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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.

 

SPRING 2015

 
 

CLOSING SOON

Helena Rubinstein: Beauty Is Power


THE JEWISH MUSEUM
Through March 22, 2015

A business innovator and fashion mogul, Helena Rubinstein was also an art collector with discerning taste and an excellent eye for modern art. Many of the major works of her collection are assembled here for the first time since her collection was auctioned following her death in 1965.

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Museum Highlight 1

Max Ernst, "Two Sisters" (1926), private collection

 


CLOSING SOON

Witness
at a Crossroads: Photographer
Marc Riboud in Asia


THE RUBIN MUSEUM
Through March 23

Traveling through Asia in the 1950s and 60s, photojournalist Marc Riboud captured amazing images of the intersections between the traditional and the modern in Iran, Pakistan, China, Japan, Nepal, and India.

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Museum Highlight 2

Marc Riboud, "Benares, India" (1956), Rubin Museum

 


The Left Front: Radical Art in the 'Red Decade,' 1929 - 1940


NYU GREY ART GALLERY
Through April 4. 2015

Artists and writers committed to the values of communism came together in New York and other American cities to use "art as a social weapon" as they combined aesthetics and politics to raise awareness of social justice issues and to promote change and dialogue.

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Museum Highlight 3

Alexander Stavenitz, "Unemployed" (1930), Block Museum of Art at Northwestern University

 


Chinese American: Exclusion/Inclusion


NEW-YORK HISTORICAL SOCIETY
Through April 19, 2015

A visual examination of the history of Chinese people in America.

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Museum Highlight 5

Arnold Genthe, "Woman and Child, San Francisco Chinatown" (date unknown), New-York Historical Society

 


Coypel’s Don Quixote Tapestries: Illustrating a Spanish Novel in Eighteenth-Century France


THE FRICK COLLECTION
Through May 17, 2015

Before 50 Shades of Grey and The Hunger Games, the romance and adventure of Cervantes’s Don Quixote made this novel an international book craze, inspiring art, poetry, music, dance, and a series of 28 tapestries created by Charles Coypel.

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Museum Highlight 5

Charles Coypel, "Don Quixote Served by the Girls of the Inn" (1751), Musée Jacquemart-André, Paris— Institut de France

 


2015 Triennial: Surround Audience


NEW MUSEUM
Through May 24, 2015

Every three years, the New Museum presents the best of new, emerging, up and coming young artists. See them here first!

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Museum Highlight 6

Josh Kline, "Freedom" (2015), collection of the artist

 


Under the Mexican Sky: Gabriel Figueroa — Art and Film


EL MUSEO DEL BARRIO
Through June 4, 2015

Mexican cinematographer Gabriel Figueroa created sublimely evocative images of Mexico during his long career, and influenced a generation of artists working in film, photography, and painting including Diego Rivera, Jose Clemente Orozco, and Luis Buñuel.

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Museum Highlight 6

Emilio Fernández, "La Perla" (1947), Águila Films -RKO Radio Pictures 

 


Björk


MUSEUM OF MODERN ART
Through June 7, 2015

A retrospective of the multifaceted work of composer, musician, and singer Björk, including sound and video installations, and the infamous swan dress.

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Museum Highlight 6

Chris Cunningham, "All is Full of Love" (1999), One Little Indian Records 

 


Everything Is Design: The Work of Paul Rand


THE MUSEUM OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK
Through July 19, 2015

One of the most influential Madison Avenue art directors, Paul Rand pioneered modern graphic design and visual communications.  

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Museum Highlight 6

Paul Rand, "Brochure for IBM Carbon Paper" (c. 1959), IBM Corporate Archives

 

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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