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Arnold & Sheila Aronson Galleries 66 5th Ave. (13th St.), 212-229-8987. Mon.-Sat. 9-9. Free. "Recovering the Positive: Originals" pres. 25 paintings, prints, photos, sculptures, videos & performance pieces by 20 artists who have AIDS [through 1/4].

Art Directors Club Gallery 106 W. 29th St. (6th Ave.), 212-643-1440, www.adcny.org Mon.-Fri. 10-6. Free. "Smile i-D" pres. 60 fashion images from i-D magazine, incl. Madonna & Gisele [through 12/21].

Art in General 79 Walker St. (betw. B'way & Lafayette St.) 212-219-0473, www.artingeneral.org Tues.-Sat. 12-6; closed Sun. & Mon. Free. "Looking for Mr. Fluxus: In the Footsteps of George Maciunas" displays works by emerging Lithuanian & U.S. artists influenced by Fluxus [through 12/22]. "Art in General on Canal (Part 1)," public space installation along Canal St. by NY artists Matthew Bakkom, Godzilla Asian American Art Network, Yoko Inoue, Sontext & Gelatin [through 2/28].

Bound & Unbound 601 W. 26th St., 12th fl. (betw. 11th & 12th Aves.), 212-463-7348. Weds.-Sat. 12-6. Free. "Mel Bochner: For Reproduction Only," retrospective of artists' books, posters & ephemera [through 12/21].

Bowery Gallery 530 W. 25th St., 4th fl. (10th Ave.), 646-230-6655. Tues.-Sat. 11-6. Free. "The Closet Paintings," direct & expressive, by Janice Nowinski [through 12/22].

Brooklyn Front 126A Front St. (betw. Jay & Pearl Sts.), Dumbo, 212-980-4575. Weds.-Sun. 11-6. Free. "The Metal Party" reconstructs a 1929 Bauhaus party where all guests came in costumes made of foil, pots & pans, spoons [through 1/13].

J. Cacciola Gallery 501 W. 23rd St. (10th Ave.) 212-462-4646, www.jcacciolagallery.com Tues.-Sat. 10:30-6. Free. "Gloria De Arcangelis & Koo Schadler" use medieval painting technique of egg tempera to create contemporary images [through 1/5].

Culture Project 45 Bleecker St. (Lafayette St.), 212-838-2779; Tues.-Sun. 12-7. Free. "Israel & the Intifada," Cynthia J. Kohll exhibits photographs from six months spent in the West Bank's Palestinian refugee camps [through 12/23].

Dabora Gallery 1080 Manhattan Ave. (betw. Eagle & Dupont Sts.), Greenpoint, 718-609-9629. Sat. 12-5. Free. "Book One: Sci-Fi Pulp Illustrated Short Stories of Surrealism, Sex & Gender Madness" by Arthur Travis, incl. text display on wood, illustrations & video [through 12/8].

DCA Gallery 252 W. 28th St. (betw. 10th & 11th Ave.), 212-255-5511, www.dcagallery.com Tues.-Sat. 10-6; closed Sun. & Mon. Free. "Small Problems?Big Solutions," funny/sad line paintings on the stupidity of everyday life by Danish artists Lars Norgard [through 1/19].

Deitch Projects 76 Grand St. (betw. Greene & Wooster Sts.), 212-343-7300. Tues.-Sat. 12-6; closed Sun. & Mon. Free. "Encyclopedia of Pleasure," reinterprets forbidden 11th-century Muslim sex book in embroidered & painted installation [through 12/22]. "Widely Unknown," graffiti, boxcar markings & paintings from 10 far-flung artists incl. buZ blurr, Eamon Ore-Giron, Margaret Kilgallen [through 12/22].

80 Washington Sq. E. Galleries 80 Washington Sq. (W. 4th St.), 212-998-5747. Tues. & Sat. 10-7; Weds. & Thurs. 10-6; Fri. & Sat. 10-5. Free. Kiera Nagle's "dirty maid/shoeshine boy" video sculpture installation about cleaner-uppers [through 12/7].

Exit Art 548 B'way (betw. Prince & Spring Sts.), 212-925-2928, www.exitart.org Tues.-Fri. 10-6; Sat. 11-6; closed Sun. & Mon. Min. contrib. $2. "Boomerang" asks 11 collectors "If you had $100,000 to spend on art, what would you choose?" [through 12/29].

