NYU's Grey Art Museum Opens at 18 Cooper Square

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Ennead Celebrates the opening of NYU's Grey Arts Museum. New York University’s fine arts museum will reopen in a purpose-designed, larger, and more visible space at 18 Cooper Square in lower Manhattan on Saturday, March 2, 2024.

NYU worked with Ennead on the creation of the new museum. The project was designed by Partner Richard Olcott FAIA and managed by Partner Molly McGowan AIA.

“We are delighted to have worked with the Grey to create a new space that is significantly larger, more accessible, and designed to better support the institution’s exceptional vision, curation, and collection. The Grey Art Museum now has a visible street presence and identity, facilitating greater engagement with the community, and a flexible interior which allows for new experiences,” said Richard Olcott FAIA, Partner at Ennead Architects.

“Ennead has a long relationship with NYU which we are proud to continue with this important project,” said Ennead Architects Partner Molly McGowan AIA.

A prominent street entrance provides a clear view of the reception area and entrance hall, bookstore, and main exhibition spaces. The elegant simplicity of the design, which is on track to be certified as LEED Gold, belies extensive upgrades to the turn-of-the-20th-century building to achieve dynamic facilities supportive of future programming.