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Though the Grey Art Gallery is temporarily closed, the gallery wants the community to know that they are still here for you online. They are actively exploring new ways to engage with you during these challenging times and are sharing special digital content on their website and via their social media channels.
Visit Taking Shape at Home
You can enjoy a digital experience of the exhibition Taking Shape: Abstraction from the Arab World, 1950s1980s online by viewing artwork and installation images alongside explanatory text.
Watch a short film shot at the opening reception of Taking Shape, which took place on January 30, 2020.
Read reviews of the exhibition from the New York Times, 4Columns, Wall Street Journal, and many more.
Browse the blog The Grey Area and read posts that highlight artworks and artists featured in Taking Shape, including artist spotlights on Samia Halaby and Saliba Douaihy, and an artwork spotlight on Farid Belkahias work Aube (Dawn).
Read the introduction to the Taking Shape publication by Suheyla Takesh, co-curator of the exhibition and curator at the Barjeel Art Foundation.
Explore the collections online
A selection of the permanent collection is viewable online! The Grey Art Gallery is the proud steward of the New York University Art Collection, which is primarily composed of late nineteenth- and twentieth-century works. One of the collections particular strengths is American painting from the 1940s to the present, with works by well known artists such as Romare Bearden, Elaine de Kooning, Helen Frankenthaler, Arshile Gorky, Adolph Gottlieb, Kenneth Noland, and Ad Reinhardt.
Another is the Abby Weed Grey Collection of Modern Asian and Middle Eastern Arttruly an unparalleled and unique resourcewhich includes some of the largest institutional holdings of Iranian, Indian, and Turkish modern art outside those countries.
to explore objects in the collection.
Browse the library from your couch
Need a new read? The gallery has a number of free digital publications available. Check out the Digital Publications section of the web storeclick through each book to find a link to the digital version. Enjoy titles such as Metamorphoses: Ovid According to Wally Reinhardt, Baya: Woman of Algiers, Global/Local 19602015: Six Artists from Iran, and more.