Ronald Feldman Fine Arts Gallery 31 Mercer St. (Grand St.), 212-226-3232, www.feldmangallery.com Tues.-Sat. 10-6. Free. "Rico Gatson" uses DVD video loops & cinematic editing to rework scenes from Alien, King Kong, Superfly & others into large-scale projections [through 12/22].

Gagosian Gallery 555 W. 24th St. (11th Ave.), 212-741-1111, www.gagosian.com Tues.-Sat. 10-6. Free. "Torqued Spirals, Toruses & Spheres," six new forged-metal sculptures by Richard Serra [through 12/15]. "Instant Gratification," Tim Noble & Sue Webster's Beverly Hills-inspired works incorporating dollar bills & neon [through 1/12].

The Gallery at the American Bible Society 1865 B'way (betw. 61st & 62nd Sts.), 212-408-1500. Mon.-Weds. & Fri. 10-6; Thurs. 10-7; Sat. 10-5; closed Sun. Free. "Devoción del Pueblo: Religious Folk Art of Guatemala" showcases pieces made by indigenous people [through 12/29].

The Gallery at Lincoln Center Concourse Level, 63rd St. (B'way), 212-580-4673; Mon.-Sat. 10-8. Free. "Magnificat: Manuscripts of the Middle Ages & Renaissance" feat. hymnals, missals & books of hours from the 12th-16th centuries [through 12/5].

Hirschl & Adler Galleries 21 E. 70th St. (Madison Ave.), 212-535-8810, www.hirschlandadler.com Tues.-Fri. 9:30-4:45. Free. "Of the Newest Fashion," masterpieces of American Neo-Classical furniture from 1810-1840 [through 2/2].

Howard Greenberg Gallery 120 Wooster St. (betw. Prince & Spring Sts.), 212-431-0292, www.howardgreenberg.com Tues.-Sat. 11-6; closed Sun. & Mon. "Coincidences," evocative pigment prints & photographs by Sarah Moon [through 12/8].

Paul Kasmin Gallery 289-291 10th Ave. (27th St.), 212-563-4474. Tues.-Sat. 10-6. Free. "Frank Stella," constructions w/pipes, steel, ceramics & paint [through 12/22].

Jan Krugier Gallery 41 E. 57th St. (Madison Ave.), 212-755-7288. Tues.-Sat. 10-5:30. Free. "Traces: Primitive & Modern Expressions," 35 primitive sculptures, paintings & masks alongside 36 20th-century works by Picasso, Paul Klee & Joan Miro [through 1/19].

Leica Gallery 670 B'way (Bond St.), 212-777-3051. Tues.-Fri. 11-6; Sat. 12-6. Free. "Transition," b&w photos by Jeanne Moutoussamy-Ashe [through 12/8].

Leubsdorf Art Gallery at Hunter College 68th St. (Lexington Ave.), 212-772-4991, www.hunter.cuny.edu/artgalleries Mon.-Sat. 12-6. Free. "Everybody Now" showcases 10 artists incl. photographer Andreas Gursky on theme "the crowd in contemporary art" [through 12/8].

LFL Gallery 531 W. 26th St. (betw. 10th & 11th Aves.), 212-631-7700; Tues.-Sat. 11-6; closed Sun. & Mon. Free. "dis/en/courage" artists Oliver Irwin, Justin Lieberman & Kirsten Stoltmann explore coolness & hope w/everything from a plant grown in fingernail dirt to videos of stuffed animals being cuddled [through 12/5].

Robert Mann Gallery 210 11th Ave. (betw. 24th & 25th Sts.), 212-898-7600, www.robertmann.com Tues.-Sat. 11-6. Free. "Leo Rubinfien" exhibits 21 photos about the alienation & introspection of traveling [through 12/22].

Ricco Maresca Gallery 528 W. 20th St., 3rd fl. (10th Ave.), 212-627-4819, www.riccomaresca.com Tues.-Sat. 11-6. Free. "Natural Selection" by Jayne Hinds Bidaut feat. 50 photographic tintypes of embalmed animals in dioramas & "Small Paintings" by Hester Simpson has 8" by 8" fields of color; proceeds to benefit Red Cross Disaster Relief [through 1/5].

