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40 W. 53rd St. (betw. 5th & 6th Aves.), 956-3535. Wed. & Tues. 10-8; Fri.-Sun. 10-7; closed Mon. & Thurs. $5, $2.50 st./sc. "The Beaded Universe: Strands of Culture" focuses on "the world’s most ancient & portable art form–beads" [through 1/30].


 


american indian community house


708 Broadway, 2nd Fl. (betw. E. 4th & 8th Sts.), 598-0100. Weds.-Sat. & Tues. 12-6; closed Sun. & Mon. $5, $3 st./sc. "Indian Market ‘99" daily raffle of some of the finest crafts & cultural treasures for holiday shoppers [through Sun., free].


 


AMERICAN MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY


Central Park W. (79th St.), 769-5200. Wed., Thurs. & Sun.-Tues. 10-5:45; Fri. & Sat. 10-8:45. $9.50, $7.50 st./sc., $6 child. Annual showing of more than 300 tropical butterflies, "The Butterfly Conservatory: Tropical Butterflies Alive in Winter" [through 2/00]. "Hall of Biodiversity" addresses major environmental issues, includes world’s best preserved giant squid [permanent]. "Epic Journeys: The Great Migrations" film explores animal & insect migration [through 3/00]. "Body Art: Marks of Identity" body modification exhibit [through 5/29]. "Reaching for the Stars: Rose Center for Earth & Space" utilizes computer renderings & material samples–sneak preview of the seven-floor exhibition & research facility, scheduled to open in mid-February [through 3/15]. "Capturing Time: The New York Times Capsule" displays the artifacts chosen to be representative of late-20th Century life for inclusion in the millennial capsule, not to be opened until Y3K [through 3/26]. "Communities of Staten Island" weekend series of films, storytelling & lecture about the oft-neglected secessionist borough [Sat. & Sun. at 1:15].


 


american museum of the moving image


35 Ave. at 36th St., Astoria, 718-784-0077. Wed.-Fri. & Tues. 12-5; Sat. & Sun. 11-6; closed Mon. $8.50, $5.50 st./sc., $4.50 ages 5-18, child. under 4 free. Also see "Film & Video." "The Future Is Now" pres. series of 12 films by Jean-Luc Godard, Francois Truffaut, Ridley Scott, Woody Allen, Terry Gilliam, Fritz Lang & others, showing how directors have speculated about life in the 21st-century & beyond [through 1/2].


 


ASIA SOCIETY


725 Park Ave. (70th St.), 517-ASIA Wed., Fri., Sat. & Tues. 11-6; Thurs. 11-8; Sun. 12-5; closed Mon. $4, $2 st./sc. Free admission Thurs. 6-8. "China: 50 Years Inside the People’s Republic" [through 1/2].


 


BRONX MUSEUM OF THE ARTS


1040 Grand Concourse (165th St.), (718) 681-6000. Wed. 3-9, Thurs. & Fri. 10-5; Sat. & Sun. 12-6; closed Mon. & Tues. $3, $2 st./sc. "Amnesia" examines memory loss & desire feat. works by 16 contemporary South American artists incl. Miguel Angel Rios & Inigo Manglano-Ovalle [through 2/27]. "Recent Acquisitions from the Permanent Collection" celebrates artists Tomie Arai, Catalina Parra, Ernesto Pujol, Martin Wong & more [through 2/27].


 


BROOKLYN MUSEUM OF ART


200 Eastern Pkwy. (Washington Ave.), Bklyn., 718-638-5000. Wed.-Fri. 10-5; Sat. & Sun. 11-6; first Sat. of the month: 11-11; closed Mon. $4, $2 st./sc. "Sensation: Young British Artists from the Saatchi Collection" incl. more than 90 paintings, sculpture, photos & installations by nearly 50 artists [through 1/9]. "Eastman Johnson: Painting America" feat. 75 paintings & 35 drawings by iconic 19th-century artist [through 2/6]. "Within The Pale: Jewish Tombstones in the Ukraine & Moldova" photographs by David Goberman [through 2/13]. "Gift of Love" storytelling in the Jan Martense Schenck House by educator Deborah Schwartz on the meaning of generosity [Sat. at 4].


 


COOPER-HEWITT NATIONAL DESIGN MUSEUM


2 E. 91st St. (5th Ave.), 849-8400. Wed.-Sat. 10-5; Sun. 12-5; Tues. 10-9; closed Mon. $8, $5 st./sc. "Two Views of Venice: Canaletto & Menpes" feat. 50 rare prints of the Italian city. [through 12/19]


 


cooper union for the advancement of science & art


Albert Nerken School of Engineering, 51 Astor Pl. (betw. 8th St. & 3rd Ave.), 353-4272. Wed.-Fri., Mon.-Tues. 12-7; Sat. 12-5; closed Sun. Free. "Crimes Against Humanity" showcases works by artists confronting the legacy of WWII [through 2/11].


 


FRAUNCES TAVERN MUSEUM


54 Pearl St. (Broad St.), 425-1778. Wed.-Fri., Mon.-Tues. 10-4:45; Sat. 12-4; closed Sun. $2.50, $1 st./sc., child. 6 & under free. "Washington In Glory: America in Tears" commemorates bicentennial of George Washington’s death with memorabilia incl. paintings, etchings & jewelry [through 4/5].


 


THE FRICK COLLECTION


1 E. 70th St. (5th Ave.), 288-0700. Wed.-Sat., Tues. 10-6; Sun. 1-6; closed Mon. $7, $5 st./sc., child. under 16 must be supervised; under 10 not admitted. "Constable’s Salsibury Cathedral: Two Versions Reunited" places two versions of each John Constable painting next to each so one can examine his methods [through 12/31]. Internationally touring exhibit feat. more than 60 works by Antoine Watteau, "Watteau & His World: French Drawing from 1700 to 1750" [through 1/9]. "Velasquez in New York Museums" feat. masterpieces such as "King Philip IV of Spain" & "Portrait of a Little Girl" [through 1/16]. Celebrate late founder Henry Clay Frick’s 150th birthday with ten rarely displayed drawings by Gardner, Gainsborough & more [Sun. at 1, free]. Event opens the new exhibit "Henry Clay Frick as a Collector of Drawings" [through 1/30].


 


GUGGENHEIM MUSEUM


1071 5th Ave. (betw. 88th & 89th Sts.), 423-3587. Wed., Sun.-Tues. 9-6; Fri.-Sat. 9-8; closed Thurs. $12, $7 st./sc., free for child. under 12. "Clemente" exhibition feat. more than 200 works from 1970 to present incl. oil & fresno paintings, watercolor, pastel, sculpture & book illustration [through 1/12]. "Frames of Reference: Reflections on Media by Rockefeller & MacArthur Film/Video/Multimedia Fellows," call for specific films, dates & times, free w/mus. adm. [through 12/22].


 


GUGGENHEIM MUSEUM~SOHO


575 B’way (betw. Houston & Prince Sts.,), 423-3500. Thurs.-Mon. 11-6; closed Tues. & Wed. Free. "Andy Warhol: The Last Supper" exhibits his take on Da Vinci’s work through silkscreens & paintings [free through 2000].


 


INTREPID SEA AIR SPACE MUSEUM


Pier 86, W. 46th St. (12th Ave.), 245-0072. Wed.-Sun., Tues. 10-5; closed Mon. $10, $7.50 veterans, reservists, st./sc., $5 ages 6-11, $1 ages 2-5, free for active duty & toddlers. "Defending our Future" exhibits machinery, statistics & Pentagon’s latest project [through 1/00]. "Flying Machines: The Incredible Contraptions that Conquered the Sky" feat. reproductions of aircrafts & demonstrations [through 3/00]. "Desert Storm Strike," "A-6 Cockpit Challenge" & "Cold War/Berlin Wall Exhibit" [permanent].


 


JAPAN SOCIETY


333 E. 47th St (betw. 1st & 2nd Aves.), 832-1155. Wed.-Fri., Tues. 11-6; Sat.-Sun. 11-5; closed Mon. $5. "Daido Moriyama: Stray Dog" features over 130 vintage photographs over the past 30 years. Runs concurrently with the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Moriyama exhibit. [through 1/2]


 


JEWISH MUSEUM


1109 Fifth Ave. (92nd St.), 423-3271. Wed., Thurs., Sun., Mon. 11-5:45; Tues. 11-8; closed Fri., Sat. $8, $5.50 st./sc., child. under 12 free. Pay-what-you-wish Tues. after 3. "The Changing Face of Family" documents the idea of Jewish family life through photography [through 2/6]. "John Singer Sargent: Portraits of the Wertheimer Family" marks the first time Sargent’s 12 paintings have hung together since they were in the family’s London home nearly 70 years ago [through 2/6]. "Berlin Metropolis: Jews & The New Culture, 1890-1918" explores the Jewish experience in Berlin with more than 250 city artifacts [through 4/23]. "Bubble-abrum" Chanukah celebration feat. illuminated sculptures & installations by by R.M. Fischer set up in unexpected locations throughout the museum [through 1/2]. "Pickles & Pomegranates: Jewish Homes Near & Far" displays reproductions of a century’s worth of Jewish homes around the world with composite characters inviting your children to play house with them [through 10/00]. Shirim perform Klezmer Nutcracker in their unique klezmer/classical/rock/jazz/style [Thurs. at 8].


 


LOWER EAST SIDE TENEMENT MUSEUM


90 Orchard St. (Broome St.), 431-0233. Call for times & prices. "Sitting Shiva: The Rogarshevsky Family Apartment," an interactive exhibit feat. home of Jewish immigrant family from Lithuania in mourning [permanent]. "The Gumpertz & Baldizzi Apartments," restored to 1870 & 1935 (respectively) specifications [permanent]. "Shared Secrets" feat. shadow boxes based on immigration stories from museum’s ESL class [through 1/23]. Tours incl. "19th-century Tenement," "The Confino Family Apartment," & "The Streets Where We Lived."


 


METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART


1000 Fifth Ave. (82nd.), 535-7710. Wed.-Thurs. 9:30-5:30; Fri.-Sat. 9:30-9; Sun. 9-5:30; Tues. 9:30-5:30; closed Mon. $10, $5 st./sc., child. under 12 free w/adult. "Rodin’s Monument to Victor Hugo" feat. nearly 20 sculptures [through 1/2]. "The Artist as Collector: Masterpieces of Chinese Painting from the C.C. Wang Family Collection" [through 1/9]. 1920-1937 paintings from the Berggruen Klee Collection exhibited in "Klee Paintings" [through 2/2]. Japanese photographer Daido Moriyama shows his work in "Daido Moriyama: Hunter" exhibit [through 2/2]. "Egyptian Art in the Age of the Pyramids" is a loan exhibition which displays 250 works from museums throughout the world [through 2/9]. "Carleton Watkins: The Art of Perception" displays over 150 prints of 19th-century American landscape [through 2/9]. "Only the Best: Masterpieces of the Calouste Gulbenkian Museum of Libson" feat. works by Reubens, Fragonard, Turner, Manet, Monet, Roman medals, Armenian illuminated manuscripts & more [through 2/27]. Annual Christmas tree & Neapolitan Baroque Creche on display [through 1/9]. "Christmas Concerts" series returns, directed by Frederick Renz, for "A Renaissance Christmas" in front of the Neapolitan Christmas tree [Tues. at 6:30 & 8:30, $40].


 


municipal art society


457 Madison Ave. (betw. 51st & 52nd Sts.), 935-3960. Wed., Fri., Sat., Mon., Tues. 11-5; closed Thurs., Sun. Free. "The Work of Christian de Portzamparc" showcases photographs, drawings & models of the celebrated French architect [through 1/26].


 


museum for african art


593 Broadway (betw. Houston & Prince Sts.), 966-1313. Wed.-Fri. 10:30-5:30; Sat.-Sun. 12-6; Tues. 10:30-5:30; closed Mon. $5, $2.50 st./sc./child. "Liberated Voices: Contemporary Art from South Africa" showcases more than 100 paintings, sculptures, installations, photographs & videos from post-Apartheid South Africa [through 1/2]. "Weekend-Long Kwanzaa Celebration" feat. artist Thabisio Phokompe leading a workshop & Nana Kimati Dinizulu demonstrating African musical instruments [Sat. & Sun. at 1 & 3].


 


museum of american folk art


2 Lincoln Square (Eva & Morris Feld Gallery), 595-9533. Wed.-Sun., Tues. 11:30-7:30; closed Mon. $3 contrib. "Millenial Dreams: Vision & Prophecy in American Folk Art" displays diverse works from New Mexican santos to Pennsylvania German fraktur to Adventist charts exhibiting folk heritage as well as a rendering of the future [through 5/14].


 


MUSEUM OF CHINESE IN THE AMERICAS


70 Mulberry St. (Bayard St.), 619-4785. Wed.-Sat., Tues. 12-5; closed Sun., Mon. $3, $1 st./sc., child. under 12 free. "Where Is Home? Chinese in the Americas," personal stories, photos, mementos & poetry encased in a structure reminiscent of a glowing Chinese lantern [permanent]. "Family Portraits" [permanent].


