New York City, NY
Focusing on groundbreaking experimentation in the New York art scene that spawned our contemporary art world, Inventing Downtown: Artist-Run Galleries in New York City, 1952–1965 chronicles the development of new art forms and practices in fourteen key artist-run and experimental galleries, including the Tanager, Judson, and Reuben.
The exhibition is divided into five sections: Leaving Midtown, City as Muse, Space and Time, Politics as Practice, and Defining Downtown. Each features paintings, sculptures, installations, and photographs by well-known artists—such as Jim Dine, Allan Kaprow, Alex Katz, Claes Oldenburg, and Yoko Ono, as well as by others who deserve to be better known.
Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website