Mastel & Mastel Gallery 70 Washington St., #700 (betw. Front & York St.), Dumbo, 646-452-1300, www.mastelgallery.com Tues.-Fri. 12-6; Sat. & Sun. 1-6. Free. "The Gift Show" helps those of us who can't pick out good presents w/sculptures, jewelry, bags, blown glass, lamps, origami & more from many artists, priced from $1-$500 & benefiting the Red Cross & Phoenix House [through 12/30].

Mitchell-Innes & Nash Gallery 1018 Madison Ave. (78th St.), 212-721-5350. Tues.-Sat. 10-5. Free. "Roy Lichtenstein: Brushstrokes, Four Decades," 30 Pop Art paintings, drawings & sculptures [through 1/12].

Paul Morris Gallery 465 W. 23 St. (betw. 9 & 10th Aves.), 212-727-2752. Mon.-Fri. 10-6; closed Sat. & Sun. Free. "Fourth," 26 ink-on-canvas photos by Tracy Moffatt capture the losers of the 2000 Olympics [through 12/8].

Tibor de Nagy Gallery 724 5th Ave. (57th St.), 212-262-5050. Tues.-Sat. 10-5:30. Free. "Edward Gorey: Selected Images" displays 20 drawings by master of eerie pen & ink, best known for John Bellairs books & animated Mystery! opening [through 12/22].

Pierogi Gallery 177 N. 9th St. (betw. Bedford & Driggs Aves.), Williamsburg, 718-599-2144, www.pierogi2000.com Fri.-Mon. 12-6. Free. "My Mother, My Self; Young Men Connecting with Older Women," feat. assemblage by Reed Anderson & Jef Scharf [through 12/31].

Plus Ultra Gallery 235 S. 1st St. (Roebling St.), Williamsburg, 718-387-3844, www.plusultragallery.com Sat. & Sun. 12-6. Free. "The Exquisite Day Project," based on a surrealist drawing game, brings together 92 artists from across the country for seven collaborative pieces [through 12/9].

Posteritati Movie Posters 241 Centre St. (betw. Broome & Grande Sts.), 212-226-2207, www.posteritati.com Tues.-Sun. 11-7; closed Mon. Free. "Japanese Movie Posters, 1950-1980" feat. Eiko Ishioka's Apocalypse Now, Kurosawa's crayon art for Kagemusha & 33 more [through 1/13].

Radio House Gallery 601 W. 26th St., 14th fl., (11th Ave.), 212-620-7630 www.artnet.com/radiohouse.html Tues.-Sat. 11:30-6. Free. "Pablo Cano?New Work" has eight-foot sculptures & paintings inspired by relics, the Classical era classics & Dada [through 12/28].

Reece Galleries 24 W. 57th St. (5th Ave.), 212-333-5830, www.reecegalleries.com Tues.-Sat. 10-5:30. Free. "Gustavo Lopez Armentia" pres. new mixed-media paintings & sculptures [through 12/15].

Robin Rice Gallery 325 W. 11th St. (betw. Greenwich & Washington Sts.), 212-366-6660. Thurs.-Sat. 1-7; Sun. 1-6. Free. "Tina West," mysterious color photographs [through 12/30].

Paul Rodgers/9W Gallery 529 W. 20th St. (betw. 10th & 11th Aves.), 212.414.9810. Tues.-Sat. 11-6. Free. "Treadmill of Myself," sculpture video "abrasions" w/human components [through 12/22].

Anita Shapolsky Gallery 152 E. 65th St. (Lexington Ave.), 212-452-1094. Weds.-Sat. 11-6. Free. "Jackson Pollock," set of serigraphs produced by his brother in 1951, shown w/works by Lee Krasner & others [through 2/23].

Brent Sikkema Gallery 530 W 22nd St. (10th Ave.), 212-929-2262. Tues.-Sat. 10-6. Free. "Hypoluxo Road," long stretch of strip malls & infirmaries in south Florida gives its name to these photos of streaking light & signs at night [through 12/22].

Bruce Silverstein Gallery 504 W. 22nd St. (10th Ave.), 212-627-3930. Tues.-Sat. 11-6. Free. "Barbara Morgan: Leaps & Bounds" feat. rare vintage doc. photos of American modern dance, 1935-44 [through 1/12].

Soho Photo Gallery 15 White St. (betw. 6th Ave. & W. B'way), 212-226-8571, www.sohophoto.com Thurs. 6-8; Fri.-Sun. 1-6; closed Weds., Mon. & Tues. Free. "Natura Morta" feat. dark but lush digital collage photos by Karen Norton, winner of the 2001 Soho National Competition [through 12/5].