 


MUSEUM OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK


1220 5th Ave. (103rd St.), 534-1672. Wed.-Sat. 10-5; Sun 12-5; Tues. 10-2; closed Mon. $5, $4 st./sc./child., $10 families. "Americanos: Latino Life in the United States" [through 1/2], series feat. El Super. "Fashion on Stage: Couture for the Broadway Theater, 1910-1955" documents theater fashion during these times [through 2/27]. "New York Toy Stories" & "Andrew Jackson Head" [permanent]. "The New York Century," showcases glimpses of influential people & events [through 5/28]. "Broadway Cares, Broadway Bears" collection of toy bears costumed like Broadway characters such as Tevye, Jean Valjean & the Angel from Angels in America auctioned off to raise money for AIDS research [through 1/23]. The original costumes for Cabaret, Fiddler on the Roof, Chicago & more are on display to pay memorial tribute to Patricia Zipprodt, the Tony winning costume designer [through 7/2]. "Kids Make History" feat. photographs & essays by NYC high school students documenting the changes in the city’s immigrant neighborhoods [through 4/2]. Continuing the museum’s immigration retrospective is "Forgotten Gateway: The Abandoned Buildings of Ellis Island," a photographic journey complete with island artifacts & an eight-minute documentary [through 2/13]. Salute to Noel Coward with Nanci Collyer, David Lewis & more performing his scenes & songs [Thurs. at 7].


 


MUSEUM OF MODERN ART


11 W. 53rd St. (betw. 5th & 6th Aves.), 708-9400. Thurs., Sat.-Tues. 10:30-5:30; Fri. 10:30-8:15; closed Wed. $10, $6.50 st./sc., child. under 16 free w/adult. Pay-what-you-wish Fri. 4:30-8:15. Also see "Film & Video." "Modern Starts," People," a three part exhibit–"People," "Places" & "Things"–feat. works by modernists Duchamp, Léger, Klee & Cézanne [through 3/14]. "Making Modern Starts" orientation to MoMA2000 [through 3/14]. "Projects" series continues: #69 with Julia Jacquette’s multimedia creations [through winter 2000], #70 with Shirin Neshat, Simon Patterson & Xu Bing’s banners [through 5/1]. "FilmFest" screening of post-Soviet films from Georgia, Latvia, Kazhakstan & other independent states by Gherman, Yufit & many more. [through Sun.]

MUSEUM OF TELEVISION & RADIO


25 W. 52nd St. (5th Ave.), 621-6600. Wed., Sat., Sun., Tues. 12-6; Thurs. 12-8; Fri. 12-9. $6, $4 st./sc., $3 child. under 13. Also see "Film & Video." "Denk You Veddy Much: The Comedy of Andy Kaufman" screenings incl. Andy’s Funhouse: The Andy Kaufman Special & segments from his television work. [through Sun.] "Television & The Cold War" screening series [through 12/26]. Peter Pan telecast from 1960 with Cyril Ritchard & Sondra Lee [through 1/9]. "Super Bowl: Super Showcase for Commercials" screens some Madison Ave. memories, like the Budweiser frogs & Victoria’s Secret models, as narrated by Frank Gifford [Opens Fri., through 2/13].


 


NATIONAL MUSEUM OF THE AMERICAN INDIAN


George Gustav Heye Center, 1 Bowling Green (betw. State & Whitehall Sts.) 668-6624. Week-long 10-5; Thurs. 10-8. Free. "Instrument of Change: Jim Schoppert Retrospective Exhibition, 1947-1992" feat. 50 woodcarvings, poems & maskes of the influential Tlingit artist [through 2/6]. "Pueblo Portraits: 50 Years at Laguna Pueblo" exhibits 40 Lee Marmon photographs of New Mexico Pueblo community [through 1/9]. "All Roads Are Good: Native Voices on Life & Culture" displays over 300 symbolic objects chosen by 23 Native selectors [permanent].


 


NEW MUSEUM of contemporary art


583 B’way (betw. Houston & Prince Sts.), 219-1222. Wed., Sun. 12-6; Thurs.-Sat. 12-8; closed Mon., Tues. $6, $3 artists, st./sc. Free ages 18 & under. Also see "Film & Video." Retrospective of Brazilian artist Cildo Meieles [through 3/5] "Videodrome" screenings in the Public Access Gallery.


 


NEWSEUM/NY


580 Madison Ave. (betw. 56th & 57th Sts.), 317-7596. Wed.-Sat., Mon.-Tues. 10-5:30; closed Sun. Free. Eighty vintage photographs exhibited in "Vanity Fair & the Birth of the Modern Age: Portraits, 1914-1936" [through 1/3]. "The Century in Times Sq." exhibit accompanies a book which represents Times Sq. through photographs [through 1/29]. "Working in Hostile Environments" workshop discusses ways journalists can keep safe while covering dangerous areas of the world [Thurs. at 6:30].


 


NEW YORK HALL OF SCIENCE


47-01 Flushing Meadows Corona Park, 718-699-0005. Wed., Mon.-Tues. 9:30-2; Thurs.-Sun.; 9:30-5. $7.50, $5 child./sc. Free Thurs.-Fri., 2-5. "Marvelous Molecules–The Secret of Life" illustrates similar chemistry traits among living things–humans, amoebas & cockroaches [permanent].


 


NEW YORK HISTORICAL SOCIETY


2 W. 77th St. (Central Pk. W.), 873-0509. Wed.-Sun., Tues. 11-5; closed Mon. $5, $3 st./sc., child. 12 & under free. "Putting it on Paper" exhibits 200 years of American drawings & watercolors by artists that were influenced by or lived in New York [through 1/00]. "The Italians of New York: Five Centuries of Struggle & Achievement" [through 2/20]. "$24: The Legendary Deal for Manhattan" examines the myth of Manhattan’s origin [through 3/9]. "Masterworks of 19th-century American Painting" feat. nearly 50 oil paintings by such artists as William Sydney Mount, Thomas Cole & Asher B. Durand [permanent]. "Kid City" [permanent].


 


new york transit museum at grand central terminal


42nd St. (Park Ave.), 718-694-4915. Wed.-Fri., Mon. & Tues. 8-8; Sat. 10-4; closed Sun. $5. "Transit Treasures: Oddities, Wonders & Exceptional Common Fare for Moving People" shows over 90 artifacts from the museum’s collection, incl. token slugs, vintage entrance lamps, commuter rail master controllers & much more [through 2/00]. "Routes Not Built" lecture by transportation historian Joseph Raskin ponders the counterfactual [Thurs. at 7].


 


P.S.1


22-25 Jackson Ave. (46th Ave.), L.I. City, 718-784-2084. Wed.-Sun. 12-6; closed Mon., Tues. $5, $2 st./sc. contrib. "Sol Lewitt: Concrete Block" feat. Lewitt’s minimal & conceptual drawings, wooden models & sculptures [through 1/2]. "On Your Own Time," works by international artists who explore the passing of time [through 1/2]. "Minimalia: An Italian Vision in 20th-century Art" explores minimalist art by Italian artists [through 1/2]. "Children of Berlin" feat. selected Berlin artists since the fall of the Berlin Wall [through 1/2]. "Ricanstructions: Paintings of the 90s" by Juan Sanchez [opens Sat., through 2/13].


 


queens museum of art


New York City Building, Flushing Meadows Corona Park, 718-592-9700. Wed.-Fri. 10-5; Sat.-Sun. 12-5; closed Mon., Tues. $4, $2 st./sc., child. under 5 free. "It Was Nothing…It Was Everything" documentary film screened as part of "Modern Odysseys: Greek American Artists of the 20th Century" [through 1/30]. Film explores plight of Greek Jews in the Holocaust [Sun. at 2]. Drop-in art workshop on Sundays ongoing–this Sun., it’s "Mythological Creature Collage," where the whole family can design a new creature [Sun. at 1, $3/participant].


south street seaport museum


207 Front St (betw. South & Fulton Sts.), 748-8600. Wed.-Tues. 10-5. $6, $5 sc., $3 child. "American Tattoo: The Art of Gus Wagner" shows the oeuvre of Sailortown’s father [through 5/00]. "As Much as the Sea is Salt: Storytelling & Performances" weekend programs serve hot cider, hot chocolate & Russian & Norwegian folk tales. [through Sun.]


 


studio museum in harlem


144 W. 125th St (betw. Lenox & 7th Aves.), 864-4500. Wed.-Fri. 10-5; Sat.-Sun. 1-6; Closed Mon., Tues. $5, $3 st./sc. (ID req.), $1 child. under 12. "Passages: Contemporary Art in Transition" collects works by contemporary artists documenting or displaying shifts from one movement to another. Feat. artists are Terry Adkins, Candida Alvarez, Colin Chase, Maren Hassinger, Nari Ward, & Alison Saar [through 1/17]. "Pre-Kwanzaa Family Day" incl. presentations about the 7 principles of the holiday & arts & crafts activities for children [Sat. at 3]. "Facets" a performance piece by the Terry Adkins Recital Corps compiling over 15 years of Adkins’ work, incl. musical instruments of the artists’ invention, as well as poetry, prose & prayer [Sun. at 3].


 


swiss institute of new york


495 Broadway (betw. Spring & Broome Sts.), 925-2035. Wed.-Sat., Tues. 11-6; closed Sun., Mon. Free. "Empires Without States: On Notions of Success & Failure in Contemporary Art" examines the art world in post-structeralist fashion, as an entity invested with power but without a center, engendering conflict & resistance. Feat. works by Christoph Buchel, the Subway Outside project, Komar & Melamid, Xposition, Aleksandra Mir & many more contributing to this problematic monolith [through 1/8].


 


WHITNEY MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART


945 Madison Ave. (75th St.), 570-3600. Wed., Fri.-Sun., Tues. 11-6; Thurs. 1-8; closed Mon. $12.50, $10.50 st./sc./groups of 10 or more. Pay-what-you-wish first Thurs. of every month during "The American Century: Art & Culture 1950-2000," part two of series feat. photography, painting, sculpture, film & video & music by Elvis & Ella Fitzgerald [through 2/13]. Free family tours & workshops for ages 5-10 for "The American Century," [Sat., $6/family, 9-11 & 1]. "Contemporary Narratives in American Prints" feat, the works of Donald Judd, Dotty Attie, Lesley Dill, Juan "Dirty" Sanchez & more [through 2/2].


 


whitney museum of american art at philip morris


120 Park Ave. (42nd St.), 878-2550. Wed.-Sat., Mon.-Tues. 7:30 a.m.-9:30 p.m.; closed Sun. Free. "Fred Tomaselli: Gravity’s Rainbow" is a massive work that arranges 100s of pills to look like necklaces, reminiscent of 1960’s Op-Art & challenging perception [through 1/7]. "Les Boroson: Underpass" sculpture resembles a cloverleaf traffic exchange pattern, playing off the flow of traffic through the Sculpture Court that houses it [through 3/17].


 


YESHIVA UNIVERSITY MUSEUM


2520 Amsterdam Ave. (185th St.). 960-5390. Call for times & prices. "From Aleph to Tav: Collecting at the Turn of the Century" feat. textiles, photographs, artwork & purchases from past ten years [through 12/30]. "My Father’s Pawnshop" exhibits Maxine Yalovitz-Blankenship’s life as a Southern Jew depicted on oil paintings. "Varieties of Religious Experience" feat. Yves Mozelsio’s photographs of Jewish people at work incl. a clown & FBI Spanish translator. "The Fairy Tale Series" feat. illustrated folk tales by Israeli-born artist Michelle Muhlbaum. "Tree of Life: Sculpture by Rafael David Sucari." "First Fruits" feat. students’ works from the Ulpanat B’nei Akiva School of Art, Music & Communication in Tetach Tikva, Israel.



 

EXHIBITIONS AMERICAN CRAFT MUSEUM 40 W. 53rd St. (betw. 5th & 6th …

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40 W. 53rd St. (betw. 5th & 6th Aves.), 956-3535. "The Beaded Universe: Strands of Culture" focuses on "the world’s most ancient & portable art form–beads" [through 1/30].


 


AMERICAN MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY


Central Park W. (79th St.), 769-5200. Annual showing of more than 300 tropical butterflies, "The Butterfly Conservatory: Tropical Butterflies Alive in Winter" [through 2/00]. "Hall of Biodiversity" addresses major environmental issues, incl. world’s best preserved giant squid [permanent]. "Epic Journeys: The Great Migrations" film explores animal & insect migration [through 3/00]. "Body Art: Marks of Identity" body modification exhibit [through 5/29]. "Reaching for the Stars: Rose Center for Earth & Space" utilizes computer renderings & material samples–sneak preview of the seven-floor exhibition & research facility, scheduled to open in mid-February [through 3/15]. "Capturing Time: The New York Times Capsule" displays the artifacts chosen to be representative of late-20th Century life for inclusion in the millennial capsule, not to be opened until Y3K [through 3/26].


 


american museum of the moving image


35 Ave. at 36th St., Astoria, 718-784-4681. Also see "Film & Video." "The Future Is Now" pres. a series of 12 films by Jean-Luc Godard, Francois Truffaut, Ridley Scott, Woody Allen, Terry Gilliam, Fritz Lang & others, showing how directors have speculated about life in the 12st-century & beyond [opens 12/11, through 1/2].


 


ASIA SOCIETY


725 Park Ave. (70th St.), 517-ASIA "China: 50 Years Inside the People’s Republic" [through 1/2].


 


BRONX MUSEUM OF THE ARTS


1040 Grand Concourse (165th St.), (718) 681-6000. "Amnesia" examines memory loss & desire feat. works by 16 contemporary South American artists incl. Miguel Angel Rios & Inigo Manglano-Ovalle [through 2/27]. "Recent Acquisitions from the Permanent Collection" celebrates artists Tomie Arai, Catalina Parra, Ernesto Pujol, Martin Wong & more [through 2/27].


