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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].

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].

The Bronx Museum of the Arts
1040 Grand Concourse (165th St.), Bronx, 718-681-6000. "Artists in the Marketplace: Nineteenth Annual Exhibition" exhibits works by upcoming NY artists [through 10/31].

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]. Gallery tour led by curator Mary Anne Caton [Thurs. at 6].

Guggenheim Museum
1071 5th Ave. (betw. 88th & 89th Sts.), 423-3587. "Guggenheim Museum Day" celebrates Solomon R. Guggenheim's 40th anniversary & offers free admission, guided tours & film screenings [Thurs. 9-3 p.m.]. In collaboration with "Clemente," Craig Houser leads free guided tours of exhibition he helped create [Fri. at 2]. "Clemente" exhibition feat. more than 200 works from 1970 to present incl. oil & fresno paintings, watercolor, pastel, sculpture & book illustration [through 1/9].

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 1/99]. "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 [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]. Tours incl. "19th-century Tenement," "The Confino Family Apartment," "The Streets Where We Lived" & "Hallowed Halls: A Hybrid Halloween."

Metropolitan Museum of Art
1000 Fifth Ave. (82nd.), 535-7710. "Annenberg Collection of Impressionist & Post-Impressionist Masterworks" from 19th & 20th-century French artists [through 11/7]. "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. "Astor Place Riots: Looking Back 150 Years" [through 10/24]. "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]. "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].

Museum of Television & Radio
25 W. 52nd St. (5th Ave.), 621-6600. Also see "Film & Video." "The World Of Hanna-Barbera" film screenings [through 11/7]. "Mad About the Boy: Noël Coward on Television" film screenings [through 11/7]. "Where the Songs Come True" screening of Dennis Potter's original eight hour version of Pennies From Heaven [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 [opens 10/25 through 11/5]. "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].

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. "Building History" traces migration from 1804 to present day Central Park West [through 10/24]. "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].

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]. Gallery talk, "They Called Him Lucky: A Radio Drama" on Charles Lindbegh's 1927 flight feat. readings by Russell Horton & Marian Seldes [Fri. at 6:30].

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].

Whitney Musuem 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. "Tree of Life: Sculpture by Rafael David Sucari, Corsoba, Argentina." "First Fruits" feat. students' works from the Ulpanat B'nei Akiva School of Art, Music & Communication in Tetach Tikva, Israel.

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