St. Peter's Lutheran Church 619 Lexington Ave. (54th St.), 212-935-2200. Daily 9-7. Narthex & Stairwell Galleries: "Knowing by Heart," 55 creepy portraits by Audrey Bernstein combining b&w or cibachrome prints w/historical books & magazines [through 12/10].

Ubu Gallery 16 E. 78th St. (Madison Ave.), 212-794-4444. Tues.-Sat. 11-6. Free. "Eugene Atget: Documenting 'The Zone'," rare photos of the fortifications & rag-pickers outside Paris, ca.1910 [through 1/5].

David Zwirner Gallery 43 Greene St. (betw. Grand & Broome Sts.), 212-966-9074, www.davidzwirner.com Tues.-Sat. 10-6. Free. "Journey into Fear," photographs & DVD of container yards, cargo vessels & marketplaces by Stan Douglas [through 12/22].

Zwirner & Wirth Gallery 32 E. 69th St. (Madison Ave.), 212-517-8677, www.zwirnerandwirth.com Tues.-Sat. 10-6. Free. "The Proper Meaning," paintings, sculptures & drawings by surrealists Rene Magritte, Max Ernst, Hans Bellmer & more [through Jan.].

Museums/Cultural Institutions

American Craft Museum 40 W. 53rd St. (betw. 5th & 6th Aves.), 212-956-3535, www.americancraftmuseum.org Tues., Weds., Fri.-Sun. 10-6; Thurs. 10-8; closed Mon. $7.50, $4 st./s.c., child. under 12 free. "Mikromegas" exhibits stickpins [through 1/6]. Three-part exhibit "Objects for Use: Handmade by Design" incl. baskets, quilts, harps & dogsleds partitioned into "Objects for Interior Space," "Objects for Food & Dining" & "Objects for Sports, Music & Play" [through 1/6].

American Museum of Natural History Central Park W. (79th St.), 212-769-5200, www.amnh.org Sun.-Thurs. 10-5:45; Fri. & Sat. 10-8:45. $10, $7.50 st./s.c., $6 child. "The Genomic Revolution," exhibition & explanation of sci-fi fantasy that's already here [through 1/1]. "Meeting God: Elements of Hindu Devotion," artifacts & photos shine light on rituals of Hinduism [through 2/24]. "Pearls" incorporates half-a-million objects & mediums documenting the jewel [through 4/14].

Asia Society 725 Park Ave. (70th St.), 212-517-2742, www.asiasociety.org Tues.-Thurs., Sat. & Sun. 11-6; Fri. 11-9; closed Mon. $7, $4 st./s.c. Child under 16 free. Completely renovated museum feat. "Monks & Merchants" exhibit of 120 objects from 4th- to 7th-century China [through 1/6]. "Conversations w/Traditions" tackles Asia's indigenous languages, artists & modern issues [through 2/17].

The Bronx Museum of Art 1040 Grand Concourse (165th St.), Bronx, 718-681-6000. Weds. 12-9; Thurs.-Sun. 12-6. $3, $2 st./sc. child under 12 free. "Context: Recent Art from Cuba" showcases six Havana-based artists, painters & photographers [through 3/3].

Brooklyn Museum of Art 200 Eastern Pkwy (Washington Ave.), Bklyn, 718-638-5000, www.brooklynart.org Weds.-Fri. 10-5; Sat. & Sun. 11-6; first Sat. of the month 11-11, eve. free; closed Mon. & Tues. $6, $3 st./s.c. "Wit & Wine: A New Look at Ancient Iranian Ceramics from the Arthur M. Sackler Foundation" delivers the pots [through 12/30]. "American Identities: A New Look" incorporates American paintings & sculpture w/Spanish art & Native American works [long term].

Cooper-Hewitt 2 E. 91st St. (5th Ave.), 212-849-8400, www.si.edu/ndm Tues. 10-9; Weds.-Sat. 10-5; Sun. 12-5; closed Mon. $8, $5 st./s.c., child under 12 free. Museo Nacional de Artes Decorativas in Madrid brings 186-piece collection of early 20th-century "Glass of the Avant-Garde: From Vienna Secession to Bauhaus" to National Design Museum [through 2/24]. "Russel Wright: Creating American Lifestyle" celebrates inventor of name-brand marketing & modernist designer w/over 350 artifacts incl. furniture, drawings, tableware, photos & videos [through 3/20].