 


BROOKLYN MUSEUM OF ART


200 Eastern Pkwy. (Washington Ave.), Bklyn., 718-638-5000. "Sensation: Young British Artists from the Saatchi Collection" incl. more than 90 paintings, sculpture, photos & installations by nearly 50 artists [through 1/9]. "Eastman Johnson: Painting America" feat. 75 paintings & 35 drawings by iconic 19th-century artist [through 2/6]. "Within The Pale: Jewish Tombstones in the Ukraine & Moldova" photographs by David Goberman [through 2/13]. "Kariwiio–the Code of Handsome Lake" family exhibit honors the Iroquois teacher Handsome Lake with songs, stories & dances [Sat. at 4].


 


COOPER-HEWITT NATIONAL DESIGN MUSEUM


2 E. 91st St. (5th Ave.), 849-8400. "Two Views of Venice: Canaletto & Menpes" feat. 50 rare prints of the Italian city [through 12/19].


 


FRAUNCES TAVERN MUSEUM


54 Pearl St. (Broad St.), 425-1778. "Washington In Glory: America in Tears" commemorates bicentennial of George Washington’s death with memorabilia incl. paintings, etchings & jewelry [through 4/5]. Party in the Flag Gallery with Cecelia Brauer’s glass armonica music & presentation of music from the Revolutionary War, refreshments served [Tues. at 6].


 


THE FRICK COLLECTION


1 E. 70th St. (5th Ave.), 288-0700. "Constable’s Salsibury Cathedral: Two Versions Reunited" places two versions of each John Constable painting next to each so one can examine his methods [through 12/31]. Internationally touring exhibit feat. more than 60 works by Antoine Watteau, "Watteau & His World: French Drawing from 1700 to 1750" [through 1/9]. "Velasquez in New York Museums" feat. masterpieces such as "King Philip IV of Spain" & "Portrait of a Little Girl" [through 1/16].


 


GUGGENHEIM MUSEUM


1071 5th Ave. (betw. 88th & 89th Sts.), 423-3587. "Clemente" exhibition feat. more than 200 works from 1970 to present incl. oil & fresno paintings, watercolor, pastel, sculpture & book illustration [through 1/9]. "Frames of Reference: Reflections on Media by Rockefeller & MacArthur Film/Video/Multimedia Fellows," call for specific films, dates & times, free w/mus. adm. [through 12/22].


 


GUGGENHEIM MUSEUM~SOHO


575 B’way (betw. Houston & Prince Sts.,), 423-3500. "Andy Warhol: The Last Supper" exhibits his take on Da Vinci’s work through silkscreens & paintings [free through 2000].


 


INTREPID SEA AIR SPACE MUSEUM


Pier 86, W. 46th St. (12th Ave.), 245-0072. "Defending our Future" exhibits machinery, statistics & Pentagon’s latest project [through 1/00]. "Flying Machines: The Incredible Contraptions that Conquered the Sky" feat. reproductions of aircrafts & demonstrations [through 3/00]. "Desert Storm Strike," "A-6 Cockpit Challenge" & "Cold War/Berlin Wall Exhibit" [permanent].


 


JAPAN SOCIETY


333 E. 47th St ( betw. 1st & 2nd Aves.), 832-1155. "Daido Moriyama: Stray Dog" features over 130 vintage photographs over the past 30 years. Runs concurrently with the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Moriyama exhibit. [through 1/2]


 


JEWISH MUSEUM


1109 Fifth Ave. (92nd St.), 423-3271. "The Changing Face of Family" documents the idea of Jewish family life through photography [through 2/6]. "John Singer Sargent: Portraits of the Wertheimer Family" marks the first time Sargent’s 12 paintings have hung together since they were in the family’s London home nearly 70 years ago [through 2/6]. "Berlin Metropolis: Jews & The New Culture, 1890-1918" explores the Jewish experience in Berlin with more than 250 city artifacts [through 4/23]. "Bubble-abrum" Chanukah celebration feat. illuminated sculptures & installations by by R. M. Fischer set up in unexpected locations throughout the museum [through 1/2]. "Pickles & Pomegranates: Jewish Homes Near & Far" displays reproductions of a century’s worth of Jewish homes around the world with composite characters inviting your children to play house with them [through 10/00].


 


LOWER EAST SIDE TENEMENT MUSEUM


90 Orchard St. (Broome St.), 431-0233. "Sitting Shiva: The Rogarshevsky Family Apartment," an interactive exhibit feat. home of Jewish immigrant family from Lithuania in mourning [permanent]. "The Gumpertz & Baldizzi Apartments," restored to 1870 & 1935 (respectively) specifications [permanent]. "Shared Secrets" feat. shadow boxes based on immigration stories from museum’s ESL class [through 1/23]. Tours incl. "19th-century Tenement," "The Confino Family Apartment," & "The Streets Where We Lived."


 


METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART


1000 Fifth Ave. (82nd.), 535-7710. "Rodin’s Monument to Victor Hugo" feat. nearly 20 sculptures [through 1/2]. "The Artist as Collector: Masterpieces of Chinese Painting from the C.C. Wang Family Collection" [through 1/9]. 1920-1937 paintings from the Berggruen Klee Collection exhibited in "Klee Paintings" [through 2/2]. Japanese photographer Daido Moriyama shows his work in "Daido Moriyama: Hunter" exhibit [through 2/2]. "Egyptian Art in the Age of the Pyramids" is a loan exhibition which displays 250 works from museums throughout the world [through 2/9]. "Carleton Watkins: The Art of Perception" displays over 150 prints of 19th-century American landscape [through 2/9]. "Only the Best: Masterpieces of the Calouste Gulbenkian Museum of Libson" feat. works by Reubens, Fragonard, Turner, Manet, Monet, Roman medals, Armenian illuminated manuscripts & more [through 2/27]. Annual Christmas tree & Neapolitan Baroque Creche on display [through 1/9]. Pianist & New York Times art critic Michael Kimmelman performs & discusses Bach’s Partitia No. 1 in B-flat Major [Thurs. at 7]. Full-day symposium on the authenticity of "Riverbank," considered a 10th Century masterpiece by Dong Yuan, hosted by former UC-Berkeley professor James Cahill [Sat. at 9:30 a.m.].


 


museum for african art


593 Broadway (betw. Houston & Prince Sts.), 966-1313. "Liberated Voices: Contemporary Art from South Africa" showcases more than 100 paintings, sculptures, installations, photographs & videos from post-Apartheid South Africa [through 1/2].


 


museum of american folk art


2 Lincoln Square (Eva & Morris Feld Gallery), 595-9533. "Millenial Dreams: Vision & Prophecy in American Folk Art" displays diverse works from New Mexican santos to Pennsylvania German fraktur to Adventist charts exhibiting folk heritage as well as a rendering of the future [through 5/14].


 


MUSEUM OF CHINESE IN THE AMERICAS


70 Mulberry St. (Bayard St.), 619-4785. "Where Is Home? Chinese in the Americas," personal stories, photos, mementos & poetry encased in a structure reminiscent of a glowing Chinese lantern [permanent]. "Family Portraits" [permanent].


 


MUSEUM OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK


5th Ave. (103rd St.), 534-1672. "Americanos: Latino Life in the United States" [through 1/2], series feat. El Super. "Fashion on Stage: Couture for the Broadway Theater, 1910-1955" documents theater fashion during these times [through 2/27]. "New York Toy Stories" & "Andrew Jackson Head" [permanent]. "The New York Century," showcases glimpses of influential people & events [through 5/28]. "Broadway Cares, Broadway Bears" collection of toy bears costumed like Broadway characters such as Tevye, Jean Valjean & the Angel from Angels in America auctioned off to raise money for AIDS research [through 1/23].


 


MUSEUM OF MODERN ART


11 W. 53rd St. (betw. 5th & 6th Aves.), 708-9400. Also see "Film & Video." "Modern Starts," People," a three part exhibit–"People," "Places" & "Things"–feat. works by modernists Duchamp, Léger, Klee & Cézanne [through 3/14]. "Making Modern Starts" orientation to MoMA2000 [through 3/14]. "Projects" series continues: #69 with Julia Jacquette’s multimedia creations [through winter 2000], #70 with Shirin Neshat, Simon Patterson & Xu Bing’s banners [through 5/1]. "FilmFest" screening of post-Soviet films from Georgia, Latvia, Kazhakstan & other independent states by Gherman, Yufit & many more [through 12/19]. "dot.jp: A Curator’s Japan Diary" documents Barbara London’s digital-art account of the Japanese sunrise. Deborah Goldberg lectures on modern still life [Thurs. at 12:30].

MUSEUM OF TELEVISION & RADIO


25 W. 52nd St. (5th Ave.), 621-6600. Also see "Film & Video." "Denk You Veddy Much: The Comedy of Andy Kaufman" screenings incl. Andy’s Funhouse: The Andy Kaufman Special & segments from his television work; [through 12/19]. "Television & The Cold War" screening series [through 12/26]. Peter Pan telecast from 1960 with Cyril Ritchard & Sondra Lee [opens 12/10, through 1/9].


NATIONAL MUSEUM OF THE AMERICAN INDIAN


George Gustav Heye Center, 1 Bowling Green (betw. State & Whitehall Sts.) 668-6624. "Instrument of Change: Jim Schoppert Retrospective Exhibition, 1947-1992" feat. 50 woodcarvings, poems & maskes of the influential Tlingit artist [through 2/6]. "Pueblo Portraits: 50 Years at Laguna Pueblo" exhibits 40 Lee Marmon photographs of New Mexico Pueblo community [through 1/9]. "All Roads Are Good: Native Voices on Life & Culture" displays over 300 symbolic objects chosen by 23 Native selectors [permanent]. "Talking Circles" discussion with Wayne Carlick & the Tlingit carver on the "Influence of Jim Schoppert’s Work" [Sat. & Sun. at 11 a.m.].


 


NEW YORK HALL OF SCIENCE


47-01 Flushing Meadows Corona Park, 718-699-0005. "Marvelous Molecules–The Secret of Life" illustrates similar chemistry traits among living things–humans, amoebas & cockroaches [permanent].


 


NEW YORK HISTORICAL SOCIETY


2 W. 77th St. (Central Pk. W.), 873-0509. "Glimmers of the Past" exhibits silver collections [through 12/5]. "Putting it on Paper" exhibits 200 years of American drawings & watercolors by artists that were influenced by or lived in New York [through 1/00]. "The Italians of New York: Five Centuries of Struggle & Achievement" [through 2/20]. "$24: The Legendary Deal for Manhattan" examines the myth of Manhattan’s origin [through 3/9]. "Masterworks of 19th-century American Painting" feat. nearly 50 oil paintings by such artists as William Sydney Mount, Thomas Cole & Asher B. Durand [permanent]. "Kid City" [permanent].


 


NEW MUSEUM of contemporary art


583 B’way (betw. Houston & Prince Sts.), 219-1222. Also see "Film & Video." Retrospective of Brazilian artist Cildo Meieles [through 3/5] "Videodrome" screenings in the Public Access Gallery.


 


NEWSEUM/NY


580 Madison Ave. (betw. 56th & 57th Sts.), 317-7596. Eighty vintage photographs exhibited in "Vanity Fair & the Birth of the Modern Age: Portraits, 1914-1936" [through 1/3]. "The Century in Times Sq." exhibit accompanies a book which represents Times Sq. through photographs [through 2/00].


 


P.S.1


22-25 Jackson Ave. (46th Ave.), L.I. City, 718-784-2084. "Sol Lewitt: Concrete Block" feat. Lewitt’s minimal & conceptual drawings, wooden models & sculptures [through 1/2]. "On Your Own Time," works by international artists who explore the passing of time [through 1/2]. "Minimalia: An Italian Vision in 20th-century Art" explores minimalist art by Italian artists [through 1/2]. "Children of Berlin" feat. selected Berlin artists since the fall of the Berlin Wall [through 1/2].


 


south street seaport museum


207 Front St (betw. South & Fulton Sts.), 748-8600. "American Tattoo: The Art of Gus Wagner" shows the oeuvre of Sailortown’s father [through 5/00]. "As Much as the Sea is Salt: Storytelling & Performances" weekend programs serve hot cider, hot chocolate & Russian & Norwegian folk tales [through 12/19]. Meet Dava Sobel, author of Galileo’s Daughter [Wed. at 8].


 


studio museum in harlem


144 W. 125th St (betw. Lenox & 7th Aves.), 864-4500. "Passages: Contemporary Art in Transition" collects works by contemporary artists documenting or displaying shifts from one movement to another. Feat. artists are Terry Adkins, Candida Alvarez, Colin Chase, Maren Hassinger, Nari Ward, & Alison Saar [through 1/17]. Gallery talk with curator Deirdre Scott on "Passages" [Sun. at 3].


 


swiss institute of new york


495 Broadway (betw. Spring & Broome Sts.), 925-2035. "Empires Without States: On Notions of Success & Failure in Contemporary Art" examines the art world in true post-structuralist fashion, as an entity invested with power but without a locus, engendering conflict & resistance. Feat. works by Christoph Buchel, the Subway Outside project, Komar & Melamid, Xposition, Aleksandra Mir & many more contributing to this problematic monolith [through 1/8].


 


WHITNEY MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART


945 Madison Ave. (75th St.), 570-3600. "The American Century: Art & Culture 1950-2000," part two of series feat. photography, painting, sculpture, film & video & music by Elvis & Ella Fitzgerald [through 2/13]. "Contemporary Narratives in American Prints" feat, the works of Donald Judd, Dotty Attie, Lesley Dill, Juan "Dirty" Sanchez & more [through 2/2]. The "Seminars with Artists" series continues with an undisclosed artist discussing his/her work & how it relates to the rest of "American Century" [Thurs. at 6:15].


