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NYU's Institute of Fine Arts Launches Inaugural Gayle Greenhill Lecture on Photography


Gayle was widely recognized for her passionate advocacy of photography beginning in the early 80s, her adventuresome collecting, her generous gifts to many museums, and her esteemed leadership as a Trustee and Chair of the International Center of Photography.

Duke House
The James B. Duke House

The Institute of Fine Arts at NYU is pleased to announce that tonight it will host the first annual Gayle Greenhill Photography Lecture at the James B. Duke House. Gayle was widely recognized for her passionate advocacy of photography beginning in the early 80s, her adventuresome collecting, her generous gifts to many museums, and her esteemed leadership as a Trustee and Chair of the International Center of Photography. The Institute is honored to celebrate her legacy with the announcement of this annual lecture.

“We are delighted to have this new platform for engaging photography in all its dimensions, from vernacular, documentary, and scientific forms, to artistic practices,” said Christine Poggi, Judy and Michael Steinhardt Director, Institute of Fine Arts. “Through support of our public programming, we will be able to enrich our offerings on photography, including its history, relation to museum collecting, and critical reception.”

The inaugural lecture will open with welcoming remarks by Christine Poggi, followed by a discussion of Gayle’s discerning eye and wide-ranging interests in photography through remarks made by Quentin Bajac, The Joel and Anne Ehrenkranz Chief Curator of Photography, The Museum of Modern Art; Peter MacGill, President, Pace/MacGill Gallery; and Robert Slifkin, Associate Professor of Fine Arts, Institute of Fine Arts. 

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