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Helena Rubinstein: Beauty Is Power


By the time cosmetics mogul Helena Rubinstein opened her New York salon in 1915, makeup had become a sign of women’s liberation, an expression of one’s own vision of the self. “Helena Rubinstein: Beauty Is Power,” at The Jewish Museum through March 22, presents Rubinstein’s expansive vision of herself via pieces from her vast collections of fine art, costumes, jewelry, dioramas, advertisements, films, and ephemera. The numerous commissioned portraits of Rubinstein by artists such as Pablo Picasso, Andy Warhol, Marie Laurencin, and Paul César Helleu prove without a doubt that in every way, the commanding Madame R. knew how to give good face.

Jan. 21-March 22, 11 a.m., 2015

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