 


whitney museum of american art at philip morris


120 Park Ave. (42nd St.), 878-2550. "Fred Tomaselli: Gravity’s Rainbow" is a massive work that arranges 100s of pills to look like necklaces, reminiscent of 1960’s Op-Art & challenging perception [through 1/7]. "Les Boroson: Underpass" sculpture resembles a cloverleaf traffic exchange pattern, playing off the flow of traffic through the Sculpture Court that houses it [through 3/17]. Elliott Sharp & Orchestra Carbon premiere symphony "Radiolara," described as a melange of Bela Bartok, John Cage, Jimi Hendrix, Delta blues & industrial funk [Thurs. at 8].


YESHIVA UNIVERSITY MUSEUM


2520 Amsterdam Ave. (185th St.). 960-5390. "From Aleph to Tav: Collecting at the Turn of the Century" feat. textiles, photographs, artwork & purchases from past ten years [through 12/30]. "My Father’s Pawnshop" exhibits Maxine Yalovitz-Blankenship’s life as a Southern Jew depicted on oil paintings. "Varieties of Religious Experience" feat. Yves Mozelsio’s photographs of Jewish people at work incl. a clown & FBI Spanish translator. "The Fairy Tale Series" feat. illustrated folk tales by Israeli-born artist Michelle Muhlbaum. "Tree of Life: Sculpture by Rafael David Sucari." "First Fruits" feat. students’ works from the Ulpanat B’nei Akiva School of Art, Music & Communication in Tetach Tikva, Israel.



 

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40 W. 53rd St. (betw. 5th & 6th Aves.), 956-3535. "The Beaded Universe: Strands of Culture" focuses on "the world’s most ancient & portable art form–beads" [through 1/30].


AMERICAN MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY


Central Park W. (79th St.), 769-5200. Annual showing of more than 300 tropical butterflies, "The Butterfly Conservatory: Tropical Butterflies Alive in Winter" [through 2/00]. "Hall of Biodiversity" addresses major environmental issues, includes world’s best preserved giant squid [permanent]. "Epic Journeys: The Great Migrations" film explores animal & insect migration [through 3/00]. "Body Art: Marks of Identity" body modification exhibit [through 5/29]. "Reaching for the Stars: Rose Center for Earth & Space" uses computer renderings and samples of unique materials to give a sneak preview of the seven-floor exhibition & research facility, scheduled to open in mid-February [through 3/15]. "Capturing Time: The New York Times Capsule" displays artifacts chosen to be representative of late-20th-century life, not to be opened until Y3K [Opens Sat., through 3/26]. "Meteors & The Solar System" lecture by Dr. Michael K. Weisberg for the Amatuer Astronomers Association [Tues. at 6:15].


 


ASIA SOCIETY


Asia Society, 725 Park Ave. (70th St.), 517-ASIA "China: 50 Years Inside the People’s Republic" [through 1/2/00]. George Perkovich discusses new book, India’s Nuclear Bomb & the topics it tackles, followed by booksigning [Thurs. at 6:30]. "Negotiating on the Edge: North Korean Negotiating Behavior" lecture by Scott Snyder [Fri. at 12:30, rsvp].


 


BRONX MUSEUM OF THE ARTS


1040 Grand Concourse (165th St.), (718) 681-6000. "Amnesia" examines memory loss & desire through works by 16 contemporary South American artists incl. Miguel Angel Rios & Inigo Manglano-Ovalle [through 2/27].


 


BROOKLYN MUSEUM OF ART


200 Eastern Pkwy. (Washington Ave.), Bklyn., 718-638-5000. "Brooklyn Museum of Art: Discover the World" feat. 52 works from nearly 20 countries [through 12/3]. "Sensation: Young British Artists from the Saatchi Collection" incl. more than 90 paintings, sculpture, photos & installations by nearly 50 artists [through 1/9]. "Eastman Johnson: Painting America" feat. more than 70 paintings & 30 drawings by iconic 19th-century artist [through 2/6]. "Storytelling in the Galleries: Toy Makers Past & Present" brings Larry Schwartz of Rumpus Toys to talk about the history & jouissance of toymaking, followed by booksigning [Sat. at 4]. "Within The Pale: Jewish Tombstones in the Ukraine & Moldova" photographs by David Goberman [through 2/13]. Linda Ipanema & the Dixie Cats perform their dixieland jazz styles alongside the Chuck Fowler Ensemble, followed by screenings about alien invasions [Sat. at 6].


 


COOPER-HEWITT NATIONAL DESIGN MUSEUM


2 E. 91st St. (5th Ave.), 849-8400. "Two Views of Venice: Canaletto & Menpes" feat. 50 rare prints of the Italian city [through 12/19].


 


FRAUNCES TAVERN MUSEUM


54 Pearl St. (Broad St.), 425-1778. "Washington In Glory: America in Tears" commemorates bicentennial of George Washington’s death with memorabilia incl. paintings, etchings & jewelry [through 4/5]. "With a Heavy Heart…" commemorates the American Cincinnatus’ somber 1783 farewell address to his troops, led by respected Washington scholar Stuart Murray [Thurs. at 6]. Open house for 216th anniversary of the farewell address–mulled cider served all afternoon [Sat. at noon].


 


THE FRICK COLLECTION


1 E. 70th St. (5th Ave.), 288-0700. "Constable’s Salsibury Cathedral: Two Versions Reunited" places two versions of each John Constable painting next to each so one can examine his methods [through 12/31]. Internationally touring exhibit feat. more than 60 works by Antoine Watteau, "Watteau & His World: French Drawing from 1700 to 1750" [through 2/9]. "Velasquez in New York Museums" feat. "King Philip IV of Spain" & "Portrait of a Little Girl" [through 1/16].


 


GUGGENHEIM MUSEUM


1071 5th Ave. (betw. 88th & 89th Sts.), 423-3587. "Clemente" exhibition feat. more than 200 works from 1970 to present incl. oil & fresno paintings, watercolor, pastel, sculpture & book illustration [through 1/9]. "Frames of Reference: Reflections on Media by Rockefeller & MacArthur Film/Video/Multimedia Fellows," call for specific films, dates & times, free with admission [through 12/22].


 


GUGGENHEIM MUSEUM~SOHO


575 B’way (betw. Houston & Prince Sts.,), 423-3500. "Andy Warhol: The Last Supper" exhibits his take on Da Vinci’s work through silkscreens & paintings [free through 2000].


 


INTREPID SEA AIR SPACE MUSEUM


Pier 86, W. 46th St. (12th Ave.), 245-0072. "Defending our Future" exhibits machinery, statistics & Pentagon’s latest project [through 1/00]. "Flying Machines: The Incredible Contraptions that Conquered the Sky" feat. reproductions of aircrafts & demonstrations [through 3/00]. "Desert Storm Strike," "A-6 Cockpit Challenge" & "Cold War/Berlin Wall Exhibit" [permanent].


 


JAPAN SOCIETY


333 E. 47th St ( betw. 1st & 2nd Aves.), 832-1155. "Daido Moriyama: Stray Dog" features over 130 vintage photographs from past 30 years. Runs concurrently with Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Moriyama exhibit. [through 1/2]


 


JEWISH MUSEUM


1109 Fifth Ave. (92nd St.), 423-3271. "The Changing Face of Family" documents Jewish family life through photography [through 2/6]. "John Singer Sargent: Portraits of the Wertheimer Family" marks the first time Sargent’s 12 paintings have hung together since they were in the family’s London home nearly 70 years ago [through 2/6]. "Berlin Metropolis: Jews & The New Culture, 1890-1918" explores the Jewish experience in Berlin through over 250 city artifacts [through 4/23].


 


LES TENEMENT MUSEUM


90 Orchard St. (Broome St.), 431-0233. "Sitting Shiva: The Rogarshevsky Family Apartment," an interactive exhibit feat. home of Jewish immigrant family from Lithuania in mourning [permanent]. "The Gumpertz & Baldizzi Apartments," restored to 1870 & 1935 (respectively) specifications [permanent]. "Shared Secrets" feat. shadow boxes based on immigration stories from museum’s ESL class [through 1/23]. Tours incl. "19th-century Tenement," "The Confino Family Apartment," & "The Streets Where We Lived."


 


METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART


1000 Fifth Ave. (82nd.), 535-7710. "Rodin’s Monument to Victor Hugo" feat. nearly 20 sculptures [through 1/2]. "The Artist as Collector: Masterpieces of Chinese Painting from the C.C. Wang Family Collection" [through 1/9]. 1920-1937 paintings from the Berggruen Klee Collection exhibited in "Klee Paintings" [through 2/2]. Japanese photographer Daido Moriyama shows his work in "Daido Moriyama: Hunter" exhibit [through 2/2]. "Egyptian Art in the Age of the Pyramids" is a loan exhibition which displays 250 works from museums throughout the world [through 2/9]. "Carleton Watkins: The Art of Perception" displays over 150 prints of 19th-century American landscape [through 2/9]. The annual Christmas tree & Neapolitan Baroque Creche will be on display [through 1/9]. "Mozart & The Italians" concert with Paula Robinson, Kenneth Cooper & their chamber orchestra [Fri. & Sat. at 7].


 


museum for african art


593 Broadway (betw. Houston & Prince Sts.), 966-1313. "Liberated Voices: Contemporary Art from South Africa" showcases more than 100 paintings, sculptures, installations, photographs & videos from post-Apartheid South Africa [through 1/2].


 


MUSEUM OF CHINESE IN THE AMERICAS


70 Mulberry St. (Bayard St.), 619-4785. "Where Is Home? Chinese in the Americas," personal stories, photos, mementos & poetry encased in a structure reminiscent of a glowing Chinese lantern [permanent]. "Family Portraits" [permanent].


 


MUSEUM OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK


5th Ave. (103rd St.), 534-1672. "Americanos: Latino Life in the United States" [through 1/2], series feat. El Super. "The Century in Times Square," displayed through photographs from The New York Times [through 1/2000]. "Fashion on Stage: Couture for the Broadway Theater, 1910-1955" documents theater fashion during these times [through 2/27]. "New York Toy Stories" & "Andrew Jackson Head" [permanent]. "The New York Century," showcases glimpses of influential people & events [through 5/28]


 


MUSEUM OF MODERN ART


11 W. 53rd St. (betw. 5th & 6th Aves.), 708-9400. Also see "Film & Video." "Modern Starts," People," a three part exhibit– "People," "Places" & "Things" feat. works by modernists Duchamp, Léger, Klee & Cézanne [through 3/14]. "Making Modern Starts" orientation to MoMA2000 [through 3/14]. "Projects" series continues: #69 with Julia Jacquette’s multimedia creations [through winter 2000], #70 with Shirin Neshat, Simon Patterson & Xu Bing’s banners [through 5/1]. "FilmFest" screening of post-Soviet films from Georgia, Latvia, Kazhakstan & other independent states by Gherman, Yufit & many more [Opens Fri., through 12/19]. "Printed Art at the End of the 19th-century: James Ensor & Jose Guadalupe Posada" lecture & brown-bag lunch, delivered by Judy Hecker. "Actors, Dancers, Bathers: Degas, Cezanne, Picasso, Derain" exhibit & tour revisits these three themes over champagne & sparkling wines [Mon. at 6].

MUSEUM OF TELEVISION & RADIO


25 W. 52nd St. (5th Ave.), 621-6600. Also see "Film & Video" & "Family." "Denk You Veddy Much: The Comedy of Andy Kaufman" screenings incl. Andy’s Funhouse: The Andy Kaufman Special & segments from his television work; [through 12/19]. "Television & The Cold War" screening series [through 12/26]. "Eighth Annual International Children’s Television Festival" [through Sun]. "Day Without Art" film screenings from "Donahue," "Homicide," "NOVA" & more call attention to people with AIDS [Wed. at 12:10]. "Spy vs. Spy" package screenings brings Boris Badenov & the fetching Natasha Fatale from "Bullwinkle & Rocky" to the people, along with "Casino Royale," the very first James Bond film adaptation [Thurs.-Fri. at 6, Sat.-Sun. at 4].


NATIONAL MUSEUM OF THE AMERICAN INDIAN


George Gustav Heye Center, 1 Bowling Green (betw. State & Whitehall Sts.) 668-6624. "Instrument of Change: Jim Schoppert Retrospective Exhibition, 1947-1992" feat. 50 woodcarvings, poems & maskes of the influential Tlingit artist [through 2/6]. "Pueblo Portraits: 50 Years at Laguna Pueblo" exhibits 40 Lee Marmon photographs of New Mexico Pueblo community [through 1/9]. "All Roads Are Good: Native Voices on Life & Culture" displays over 300 symbolic objects chosen by 23 Native selectors [permanent]. Dr. Lori Arviso Alvord, author of The Scalpel & the Silver Bear leads "Walking in Beauty: A Native American Perspective on Health" lecture on the crossroads of Western & Native medicine [Thurs. at 5].


 


NEW YORK HALL OF SCIENCE


47-01 Flushing Meadows Corona Park, 718-699-0005. "Marvelous Molecules–The Secret of Life" illustrates similar chemistry traits among living things–humans, amoebas & cockroaches [permanent].


 


NEW YORK HISTORICAL SOCIETY


2 W. 77th St. (Central Pk. W.), 873-0509. "Glimmers of the Past" exhibits silver collections [through 12/5]. "Putting it on Paper" exhibits 200 years of American drawings & watercolors by artists that were influenced by or lived in New York [through 1/00]. "The Italians of New York: Five Centuries of Struggle & Achievement" [through 2/20]. "$24: The Legendary Deal for Manhattan" examines the myth of Manhattan’s origin [through 3/9]. "Masterworks of 19th-century American Painting" feat. nearly 50 oil paintings by such artists as William Sydney Mount, Thomas Cole & Asher B. Durand [permanent]. "Kid City" [permanent].


