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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 / SUMMER 2015

 
 

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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Museum Highlight 1

Unknown artist, Durga Killing the Buffalo Demon (13th century), Rubin Museum, NY

 


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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Museum Highlight 2

Samuel Arschuler, Portrait of Lincoln (1858), Library of Congress, Washington DC. 

 


From Ancient to Modern: Archaeology and Aesthetics


NYU 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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Museum Highlight 3

Unknown artist, Standing Male Figure from Eshnunna (c. 2900-2600 bce), the Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY

 


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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Museum Highlight 5

Trenton Doyle Hancock, ... And Then It All Came Back to Me (2011), courtesy the artist and the James Cohen Gallery, NY



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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Museum Highlight 5

Jacob Lawrence, The Migration Series Panel 40: The migrants arrived in great numbers. (1940-41), Museum of Modern Art, NY

 


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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Museum Highlight 6

Chiura Obata, Evening Glow of Yosemite Fall (1930), Whitney Museum, NY 

 


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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Museum Highlight 6

Andy Warhol, Get Smart cover art for TV Guide (1966), The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, 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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