The Arsenal Gallery 64th St. (5th Ave.), 212-360-8163, www.nyc.gov/parks Weds.-Fri., Mon. & Tues. 9-5; closed Sat. & Sun. Free. "Greener Pastures: A History of Bronx Parks 1880-2001," exhibition of photographs chronicling recreational spaces in the Bronx [through 9/6].
The Gallery at the American Bible Society 1865 B'way (betw. 61st & 62nd Sts.), 212-408-1500, www.americanbible.org Weds., Fri., Mon. & Tues. 10-6; Thurs. 10-7; Sat. 10-5; closed Sun. Free. "The Holy Land through the Eyes of Explorers," images of promised land from 1890's [through 9/15].
Modern Culture at the Gershwin Hotel 3 E. 27th St. (betw. 5th & Madison Aves.), 212-213-8289, www.bway.net/~modcult Weds.-Sat. & Tues. 10-6. Free. NYC artists "Roberta Bayley, Tracy Nakayama, Lise Soskoine," show off ink drawings, paintings & photos of Johnny Thunders, Richard Hell, Sid Vicious & Iggy Pop [through 8/29].
Paine Webber Art Gallery 1285 6th Ave. (52nd St.), 212-713-2885. Weds.-Fri., Mon. & Tues. 8-6; closed Sat. & Sun. Free. "Esther Bubley: American Photo-Journalist," exploration of leading photographer from golden age of journalism [through 9/7].
Posteritati Movie Poster 241 Centre St. (betw. Broome & Grande Sts.), 212-226-2207. Weds.-Sun. & Tues. 11-7; closed Mon. Free. In collaboration w/Film Forum's 49-film retrospective, "NYPD," movie posters from Sweden, Japan, Poland, Belgium & the U.S. will be on display [through 10/4].
Smack Mellon Studios 56 Water St. (Front St.), Bklyn, 718-834-8761, www.smackmellon.org Weds.-Sun. 12-6; closed Mon. & Tues. Free. "The Barnstormers: No Condition is Permanent," 30 or so NYC artists pres. multi-layered painting & video installation?live performances every Sat. 2-6 [through 9/16].
Soho Triad Fine Arts 107 Grand St. (B'way), 212-965-9500, www.sohotriad.com Weds.-Tues. 10-6. Free. "New Finds/Old Favorites II: Summer Group Exhibition," feat. works by new photographers as well as some favorites [through 9/2].
American Craft Museum 40 W. 53rd St. (betw. 5th & 6th Aves.), 212-956-3535, www.americancraftmuseum.org Weds., Fri.-Sun., Mon. & Tues. 10-6; Thurs. 10-8; closed Mon. $7.50, $4 st./s.c., child. under 12 free. "Light Screens: The Leaded Glass of Frank Lloyd Wright," largest exhibition ever of Wright's revolutionary windows [though 9/2]. "Origamic Architecture," exploration of influence of origami on building design [through 9/2]. "Radiant Geometries," 75 pieces of jewelry by 15 artists on display [through 9/2].
American Museum of National History Central Park W. (79th St.), 212-769-5200, www.amnh.org Weds., Thurs. & Sun.-Tues. 10-5:45; Fri. & Sat. 10-8:45. $10, $7.50 st./sc., $6 child. "Ancient Microworlds," stunning exhibition of high-magnification photography revealing internal structures of Jurassic fossils [through 9/9]. "The Genomic Revolution," exhibition & explanation of cutting-edge science [through 1/1].
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. "My Reality: Contemporary Art & the Culture of Japanese Animation," feat. more than 40 works (paintings, sculpture, video & photography) influenced by techno culture & Anime [through 10/7].
Cooper-Hewitt 2 E. 91st St. (5th Ave.), 212-849-8400, www.si.edu/ndm Weds.-Sat. 10-5; Sun. 12-5; Tues. 10-9; closed Mon. $8, $5 st./sc. child under 12 free. Museo Nacional de Artes Decorativas in Madrid, Spain brings 186 piece collection of early 20th-century "Glass of the Avant-Garde: From Vienna Secession to Bauhaus" to the National Design Museum [through 2/24].
Goethe-Institut 1014 5th Ave. (betw. 82nd & 83rd Sts.), 212-439-8700. Weds., Fri. & Mon. 10-5; Thurs. & Tues. 10-7. closed Sat. & Sun. Free. "Mies' Early Projects: Photography by Kay Fingerle," infamous architect Mies van der Rohe is featured in not one but three exhibits this fall, see also "MoMA" & "Whitney Museum" [through 9/11].
Guggenheim Museum 1071 5th Ave. (89th St.), 212-423-3500. Weds. & Sun.-Tues. 9-6; Fri. & Sat. 9-8; closed Thurs. $12, $8 st./s.c., child. under 12 free. "Frank Gehry: Architect," retrospective of major works from influential designer [through 9/22]. "American Art: The Fifties & Sixties," permanent collection feat. painters Jackson Pollock & Willem De Kooning [through 10/24]. "Franz Marc: A Bestiary," explores the animal kingdom [through 10/24].