Czech Center New York 1109 Madison Ave. (83rd St.), 212-288-0830, www.czechcenter.com Tues., Weds., Fri. 9-5; Thurs. 9-7. "Atelier Langhans" resurrects 100 lost portraits by photographer Jan F. Langhans, whose Prague studio was nationalized in the Communist takeover of 1948 [through 12/31].

Dia Center for the Arts 548 W. 22nd St. (betw. 10th & 11th Aves.), 212-989-5566, www.diacenter.org Weds.-Sun. 12-6; closed Mon. & Tues. $6, $3 st./sc. NY-based artist "Roni Horn" displays three series of photographs combining faces & nature [through 2/17]. Video installation "Knots + Surfaces" reopens [through 2/24]. Alfred Jensen displays rarely-seen scientific paintings in "Concordance" [through 6/16]. "Reverb," interactive installation w/microphones arranged by American artist Jorge Pardo & Italian sculptor Gilberto Zorio [through 6/17].

The Frick Collection 1 E. 70th St. (betw. Madison & 5th Aves.), 212-288-0700, www.frick.org Tues.-Sat. 10-6; Sun. 1-6; closed Mon. $10, $5 st./s.c. "The Art of the Timekeeper," 21 fancy clocks & watches from the 16th-19th centuries [through 2/24].

Guggenheim Museum 1071 5th Ave. (89th St.), 212-423-3500, www.guggenheim.org Tues. & Sun. 9-6; Fri. & Sat. 9-8; closed Thurs. $12, $8 st./sc., child. under 12 free. "Brazil: Body & Soul" [through 1/27]. "Norman Rockwell: Pictures for the American People" finishes up its successful American run, spanning his 60-year career, incl. 70 paintings & 322 Saturday Evening Post covers [through 3/3].

Guggenheim Museum Soho 575 B'way, 2nd fl. (betw. Houston & Prince Sts.), 212-423-3500. Thurs.-Mon. 11-6; closed Tues. & Weds. $5, $3 st./s.c. "Sugimoto: Portraits," displays photographs by Japanese artist whose first name is Hiroshi [through 12/10].

Hebrew Union College Brookdale Center, 1 W. 4th St. (betw. B'way & Mercer St.), 212-824-2205. Mon.-Thurs. 9-6; Fri. 9-3; Sun. 10-2; closed Sat. Free. Through letters, memorabilia & photos, "The Kindertransport Journey: Memory into History" captures rescue of children prior to WWII [through 2/4].

The IndoCenter of Art & Culture 530 W. 25th St. (betw. 10th & 11th Sts.), 212-462-4221, www.indocenter.org Tues.-Sat. 11-6; closed Sun. & Mon. Sug. contrib. "From Goddess to Pin Up: Icons Of Femininity in Indian Calendar Art" explores popular culture of South Asians [through 1/19].

Japan Society 333 E. 47th St. (betw. 1st & 2nd Aves.), 212-832-1155, www.jpnsoc.org Tues.-Fri. 11-6; Sat. & Sun. 11-5; closed. Mon. $5, $3 st./s.c. "Traditional Japanese Design: Five Tastes" feat. over 140 objects from 17th to 19th century that reflect the "tastes" of artless simplicity, Zen austerity, gorgeous splendor, edo chic & ancient times [through 1/6].

Jewish Museum 1109 5th Ave. (92nd St.), 212-423-3271, www.thejewishmuseum.org Mon., Weds. & Thurs. 11-5:45; Tues. 11-9; Sun. 10-5:45; closed Fri. & Sat. $8, $5.50 st./s.c., child. under 12 free. Pay-what-you-wish Tues. after 5. "Arnold Dreyblatt: The Re-Collection Mechanism" installation [through 2/10]. "Ben Katchor," comic strip artist & author of The Jew of New York, displays illustrations, drawings, graphic novels & set designs [through 2/10]. Berlin-based artist pres. "Doug & Mike Starn: Ramparts Cafe," multimedia reaction to Jerusalem by Brooklyn twins [through 2/10]. "The Emergence of Jewish Artists in 19th-Century Europe" feat. 70 works by 21 artists incl. Camille Pissarro, Max Liebermann & Simeon Solomon [through 3/17].

