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Exhibits & Shows To See This Month

A lot happens in New York City's bustling art scene. Here are eight exhibits or shows you should catch this month — for free — using your NYUCard at Museum Gateway locations and on campus galleries.


JUNE 2014


Draped Down 

Through June 29, 2014

Taking its title from a Zora Neale Hurston short story, this show examines the ways that personal fashion is portrayed, directly and indirectly, in the work of artists from around the globe.

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Museum Highlight 1

Njideka Akunyili, The Beautyful Ones Series #1b (2012), courtesy the artist


Camille Henrot: The Restless Earth

Through June 29, 2014

In the first comprehensive show of her work in the U.S., French artist Camille Henrot explores links between visual images and our systems of understanding cultural information.

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Museum Highlight 2

Camille Henrot, Is It Possible to Be a Revolutionary and Still Like Flowers? (2014), New Museum, NY 


Science Fiction
Part II

Through July 20, 2014

Science fiction classics that show visions of future societies, on the big screen, including: The Terminator, Mars Attacks!, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, and 2001: A Space Odyssey (in 70mm), among others.

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Museum Highlight 3

Stanley Kubrick (director), 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968), Warner Bros.


The Poetry of Parmigianino’s Schiava Turca

Through July 20, 2014

On display with Titian and Bronzino paintings from the same era, this portrait of a 16th century noblewoman is rarely exhibited outside of Italy. (The painting's title, translated as "Turkish Slave," is an error from a later era, when a cataloguer mistook Renaissance fashion for what was believed to be exotic garb from Turkey.)

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Museum Highlight 5

Parmigianino (Francesco Mazzola), Schiava Turca (ca. 1531–34), Galleria Nazionale di Parma, Italy 


On the Edge: Brazilian Film Experiments of the 1960s and Early 1970s

Through July 24, 2014

This series focuses on the films produced by Brazilian artists, working underground in defiance of the rigid cultural censorship imposed by the military dictatorship in 1968. This is an exhibit of both excellence in film-making and of political expression.

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Museum Highlight 4

Ivan Cardoso (director), H.O. (1979), collection of the filmmaker  


In a World of Their Own: Coney Island Photographs by Aaron Rose

Through August 3, 2014

Photographer Aaron Rose documented beach-goers at Coney Island throughout the 1960s, assembling an amazing collection of images of New Yorkers. He was one of the first artists to utilize C-print paper and chromogenic processing, which allowed him to create images with warm summer tones that are realistic while having a painting-like quality.

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Museum Highlight 6

Aaron Rose, Untitled (1961-63), Museum of the City of New York, NY


Other Primary Structures (2)

Through August 3, 2014

In 1966, the Jewish Museum was the first American museum to exhibit sculpture in the style now called Minimalism. This show looks back at this significant moment in art, bringing together a survey of work from the 1960s.

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Museum Highlight 7

Rasheed Araeen, First Structure (1966-67), Aicon Gallery, NY 


Homefront & Battlefield: Quilts & Context in the Civil War

Through August 24, 2014

Quilts and other textiles of daily life, including clothing and flags, are on view to illustrate the profound impact of the Civil War on both soldiers and civilians. It is fascinating to see the objects handled and worn by famous figures of history, as well as ordinary people who were moved to extraordinary measures by this conflict.

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Museum Highlight 8

Unknown artist, Life of a Zouave Soldier, Made for AK (c. 1860s), collection of Kelly Kinzle 


NYU students may enjoy free admission at a larger number of cultural institutions.

Several Museum Gateway institutions also offer free admission to NYU faculty and staff.

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