Guggenheim Museum~Soho 575 B'way, 2nd fl. (betw. Houston & Prince Sts.), 212-423-3500. Thurs.-Mon. 11-6; closed Weds. & Tues. $5, $3 st./s.c. "Sugimoto: Portraits," displays photographs by Japanese artist Hiroshi Sugimoto [through 11/10].
Jewish Museum 1109 5th Ave. (92nd St.), 212-423-3271, www.thejewishmuseum.org Weds., Thurs. & Mon. 11-5:45; Sun. 10-5:45; Tues. 11-9; closed Fri. & Sat. $8, $5.50 st./s.c., child. under 12 free. Pay-what-you-wish Tues. after 5. "Marc Chagall: Early Works from Russian Collections," exhibition of paintings illustrates growth of artist's original vision [through 10/14, $2 surcharge].
Metropolitan Museum of Art 1000 5th Ave. (82nd.), 212-535-7710, www.metmuseum.org 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./s.c., child. under 12 free w/adult. "Summer Selections: American Landscape Drawings & Watercolors," exhibition of works on paper from 1780-1900 [through 9/2]. "Beyond the Easel: Decorative Painting by Bonnard, Vuillard, Denis & Roussel, 1890-1930," exhibit of rarely-seen paintings originally meant to serve as full wall panels [through 9/9]. "Terry Winters: Printed Works," 90 works on display in retrospective of American artist [through 9/30]. "African, Oceanic & Ancient American Art," varied works from across globe displayed for first time [through 10/28]. "Century of Design, Part IV: 1975-2000," exploration of styles & trends from last quarter of 20th century [through 1/6].
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. "Gay Men's Health Crisis," celebrates 20th anniversary of GMHC & shares stories about fighting the disease [through 9/10]. "Dressing for a NYC Childhood," retrospective of 300 years of children's clothing [through 9/16]. Photographs & essays by NYC high school students document changes in city's immigrant neighborhoods in "New York Toy Stories" [through 12/31] & "The Infamous Andrew Jackson Head" exhibits [permanent].
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. "Mies in Berlin," exhibition of architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe's work in Berlin from 1905 to 1938 [through 9/11]. See "Whitney Museum" for an exhibition of Mies' work in America. "The New York Century," events & people that helped shape 20th-century NYC [permanent]. Everything fire fighting-related in "Fire! Fire! Fire!" [permanent]. "Broadway! The History of American Theater," costumes, photos, artifacts & memorabilia [permanent].
Museum of Television & Radio 25 W. 52nd St. (betw. 5th & 6th Aves.), 212-621-6600, www.mtr.org Weds., Sat., Sun. & Tues. 12-6; Thurs. 12-8; Fri. 12-9; closed Mon. $6, $4 st./sc., $3 child. under 13. "Hello, Good-bye: Pilots, Premieres & Final Episodes" [through 9/16]. "Muppets Forever!: The Legacy of Jim Henson," showcases work from man who rocked puppetry [through 9/16].
National Academy of Design 1083 5th Ave. (betw. 89th & 90th Sts.), 212-369-4880, www.nationalacademy.org Weds., Thurs., Sat. & Sun. 12-5; Fri. 10-6; closed Mon. & Tues. $8, $5 st./sc./child. 6-16. "Red Grooms: Selections from the Graphic Work," incorporates more than 40 years of printmaking by Charles Rogers "Red" Grooms [through 11/11].
National Museum of the American Indian George Gustav Heye Center, 1 Bowling Green (betw. State & Whitehall Sts.), 212-668-6624. Weds. & Fri.-Tues. 10-5; Thurs. 10-8. Free. "Seth Eastman Watercolors: A Soldier Artist Among the Dakota," paintings from 19th-century soldier who spent his time recording lifestyle of Plains Indians [through 10/7]. "Beauty, Honor & Traditions: The Legacy of the Plains Indian Shirts," 50 stunning pieces of folk art [through 11/4]. "All Roads Are Good: Native Voices on Life & Culture" displays more than 300 symbolic objects [permanent].
New Museum of Contemporary Art 583 B'way (betw. Houston & Prince Sts.), 212-219-1222. Weds.-Sun. & Tues. 12-6; Thurs. 12-8; closed Mon. Free Thurs. 6-8. $6, $3 st./s.c., free for those under 18. Play a voice-activated version of Pong & other artist-designed games during "The Electric Donut: Kristin Lucas & Joe McKay" exhibit [through 9/16]. First American retrospective of South African "William Kentridge," whose work explored complex conditions in artist's homeland [through 9/16].
New York Hall of Science 47-01 Flushing Meadows Corona Park, 718-699-0005. Call for hours. $7.50, $5 child/s.c. Free Thurs. & Fri., 2-5. "Aliens: Worlds of Possibilities," explore the possibility of meeting E.T. [through 9/2]. "Science Playground Open!" send the kids to frolic in the largest science playground in western hemisphere [through 11/30, $2 fee]. "Marvelous Molecules?The Secret of Life," illustrates similar chemistry traits among living things?humans, amoebas & cockroaches [permanent].
