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Recommended Exhibits and Shows


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




Featured Exhibit 1

1. Honoring Nepal

The Rubin Museum (on view now)

To honor the victims, survivors, and aid workers of the recent earthquake, the Rubin Museum has assembled a special selection of Nepali art from their collection and are displaying it in conjunction with programs and musical events featuring artists from Nepal.

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Featured Exhibit 2

2. Lincoln and the Jews

New-York Historical Society (Through June 7)

Explores Abraham Lincoln's personal relationships with Jewish-Americans of his day, including artists, scholars, and politicians.

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Featured Exhibit 3

3. From Ancient to Modern: Archaeology and Aesthetics

Institute for the Study of the Ancient World (Through June 7)

Ancient artifacts are displayed alongside the modern masterpieces by artists such as Giacometti and de Kooning they influenced.  

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Featured Exhibit 4

4. Trenton Doyle Hancock: Skin and Bones, Twenty Years of Drawing

The Studio Museum in Harlem (Through June 28)

Whimsical, satirical, and intriguing drawings, collages, and other works on paper.

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Featured Exhibit 5

5. One-Way Ticket: Jacob Lawrence's Migration Series and Other Works 

Museum of Modern Art (Through September 7)

Very early in his career, Jacob Lawrence created a series of paintings depicting the Great Migration of African Americans from the rural South to the urban North. The entire series is reunited at MoMA for this exhibit.

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Featured Exhibit 6

6. America is Hard to See

Whitney Museum of American Art (Through September 27)

The inaugural show from the Whitney's permanent collection in their new building on Gansevoort Street and 10th Ave.

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Featured Exhibit 7

7. Revolution of the Eye: Modern Art and the Birth of American Television

The Jewish Museum (Through September 27)

See how avant-garde art shape the look and content of American network television in its earliest years.

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Image Credits

1. Unknown artist, Durga Killing the Buffalo Demon (13th century), Rubin Museum, NY  2. Samuel Arschuler, Portrait of Lincoln (1858), Library of Congress, Washington DC.  3. Unknown artist, Standing Male Figure from Eshnunna (c. 2900-2600 bce), the Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY  4. Trenton Doyle Hancock, ... And Then It All Came Back to Me (2011), courtesy the artist and the James Cohen Gallery, NY  5. Jacob Lawrence, The Migration Series Panel 40: The migrants arrived in great numbers. (1940-41), Museum of Modern Art, NY  6. Chiura Obata, Evening Glow of Yosemite Fall (1930), Whitney Museum, NY  7. Andy Warhol, Get Smart cover art for TV Guide (1966), The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, NY  


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