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    40 W. 53rd St. (betw. 5th & 6th Aves.), 956-3535. Weds. & 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].



    Central Park W. (79th St.), 769-5200. Weds., 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 modification exhibit, "Body Art: Marks of Identity" [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].


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    35 Ave. at 36th St., Astoria, 718-784-0077. Weds.-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. "Mental Hygiene: Social Guidance Films 1945-1970" explores the classroom films that socialized the baby boom generation on proper manners, dating, hygiene, drug use & more [opens 1/8, through 1/23]. Iranian film A Moment of Innocence follows an anti-Shah militant [Sat. & Sun. at 6:30].



    1040 Grand Concourse (165th St.), (718) 681-6000. Weds. 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].



    200 Eastern Pkwy. (Washington Ave.), Bklyn., 718-638-5000. Weds.-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 Sun.]. "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].


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    1 Grand Army Plaza (at Eastern Parkway & Flatbush Ave.), Bklyn, 718-230-2100. Weds. & Thurs., Mon. & Tues. 9-8; Fri. & Sat. 9-6; Sun. 1-5. Free. "Stories & Spaces: Eden" transforms the Lobby Gallery into a fantasy garden for stories to be told & written [opens Sat., through 2/27].


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    Albert Nerken School of Engineering, 51 Astor Pl. (betw. 8th St. & 3rd Ave.), 353-4272. Weds.-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].



    54 Pearl St. (Broad St.), 425-1778. Weds.-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].



    1 E. 70th St. (5th Ave.), 288-0700. Weds.-Sat., Tues. 10-6; Sun. 1-6; closed Mon. $7, $5 st./sc., child. under 16 must be supervised; under 10 not admitted. Internationally touring exhibit feat. more than 60 works by Antoine Watteau, "Watteau & His World: French Drawing from 1700 to 1750" [through Sun.]. "Velasquez in New York Museums" feat. masterpieces such as "King Philip IV of Spain" & "Portrait of a Little Girl" [through 1/16]. "Henry Clay Frick as a Collector of Drawings" with rarely displayed drawings by Gardner, Gainsborough & more [through 1/30].



    1071 5th Ave. (betw. 88th & 89th Sts.), 423-3587. Weds. & 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].



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



    Pier 86, W. 46th St. (12th Ave.), 245-0072. Weds.-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 aircraft & demonstrations [through 3/00]. "Desert Storm Strike," "A-6 Cockpit Challenge" & "Cold War/Berlin Wall Exhibit" [permanent].



    1109 Fifth Ave. (92nd St.), 423-3271. Weds., 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]. "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].



    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."



    1000 Fifth Ave. (82nd.), 535-7710. Weds. & 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. "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].


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    457 Madison Ave. (betw. 51st & 52nd Sts.), 935-3960. Weds., 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].


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    2 Lincoln Square (Eva & Morris Feld Gallery), 595-9533. Weds.-Sun. & Tues. 11:30-7:30; closed Mon. $3 contrib. "Millennial 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].



    70 Mulberry St. (Bayard St.), 619-4785. Weds.-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].



    1220 5th Ave. (103rd St.), 534-1672. Weds.-Sat. 10-5; Sun 12-5; Tues. 10-2; closed Mon. $5, $4 st./sc./child., $10 families. "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 Tony winning costume designer Patricia Zipprodt [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]. "Victoria's Journey" family program recreates a Sephardic Jewish immigrant's journey from Turkey to America [Sun. at 2]. Panel discussion, "Saving Buildings Through Stabilization" examines the preservation of Ellis Island [Tues. at 6].



    11 W. 53rd St. (betw. 5th & 6th Aves.), 708-9400. Thurs. & Sat.-Tues. 10:30-5:30; Fri. 10:30-8:15; closed Weds., $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]. "Jazz at MoMA" series continues with the Ted Nash Quintet [Fri. at 5:30].


