Artists of the New York Scene

New York: 1962-1964


Vertical painting in flat, bright fields of color, of a girl's face with a radish in her mouth. She has light skin, dark hair, blue eyes, and red lips.

Tuesday, September 13, 2022
10:30 – 11:45 am EDT
Zoom, Virtual Program

Join Jewish Museum curator Kristina Parsons, Leon Levy Assistant Curator at the Jewish Museum at 92NY (92nd Street Y) to discover how works created amidst epoch-changing events—such as the Cuban Missile Crisis (1962), March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom (1963), and the assassination of President John F. Kennedy (1963)—fundamentally altered the artistic, social, and political landscape of New York City, and the nation at large.

As an economic boom broadened the availability of goods, and an expanding media network introduced new voices into increasingly urgent conversations about race, class, and gender, a new generation of New York-based artists emerged. Painters, sculptors, dancers, filmmakers, and poets like Diane Arbus, Chryssa, Merce Cunningham, Dan Flavin, Robert Indiana, Jasper Johns, Donald Judd, Ellsworth Kelly, Yayoi Kusama, Agnes Martin, Louise Nevelson, Isamu Noguchi, Robert Rauschenberg, Faith Ringgold, Andy Warhol, and many others, rose to prominence, incorporating material directly from their urban surroundings and producing works that were as rich and complex as the city itself.

Co-presented by the Jewish Museum and 92nd Street Y, this lecture highlights research from the exhibition New York: 1962-1964.

Due to the nature of this course, there will not be a recording available for later viewing.

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Marjorie Strider, Girl with Radish, 1963, acrylic on laminated pine on Masonite panels, 72 x 60 in. Collection of Ruth and Theodore Baum, New York/Palm Beach, FL.