The New-York Historical Society 2 W. 77th St. (Central Park W.), 212-873-3400. Weds.-Sun. & Tues. 11-5; closed Mon. $5, $3 st./s.c., child. 12 & under free. "Independence & Its Enemies in New York," 225th anniversary celebration for the signing of the Declaration of Independence [through 9/9]. "Up on the Roof: The Culture of NYC Rooftops," explores quintessential New York summer retreat [through 9/9]. "Advertising Drama," exhibit of theater posters from 1880-1910 [through 9/16]. Based on radio doc. of the same name, "Flophouse: Life on the Bowery" examines past & present dwellers of the Bowery [through 11/4].
NY Transit Museum Gallery Annex, Grand Central Terminal, 42nd St. (Park Ave. S.), 718-694-5102. Weds.-Fri. & Tues. 10-4; Sat. & Sun. 12-5. $3, $1.50 st./s.c. "Take Me Out to the Ballgame!," chronicles baseball in NY through photos & artifacts [through 9/22].
P.S.1 22-25 Jackson Ave. (46th Ave.), L.I. City, 718-784-2084, www.ps1.org Weds.-Sun. 12-6; $5, $2 st./s.c. See also "Music." "Buzz Club: News from Japan," exhibition of Japanese urban art [through 9/1]. "Uniform: Order & Disorder," exploration of uniforms in fashion & culture [through 9/1]. Annual "Warm Up 2001" DJ series showcases established & emerging turntablists alongside dance performers & art installations, w/Brooklyn Brewery beer & sunbathing [Sat. 3-9, through 9/1]. "Carla Accardi: Triplice Tenda," Italian artist's tent exhibit explores themes of domesticity [through 9/3]. "Los Carpinteros: Ciudad Transportable," explores urban life, again through tents [through 9/3]. "Miri Segal: Circular Acts," video installation of optical tricks by Israeli artist [through 9/3].
Queens Museum of Art New York City Bldg., Flushing Meadows Corona Park, 718-592-9700. Weds.-Fri. & Tues. 10-5; Sat. & Sun. 12-5; closed Mon. Contrib. $5, $2.50 st./s.c., child. under 5 free. Six Phun Phactory artists (Speco, Slam 4, Motive, Leia, Bisc & the Wiz) display their technique in "Old Skool, New Skool, True Skool: the Graffiti Project" [through 9/30]. "Queens Focus," displays work by local artists [permanent]. "Tiffany in Queens: Selections from the Neustadt Museum Collection" [permanent]. "Panorama of the City of New York," 9000+-sq.-foot model of NYC from 1964 World's Fair [permanent].
SVA's Eastside Gallery 214 E. 21st St. (betw. 2nd & 3rd Aves.), 212-592-2145. Weds., Thurs., Mon. & Tues. 9-8; Fri. & Sat. 9-5; closed Sun. Free. SVA graphic design students, April Hannah & Heather O'Neill pres. "Designerly Paintings" [through 9/12].
Whitney Museum of American Art 945 Madison Ave. (75th St.), 212-570-3676, www.whitney.org Weds., Thurs., Sat., Sun. & Tues. 11-6; Fri. 1-9; closed Mon. $10, $8 st./sc./groups of 10 or more; Fri. pay-what-you-wish 6-9 p.m. "Unseen Cinema: Early American Avant-Garde Film, 1893-1941," incl. Edison/Edwin Porter's 1902 Coney Island at Night [through 9/9]. "Stories," printmaking by contemporary artists [through 9/30]. "Mies in America," displays architectural projects by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe [through 9/23]. See "MoMA" for an exhibition of Mies' work in Berlin. "Wayne Thiebaud: A Painting Retrospective," first full retrospective of paintings, watercolors, gouaches & pastels in more than 15 years, compares his West Coast work to his East Coast pop art [through 9/23].
Whitney Museum of American Art at Phillip Morris 120 Park Ave. (betw. 41st & 42nd Sts.), 917-663-2453, www.whitney.org Weds.-Fri., Mon. & Tues. 11-6; Thurs. 11-7:30. Free. "Miranda Lichtenstein: Sanctuary for a Wild Child," drawings of lost children through the ages [through 9/21].
Joan Whalen Fine Art 24 W. 57th St. (betw. 5th & 6th Aves.), 212-397-9700. Call for hours. "A Tribute to Guy A. Wiggins," feat. paintings from "Wiggins, Wiggins & Wiggins" exhibit that hung two hears ago [opens Tues. 10-8].
Leslie-Lohman Gay Art Foundation 127-B Prince St. (Wooster St.), 212-673-7007. Weds.-Sat. & Tues. 1-6; closed Sun. & Mon. Free. Photographer Reed Massengill curates "The Muses," a photography exhibit of male models by emerging & established photographers; highlights incl. Warhol film star Joe Dallesandro & "Justify My Love" co-star Tony Ward [opens Tues. 6-9, through 10/20].