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New York University's independent student newspaper, established in 1973.

Washington Square News

A red, brown and white painting hanging on a cream colored wall inside the Metropolitan Museum of Art. There is a cream colored railing around the base of the wall, and “Cecily Brown, Death and the Maid” is written in capitalized gray letters above the painting.

Review: ‘Death and the Maid’ breathes color into mundane inevitabilities

Cecily Brown’s solo exhibition can be viewed at the Metropolitan Museum of Art until Dec. 3.
Alexa Donovan, Staff Writer April 26, 2023

It is hard to miss the Cecily Brown exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art; its advertising banner creates a stark contrast of color on the colossal and ornate building on...

A white wall with three pieces of art displayed on it. On the left, a large textile artwork. In the middle, a small abstract black-and-white print. On the right, a slightly larger black-and-white print of silhouettes of two bodies facing each other.

‘Mostly New’ brings the best of NYU’s art collection into the spotlight

The latest exhibition at NYU’s Grey Art Gallery, which will run through May 20, shows a new breadth of work in the university’s collection.
Alexa Donovan, Staff Writer April 11, 2023

The humble exterior of the Grey Art Gallery, NYU’s fine arts museum located inside the university’s Silver Center, fails to convey the beauty of the spectacular pieces of art...

An illustration of a person with a blank face, wearing a black turtleneck sweater against a yellow background. There is a red question mark on the person’s face and text “hanksy” next to it. Several abstract patterns are drawn around the person.

The unexpected connection between Adam Himebauch, Adam Lucas and Hanksy

The mysterious Adam Lucas Himebauch might seem like a 1970s visionary and prolific artist from the early ’70s, but he turns out to be much more.
Alia Arafeh, Contributing Writer December 12, 2022

Within the lower level of the Essex Market, there is a display of photographs of Adam Himebauch that explain his history as a prolific artist who lived and worked in the 1970s....

Five art pieces displayed in frames on a white wall inside the Grey Art Gallery. In the foreground, a clear encased sculpture in the center of the room.

Grey Art Gallery is NYU’s archival gem

The museum’s first exhibition since the COVID-19 pandemic, “Mostly New” features an eclectic and impressive sampling of contemporary art. 
Isabella Armus, Deputy Arts Editor April 5, 2022

Don’t let the side entrance through the Silver Center for Arts and Science deter you — the Grey Art Gallery is an essential visit. Established in 1975, the column-fortified...

An illustration of the Washington Square Arch. Behind the arch sits gray and brown alternating high-rises. On the top right are the words “The Daybook” in an arched shape.

What to do this week: Women’s History Month concert and more

The Daybook is WSN’s weekly column listing in-person and online events at NYU and across New York City. This week: March 28 to April 3.
The News Desk March 27, 2022

NYU’s flagship art gallery reopens  12-5 p.m. at the Grey Art Gallery Free, restricted to the NYU community The Grey Art Gallery, NYU’s art museum, which has been...

Viewers were captivated by the figure painting, “Jonathan,” by Jordan Casteel. The sleek and simple New Museum is a favorite venue for multiple seasonal exhibitions, including “Within Reach.” (Photo by Maxwell Freyre)

Decolonizing the Sensescape: Jordan Casteel at the New Museum

Jordan Casteel’s art exhibit “Within Reach” is on view at the New Museum until May 24, 2020.
Maxwell Freyre, Contributing Writer February 24, 2020

A peculiar dichotomy is developing in the museums of the Greater New York City area: the uptown-neoclassical museum, with gargoyles slammed at the sides of some presentational...

Featuring over 50 works, “Jackson Pollock: A Collection Survey, 1934–1954”, is on display at the MoMA from November 22, 2015 to March 13, 2016

Pollock exhibit at MoMA goes beyond the splatter

Tony Schwab, Staff Writer November 30, 2015
Track the changes in Jackson Pollock's artistic tone from realistic to abstract in the MoMA's comprehensive collection survey of the artist's mid- to late-career work.