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Recommended Exhibits and Shows


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 galleries on campus.




Featured Exhibit 1

1. Superheroes in Gotham

New-York Historical Society (Through February 21, 2016)

Comic book superheroes have made New York City their home (under a variety of names) since the earliest days of the genre. This exhibit includes artwork and memorabilia of heroes, villains ... and even the Batmobile. 

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Featured Exhibit 2

2. For a New World to Come: Experiments in Japanese Art and Photography, 1968–1979

NYU Grey Art Gallery (Through December 5)

Photographers and other artists captured a time of significant social change and upheaval in Japan.

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Featured Exhibit 3

3. Go Ask Alice

NYU Mamdouha Bobst Gallery, Bobst Library (Through December 11)

A display of toys, games, books, and other items from all eras since the publication of Alice in Wonderland 150 years ago.

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Featured Exhibit 4

4. Rodriguez Calero: Urban Martyrs and Latter Day Santos

El Museo del Barrio (Through December 19)

Calero has developed a technique called "acrollage," a layering of papers and colored glazes to create works with depth and luminosity.

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Featured Exhibit 5

5. Folk City: New York and the Folk Music Revival

Museum of the City of New York (Through January 10, 2016)

Visit on select Sundays to take a tour that includes a folk music sing-a-long!

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Featured Exhibit 6

6. How Cats Took Over the Internet

Museum of the Moving Image (Through January 31, 2016)

Yes, this is a real exhibit in a real museum, and it is awesome.

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Featured Exhibit 7

7. Picasso Sculpture

Museum of Modern Art (Through February 7, 2016)

Pablo Picasso was never called an ... nevermind that, come see more than one hundred Picasso sculptures brought together for the first show of its kind in over fifty years.

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Featured Exhibit 8

8. Becoming Another: The Power of Masks

Rubin Museum of Art (Through February 8, 2016)

This show brings together masks from Northern India, Nepal, Bhutan, Tibet, Mongolia, Siberia, Japan, and the North-West Coast tribes of North America.

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Image Credits

1. Al Hirschfeld, Ella Fitzgerald (1993), Houghton Library, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA  2. Toshio Matsumo, For the Damaged Right Eye (1968), collection of the artist  3. Wm. F. Drueke & Sons, Alice in Wonderland Puzzle Game (c. 1940s - 60s), Jon Lindseth collection  4. Rodriguez Calero, The Apparition (1999), collection of the artist  5. Artist unknown, Washington Square Park (c. 1950s - 60s), Museum of the City of New York  6. Caroline Casey, Chris Fischbach, and Sarah Schultz, Cat Is Art Spelled Wrong (2015), Coffee House Press  7. Pablo Picasso, Bull (1958), Museum of Modern Art, NY  8. Japanese artist, unknown, Noh Drama Mask, Man (date unknown), American Museum of Natural History, NY


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