 


NEW MUSEUM of contemporary art


583 B’way (betw. Houston & Prince Sts.), 219-1222. Also see "Film & Video." Retrospective of Brazilian artist Cildo Meieles [through 3/5] "Videodrome" screenings in the Public Access Gallery.


 


NEWSEUM/NY


580 Madison Ave. (betw. 56th & 57th Sts.), 317-7596. Eighty vintage photographs exhibited in "Vanity Fair & the Birth of the Modern Age: Portraits, 1914-1936" [through 1/3]. "The Century in Times Sq." exhibit accompanies a book which represents Times Sq. through photographs [through 2/00].


 


NY Transit Museum


Boerum Pl. (Schermerhorn St.), Brooklyn, 718-330-5839. "Transit Treasures: Oddities, Wonders, & Exceptional Common Fare for Moving People" feat. over 90 items chosen by museum staff that best represent transit history [through 2/00].


 


P.S.1


22-25 Jackson Ave. (46th Ave.), L.I. City, 718-784-2084. "Sol Lewitt: Concrete Block" feat. Lewitt’s minimal & conceptual drawings, wooden models & sculptures [through 1/2]. "On Your Own Time," works by international artists who explore the passing of time [through 1/2]. "Minimalia: An Italian Vision in 20th-century Art" explores minimalist art by Italian artists [through 1/2]. Select Berlin artists (since the fall of the Berlin Wall) feat. in "Children of Berlin" exhibit.


 


WHITNEY MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART


945 Madison Ave. (75th St.), 570-3600. "The American Century: Art & Culture 1950-2000," part two of series feat. photography, painting, sculpture, film & video & music by Elvis & Ella Fitzgerald [through 2/13]. "Contemporary Narratives in American Prints" feat. works by Donald Judd, Dotty Attie, Lesley Dill, Juan Sanchez & more [through 2/2].


 


YESHIVA UNIVERSITY MUSEUM


2520 Amsterdam Ave. (185th St.). 960-5390. "From Aleph to Tav: Collecting at the Turn of the Century" feat. textiles, photographs, artwork & purchases from past ten years [through 12/30]. "My Father’s Pawnshop" exhibits Maxine Yalovitz-Blankenship’s life as a Southern Jew depicted on oil paintings. "Varieties of Religious Experience" feat. Yves Mozelsio’s photographs of Jewish people at work incl. a clown & FBI Spanish translator. "The Fairy Tale Series" feat. illustrated folk tales by Israeli-born artist Michelle Muhlbaum. "Tree of Life: Sculpture by Rafael David Sucari." "First Fruits" feat. students’ works from the Ulpanat B’nei Akiva School of Art, Music & Communication in Tetach Tikva, Israel. "Mission to Macedonia: Should Jews Help Muslim Albanians?" roundtable discussion Rabbi Schmuel Goldin and Yeshiva U. political science students, moderated by Dr. Ruth Bevin [Thurs. at 2:45]. Judy Dick leads "Hanukkah Story Theatre," a retelling of the sacred Jewish military triumph, followed by "Story Box Worship," where kids can turn their shoeboxes into story boxes [Sun. at 1:30]. Gallery talk with artist Michelle Muhlbaum [Mon. at noon].



 

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40 W. 53rd St. (betw. 5th & 6th Aves.), 956-3535. "The Beaded Universe: Strands of Culture" focuses on "the world’s most ancient & portable art form–beads" [through 1/30].


 


AMERICAN MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY


Central Park W. (79th St.), 769-5200. Annual showing of more than 300 tropical butterflies, "The Butterfly Conservatory: Tropical Butterflies Alive in Winter" [through 2/00]. "Hall of Biodiversity" addresses major environmental issues, incl. world’s best preserved giant squid [permanent]. "Epic Journeys: The Great Migrations" film explores animal & insect migration [through 3/00]. "Body Art: Marks of Identity" body modification exhibit [through 5/29].


 


ASIA SOCIETY


Asia Society, 725 Park Ave. (70th St.), 517-ASIA. "Fire Over Earth: Selections of Asian Ceramics from the Mr. & Mrs. John D. Rockefeller 3rd Collection" [through 11/28]. "China: 50 Years Inside the People’s Republic" [through 1/2/00]. Film, Xiao Wu looks at Chinese society from the perspective of a pickpocket [Tues. at 7].


 


BRONX MUSEUM OF THE ARTS


1040 Grand Concourse (165th St.), (718) 681-6000. "Amnesia" examines memory loss & desire feat. works by 16 contemporary South American artists incl. Miguel Angel Rios & Inigo Manglano-Ovalle [through 2/27].


 


BROOKLYN MUSEUM OF ART


200 Eastern Pkwy. (Washington Ave.), Bklyn., 718-638-5000. "Brooklyn Museum of Art: Discover the World" feat. 52 works from nearly 20 countries [through 12/3]. "Sensation: Young British Artists from the Saatchi Collection" incl. more than 90 paintings, sculpture, photos & installations by nearly 50 artists [through 1/9]. "Eastman Johnson: Painting America" feat. 75 paintings & 35 drawings by iconic 19th-century artist [through 2/6]. "Within The Pale: Jewish Tombstones in the Ukraine & Moldova" photographs by David Goberman [through 2/13]


 


COOPER-HEWITT NATIONAL DESIGN MUSEUM


2 E. 91st St. (5th Ave.), 849-8400. "Two Views of Venice: Canaletto & Menpes" feat. 50 rare prints of the Italian city [through 12/19].


 


FRAUNCES TAVERN MUSEUM


54 Pearl St. (Broad St.), 425-1778. "Washington In Glory: America in Tears" commemorates bicentennial of George Washington’s death with memorabilia incl. paintings, etchings & jewelry [through 4/5].


 


THE FRICK COLLECTION


1 E. 70th St. (5th Ave.), 288-0700. "Constable’s Salsibury Cathedral: Two Versions Reunited" places two versions of each John Constable painting next to each so one can examine his methods [through 12/31]. Internationally touring exhibit feat. more than 60 works by Antoine Watteau, "Watteau & His World: French Drawing from 1700 to 1750" [through 2/9]. "Velasquez in New York Museums" feat. masterpieces such as "King Philip IV of Spain" & "Portrait of a Little Girl" [through 1/16].


 


GUGGENHEIM MUSEUM


1071 5th Ave. (betw. 88th & 89th Sts.), 423-3587. "Clemente" exhibition feat. more than 200 works from 1970 to present incl. oil & fresno paintings, watercolor, pastel, sculpture & book illustration [through 1/9]. "Frames of Reference: Reflections on Media by Rockefeller & MacArthur Film/Video/Multimedia Fellows," call for specific films, dates & times, free wi/ mus. adm. [through 12/22].


 


GUGGENHEIM MUSEUM~SOHO


575 B’way (betw. Houston & Prince Sts.,), 423-3500. "Andy Warhol: The Last Supper" exhibits his take on Da Vinci’s work through silkscreens & paintings [free through 2000].


 


INTREPID SEA AIR SPACE MUSEUM


Pier 86, W. 46th St. (12th Ave.), 245-0072. "Defending our Future" exhibits machinery, statistics & Pentagon’s latest project [through 1/00]. "Flying Machines: The Incredible Contraptions that Conquered the Sky" feat. reproductions of aircrafts & demonstrations [through 3/00]. "Desert Storm Strike," "A-6 Cockpit Challenge" & "Cold War/Berlin Wall Exhibit" [permanent].


 


JAPAN SOCIETY


333 E. 47th St ( betw. 1st & 2nd Aves.), 832-1155. "Daido Moriyama: Stray Dog" feat. over 130 vintage photographs from past 30 years–runs concurrently with Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Moriyama exhibit [through 1/2]


 


JEWISH MUSEUM


1109 Fifth Ave. (92nd St.), 423-3271. "The Changing Face of Family" documents the idea of Jewish family life through photography [through 2/6]. "John Singer Sargent: Portraits of the Wertheimer Family" marks the first time Sargent’s 12 paintings have hung together since they were in the family’s London home nearly 70 years ago [through 2/6]. "Berlin Metropolis: Jews & The New Culture, 1890-1918" explores the Jewish experience in Berlin through over 250 city artifacts [through 4/23]. Panel discussion with Kathleen Adler, Amelia Arenas, Carol Ockman & Norman L. Kleeblatt: "Artist/Sitter/Masterpiece: Jewish Portraits by Sargent, Ingres & Klimt." [Tues. at 6:30]


 


LOWER EAST SIDE TENEMENT MUSEUM


90 Orchard St. (Broome St.), 431-0233. "Sitting Shiva: The Rogarshevsky Family Apartment," an interactive exhibit feat. home of Jewish immigrant family from Lithuania in mourning [permanent]. "The Gumpertz & Baldizzi Apartments," restored to 1870 & 1935 (respectively) specifications [permanent]. "Shared Secrets" feat. shadow boxes based on immigration stories from museum’s ESL class [through 1/23]. Tours incl. "19th-century Tenement," "The Confino Family Apartment," & "The Streets Where We Lived."


 


METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART


1000 Fifth Ave. (82nd.), 535-7710. "Rodin’s Monument to Victor Hugo" feat. nearly 20 sculptures [through 1/2]. "The Artist as Collector: Masterpieces of Chinese Painting from the C.C. Wang Family Collection" [through 1/9]. 1920-1937 paintings from the Berggruen Klee Collection exhibited in "Klee Paintings" [through 2/2]. Japanese photographer Daido Moriyama shows his work in "Daido Moriyama: Hunter" exhibit [through 2/2]. "Egyptian Art in the Age of the Pyramids" is a loan exhibition which displays 250 works from museums throughout the world [through 2/9]. "Carleton Watkins: The Art of Perception" displays over 150 prints of 19th-century American landscape [through 2/9]. Annual Christmas tree & Neapolitan Baroque Creche will be on display [opens Sat., through 1/9].


 


museum for african art


593 Broadway (betw. Houston & Prince Sts.), 966-1313. "Liberated Voices: Contemporary Art from South Africa" showcases more than 100 paintings, sculptures, installations, photographs & videos from post-Apartheid South Africa [through 1/2].


 


MUSEUM OF CHINESE IN THE AMERICAS


70 Mulberry St. (Bayard St.), 619-4785. "Where Is Home? Chinese in the Americas," personal stories, photos, mementos & poetry encased in a structure reminiscent of a glowing Chinese lantern [permanent]. "Family Portraits" [permanent].


 


MUSEUM OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK


5th Ave. (103rd St.), 534-1672. "Heritage of Care" traces history of American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty of Animals through photographs, video clips & objects [through Sun.]. "Americanos: Latino Life in the United States" [through 1/2], series feat. El Super. "The Century in Times Square," displayed through photographs from The New York Times [through 1/2000]. "Fashion on Stage: Couture for the Broadway Theater, 1910-1955" documents theater fashion during these times [through 2/27]. "New York Toy Stories" & "Andrew Jackson Head" [permanent]. "The New York Century," showcases glimpses of influential people & events [through 5/28]


 


MUSEUM OF MODERN ART


11 W. 53rd St. (betw. 5th & 6th Aves.), 708-9400. Also see "Film & Video." "Modern Starts," People," a three part exhibit: "People," "Places" & "Things" feat. works by modernists Duchamp, Léger, Klee & Cézanne [through 3/14]. "Making Modern Starts" orientation to MoMA2000 [through 3/14]. "Projects" series continues: #69 with Julia Jacquette’s multimedia creations [through winter 2000], #70 with Shirin Neshat, Simon Patterson & Xu Bing’s banners [through 5/1]. Errol Morris film retrospective incl. The Thin Blue Line, Fast, Cheap, Out of Control & more [through Mon.]

MUSEUM OF TELEVISION & RADIO


25 W. 52nd St. (5th Ave.), 621-6600. Also see "Film & Video." "Rapid Eye Movement" 90 minute screening feat. R.E.M. videos, live performances & exerts from various documentaries [through Sun.]. "Denk You Veddy Much: The Comedy of Andy Kaufman" screenings incl. Andy’s Funhouse: The Andy Kaufman Special & segments from his television work; [through 12/19]. "Television & The Cold War" screening series [through 12/26]. "Eighth Annual International Children’s Television Festival" [through 12/6].


NATIONAL MUSEUM OF THE AMERICAN INDIAN


George Gustav Heye Center, 1 Bowling Green (betw. State & Whitehall Sts.) 668-6624. "Instrument of Change: Jim Schoppert Retrospective Exhibition, 1947-1992" feat. 50 woodcarvings, poems & maskes of the influential Tlingit artist [through 2/6]. "Pueblo Portraits: 50 Years at Laguna Pueblo" exhibits 40 Lee Marmon photographs of New Mexico Pueblo community [through 1/9]. "All Roads Are Good: Native Voices on Life & Culture" displays over 300 symbolic objects chosen by 23 Native selectors [permanent].


 


NEW YORK HALL OF SCIENCE


47-01 Flushing Meadows Corona Park, 718-699-0005. "Marvelous Molecules–The Secret of Life" illustrates similar chemistry traits among living things–humans, amoebas & cockroaches [permanent].


 


NEW YORK HISTORICAL SOCIETY


2 W. 77th St. (Central Pk. W.), 873-0509. "Glimmers of the Past" exhibits silver collections [through 12/5]. "Putting it on Paper" exhibits 200 years of American drawings & watercolors by artists that were influenced by or lived in New York [through 1/00]. "The Italians of New York: Five Centuries of Struggle & Achievement" [through 2/20]. "$24: The Legendary Deal for Manhattan" examines the myth of Manhattan’s origin [through 3/9]. "Masterworks of 19th-century American Painting" feat. nearly 50 oil paintings by such artists as William Sydney Mount, Thomas Cole & Asher B. Durand [permanent]. "Kid City" [permanent].


