Collaborate. Create. Connect at NYUAD Arts Center, Art Gallery, and Institute.


The Arts Center

The Arts Center at NYU Abu Dhabi, designed by the acclaimed Rafael Viñoly Architects with acoustics by Shen Milsom & Wilke, is a multi-purpose complex of theaters and performance venues, rehearsals rooms, film editing studios, classrooms, and workshops.

The Institute

Home of the NYUAD Institute, and where distinguished international thinkers come to exchange ideas and engage with the community. The building has a 300-seat lecture hall, 180-seat auditorium, meeting rooms, and spacious entrance lobby.

The Art Gallery

Located at the entrance to campus, the NYU Abu Dhabi Art Gallery is equipped for exhibitions in all media, allowing for experimental and traditional museum installations. The Art Gallery also presents works in The Project Space, located in the Arts Center.


Bill Bragin

Executive Artistic Director

Maurice Pomerantz

Senior Director, The Institute

Maya Allison

Chief Curator and Executive Director, NYUAD Art Gallery