Metropolitan Museum of Art 1000 5th Ave. (82nd.), 212-535-7710, www.metmuseum.org Sun., Tues.-Thurs. 9:30-5:30; Fri. & Sat. 9:30-9; closed Mon. $10, $5 st./s.c., child. under 12 free w/adult. "Pieter Brugel the Elder, Drawings & Prints" showcases work by renowned 16th-century artist [through 12/2]. "The Pharaoh's Photographer" feat. photographs from 1906-1939 taken by Harry Burton & other members of the Met's Egyptian Expedition [through 12/30]. "Century of Design, Part IV: 1975-2000" explores styles & trends from last quarter-century has some items that scream "IKEA" [through 1/6]. "Candace Wheeler: The Art & Enterprise of American Design," devotes several wings of the museum to artist known for her work in textiles, wallpapers & furniture [through 1/6].

Museum for African Art 593 B'way (betw. Prince & Houston Sts.) 212-966-1313, www.africanart.org Weds.-Fri. 10:30-5:30; Sat. & Sun. 12-6. $5, $2.50 st./sc. & child., free Sun. "Bamana: The Art of Existence in Mali" incl. sacred initiation masks, headdresses, puppets, field photographs & videos [through 3/3].

Museum of the City of New York 1220 5th Ave. (103rd St.), 212-534-1672, www.mcny.org Weds.-Sat. 10-5; Sun 12-5; Tues. 10-2; closed Mon. $7, $4 st./s.c./child., $12 families. "The Children's Village: A Legacy of Caring" addresses issues like welfare & intervention in NYC [through 1/20]. "Hirschfeld's New York" documents Manhattan through 100 works by illustrator Al Hirschfeld, plus lithography & gouache pieces [through 1/27]. "A Community of Many Worlds: Arab Americans in New York City," 80 photos, books, costumes, textiles exploring immigration, identity & assimilation [through 6/2].

Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology 7th Ave. (27th St.), 212-217-5800, www.fitnyc.suny.edu Tues.-Fri. 12-8; Sat. 10-5; closed Sun. & Mon. Free. "London Fashion" feat. over 80 "vintage punk anti-fashion & mod street styles" by renowned designers incl. Vivenne Westwood, Dr. Martens & Manolo Blahnik [through 1/12].

Museum of Jewish Heritage 18 First Pl. (betw. Battery Pl. & West St.), Battery Park City, 212-968-1800, www.mjhnyc.org Sun.-Weds. 9-5; Thurs. 9-8; Fri. 9-3. $7, $5 st./sc., child. under 5 free. "Scream the Truth at the World," an archive of drawings, photos & newspapers secretly collected in Nazi-occupied Poland [through 2/18].

Museum of Modern Art 11 W. 53rd St. (betw. 5th & 6th Ave.), 212-708-9400, www.moma.org Thurs. & Sat-Tues. 10:30-5:45; Fri. 10:30-8:15; closed Weds. $10, $6.50 st./s.c., child. under 16 free. Fri. pay-what-you-wish after 4:30 p.m. "Alberto Giacometti" incl. more than 150 paintings, drawings & sculptures by this Swiss artist [through 1/8]. "Projects 74: Ricci Albenda" transforms the walls into off-kilter corridors & trompe l'oeil rooms [through 1/22]. "Projects 73: Olafur Eliasson?Seeing Yourself Sensing," displayed in MoMA's Garden Hall, addresses the museum's constant construction & renovation [through 5/21]. "Broadway! The History of American Theater" has costumes, photos, artifacts & memorabilia [permanent]. Everything fire fighting-related in "Fire! Fire! Fire!" [permanent]. "The New York Century," events & people that shaped 20th-century NYC [permanent].

National Museum of the American Indian George Gustav Heye Center, 1 Bowling Green (betw. State & Whitehall Sts.), 212-668-6624. Fri.-Weds. 10-5; Thurs. 10-8. Free. "All Roads Are Good: Native Voices on Life & Culture" displays more than 300 symbolic objects [permanent].

Neue Galerie New York 1048 5th Ave. (86th St.), 212-628-6200. Fri., Sat. & Mon. 11-7; Sun. 1-6. $7-$10. "New Worlds: German & Austrian Art, 1890-1940" inaugural exhibit incl. Gustav Klimt, Egon Schiele & more [through 2/18].