 


NEW MUSEUM of contemporary art


583 B’way (betw. Houston & Prince Sts.), 219-1222. Also see "Film & Video." Retrospective of Brazilian artist Cildo Meieles [through 3/5] "Videodrome" screenings in the Public Access Gallery.


 


NEWSEUM/NY


580 Madison Ave. (betw. 56th & 57th Sts.), 317-7596. Eighty vintage photographs exhibited in "Vanity Fair & the Birth of the Modern Age: Portraits, 1914-1936" [through 1/3]. "The Century in Times Sq." exhibit accompanies a book which represents Times Sq. through photographs [through 2/00].


 


NY Transit Museum


Boerum Pl. (Schermerhorn St.), Brooklyn, 718-330-5839. "Transit Treasures: Oddities, Wonders, & Exceptional Common Fare for Moving People" feat. over 90 items chosen by museum staff that best represent transit history [through 2/00].


 


P.S.1


22-25 Jackson Ave. (46th Ave.), L.I. City, 718-784-2084. "Sol Lewitt: Concrete Block" feat. Lewitt’s minimal & conceptual drawings, wooden models & sculptures [through 1/2]. "On Your Own Time," works by international artists who explore the passing of time [through 1/2]. "Minimalia: An Italian Vision in 20th-century Art" explores minimalist art by Italian artists [through 1/2]. "Children of Berlin" feat. selected Berlin artists since the fall of the Berlin Wall.


 


WHITNEY MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART


945 Madison Ave. (75th St.), 570-3600. "The American Century: Art & Culture 1950-2000," part two of series feat. photography, painting, sculpture, film & video & music by Elvis & Ella Fitzgerald [through 2/13]. "Contemporary Narratives in American Prints" feat. works by Donald Judd, Dotty Attie, Lesley Dill, Juan Sanchez & more [through 2/2].


 


YESHIVA UNIVERSITY MUSEUM


2520 Amsterdam Ave. (185th St.). 960-5390. "From Aleph to Tav: Collecting at the Turn of the Century" feat. textiles, photographs, artwork & purchases from past ten years [through 12/30]. "My Father’s Pawnshop" exhibits Maxine Yalovitz-Blankenship’s life as a Southern Jew depicted on oil paintings. "Varieties of Religious Experience" feat. Yves Mozelsio’s photographs of Jewish people at work incl. a clown & FBI Spanish translator. "The Fairy Tale Series" feat. illustrated folk tales by Israeli-born artist Michelle Muhlbaum. "Tree of Life: Sculpture by Rafael David Sucari." "First Fruits" feat. students’ works from the Ulpanat B’nei Akiva School of Art, Music & Communication in Tetach Tikva, Israel.



 

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40 W. 53rd St. (betw. 5th & 6th Aves.), 956-3535. "The Beaded Universe: Strands of Culture" focuses on "the world’s most ancient & portable art form–beads" [through 1/30].


 


AMERICAN MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY


Central Park W. (79th St.), 769-5200. Annual showing of more than 300 tropical butterflies, "The Butterfly Conservatory: Tropical Butterflies Alive in Winter" [through 2/00]. "Hall of Biodiversity" addresses major environmental issues, includes world’s best preserved giant squid [permanent]. "Epic Journeys: The Great Migrations" film explores animal & insect migration [through 3/00]. "Body Art: Marks of Identity" body modification exhibit [opens Sat., through 5/29]


 


ASIA SOCIETY


Asia Society, 725 Park Ave. (70th St.), 517-ASIA. "Fire Over Earth: Selections of Asian Ceramics from the Mr. & Mrs. John D. Rockefeller 3rd Collection" [through 11/28]. "China: 50 Years Inside the People’s Republic" [through 1/2/00]. "Combating Corruption: Towards Greater Accountability & Transparency in Asia" symposium [Wed. at 8:30].


 


BRONX MUSEUM OF THE ARTS


1040 Grand Concourse (165th St.), (718) 681-6000. "Amnesia" examines memory loss & desire feat. works by 16 contemporary South American artists incl. Miguel Angel Rios & Inigo Manglano-Ovalle [opens Thurs., through 2/27]


 


BROOKLYN MUSEUM OF ART


200 Eastern Pkwy. (Washington Ave.), Bklyn., 718-638-5000. "Brooklyn Museum of Art: Discover the World" feat. 52 works from nearly 20 countries [through 12/3]. "Sensation: Young British Artists from the Saatchi Collection" incl. more than 90 paintings, sculpture, photos & installations by nearly 50 artists [through 1/9]. "Eastman Johnson: Painting America" feat. 75 paintings & 35 drawings by iconic 19th-century artist [through 2/6]. "Within The Pale: Jewish Tombstones in the Ukraine & Moldova" photographs by David Goberman, opens Fri. [through 2/13]


 


COOPER-HEWITT NATIONAL DESIGN MUSEUM


2 E. 91st St. (5th Ave.), 849-8400. "Two Views of Venice: Canaletto & Menpes" feat. 50 rare prints of the Italian city [through 12/19].


 


FRAUNCES TAVERN MUSEUM


54 Pearl St. (Broad St.), 425-1778. "Washington In Glory: America in Tears" commemorates bicentennial of George Washington’s death with memorabilia incl. paintings, etchings & jewelry [through 4/5]. "What Killed George Washington?" lecture by Brian K. Hilton [Thurs. at 6]. "The British Are Leaving, The British Are Leaving!" walking tour [Sat. at 2].


 


THE FRICK COLLECTION


1 E. 70th St. (5th Ave.), 288-0700. "Constable’s Salsibury Cathedral: Two Versions Reunited" places two versions of each John Constable painting next to each so one can examine his methods [through 12/31]. Internationally touring exhibit feat. more than 60 works by Antoine Watteau, "Watteau & His World: French Drawing from 1700 to 1750" [through 2/9]. "Velasquez in New York Museums" feat. masterpieces such as "King Philip IV of Spain" & "Portrait of a Little Girl" [through 1/16]


 


GUGGENHEIM MUSEUM


1071 5th Ave. (betw. 88th & 89th Sts.), 423-3587. "Clemente" exhibition feat. more than 200 works from 1970 to present incl. oil & fresno paintings, watercolor, pastel, sculpture & book illustration [through 1/9]. "Frames of Reference: Reflections on Media by Rockefeller & MacArthur Film/Video/Multimedia Fellows," call for specific films, dates & times, free with admission [through 12/22]. Two Italian wine tastings with Bill Sciambi of Lauber Imports [Wed. at 7].


 


GUGGENHEIM MUSEUM~SOHO


575 B’way (betw. Houston & Prince Sts.,), 423-3500. "Andy Warhol: The Last Supper" exhibits his take on Da Vinci’s work through silkscreens & paintings [free through 2000].


 


INTREPID SEA AIR SPACE MUSEUM


Pier 86, W. 46th St. (12th Ave.), 245-0072. "Defending our Future" exhibits machinery, statistics & Pentagon’s latest project [through 1/00]. "Flying Machines: The Incredible Contraptions that Conquered the Sky" feat. reproductions of aircrafts & demonstrations [through 3/00]. "Desert Storm Strike," "A-6 Cockpit Challenge" & "Cold War/Berlin Wall Exhibit" [permanent].


 


JEWISH MUSEUM


1109 Fifth Ave. (92nd St.), 423-3271. "The Changing Face of Family" documents the idea of Jewish family life through photography [through 2/6]. "John Singer Sargent: Portraits of the Wertheimer Family" marks the first time Sargent’s 12 paintings have hung together since they were in the family’s London home nearly 70 years ago [through 2/6]. "Berlin Metropolis: Jews & The New Culture, 1890-1918" explores the Jewish experience in Berlin through over 250 city artifacts [through 4/23].


 


LOWER EAST SIDE TENEMENT MUSEUM


90 Orchard St. (Broome St.), 431-0233. "Sitting Shiva: The Rogarshevsky Family Apartment," an interactive exhibit feat. home of Jewish immigrant family from Lithuania in mourning [permanent]. "The Gumpertz & Baldizzi Apartments," restored to 1870 & 1935 (respectively) specifications [permanent]. "Shared Secrets" feat. shadow boxes based on immigration stories from museum’s ESL class [through 1/23]. Tours incl. "19th-century Tenement," "The Confino Family Apartment," & "The Streets Where We Lived."


 


METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART


1000 Fifth Ave. (82nd.), 535-7710. "Costume & Character in the Age of Ignres" exhibits six decades of fashion [through 11/21]. "Rodin’s Monument to Victor Hugo" feat. nearly 20 sculptures [through 1/2]. "The Artist as Collector: Masterpieces of Chinese Painting from the C.C. Wang Family Collection" [through 1/9]. 1920-1937 paintings from the Berggruen Klee Collection exhibited in "Klee Paintings" [through 2/2]. Japanese photographer Daido Moriyama shows his work in "Daido Moriyama: Hunter" exhibit [through 2/2]. "Egyptian Art in the Age of the Pyramids" is a loan exhibition which displays 250 works from museums throughout the world [through 2/9]. "Carleton Watkins: The Art of Perception" displays over 150 prints of 19th-century American landscape [through 2/9]. Marian Burleigh-Motley lectures on "The Romantic Agony," [Thurs. at 11 a.m.] Elaine Pischikova leads a slide lecture on "Egyptian Art in the Age of the Pyramids" [Sat. at 11:30 a.m.]


 


museum for african art


593 Broadway (betw. Houston & Prince Sts.), 966-1313. "Liberated Voices: Contemporary Art from South Africa" showcases more than 100 paintings, sculptures, installations, photographs & videos from post-Apartheid South Africa [through 1/2].


 


MUSEUM OF CHINESE IN THE AMERICAS


70 Mulberry St. (Bayard St.), 619-4785. "Where Is Home? Chinese in the Americas," personal stories, photos, mementos & poetry encased in a structure reminiscent of a glowing Chinese lantern [permanent]. "Family Portraits" [permanent].


 


MUSEUM OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK


5th Ave. (103rd St.), 534-1672. "Heritage of Care" traces history of American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty of Animals through photographs, video clips & objects [through 11/28]. "Americanos: Latino Life in the United States" [through 1/2], series feat. El Super. "The Century in Times Square," displayed through photographs from The New York Times [through 1/2000]. "Fashion on Stage: Couture for the Broadway Theater, 1910-1955" documents theater fashion during these times [through 2/27]. "New York Toy Stories" & "Andrew Jackson Head" [permanent]. "The New York Century," showcasing glimpses of influential people & events [opens 11/20, through 5/28]


 


MUSEUM OF MODERN ART


11 W. 53rd St. (betw. 5th & 6th Aves.), 708-9400. Also see "Film & Video." "Modern Starts: People," three part exhibit that will incl. "Places" & "Things" feat. works by modernists Duchamp, Léger, Klee & Cézanne [through 3/14]. "People" & "Places" currently open, "Things" opens Sun. "Making Modern Starts" orientation to MoMA2000 [through 3/14]. "Projects" series continues: #69 with Julia Jacquette’s multimedia creations [through winter 2000], #70 with Shirin Neshat, Simon Patterson & Xu Bing’s banners [opens 11/22, through 5/1]. Errol Morris film retrospective, with The Thin Blue Line, Fast, Cheap, & Out of Control & more [opens 11/18, through 11/29]

MUSEUM OF TELEVISION & RADIO


25 W. 52nd St. (5th Ave.), 621-6600. Also see "Film & Video." "Rapid Eye Movement" 90 minute screening feat. R.E.M. videos, live performances & exerts from various documentaries [through 11/28]. "Denk You Veddy Much: The Comedy of Andy Kaufman" screenings incl. Andy’s Funhouse: The Andy Kaufman Special & segments from his television work; [through 12/19]. "Television & The Cold War" screening series [through 12/26]. "Eighth Annual International Children’s Television Festival" [through 12/6].


NATIONAL MUSEUM OF THE AMERICAN INDIAN


George Gustav Heye Center, 1 Bowling Green (betw. State & Whitehall Sts.) 668-6624. "Instrument of Change: Jim Schoppert Retrospective Exhibition, 1947-1992" feat. 50 woodcarvings, poems & maskes of the influential Tlingit artist [through 2/6]. "Pueblo Portraits: 50 Years at Laguna Pueblo" exhibits 40 Lee Marmon photographs of New Mexico Pueblo community [through 1/9].


 


NEW YORK HALL OF SCIENCE


47-01 Flushing Meadows Corona Park, 718-699-0005. "Marvelous Molecules–The Secret of Life" illustrates similar chemistry traits among living things–humans, amoebas & cockroaches [permanent]. "Le System Domobile" displays French architect, Edward Grinberg’s plans of an electric car [through Sun.].


 


NEW YORK HISTORICAL SOCIETY


2 W. 77th St. (Central Pk. W.), 873-0509. "Glimmers of the Past" exhibits silver collections [through 12/5]. "Putting it on Paper" exhibits 200 years of American drawings & watercolors by artists that were influenced by or lived in New York [through 1/00]. "The Italians of New York: Five Centuries of Struggle & Achievement" [through 2/20]. "$24: The Legendary Deal for Manhattan" examines the myth of Manhattan’s origin [through 3/9]. "Masterworks of 19th-century American Painting" feat. nearly 50 oil paintings by such artists as William Sydney Mount, Thomas Cole & Asher B. Durand [permanent]. "Kid City" [permanent].


 


NEW MUSEUM of contemporary art


583 B’way (betw. Houston & Prince Sts.), 219-1222. Also see "Film & Video." Retrospective of Brazilian artist Cildo Meieles [opens 11/19, through 3/5] "Videodrome" screenings in the Public Access Gallery.


