MUSEUMS & CULTURAL INSTITUTIONS american bible society 1865 B’way (61st St.), 408-1420. ...

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    1865 B'way (61st St.), 408-1420. Weds., Fri., Mon. & Tues. 10-6; Thurs. 10-7; Sat. 10-5; closed Sun. Free. "Images in Procession: Testimonies to Spanish Faith" pres. statues & photographs depicting emotional bonds of Spanish Catholicism [through 4/29].


    american museum of the moving image

    35th Ave. (36th St.), Astoria, 718-784-0077. See also "Film & Video." 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. Salute to Steve Martin feat. film clips pres. by Lorne Michaels, Mike Nichols, Martin Mull, Kevin Kline, Sarah Jessica Parker & more.



    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 3/26]. Epic Journeys: The Great Migrations film explores animal & insect migration [through 3/29]. 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 [through 3/15]. "Capturing Time: The New York Times Capsule" displays artifacts chosen to be representative of late 20th-century life for inclusion in millennial capsule, not to be opened until Y3K [through 3/26]. "New Yorkers Adorned & Transformed" 3-D slideshow images from Coney Island Mermaid Parade & NYC Tattoo Convention [Fri. at 7:30].


    asia society at midtown

    502 Park Ave. (59th St.), 517-ASIA. Weds.-Sat., Mon. & Tues. 10-6; closed Sun. $4, $2 st./sc. "Spiritual Perfection: Religious Sculpture of South & Southeast Asia" explores depictions of Hindu, Buddhist & Jain deities [through 4/1]. "Sheer Realities: Clothing and Power in Nineteenth-Century Philippines" displays Filipino fabrics reflecting contemporary social climate [through 4/22].



    200 Eastern Pkwy. (Washington Ave.), Bklyn., 718-638-5000. Weds.-Fri. 10-5; Sat. & Sun. 11-6; first Sat. of the month 11-11, eve. free; closed Mon. & Tues. $4, $2 st./sc. "Carved Memories: Tombstones of the Russian Jewish Pale" photographs by David Goberman [through 4/30]. "The Book Arts" displays artist's books from over 50 Brooklyn artists like Richard Paul Milone, Meg Belichick & more [through 4/16]. "Guennol: A Collection of the Imagination" displays objects from the Martin collection, representing almost every culture in the world [through 5/7]. "Hiroshige: One Hundred Famous Views of Edo" pres. Utagawa Hiroshige's 19th-century series of woodblock prints [through 4/23].


    the czech center new york

    1109 Madison Ave. (83rd St.), 288-0830. Weds., Fri., Tues. 9-5; Thurs. 9-7; closed Sat.-Mon. Free. "Eva Fuka: The Faces of Time" feat. photographs from the anti-Communist artist's "Prague Period" [through 3/31].


    the drawing center

    35 Wooster St. (betw. Broome & Grand Sts.), 219-2166. Weds.-Fri., Tues. 10-6; Sat. 11-6; closed Sun. & Mon. Free. "Drawings of Sergei Eisenstein" displays more than 100 drawings by Soviet filmmaker [through 3/18].



    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 paintings, etchings & jewelry memorabilia [through 4/2].


    french institute

    22 E. 60th St. (betw. Park & Madison Aves.), 355-6100. Weds., Thurs., Mon. & Tues. 9-8; Fri. 9-6; Sat. 9-2; closed Sun. Free. "Lacoste School of the Arts In France: Faculty Exhibition" feat. cybergraphics by Hap Tivey, sculpture by Lothar Osterburg & Laurent Baude, multimedia by founder Barnard Pfriem & more [through 3/30].


    goethe-institut new york

    1014 5th Ave. (betw. 82nd & 83rd Sts.), 439-8700. Tues. & Thurs. 10-7; Weds. & Fri. 10-5; Sat. 12-5; closed Sun. & Mon. Free. "Du," exhibit by Clara Mosch group commemorates composer Kurt Weill [through 3/4].


    guggenheim museum

    1071 5th Ave. (89th St.), 423-3500. Weds. & Sun.-Tues. 9-6; Fri. & Sat. 9-8; closed Thurs. $12, $7 st./sc., child. under 12 free. "The Art of Nam June Paik" displays television projects, videotapes, installations, performances, collaborations & sculptures by contemporary artist [through 4/26].



    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 [permanent].


    humanities & social sciences library

    5th Ave. (42nd St.), 869-8089. Weds., Tues. 11-7:30; Thurs.-Sat. 10-6; Mon. 10-6; closed Sun. Free. Charles Addams drawings exhibited in "In The Off-Season: Drawings of Spring & Summer," first in the three-part series, a collection of lampoons for The New Yorker [through 6/24].



