- “Still Missing: Beauty Absent Social Life,” an exhibition of paintings exploring the sense of isolation or disconnectedness that has come to define the modern era. Curated by Tom Huhn, chair of the Art History Department. Visual Arts Museum, 209 East 23rd Street, through Saturday, October 7.
- “Portraits Reconsidered,” an exhibition exploring contemporary approaches to portraiture, ranging from traditional oil painting to documentary photography. Westside Gallery, 141 West 21st Street, September 30 – October 21; Reception: Wednesday, October 4, 5 – 7pm.
- “Tomorrow’s Artist Today,” a series of four exhibitions showcasing works by BFA Fine Arts Department students, curated by Jeanne Siegel, Tim Rollins, Gary Simmons and Gary Sherman. Visual Arts Gallery, 601 West 26th Street, 15th floor, October 6 – 21; Reception: Tuesday, October 10, 6 – 8pm.
- “The Masters Series: Jules Feiffer,” a retrospective exhibition honoring Jules Feiffer, one of America’s most prolific and influential political cartoonists and social satirists. The exhibition brings together early works on paper, cartoon strips, watercolors, posters from his film and stage productions, and book illustrations, including drawings from his new book, The Long Chalkboard and Other Stories. Visual Arts Museum, 209 East 23rd Street, October 24 – December 2; Reception: Tuesday, October 24, 6 – 8pm; Dinner: Tuesday, October 24, 7pm at The University Club (for tickets call 212.260.7607 or e-mail email@example.com); Lecture and Book Signing: Thursday, October 26, 6:30pm, in the Amphitheater, 209 East 23rd Street, 3rd floor.
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Image: Avital Aronowitz, Brett-Tallit and Chai, 2006; from “Portraits Reconsidered.”