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Six photos in white frames hang on a dark red wall.

Review: ‘In Loving Memory’ explores the veteran experience through photography

NYU’s Gallatin Galleries is currently showcasing Brooklyn-based artist Khidr Joseph’s solo exhibition that highlights his grandfather’s experiences in the Vietnam War.
Eleanor Jacobs, Staff Writer February 15, 2024

Brooklyn-based street artist Khidr Joseph’s photograph “Family Heirloom” depicts an extended hand with a military dog tag hanging from its fingers. The large scale and intense...

A purple wall, divided in the middle with a diagonal white line. On the left of the wall it says, “MANET,” and on the right it says, “DEGAS.” There is a gold-framed painting under each name. There is a person looking at the paintings.

Review: ‘Manet/Degas’ compares and contextualizes the painters’ journeys

The exhibition offers an expansive view of its two artists’ works, their tumultuous relationship and their mark on 19th-century art.
Kaleo Zhu, Contributing Writer December 14, 2023

There is no shortage of feuds between prominent figures of the art world — Vincent Van Gogh and Paul Gauguin or Pablo Picasso and Henri Matisse. A new exhibit at the Metropolitan...

A photo of Nicolas Pedrero-Setzer eating ramen against a bookshelf.

In favor of smallness

Four years of editing the Washington Square News’ arts coverage have convinced me my task was trifling, but meaningful.
Nicolas Pedrero-Setzer, Arts Editor May 5, 2023

Consider this my coda. I have edited the Washington Square News’ arts desk since early 2020 in varying capacities. At times distant, other times immersed, generally distracted,...

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 green plant in a brown pot against a purple background. The plant has sharp teeth inside a red mouth.

‘Little Shop of Horrors’ star returns to off-Broadway revival

Joy Woods will come back to the show, this time playing Audrey, as “Little Shop” continues to cement its place in the off-Broadway scene.
Kara Pauley, Contributing Writer April 5, 2023

“Little Shop of Horrors” is a bizarre musical. The show uses a doo-wop style score to tell the tale of a struggling flower shop in  squalid Skid Row, whose luck turns around...

The Universal Language of Visual Storytelling

The Universal Language of Visual Storytelling

In a series of paintings, illustrations, and sculptures, seven NYU artists craft captivating visual narratives.
December 11, 2022

A collage of three photos contains black texts on white background or white text on black background displayed in atrium of the Museum of Modern Art.

Review: ‘Thinking of You. I Mean Me. I Mean You.’ is all too relevant in a post-Roe era

Barbara Kruger’s newest exhibit is the most commercial, anti-capitalist exhibition about power dynamics and bodily autonomy.
Natalia Palacino, Books & Theater Editor September 19, 2022

Barbara Kruger’s “Thinking of You. I Mean Me. I Mean You.” demonstrates her profound influence beyond the art world as a conceptual powerhouse. Within the art exhibit, the...

A silver and black laptop shows a scene in a desert with a man squatting. A white and blue cup of tea is in front of the laptop.

Off the Radar: ‘Breaker Morant’ shatters illusions of benevolent empires and noble wars

Off the Radar is a weekly column surveying overlooked films available to students for free via NYU’s streaming partnerships. “Breaker Morant” is available to stream on Kanopy.
Mick Gaw, Staff Writer September 8, 2022

“Breaker Morant” opens to an orchestra of men, all dressed in military khakis with their pith helmets, playing their brass instruments under the Union Jack. The film then cuts...

A portrait of Vivien Goldman wearing gold sunglasses and a black jacket.

How Vivien Goldman became NYU’s Punk Professor

What do Bob Marley and the Slits have in common? NYU professor Vivien Goldman, for one.
Clara Scholl, Arts Editor September 6, 2022

Vivien Goldman, an adjunct reggae and punk professor at the Tisch School of the Arts, grew up surrounded by music in her London home, where she lived with her Jewish parents who...

Eric Kandel, a Nobel laureate, spoke at NYU Skirball alongside other neuroscientists and artists about the intersection between art and science.

The Intersection of Neuroscience and Art

Inspired by the hand-drawn brain renderings of Santiago Ramón y Cajal, the father of neuroscience, NYU hosted a panel of esteemed artists and neuroscientists to discuss how the two fields overlap and ultimately contribute to each other.
Kristina Hayhurst, Deputy News Editor February 7, 2018
NYU hosted Nobel laureate Eric Kandel yesterday to discuss the intersection of art and science.
Clare Fitzgerald, NYUs new associate director for exhibitions and gallery curator at the Institute for the Study of the Ancient World.

Clare Fitzgerald Joins ISAW as Associate Director for Exhibitions and Gallery Curator

Natasha Roy, Editor-at-Large January 26, 2018
Clare Fitzgerald will take on the role of associate director for exhibitions and gallery curator at NYU’s Institute for the Study of the Ancient World.