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 FRICK COLLECTION
November 5, 2014 through February 21, 2015
Ten masterpieces from the Scottish National Gallery, some of which have never before been exhibited in the United States.
John Singer Sargent, Lady Agnew of Lochnaw (1892), Scottish National Gallery, Edinburgh
THE NEW-YORK HISTORICAL SOCIETY
Through November 30, 2014
What objects would you select to illustrate the history of New York City? This exhibit's choices include a Dutch-English dictionary, a water keg from the Erie Canel, a section of the first transatlantic telegraph cable, a jar of dust from the World Trade Center site, and a bagel.
Subway Tokens (1995-2003), New-York Historical Society, NY
MUSEUM OF THE MOVING IMAGE
November 21 through December 21, 2014
Formerly little-known outside of his native France, interest in this filmmaker is growing. This month-long series of screenings is a retrospective, from Grémillon's first pictures with sound, to his films made during the German occupation.
Jean Grémillon, L'Amour d'une Femme (1954), collection of the Institut Français, NY
THE NEW MUSEUM
Through January 25, 2015
This is the first major solo exhibition in the United States for this British artist, who draws inspiration from such diverse sources as Ovid, William Blake, blaxploitation films, the Bible, hip hop, and cave painting.
Chris Ofili, The Almighty Shadow (2007), collection of the artist
MUSEUM OF MODERN ART
Through February 8, 2015
Often considered the last period of Matisse's long career, these paper cut-outs display the artist's eye for composition, his interest in form, and use of color in ways that are reminiscent of his paintings, prints, and sculpture.
Henri Matisse, Composition Green Background (1947), the Menil Collection, Houston
MUSEUM OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK
Through February 15, 2015
Large scale, long exposure, hyper-realistic photographs of New York City — landmarks and daily life — provide a new way of looking at our urban landscape.
Jeff Chien-Hsing Liao, 72nd Street, Manhattan (2012), collection of the artist
THE JEWISH MUSEUM
Through March 22, 2015
Highlights from the personal collection of cosmetics mogul Helena Rubenstein, presented to illustrate her success as an entrepreneur, modernist, and patron of the arts.
Marie Laurencin, Portrait of Helena Rubenstein (1934), private collection, Stowe VT