October 17, 2006 - Grey Art Gallery at New York University - Moving Pictures: American Art and Early Film, 1880–1910
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October 17, 2006

Moving Pictures: American Art and Early Film, 1880–1910

Harry C. Ellis
Loie Fuller practicing at home in front of a Mucha playbill, Passy, c. 1910

Moving Pictures: American Art and Early Film, 1880–1910

Grey Art Gallery
New York University
100 Washington Square East
New York, NY 10003
(212) 998-6780
greygallery@nyu.edu
www.nyu.edu/greyart

[A] quirky and delightful exhibition. It leads one to wonder what innovations in our new century could possibly match the wonders of the early days of film.
Barbara Pollack, Time Out New York

Moving Pictures explores links between the earliest films and American visual art at the turn of the 20th century. The first exhibition to integrate cinema into the history of American art, the show features paintings installed alongside films representing landscape, the human figure, and urban life, revealing how technological advances affected both visual perception and representation. Highlighting art and cinemas multifaceted interrelationships, Moving Pictures offers a groundbreaking reinterpretation of a crucial period in modern American visual culture.

Exhibition remains on view through December 9, 2006.

SELECTED PUBLIC PROGRAMS

Mit Out Sound: Moving Image Visual Culture and Technology
Wednesday, October 18, 6:309 pm
19 University Place (near E. 8th St.)

Coined by Austrian-American movie director Erich von Stroheim, the term mit out sound (MOS) means to film without sound. Focusing on the visual in moving image culture, this panel discussion will explore relationships among art, theory, film, science, popular culture, and technology. With Zoe Beloff, artist, filmmaker, and Assistant Professor, Queens College; Jonathan Crary, Meyer Schapiro Professor of Modern Art and Theory, Columbia University; and Jon Kessler, artist and Associate Professor, School of the Arts, Columbia University. Moderated by Susanna Cole and Erin Donnelly, co-curators of The Golden Hour, exhibition on view at Gigantic ArtSpace.

Co-sponsored by NYUs Deutsches Haus and Grey Art Gallery, with Gigantic ArtSpace. Information: 212/998-8663 or nr49@nyu.edu.

Moving Pictures: Fine Art, Early Cinema, and the Politics of Culture
Friday, October 20, 4-6 pm
721 Broadway, Room 656 (near Waverly Place)

In this panel discussion, Nancy Mowll Mathews, curator of Moving Pictures and Eugénie Prendergast Senior Curator of 19th and 20th Century Art, Williams College Museum of Art, Howard Besser, Professor of Cinema Studies and Director, Program in Moving Image Archiving and Preservation, NYU, and Elizabeth Hutchinson, Assistant Professor of Art History, Barnard College, will address issues raised by Moving Pictures: How might the exhibitions reconsideration of the dynamics between fine art and film, high and low culture affect the disciplines of art history, cinema studies, and cultural history? Moderator: Charles Musser, Professor of American Studies and Film Studies, Yale University. Discussant: Alan Trachtenberg, Neil Gray Professor Emeritus of English and American Studies, Yale University.

Co-sponsored by NYUs Center for Media, Culture and History, Center for Religion and Media, Department of Cinema Studies (TSOA), and Grey Art Gallery. Information: 212/998-7608.

For a complete list of public programs being offered in conjunction with Moving Pictures, please visit the Grey Art Gallerys website at >http://www.nyu.edu/greyart
Gallery Hours:
Tuesday/Thursday/Friday: 11:00 am6:00 pm
OPEN LATE Wednesday: 11:00 am8:00 pm
Saturday: 11:00 am5:00 pm
Closed Sunday/Monday/Major holidays, including November 2327 (Thanksgiving Weekend).
Grey Art Gallery
New York University
100 Washington Square East
New York, NY 10003
(212) 998-6780
greygallery@nyu.edu

www.nyu.edu/greyart

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