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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.

 

OCTOBER 2014

 
 

Men in Armor:
El Greco and Pulzone Face to Face


THE FRICK COLLECTION
Through October 26, 2014

Portraits of individuals in armor served not only to commemorate the wearer's might, but also allowed artists to show off their ability to paint the highly reflective, detailed surface. This is also a teaser for the larger El Greco show opening at the Frick this November.

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Museum Highlight 1

El Greco, Vincenzo Anastagi (ca. 1575), the Frick Collection, NY

 


Ernest Cole Photographer


THE GREY ART GALLERY
Through December 6, 2014

Before his exile in 1966, Ernest Cole, one of South Africa's first black photojournalists, created remarkable images representing the socio-political conditions of apartheid as well as capturing elements of daily life for South Africans.

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Museum Highlight 2

Ernest Cole, House of Bondage (1967), the Hasselblad Foundation, Göteborg, Sweden 

 


MARISOL:
Sculptures and Works on Paper


MUSEO DEL BARRIO
October 9, 2014 through January 10, 2015

Big, fun, and keenly exploring issues related to the changes experienced by society in the second half of the 20th century, this is the first solo show of Marisol's work in New York City.

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Museum Highlight 3

Marisol, Mi Mama y Yo (1968), collection of the artist

 


Mac Conner: A New York Life


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

Commercial artists greatly redefined American style and culture through their work in advertising. This show highlights the iconic work of Mac Conner, one of New York City's original "Mad Men."

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Museum Highlight 5

Mac Conner, How Do You Love Me, for Woman's Home Companion (1950), collection of the artist 

 


The All-Knowing Buddha: A Secret Guide


THE RUBIN MUSEUM
Through April 13, 2015

Displayed alongside other items from the museum's collection, the focus of this exhibit is a rare album of paintings depicting elements of a secret mediation practice. These rituals were traditionally limited only to verbal lessons given from master to student.

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Museum Highlight 5

Unknown artist, Sarvavid Vairochana Album Leaf (c. 18th - 19th century), Museum aan de Stroom, Antwerp, Belgium 

 


Chinese American: Exclusion/Inclusion


THE NEW-YORK HISTORICAL SOCIETY
Through April 19, 2015

A collection of art, journalism, artifacts, and personal memorabilia comes together in an in-depth exploration of the Chinese American experience, from the 18th century to the present day.

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Museum Highlight 6

Unknown artist, China in N.Y. 4th of July Parade (1911), Library of Congress 

 

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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