic mecca and international cultural capital. Americans in Paris explores a vibrant community of expatriates who lived in France for a year or more during the period from 1946 to 1962. Many were ex-soldiers who took advantage of a newly enacted GI Bill, which covered tuition and living expenses; others, including women, financed their own sojourns. 

Showcased here are some 130 paintings, sculptures, photographs, films, textiles, and works on paper by nearly 70 artists, providing a fresh perspective on a creative ferment too often overshadowed by the contemporaneous ascendency of the New York art scene. 
And a brief look around...
This show runs through July 20. Related to the exhibit, there are also panel discussions and film screenings here (check the website). 

  • Tuesday: 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. 
  • Wednesday 11 a.m. - 8 p.m. 
  • Thursday-Friday: 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. 
  • Saturday: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. 
There isn't an admission fee... and the show is worth your time...

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