New Museum of Contemporary Art 583 B'way (betw. Houston & Prince Sts.), 212-219-1222. Tues.-Sun. 12-6; Thurs. 12-8; closed Mon. $6, $3 st./s.c., free for those under 18. Free Thurs. 6-8. "Cin-o-matic: Memory & Cinematic Perceptions" group show using the internet for "network performance" & "software-propelled visualizations" [through 12/30]. "A Portrait of the Lost Boys," Jacqueline Fraser's installation of wire-sculpted women draped in multicolored fabric, accompanied by wire boy-heads [through 1/13]. "A Work in Progress" opens up the archives to exhibit paintings, photos, new media & installations by more than 40 artists [through 1/13]. "Tom Friedman" pres. process-oriented sculptures, photographs & works on paper using sugar cubes, gum, aspirin, spaghetti [through 2/3]. "World Views Open Studio" has reconstituted & new installations, videos & drawings by artists whose studios were on the 92nd fl. of the World Trade Center [opens Sat. 12-6, through 1/13].

The New-York Historical Society 2 W. 77th St. (Central Park W.), 212-873-3400, www.nyhistory.org Tues.-Sun. 11-5; closed Mon. $5, $3 st./s.c., child. 12 & under free. "Manhattan Unfurled" incl. two continuous 37-foot pen & ink drawings of the West & East Sides by Matteo Pericoli, eight-part 360-degree panorama drawn by Edward Burckhardt in the mid-19th century [through 1/6]. "John Koch: Painting a New York Life," works created by the artist as he looked over Central Park in the 50s & 60s [through 1/27].

New York Transit Museum Gallery Annex, Grand Central Terminal, 42nd St. (Park Ave. S.), 718-694-5102. Mon.-Fri. 8-8; Sat. & Sun. 10-6. "Moving London 1901-2001: The Story of London's Transport" [through 1/19].

P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center 22-25 Jackson Ave. (46th St.), L.I. City, 718-784-2084, www.ps1.org Weds.-Sun. 12-6; $5, $2 st./s.c. "Animations" showcases cartoons, computer imaging technologies & 3-D works [through 1/2]. "Janet Cardiff: A Survey of Works, Incl. Collaborations w/George Bures Miller," guided audio tour presented by Canadian artist [through 1/31]. "David Remfry" British artist pres. large watercolor portraits & party scenes, in conjunction w/cropped photographs of social scenes by Jessica Craig-Martin [through 1/31]. "Kenny Sharf" pres. 30 animation cells to be used in upcoming Cartoon Network special, along w/two major paintings [through 1/31].

Queens Museum of Art New York City Bldg., Flushing Meadows Corona Park, 718-592-9700, www.queensmuse.org Tues.-Fri. 10-5; Sat. & Sun. 12-50; closed Mon. Contrib. $5, $2.50 st./s.c., child. under 5 free. "Jacob Lawrence: The John Brown Series," more than 20 silk-screened prints [through 1/27]. "The Long Walk to Freedom: Portraits of Civil Rights Activists Then & Now" documents the lives of 16 brave men [through 1/27]. "Great Representations," Jane Benson's site-specific installation of photographs, watercolor & shadow tracings highlights the forgotten stars of 1930s segregated baseball leagues [through 2/7]. "Translated Acts: Performance & Body Art from East Asia 1990-2001" feat. paintings, performance from 26 Asian artists [through 2/17]. "Panorama of the City of New York," 9000+-sq.-foot model of NYC from 1964 World's Fair [permanent].

Scandinavia House 58 Park Ave. (betw. 37th & 38th Sts.), 212-779-3587, www.amscan.org Tues.-Sun. 11-5; closed. Mon. contrib. $3, $2 st./sc. "Strindberg & Photography" feat. 40 of the Swedish playwright's portrait photographs & celestographs plus a soundscape?a small space, but quite relaxing [through 1/28].

Swiss Institute of Contemporary Art 495 B'way, 3rd. fl. (betw. Spring & Broome Sts.), 212-925-2035, www.swissinstitute.net Tues.-Sat. 11-6. Free. "Christian Jankowski," imaginative performance/video installation art incl. My Life As a Dove, Singing Customs Officers & more [through 1/12].