    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 [permanent]. "Flying Machines: The Incredible Contraptions that Conquered the Sky" feat. reproductions of aircraft & demonstrations [through 4/11]. "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. "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]. "Paris in New York: French-Jewish Artists in Private Collections" pres. 38 works by 12 artists incl. Max Weber, Jacques Lipchitz, Chaim Soutine [opens 3/5, through 6/25].



    90 Orchard St. (Broome St.), 431-0233. Call for times & prices. "Sitting Shiva: The Rogarshevsky Family Apartment" 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."



    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. "Sean Scully on Paper" installation of the artist's watercolors, photographs & more [through 3/12]. "Rock Style" showcases the influence on fashion by iconic rockers like Bowie, the Beatles, Elvis, Madonna & more [through 3/19]. "Korean Ceramics from the Museum of Oriental Ceramics, Osaka" displays 48 works from the 12th- to the 19th-century [through 6/4]. "European Helmets, 1450-1650: Treasures from the Reserve Collection" feat. 75 helmets from the apogee of helmet design [through 1/2001]. "Walker Evans" pres. 175 vintage pictures by the famed photographer [through 5/14], along with "Perfect Documents: Walker Evans & African Art, 1935," which displays 50 Evans photographs from the "African Negro Art" Met exhibit of 1935 [through 9/3]. "Tilman Riemenschneider: Master Sculptor of the Late Middle Ages" feat. 60 sculptures in wood & stone with historical context & recreated tools [through 5/14]. "Ancient Faces: Mummy Portraits from Roman Egypt" presents 70 Fayum portraits [through 5/7].


    municipal art society

    457 Madison Ave. (betw. 51st & 52nd Sts.), 935-3960. Weds., Fri., Sat., Mon. & Tues. 11-5; closed Thurs. & Sun. Free. "Coming Into Fashion: The Architecture & History of the Garment District" explores architectural development & cultural history with slides, walking tours & lectures [through 3/15]. "TKTS2K" contest to redesign the Theater Development Fund's discount booth in Times Square, displays more than 200 entries [through 3/15]. "Place Matters: Traditions, History & Sense of Place in the Garment District" conversation with prominent figures in the notions, fur & needle trades conveys the District's history [Weds. at 6].


    el museo del barrio

    1230 5th Ave. (104th St.), 831-7272. Weds.-Sun. 11-5; closed Mon. & Tues. $4, $2 st./sc., child. under 12 free. "Latin American Still Life: Reflections of Time & Place" exhibit of paintings, photographs & sculptures by artists incl. Diego Rivera & Frida Kahlo [through 5/21].


    museum for african art

    593 B'way (betw. Houston & Prince Sts.), 966-1313. Weds.-Fri., Tues. 10:30-5:30; Sat. & Sun. 12-6; closed Mon. $5, $2.50 st./sc./child. "Power Amulets" family workshop led by Angolan artist Nojamba Cornelio lets children 5 & up create a personal amulet [Sat. at 1]. "Salon Gathering: The Poetics of Hair" open forum with poet Rashidah Ismaili, filmmaker Yvette Smalls & more [Sat. at 3].


    museum of american financial history

    28 B'way (betw. Exchange Pl. & Beaver St.), 908-4519. Weds.-Sat., Tues. 10-4; closed Sun. & Mon. $2 contrib. "Erie Canal: Locks, Stocks & Barrels" explores the Canal's role in NYC's rise to financial prominence [through 6/2].


    museum of american folk art

    Columbus Ave. (betw. 65th & 66th Sts.), 595-9533. Weds.-Sun. & Tues. 11:30-7:30; closed Mon. $3 contrib. "Millennial Dreams: Vision & Prophecy in American Folk Art" displays works from New Mexican santos to Pennsylvania German fraktur to Adventist charts exhibiting folk heritage & renderings 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]. "Fan Ngukki (Returning Home)" displays Brenda Joy Lem's silkscreened banners [through 6/30].



    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. "New York Toy Stories" & "Andrew Jackson Head" [permanent]. "The New York Century," showcases glimpses of influential people & events [through 5/28]. Original costumes for Cabaret, Fiddler on the Roof, Chicago & more are displayed, paying memorial tribute to costume designer Patricia Zipprodt [through 7/2]. Photographs & essays by NYC high school students documenting changes in the city's immigrant neighborhoods during "Kids Make History" exhibit [through 4/2]. "This Land is Your Land: The Life & Legacy of Woody Guthrie" honors the iconic left-wing singer/activist through rare interviews, photographs & recordings [through 4/23]. "Everyday Heroines" family quilting session presented by Dr. Rose Reissman, author of The Character Curriculum [Sun. at 2]. "New York: Songs of the City" insider hour's gallery talk led by Nancy Groce [Sun. at 3].