 


NEWSEUM/NY


580 Madison Ave. (betw. 56th & 57th Sts.), 317-7596. Eighty vintage photographs exhibited in "Vanity Fair & the Birth of the Modern Age: Portraits, 1914-1936" [through 1/3]. "The Century in Times Sq." exhibit accompanies a book which represents Times Sq. through photographs [through 2/00]. Book release & signing of Your Action World: Winners are Losers with a New Attitude with author David Byrne [Sat. at 6].


 


NY Transit Museum


Boerum Pl. (Schermerhorn St.), Brooklyn, 718-330-5839. "Transit Treasures: Oddities, Wonders, & Exceptional Common Fare for Moving People" feat. over 90 items chosen by museum staff that best represent transit history [through 2/00].


 


P.S.1


22-25 Jackson Ave. (46th Ave.), L.I. City, 718-784-2084. "Sol Lewitt: Concrete Block" feat. Lewitt’s minimal & conceptual drawings, wooden models & sculptures [through 1/2]. "On Your Own Time," works by international artists who explore the passing of time [through 1/2]. "Minimalia: An Italian Vision in 20th-century Art" explores minimalist art by Italian artists [through 1/2]. "Children of Berlin" feat. selected Berlin artists since the fall of the Berlin Wall.


 


WHITNEY MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART


945 Madison Ave. (75th St.), 570-3600. "The American Century: Art & Culture 1950-2000," part two of series feat. photography, painting, sculpture, film & video & music by Elvis & Ella Fitzgerald [through 2/13].


 


YESHIVA UNIVERSITY MUSEUM


2520 Amsterdam Ave. (185th St.). 960-5390. "From Aleph to Tav: Collecting at the Turn of the Century" feat. textiles, photographs, artwork & purchases from past ten years [through 12/30]. "My Father’s Pawnshop" exhibits Maxine Yalovitz-Blankenship’s life as a Southern Jew depicted on oil paintings. "Varieties of Religious Experience" feat. Yves Mozelsio’s photographs of Jewish people at work incl. a clown & FBI Spanish translator. "The Fairy Tale Series" feat. illustrated folk tales by Israeli-born artist Michelle Muhlbaum. "Tree of Life: Sculpture by Rafael David Sucari." "First Fruits" feat. students’ works from the Ulpanat B’nei Akiva School of Art, Music & Communication in Tetach Tikva, Israel.



 

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40 W. 53rd St. (betw. 5th & 6th Aves.), 956-3535. "The Beaded Universe: Strands of Culture" focuses on "the world’s most ancient & portable art form–beads" [through 1/30].


 


AMERICAN MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY


Central Park W. (79th St.), 769-5200. Annual showing of more than 300 tropical butterflies, "The Butterfly Conservatory: Tropical Butterflies Alive in Winter" [through 2/00]. "Hall of Biodiversity" addresses major environmental issues, incl. world’s best preserved giant squid [permanent]. "Epic Journeys: The Great Migrations" film explores animal & insect migration [through 3/00]


 


ASIA SOCIETY


725 Park Ave. (70th St.), 517-ASIA. "Fire Over Earth: Selections of Asian Ceramics from the Mr. & Mrs. John D. Rockefeller 3rd Collection" [through 11/28]. "China: 50 Years Inside the People’s Republic" [through 1/2/00]. Reading & book-signing with Robert Templer, author of "Shadows & Wind: A View of Modern Vietnam" [Thurs. at 6:30, $10]. "In Times of Ghosts & War" string quartet performance [Sat. at 8, $20].


 


BROOKLYN MUSEUM OF ART


200 Eastern Pkwy. (Washington Ave.), Bklyn., 718-638-5000. "Brooklyn Museum of Art: Discover the World" feat. 52 works from nearly 20 countries [through 12/3]. "Sensation: Young British Artists from the Saatchi Collection" incl. more than 90 paintings, sculpture, photos & installations by nearly 50 artists [through 1/9]. "Eastman Johnson: Painting America" feat. 75 paintings & 35 drawings by iconic 19th-century artist [through 2/6].


 


COOPER-HEWITT NATIONAL DESIGN MUSEUM


2 E. 91st St. (5th Ave.), 849-8400. "Two Views of Venice: Canaletto & Menpes" feat. 50 rare prints of the Italian city [through 12/19].


 


FRAUNCES TAVERN MUSEUM


54 Pearl St. (Broad St.), 425-1778. "Washington In Glory: America in Tears" commemorates bicentennial of George Washington’s death with memorabilia incl. paintings, etchings & jewelry [through 4/5].


 


THE FRICK COLLECTION


1 E. 70th St. (5th Ave.), 288-0700. "Constable’s Salsibury Cathedral: Two Versions Reunited" places two versions of each John Constable painting next to each so one can examine his methods [through 12/31]. Internationally touring exhibit feat. more than 60 works by Antoine Watteau, "Watteau & His World: French Drawing from 1700 to 1750" [through 2/9].


 


GUGGENHEIM MUSEUM


1071 5th Ave. (betw. 88th & 89th Sts.), 423-3587. "Clemente" exhibition feat. more than 200 works from 1970 to present incl. oil & fresno paintings, watercolor, pastel, sculpture & book illustration [through 1/9]. "Frames of Reference: Reflections on Media by Rockefeller & MacArthur Film/Video/Multimedia Fellows," call for info, free with admission [through 12/22].


 


GUGGENHEIM MUSEUM~SOHO


575 B’way (betw. Houston & Prince Sts.,), 423-3500. "Andy Warhol: The Last Supper" exhibits his take on Da Vinci’s work through silkscreens & paintings [free through 2000].


 


INTREPID SEA AIR SPACE MUSEUM


Pier 86, W. 46th St. (12th Ave.), 245-0072. "Defending our Future" exhibits machinery, statistics & Pentagon’s latest project [through 1/00]. "Flying Machines: The Incredible Contraptions that Conquered the Sky" feat. reproductions of aircrafts & demonstrations [through 3/00]. "Desert Storm Strike," "A-6 Cockpit Challenge" & "Cold War/Berlin Wall Exhibit" [permanent].


 


JEWISH MUSEUM


1109 Fifth Ave. (92nd St.), 423-3271. "The Changing Face of Family" documents the idea of Jewish family life through photography [through 2/6]. "John Singer Sargent: Portraits of the Wertheimer Family" marks the first time Sargent’s 12 paintings have hung together since they were in the family’s London home nearly 70 years ago [through 2/6].


 


LOWER EAST SIDE TENEMENT MUSEUM


90 Orchard St. (Broome St.), 431-0233. "Sitting Shiva: The Rogarshevsky Family Apartment," an interactive exhibit feat. home of Jewish immigrant family from Lithuania in mourning [permanent]. "The Gumpertz & Baldizzi Apartments," restored to 1870 & 1935 (respectively) specifications [permanent]. "Shared Secrets" feat. shadow boxes based on immigration stories from museum’s ESL class [through 1/23]. Tours incl. "19th-century Tenement," "The Confino Family Apartment," & "The Streets Where We Lived."


 


METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART


1000 Fifth Ave. (82nd.), 535-7710. "Costume & Character in the Age of Ignres" exhibits six decades of fashion [through 11/21]. "Rodin’s Monument to Victor Hugo" feat. nearly 20 sculptures [through 1/2]. "The Artist as Collector: Masterpieces of Chinese Painting from the C.C. Wang Family Collection" [through 1/9]. 1920-1937 paintings from the Berggruen Klee collection exhibited in "Klee Paintings" [through 2/2]. Japanese photographer Daido Moriyama shows his work in "Daido Moriyama: Hunter" exhibit [through 2/2]. "Egyptian Art in the Age of the Pyramids" is a loan exhibition which displays 250 works from museums throughout the world [through 2/9]. "Carleton Watkins: The Art of Perception" displays over 150 prints of 19th-century American landscape [through 2/9]. "Images of Egypt: The 20th Century" lecture by Caroline Williams [Fri. at 4]. Architectural lecture "The American Wing" with Morrison H. Heckscher [Tues. at 11 a.m., $20].


 


MUSEUM OF CHINESE IN THE AMERICAS


70 Mulberry St. (Bayard St.), 619-4785. "Where Is Home? Chinese in the Americas," personal stories, photos, mementos & poetry encased in a structure reminiscent of a glowing Chinese lantern [permanent]. "Family Portraits" [permanent].


 


MUSEUM OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK


5th Ave. (103rd St.), 534-1672. "Heritage of Care" traces history of American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty of Animals through photographs, video clips & objects [through 11/28]. "Americanos: Latino Life in the United States" [through 1/2], series feat. El Super. "The Century in Times Square," displayed through photographs from The New York Times [through 1/2000]. "Fashion on Stage: Couture for the Broadway Theater, 1910-1955" documents theater fashion during these times [through 2/27]. "New York Toy Stories" & "Andrew Jackson Head" [permanent].


 


MUSEUM OF MODERN ART


11 W. 53rd St. (betw. 5th & 6th Aves.), 708-9400. "Modern Starts: People," three part exhibit that will incl. "Places" & "Things" feat. works by modernists Duchamp, Léger, Klee & Cézanne [through 3/14]. "People" & "Places" currently open, "Things" to come Nov. 21. "Making Modern Starts" orientation to MoMA2000 [through 3/14].

MUSEUM OF TELEVISION & RADIO


25 W. 52nd St. (5th Ave.), 621-6600. Also see "Film & Video "Rapid Eye Movement" 90 minute screening feat. R.E.M. videos, live performances & exerts from various documentaries [through 11/28]. "Denk You Veddy Much: The Comedy of Andy Kaufman" screenings incl. Andy’s Funhouse: The Andy Kaufman Special & segments from his television work; [through 12/19]. "Televsion & The Cold War" screening series [through 12/26]. "Eighth Annual International Children’s Television Festival" feat. screenings incl. "Brushstrokes" [through 12/6]. "The Fifties & Sixties in America: The Culture of the Cold War" seminar with William F. Buckley, Jr., Victor Navasky & others [Wed. at 7:30].


NATIONAL MUSEUM OF THE AMERICAN INDIAN


George Gustav Heye Center, 1 Bowling Green (betw. State & Whitehall Sts.) 668-6624. "Instrument of Change: Jim Schoppert Retrospective Exhibition, 1947-1992" feat. 50 woodcarvings, poems & maskes of the influential Tlingit artist [through 2/6]. "Pueblo Portraits: 50 Years at Laguna Pueblo" exhibits 40 Lee Marmon photographs of New Mexico Pueblo community [through 1/9].


 


NEW YORK HALL OF SCIENCE


47-01 Flushing Meadows Corona Park, 718-699-0005. "Marvelous Molecules–The Secret of Life" illustrates similar chemistry traits among living things–humans, amoebas & cockroaches [permanent]. "Le System Domobile" displays French architect, Edward Grinberg’s plans of an electric car [through 11/21].


 


NEW YORK HISTORICAL SOCIETY


2 W. 77th St. (Central Pk. W.), 873-0509. "Glimmers of the Past" exhibits silver collections [through 12/5]. "Putting it on Paper," exhibits 200 years of American drawings & watercolors by artists that were influenced by or lived in New York [through 1/00]. "The Italians in New York: Five Centuries of Struggle & Achievement" [through 2/20]. "$24: The Legendary Deal for Manhattan" examines the myth of Manhattan’s origin [through 3/9]. "Masterworks of 19th-century American Painting" feat. nearly 50 oil paintings by such artists as William Sydney Mount, Thomas Cole & Asher B. Durand [permanent]. "Kid City" [permanent].


 


NEW MUSEUM of contemporary art


583 Broadway (betw. Houston & Prince Sts.), 219-1222. Also see "Film & Video." Main galleries closed for installation until 11/19. "Videodrome" screenings in the Public Access Gallery.


 


NEWSEUM/NY


580 Madison Ave. (betw. 56th & 57th Sts.), 317-7596. Eighty vintage photographs exhibited in "Vanity Fair & the Birth of the Modern Age: Portraits, 1914-1936" [through 1/3]. "The Century in Times Sq." exhibit accompanies a book which represents Times Sq. through photographs [through 2/00].


 


NY Transit Museum


Boerum Pl. (Schermerhorn St.), Brooklyn, 718-330-5839. "Transit Treasures: Oddities, Wonders, & Exceptional Common Fare for Moving People" feat. over 90 items chosen by museum staff that best represent transit history [through 2/00].


 


P.S.1


22-25 Jackson Ave. (46th Ave.), L.I. City, 718-784-2084. "Sol Lewitt: Concrete Block" feat. Lewitt’s minimal & conceptual drawings, wooden models & sculptures [through 1/2]. "On Your Own Time," works by international artists who explore the passing of time [through 1/2]. "Minimalia: An Italian Vision in 20th-century Art" explores minimalist art by Italian artists [through 1/2]. "Children of Berlin" feat. selected Berlin artists since the fall of the Berlin Wall.


 


WHITNEY MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART


945 Madison Ave. (75th St.), 570-3600. "The American Century: Art & Culture 1950-2000," part two of series feat. photography, painting, sculpture, film & video & music by Elvis & Ella Fitzgerald [through 2/13].