Whitney Museum of American Art 945 Madison Ave. (75th St.), 212-570-3676, www.whitney.org Tues.-Thurs., Sat. & Sun. 11-6; Fri. 1-9; closed Mon. $10, $8 st./s.c./groups of 10 or more; Fri. pay-what-you-wish 6-9 p.m. "Arturo Herrera: Before We Leave," three-part installation hung in & outside the museum [through 12/9]. "First Exposure?Sharon Harper: Photographs from the Floating World" displays b&w landscape shots by young artist [through 1/6]. "Burt Barr: Projections" questions cinematic devices in four silent works [through 1/27]. "Over the Line: The Art & Life of Jacob Lawrence" addresses the African-American experience from Civil War to Civil Rights [through 2/3].

Whitney Museum of American Art at Phillip Morris 120 Park Ave. (betw. 41st & 42nd Sts.), 917-663-2453, www.whitney.org Mon.-Fri. 11-6; Thurs. 11-7:30. Free. "G-Force" sculpture installation by E.V. Day, created for the Sculpture Court, uses women's underwear (thongs & g-strings) to make bird & plane shapes [through 1/4]. "Alex Katz: Small Paintings," is also on display at Whitney Museum of American Art, see above listing [through 1/4].

Openings

A.I.R. Gallery 40 Wooster St. (betw. Broome & Grand Sts.), 212-966-0799. Tues.-Sat. 11-6. Free. "Collages" by Joanne McFarland uses paper & photo fragments to explore subjects from dresses to African-American men [opens Sat. 6-8, through 12/29].

Peter Blum Gallery 99 Wooster St. (Prince St.), 212-343-0441. Tues.-Fri. 10-6, Sat. 11-6. Free. "Tacita Dean: The Russian Ending" imagines final scenes of films based on collected postcards in etched photogravures [opens Sat., through 2/2].

CFM Gallery 112 Greene St. (Prince St.), 212-966-3864. Mon.-Sat. 11-6, Sun. 12-6. Free. "Cazuko Toda," Japanese sculptor shows strange, melancholy figures in first one-person U.S. show [opens Thurs. 6-9, RSVP, through 12/30].

International Studio & Curatorial Program 323 W. 39th St., Floors 6-8 (betw. 8th & 9th Aves.), 212-279-1173. Fri. & Sat. 12-9, only. Free. "Open Studios," marathon show of 26 artists from abroad [opens Fri. at 12, reception 6-9, repeats Sat.].

Metropolitan Museum of Art 1000 5th Ave. (82nd.), 212-535-7710. See above for times & adm. "Extreme Beauty: The Body Transformed" pres. corsets, ruffs & more at the Costume Institute [opens Thurs., through 3/17].

Micro Museum 123 Smith St. (betw. Pacific & Dean Sts.), Bklyn, 718-797-3116, www.micromuseum.com Sun. 3-6. $5-$10. "Odd Sunday," William & Kathleen Laziza lead tour of nine interactive installations incl. the Crystal Box, Prepared Victrola (bubbles & classical music), Tower of Power & a talking chair [opens Sun. 3-6 only].

Momenta Art Gallery 72 Berry St. (N. 10th St.), Williamsburg, 718-218-8058, www.momentaart.org Fri.-Mon. 12-6. Free. "Airbag Architecture," installation by anonymous art collective KIT tackles Williamsburg real estate prices & "The Trials of Dr. Kawalksi," installation by William Scarbrough, documents a mysterious life story [opens Fri. 6-8, through 1/14].

P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center 22-25 Jackson Ave. (46th St.), L.I. City, 718-784-2084. See above for times & adm. "Driven," public video work by Maria Friberg & Monika Larsen Dennis, projected onto the roof & visible from the elevated 7 line from 4:30 daily, of a dance of violence & desire [opens Sun., through 1/15].

White Columns 320 W. 13th St. (Horatio St.), 212-924-4212, www.whitecolumns.org Weds.-Sun. 12-6. Free. "Yellow Brick Road" group showing of paintings, photography, sculpture & installation using imaginary characters & fantastical settings; artists incl. John Hodany, Mala Iqbal, Peter Kreider & Amy Vogel [opens Fri. 7-9, through 1/27].

Williamsburg Art & Historical Center 135 B'way (Bedford Ave.), 718-486-7372, www.wahcenter.org Sat. & Sun. 12-6. Free. "Nina Talbot & Misa Namekawa" pres. paintings from Talbot's "Shoprite" series feat. immigrants buying groceries & Namekawa's "Fragile Art," social experiment in which pedestrian wear & tear breaks five-inch reproductions of the Statue of Liberty. [opens Sat. 4-6, through 12/30].

 





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