Gallery One: Where and How the World Met the Art of Bridget Riley

Thursday, June 29, 2023, 6:30 PM

Thomas Crow
Thomas Crow, Rosalie Solow Professor of Modern Art, NYU/Institute of Fine Arts, explores how Bridget Riley found the catalyst for her signature mode of art--along with its first, electrifying exposure--in a highly idiosyncratic venue. But Victor Musgrave's Gallery One formed a crucial bridge between old Bohemian London and the city's emergent 1960s sensibility, a transition in which Riley's painting played a key part.

The exhibition Bridget Riley Drawings: From the Artist’s Studio will be open at 5:30 PM for program attendees.

The event will take place in Gilder Lehrman Hall. By entering the museum, you agree to our updated Visitor Guidelines and Policies. Masks are encouraged, but not required for attending all public programs.

$20; free for Morgan Members members and students with valid ID.

Bridget Riley in her Warwick Road studio, London, early 1960s. Photography by Jorge Lewinski. Private Collection / © The Lewinski Archive at Chatsworth. All Rights Reserved 2023 / Bridgeman Images.

Please call (212) 685-0008 ext. 560 or e-mail for information.