    25 W. 52nd St. (5th Ave.), 621-6600. Weds., Sat., Sun. & Tues. 12-6; Thurs. 12-8; Fri. 12-9. $6, $4 st./sc., $3 child. under 13. Also see "Film & Video." Peter Pan telecast from 1960 with Cyril Ritchard & Sondra Lee [through Sun.]. "Super Bowl: Super Showcase for Commercials" screens some Madison Ave. memories, like the Budweiser frogs & Victoria's Secret models, as narrated by Frank Gifford [through 2/13]. Andy's Funhouse: The Andy Kaufman Special from 1979, alongside clips from SNL, Late Night with David Letterman & Fridays, screening [through 1/30]. "Black Radio: Telling It Like It Was" retrospective narrated by Lou Rawls, part of the "Radio Listening Series" [through 7/16].



    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]. "All Roads Are Good: Native Voices on Life & Culture" displays over 300 symbolic objects chosen by 23 Native selectors [permanent]. "Creation's Journey: Masterworks of Native American Identity & Belief" feat. 165 objects from 3200 BC to the 20th-century, representing diverse cultures [permanent].


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    583 B'way (betw. Houston & Prince Sts.), 219-1222. Weds. & Sun. 12-6; Thurs.-Sat. 12-8; closed Mon., Tues. $6, $3 artists, st./sc. Ages 18 & under free. Also see "Film & Video." Retrospective of Brazilian artist Cildo Meieles [through 3/5].



    580 Madison Ave. (betw. 56th & 57th Sts.), 317-7596. Weds.-Sat., Mon. & Tues. 10-5:30; closed Sun. Free. "The Century in Times Sq." exhibit accompanies a book that represents Times Sq. through photographs [through 1/29].



    47-01 Flushing Meadows Corona Park, 718-699-0005. Weds., 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].



    2 W. 77th St. (Central Pk. W.), 873-0509. Weds.-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]. "$24: The Legendary Deal For Manhattan" investigates the purchase of New York with a collection of colonial-era items [through 3/5]. Historian Roderick Blackburn examines New York's colonial roots with "Slide Talk: What Is Dutch About Manhattan?" [Tues. at 7], the first program in the "Early Urban Living" series.


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    42nd St. (Park Ave.), 878-0106. Weds.-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].



    22-25 Jackson Ave. (46th Ave.), L.I. City, 718-784-2084. Weds.-Sun. 12-6; closed Mon. & Tues. $5, $2 st./sc. contrib. "Ricanstructions: Paintings of the 90s" by Juan Sanchez [through 2/13].


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    New York City Building, Flushing Meadows Corona Park, 718-592-9700. Weds.-Fri. 10-5; Sat.-Sun. 12-5; closed Mon. & Tues. $4, $2 st./sc., child. under 5 free. "Modern Odysseys: Greek American Artists of the 20th Century" [through 1/30]. Sun. family drop-in art workshops?this week, write your own myth in "Accordian Books" [Sun. at 1].


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    207 Front St. (betw. South & Fulton Sts.), 748-8600. Weds.-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].


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    144 W. 125th St. (betw. Lenox & 7th Aves.), 864-4500. Weds.-Fri. 10-5; Sat. & Sun. 1-6; Closed Mon. & Tues. $5, $3 st./sc., $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].


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    495 Broadway (betw. Spring & Broome Sts.), 925-2035. Weds.-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-structuralist 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 [through 1/9].



    945 Madison Ave. (75th St.), 570-3600. Weds. & 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]. "Contemporary Narratives in American Prints" feat. the works of Donald Judd, Dotty Attie, Lesley Dill, Juan "Dirty" Sanchez & more [through 2/2].

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    120 Park Ave. (42nd St.), 878-2550. Weds.-Sat., Mon. & Tues. 7:30-9:30; closed Sun. Free. "Fred Tomaselli: Gravity's Rainbow" is a massive work that arranges 100s of pills to look like necklaces, reminiscent of 1960s Op-Art & challenging perception [through 1/8]. "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].



    2520 Amsterdam Ave. (185th St.). 960-5390. Weds., Thurs. & Tues. 10:30-5:30; Sun. 12-6; closed Mon., Fri. & Sat. $3, $1.50 child., st./sc. free. "My Father's Pawnshop" exhibits Maxine Yalovitz-Blankenship's life as a Southern Jew depicted on oil paintings [permanent]. "Varieties of Religious Experience" feat. Yves Mozelsio's photographs of Jewish people at work incl. a clown & FBI Spanish translator [permanent]. "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 [permanent].