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.
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.
Max Ernst, "Two Sisters" (1926), private collection
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.
Marc Riboud, "Benares, India" (1956), Rubin Museum
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.
Alexander Stavenitz, "Unemployed" (1930), Block Museum of Art at Northwestern University
NEW-YORK HISTORICAL SOCIETY
Through April 19, 2015
A visual examination of the history of Chinese people in America.
Arnold Genthe, "Woman and Child, San Francisco Chinatown" (date unknown), New-York Historical Society
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.
Charles Coypel, "Don Quixote Served by the Girls of the Inn" (1751), Musée Jacquemart-André, Paris— Institut de France
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!
Josh Kline, "Freedom" (2015), collection of the artist
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.
Emilio Fernández, "La Perla" (1947), Águila Films -RKO Radio Pictures
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.
Chris Cunningham, "All is Full of Love" (1999), One Little Indian Records
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.
Paul Rand, "Brochure for IBM Carbon Paper" (c. 1959), IBM Corporate Archives