    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," now a two-part exhibit?"Places" & "Things"?feat. works by modernists Duchamp, Léger, Klee & Cézanne [through 3/14]. "Making Modern Starts" orientation to MoMA2000 [through 2/29]. "Projects" series continues: #69 with Julia Jacquette's multimedia creations [through 3/00], #70 with Shirin Neshat, Simon Patterson & Xu Bing's banners [through 5/1]. "A Tribute to the CNC French Film Archives" screens L'Argent, Somewhere Someone, La Fin du Monde & more [through 3/12]. Brown-bag lunch lecture "Industry & Disaster: Documentary Photography in the Early Modern World" delivered by Richard Turnbull [Weds. & Fri. at 12:30, $5].


    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." "Black Radio: Telling It Like It Was" retrospective narrated by Lou Rawls, part of the "Radio Listening Series" [through 7/16]. "The Unseen Lucy & Desi: Treasures From the Vault" screens rare footage & more, this week with "Lucy on the Rise" [through 3/5]. "Threepennies & A Touch of Venus: The World of Kurt Weill" screening series, feat. Lotte Lenya [through 3/19].


    national academy of design

    1083 5th Ave. (89th St.), 369-4880. Weds.-Sun. 12-5; Fri. 10-6; closed Mon. & Tues. $8, $4.50 st./sc./ages 6-16, child. under 6 free. "The 175th Annual Exhibition" competition feat. works by Chuck Close, Maya Lin, Sam Gilian, Robert Colescott & 2,000 others [through 3/26].



    George Gustav Heye Center, 1 Bowling Green (betw. State & Whitehall Sts.) 668-6624. Weds.-Tues. 10-5; Thurs. 10-8. Free. "All Roads Are Good: Native Voices on Life & Culture" displays more than 300 symbolic objects chosen by 23 Native selectors [permanent]. "Creation's Journey: Masterworks of Native American Identity & Belief" feat. objects from 3200 BC to the 20th-century [permanent].


    NEW MUSEUM of contemporary art

    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. Retrospective of Brazilian artist Cildo Meireles [through 3/5].



    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]. "The Changing Face of Women's Health" focuses on detection, prevention, risk & control in the fight against diseases afflicting women [through 4/30].



    2 W. 77th St. (Central Park W.), 873-0509. Weds.-Sun. & Tues. 11-5; closed Mon. $5, $3 st./sc., child. 12 & under free. "$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]. "John James Audubon: The Birds of Winter" feat. 15 paintings by the artist of New York winter birds [through 4/30]. "New York on the Brink: The City's Fiscal Crisis of the 1970s" re-evaluates the crisis through comparison with the current boom period [through 5/7].


    new york transit museum at grand central terminal

    42nd St. (Vanderbilt Ave.), 878-0106. Weds.-Fri., Mon. & Tues. 8-8; Sat. 10-4; closed Sun. Free. "The Great Saga of Sanita" & "Tracking the Elevated Cars" lectures [Sun. at 1].


    queens museum of art

    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. "Tiffany in Queens: Selections from the Neustadt Museum Collection" [permanent]. "Queens Focus" displays work of local artists [opens 2/22, permanent]. "New York Noir: Crime Photographs from the Daily News Archive" feat. 130 infamous vintage crime pictures [through 4/30]. "William Glackens: A Journey from Realism to Impressionism" focuses on popular artist's use of color & light [through 4/30].

    schomberg center for research in black culture

    515 Malcolm X Blvd. (135th St.), 491-2200. Weds.-Sat., Mon.-Tues. 10-6; Sun. 1-5. Free. "Black New Yorkers/Black New York" looks at 20th-century black New Yorkers through documents, photographs & memorabilia [through 3/31].


    south street seaport museum

    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 5/31].


    studio museum in harlem

    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. "Images of Harlem: Selected Photographs of James VanDerZee" exhibits more than 25 photos from museum's comprehensive archive [through 3/9].


    swiss institute of new york

    495 B'way (betw. Spring & Broome Sts.), 925-2035. Weds.-Sat., Tues. 11-6; closed Sun. & Mon. Free. "Prophecies" displays paintings & videos by artists Lana Lin, Emmanuelle Antille, Jutta Koether, Steven Cohen, Greg Foley, John Marchesella & others interpret works to determine their statements about the future [through 3/11].



    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, no longer on view in its entirety [through 3/16].


    whitney museum of american art at philip morris

    120 Park Ave. (42nd St.), 878-2550. Weds.-Sat., Mon. & Tues. 7:30-9:30; closed Sun. Free. "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]. "Correspondences: Isamu Noguchi & Ellsworth Kelly" feat. drawings & sculptures by the two disparate artists [through 4/7].



    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," 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].