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Exhibits & Shows To See This Month

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 on campus galleries.

 

NOVEMBER 2014

 
 

Masterpieces from the Scottish National Gallery


THE FRICK COLLECTION
November 5, 2014 through February 21, 2015

Ten masterpieces from the Scottish National Gallery, some of which have never before been exhibited in the United States.

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Museum Highlight 1

John Singer Sargent, Lady Agnew of Lochnaw (1892), Scottish National Gallery, Edinburgh

 


A Brief History of New York: Selections from A History of New York in 101 Objects


THE NEW-YORK HISTORICAL SOCIETY
Through November 30, 2014

What objects would you select to illustrate the history of New York City? This exhibit's choices include a Dutch-English dictionary, a water keg from the Erie Canel, a section of the first transatlantic telegraph cable, a jar of dust from the World Trade Center site, and a bagel.

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Museum Highlight 2

Subway Tokens (1995-2003), New-York Historical Society, NY 

 


Film Series: Jean Grémillon


MUSEUM OF THE MOVING IMAGE
November 21 through December 21, 2014

Formerly little-known outside of his native France, interest in this filmmaker is growing. This month-long series of screenings is a retrospective, from Grémillon's first pictures with sound, to his films made during the German occupation.

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Museum Highlight 3

Jean Grémillon, L'Amour d'une Femme (1954), collection of the Institut Français, NY

 


Chris Ofili: Night and Day


THE NEW MUSEUM
Through January 25, 2015

This is the first major solo exhibition in the United States for this British artist, who draws inspiration from such diverse sources as Ovid, William Blake, blaxploitation films, the Bible, hip hop, and cave painting.

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Museum Highlight 5

Chris Ofili, The Almighty Shadow (2007), collection of the artist 

 


Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs


MUSEUM OF MODERN ART
Through February 8, 2015

Often considered the last period of Matisse's long career, these paper cut-outs display the artist's eye for composition, his interest in form, and use of color in ways that are reminiscent of his paintings, prints, and sculpture.

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Museum Highlight 5

Henri Matisse, Composition Green Background (1947), the Menil Collection, Houston 

 


Jeff Chien-Hsing Liao's New York: Assembled Realities


MUSEUM OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK
Through February 15, 2015

Large scale, long exposure, hyper-realistic photographs of New York City — landmarks and daily life — provide a new way of looking at our urban landscape.

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Museum Highlight 6

Jeff Chien-Hsing Liao, 72nd Street, Manhattan (2012), collection of the artist

 


Helena Rubenstein: Beauty is Power


THE JEWISH MUSEUM
Through March 22, 2015

Highlights from the personal collection of cosmetics mogul Helena Rubenstein, presented to illustrate her success as an entrepreneur, modernist, and patron of the arts.

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Museum Highlight 6

Marie Laurencin, Portrait of Helena Rubenstein (1934), private collection, Stowe VT 

 

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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