 


UNIVERSITY MUSEUM


2520 Amsterdam Ave. (185th St.). 960-5390. "From Aleph to Tav: Collecting at the Turn of the Century" feat. textiles, photographs, artwork & purchases from past ten years [through 12/30]. "My Father’s Pawnshop" exhibits Maxine Yalovitz-Blankenship’s life as a Southern Jew depicted on oil paintings. "Varieties of Religious Experience" feat. Yves Mozelsio’s photographs of Jewish people at work incl. a clown & FBI Spanish translator. "The Fairy Tale Series" feat. illustrated folk tales by Israeli-born artist Michelle Muhlbaum. "Tree of Life: Sculpture by Rafael David Sucari." "First Fruits" feat. students’ works from the Ulpanat B’nei Akiva School of Art, Music & Communication in Tetach Tikva, Israel.



 

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40 W. 53rd St. (betw. 5th & 6th Aves.), 956-3535. "The Beaded Universe: Strands of Culture" focuses on "the world’s most ancient & portable art form–beads" [through 1/30].


 


AMERICAN MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY


Central Park W. (79th St.), 769-5800. Annual showing of more than 300 tropical butterflies, "The Butterfly Conservatory: Tropical Butterflies Alive in Winter" [through 2/00]. "Hall of Biodiversity" addresses major environmental issues [permanent].


 


ASIA SOCIETY


Asia Society, 725 Park Ave. (70th St.), 517-ASIA. "Fire Over Earth: Selections of Asian Ceramics from the Mr. & Mrs. John D. Rockefeller 3rd Collection" [through 11/28]. "The Social Costs & Responses to Communities in Conflict: Lessons from Sri Lanka," part of the Asian Social Issues Program, focuses on Sri Lanka’s 16-year civil war, [Wed. at 6:30]. Program continues with "Building Civil Society in Burma," chaired by Maureen Aung-Thwin, director of the Open Society Institute’s Burma Project [Mon. at 6:30]. Chicago’s Indian Consul General, J.C. Sharma, gives an illustrated talk, "Hindu Temples in Vietnam" [Thurs. at 6:30].


 


BROOKLYN MUSEUM OF ART


200 Eastern Pkwy. (Washington Ave.), Bklyn., 718-638-5000. "Matthew Scott Sloan Collection of American Furniture" [through 10/99]. "Brooklyn Museum of Art: Discover the World" feat. 52 works from nearly 20 countries [through 12/3]. "Sensation: Young British Artists from the Saatchi Collection" incl. more than 90 paintings, sculpture, photos & installations by nearly 50 artists [through 1/9]. Artist talk with artists, Richard Patterson & Fiona Rae on "Sensation" exhibition [Thurs. at 6]. "Eastman Johnson: Painting America" feat. 75 paintings & 35 drawings by 19th-century artist [through 2/6]. Live jazz performance from Chuck Clark & His Little Big Band, followed by screening of Woody Allen’s Broadway Danny Rose [Sat. at 6].


 


COOPER-HEWITT NATIONAL DESIGN MUSEUM


2 E. 91st St. (5th Ave.), 849-8400. "Two Views of Venice: Canaletto & Menpes" feat. 50 rare prints of the Italian city [through 12/19].


 


FRAUNCES TAVERN MUSEUM


54 Pearl St. (Broad St.), 425-1778. "Washington In Glory: America in Tears" commemorates bicentennial of George Washington’s death with memorabilia incl. paintings, etchings & jewelry [through 4/5].


 


THE FRICK COLLECTION


1 E. 70th St. (5th Ave.), 288-0700. "Constable’s Salsibury Cathedral: Two Versions Reunited" places two versions of each John Constable painting next to each so one can examine his methods [through 12/31]. Internationally touring exhibit feat. more than 60 works by Antoine Watteau, "Watteau & His World: French Drawing from 1700 to 1750" [through 2/9].


 


GUGGENHEIM MUSEUM


1071 5th Ave. (betw. 88th & 89th Sts.), 423-3587. "Clemente" exhibition feat. more than 200 works from 1970 to present incl. oil & fresno paintings, watercolor, pastel, sculpture & book illustration [through 1/9]. "Noontime Slide Talk: Francesco Clemente & Mysticism" led by Gallery Lecturer Ina Rolshoven [Tues. at 12]. "Frames of Reference: Reflections on Media by Rockefeller & MacArthur Film/Video/Multimedia Fellows" [opens 11/5, through 12/22].


 


GUGGENHEIM MUSEUM~SOHO


575 B’way (betw. Houston & Prince Sts.,), 423-3500. "Andy Warhol: The Last Supper" exhibits his take on Da Vinci’s work through silkscreens & paintings [free through 2000].


 


INTREPID SEA AIR SPACE MUSEUM


Pier 86, W. 46th St. (12th Ave.), 245-0072. "Defending our Future" exhibits machinery, statistics & Pentagon’s latest project [through 1/00]. "Flying Machines: The Incredible Contraptions that Conquered the Sky" feat. reproductions of aircrafts & demonstrations [through 3/00]. "Desert Storm Strike," "A-6 Cockpit Challenge" & "Cold War/Berlin Wall Exhibit" [permanent].


 


JEWISH MUSEUM


1109 Fifth Ave. (92nd St.), 423-3271. "The Changing Face of Family" documents the idea of Jewish family life through photography [through 2/6]. "John Singer Sargent: Portraits of the Wertheimer Family" marks the first time Sargent’s 12 paintings have hung together since they were in the family’s London home nearly 70 years ago [through 2/6].


 


LOWER EAST SIDE TENEMENT MUSEUM


90 Orchard St. (Broome St.), 431-0233. "Sitting Shiva: The Rogarshevsky Family Apartment," an interactive exhibit feat. home of Jewish immigrant family from Lithuania in mourning [permanent]. "The Gumpertz & Baldizzi Apartments," restored to 1870 & 1935 (respectively) specifications [permanent]. "Shared Secrets" feat. shadow boxes based on immigration stories from museum’s ESL class [through 1/23]. Tours incl. "19th-century Tenement," "The Confino Family Apartment" & "The Streets Where We Lived."


 


METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART


1000 Fifth Ave. (82nd.), 535-7710. "Annenberg Collection of Impressionist & Post-Impressionist Masterworks" from 19th & 20th-century French artists, through Sun. "Costume & Character in the Age of Ignres" exhibits six decades of fashion [through 11/21]. "Rodin’s Monument to Victor Hugo" feat. nearly 20 sculptures [through 1/2]. "The Artist as Collector: Masterpieces of Chinese Painting from the C.C. Wang Family Collection" [through 1/9]. 1920-1937 paintings from the Berggruen Klee Collection exhibited in "Klee Paintings" [through 2/2]. Japanese photographer Daido Moriyama shows his work in "Daido Moriyama: Hunter" exhibit [through 2/2]. "Egyptian Art in the Age of the Pyramids" is a loan exhibition which displays 250 works from museums throughout the world [through 2/9]. "Carleton Watkins: The Art of Perception" displays over 150 prints of 19th-century American landscape [through 2/9].


 


MUSEUM OF CHINESE IN THE AMERICAS


70 Mulberry St. (Bayard St.), 619-4785. "Where Is Home? Chinese in the Americas," personal stories, photos, mementos & poetry encased in a structure reminiscent of a glowing Chinese lantern [permanent]. "Family Portraits" [permanent].


 


MUSEUM OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK


5th Ave. (103rd St.), 534-1672. "Heritage of Care" traces history of American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty of Animals through photographs, video clips & objects [through 11/28]. "Americanos: Latino Life in the United States" [through 1/2], series feat. El Super. "The Century in Times Square" displayed through photographs from The New York Times [through 1/2000]. "Fashion on Stage: Couture for the Broadway Theater, 1910-1955" documents theater fashion during these times [through 2/27]. "New York Toy Stories" & "Andrew Jackson Head" [permanent].


 


MUSEUM OF MODERN ART


11 W. 53rd St. (betw. 5th & 6th Aves.), 708-9400. "Modern Starts: People," three part exhibit that will incl. "Places" & "Things" feat. works by modernists Duchamp, Léger, Klee & Cézanne [through 3/14]. "People" & "Places" currently open, "Things" to come Nov. 21. "Making Modern Starts" orientation to MoMA2000 [through 3/14]. Photographer William Wegman signs copies of Fay [Fri. at 6]. Guided tour: "The Language of the Body: Matisse, Schiele & Klee," followed by wine-tasting [Mon. at 6]. "People & Places in the Photographic Image: The Body & the City, 1870s-1920s" course explores the work of Giffith, DeMille, Cameron & more, in relation to their depictions of the human body [Mon. at 6:15, repeats 11/15 & 11/29].

MUSEUM OF TELEVISION & RADIO


25 W. 52nd St. (5th Ave.), 621-6600. Also see "Film & Video." "The World Of Hanna-Barbera" film screenings, through Sun. "Mad About the Boy: Noël Coward on Television" film screenings through Sun. "Where the Songs Come True" screening of Dennis Potter’s original eight hour version of Pennies From Heaven through [through 11/7]. "Rapid Eye Movement" 90 minute screening feat. R.E.M. videos, live performances & exerts from various documentaries [through 11/28]. "Fifth Annual Radio Festival" feat. live radio broadcasts, performances & family activities [through 11/28]. "Denk You Veddy Much: The Comedy of Andy Kaufman" screenings incl. Andy’s Funhouse: The Andy Kaufman Special & segments from his television work; [through 12/19]. "Reporting the Cold War: Dispatches from Washington & Moscow" seminar with Morley Safer, Sergei Krushchev & more [Tues. at 7:30]. "From the Stones to Sinatra: A Conversation with Jonathan Schwartz" [Wed. at 6].


 


NATIONAL MUSEUM OF THE AMERICAN INDIAN


George Gustav Heye Center, 1 Bowling Green (betw. State & Whitehall Sts.) 668-6624. "Instrument of Change: Jim Schoppert Retrospective Exhibition, 1947-1992" feat. 50 woodcarvings, poems & maskes of the influential Tlingit artist [through 2/6]. "Pueblo Portraits: 50 Years at Laguna Pueblo" exhibits 40 Lee Marmon photographs of New Mexico Pueblo community [through 1/9].


 


NEW YORK HALL OF SCIENCE


47-01 Flushing Meadows Corona Park, 718-699-0005. New permanent exhibition, "Marvelous Molecules–The Secret of Life" illustrates similar chemistry traits among living things–humans, amoebas & cockroaches. "Le System Domobile" displays French architect, Edward Grinberg’s plans of an electric car [through 11/21].


 


NEW YORK HISTORICAL SOCIETY


2 W. 77th St. (Central Pk. W.), 873-0509. "Glimmers of the Past" exhibits silver collections [through 12/5]. "Putting it on Paper," exhibits 200 years of American drawings & watercolors by artists that were influenced by or lived in New York [through 1/00]. "The Italians in New York: Five Centuries of Struggle & Achievement" [through 2/20]. "$24: The Legendary Deal for Manhattan" examines the myth of Manhattan’s origin [through 3/9]. "Masterworks of 19th-century American Painting" feat. nearly 50 oil paintings by such artists as William Sydney Mount, Thomas Cole & Asher B. Durand [permanent]. "Kid City" [permanent].


 


NEW MUSEUM of contemporary art


583 Broadway (betw. Houston & Prince Sts.), 219-1222. Also see "Film & Video." Main galleries closed for installation until 11/19. "Videodrome" screening in the Public Access Gallery [through 11/11].


 


NEWSEUM/NY


580 Madison Ave. (betw. 56th & 57th Sts.), 317-7596. Eighty vintage photographs exhibited in "Vanity Fair & the Birth of the Modern Age: Portraits, 1914-1936" [through 1/3]. "The Century in Times Sq." exhibit accompanies a book which represents Times Sq. through photographs [through 2/00]. Photographer Michael Light displays 70 photographs from NASA’s Apollo vaults in "Full Moon" [through 2/5]. David Carson reads from his new experimental photography book Fotografiks [Thurs. at 4].


 


NY Transit Museum


Boerum Pl. (Schermerhorn St.), Brooklyn, 718-243-3060. "Transit Treasures: Oddities, Wonders, & Exceptional Common Fare for Moving People" feat. more than 90 items chosen by museum staff that best represent transit history [through 2/00].


 


P.S.1


22-25 Jackson Ave. (46th Ave.), L.I. City, 718-784-2084. "Sol Lewitt: Concrete Block" feat. Lewitt’s minimal & conceptual drawings, wooden models & sculptures [through 1/2]. "On Your Own Time," works by international artists who explore the passing of time [through 1/2]. "Minimalia: An Italian Vision in 20th-century Art" explores minimalist art by Italian artists [through 1/2]. "Children of Berlin" feat. selected Berlin artists since the fall of the Berlin Wall [opens 11/7].


 


WHITNEY MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART


945 Madison Ave. (75th St.), 570-3600. "The American Century: Art & Culture 1950-2000," part two of series feat. photography, painting, sculpture, film & video & music by Elvis & Ella Fitzgerald [through 2/13]. Seminar with Joan Jonas [Thurs. at 6:15]. "Media Culture: The American Century 1950-2000" workshop on relationship between mass media & culture [Mon. at 7:30].


 


UNIVERSITY MUSEUM


2520 Amsterdam Ave. (185th St.). 960-5390. "From Aleph to Tav: Collecting at the Turn of the Century" feat. textiles, photographs, artwork & purchases from past ten years [through 12/30]. "My Father’s Pawnshop" exhibits Maxine Yalovitz-Blankenship’s life as a Southern Jew depicted on oil paintings. "Varieties of Religious Experience" feat. Yves Mozelsio’s photographs of Jewish people at work incl. a clown & FBI Spanish translator. "The Fairy Tale Series" feat. illustrated folk tales by Israeli-born artist Michelle Muhlbaum. "Tree of Life: Sculpture by Rafael David Sucari." "First Fruits" feat. students’ works from the Ulpanat B’nei Akiva School of Art, Music & Communication in Tetach Tikva, Israel.



 

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