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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.

 

AUGUST 2014

 
 

Madeline in New York: The Art of Ludwig Bemelmans


THE NEW-YORK HISTORICAL SOCIETY
Through October 19, 2014

Who is more charming than Madeline? See original artwork from the books along with other paintings by the author.

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Museum Highlight 1

Ludwig Bemelmans, Madeline at the Paris Flower Market (1955), Ludwig Bemelmans LLC

 


Jeff Koons: A Retrospective


WHITNEY MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART
Through October 19, 2014

This is the last major exhibition that will be held in the Whitney's current location — and very fitting as the work of Jeff Koons has come to symbolize many of the dialogues and disagreements about the value, role, and significance of contemporary art.

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Museum Highlight 2

Jeff Koons, Balloon Dog Yellow (1994-2000), private collection 

 


Charles Gaines: Gridwork 1974-1989


THE STUDIO MUSEUM IN HARLEM
Through October 26, 2014

Known for both his career as an artist and his impact as an educator as a faculty member at CalArts, Gaines's work explores systems, cognition, and language and its role in shaping our self-identities.

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Museum Highlight 3

Charles Gaines, Numbers and Trees VI, Landscape, #7 (1989),collection of Sheri and Arnold Schlessinger 

 


What’s Up, Doc? The Animation Art of Chuck Jones


MUSEUM OF THE MOVING IMAGE
Through January 19, 2015

He brought Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, and Wile E. Coyote to life; see original sketches, drawings, storyboards, production backgrounds, animation cels, and photographs. Matinee screenings of classic cartoons every Saturday and Sunday at 1 PM.

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Museum Highlight 5

Chuck Jones, Beep Beep (1952), Looney Tunes/Warner Bros. 

 


The Paris of Toulouse-Lautrec: Prints and Posters


MUSEUM OF MODERN ART
Through March 1, 2015

Explore the nightlife and café society of Belle Époque Paris.

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Museum Highlight 4

Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Jane Avril (1899), Museum of Modern Art, NY 

 

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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