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 NATURAL HISTORY
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].
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].
bronfman center galleries
NYU, 7 E. 10th St. (betw. University Pl. & 5th Ave.), 998-4123. Weds.-Fri., Mon. & Tues. 10-6; Sun. 12-6; closed Sat. Free. "Revisiting A Town: Oshpitzin, Oswiecim, Auschwitz" traces Jewish life in the now-infamous town through photographs, documents & personal testimonies [opens Thurs., through 4/7].
BROOKLYN MUSEUM OF ART
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].
FRAUNCES TAVERN MUSEUM
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].
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].
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].
INTREPID SEA AIR SPACE MUSEUM
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 [through 6/25].
LOWER EAST SIDE TENEMENT MUSEUM
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."
METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART
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]. "Painters In Paris: 1895-1950" with over 100 paintings by Picasso, Matisse, Miro & more from the School of Paris [through 12/31].
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].
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" displays over 80 paintings, photographs & sculptures by over 40 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. Beading workshop with South African artist Silindile Sokutu [Sat. at 1]. Hair braiders demonstrate different styles & take audience questions [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 don. "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].
MUSEUM OF CHINESE IN THE AMERICAS
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].
MUSEUM OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK
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]. Film program on Guthrie, "Hard Travelin'" [Sun. at 12:30], panel discussion follows with Anthony DeCurtis, Dave Marsh & others [Sun. at 2].
MUSEUM OF MODERN ART
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]. "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 by Maura Reilly, "The French Landscape: From Monet to the Present" [Thurs. at 12:30, $5].
MUSEUM OF TELEVISION & RADIO
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]. "Three Pennies & A Touch of Venus: The World of Kurt Weill" screening series, feat. Lotte Lenya [through 3/19]. Children can recreate "Life's Little Ups & Downs" 1953 radio soap opera this week in "Recreating Radio Workshops" [Sat. at 10:30 a.m.].
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" juried competition feat. works by Chuck Close, Maya Lin, Sam Gilian, Robert Colescott & 2,000 others [through 3/26].
NATIONAL MUSEUM OF THE AMERICAN INDIAN
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. 165 objects from 3200 BC to the 20th-century [permanent].
580 Madison Ave. (betw. 56th & 57th Sts.), 317-7596. Weds.-Sat., Mon. & Tues. 10-5:30; closed Sun. Free. "Beyond the Fall" pres. life in the Eastern Bloc circa 1989 as photographed by Anthony Suau [through 6/3]. "Every Four Years" presidential exhibition with guest curator Doris Kearns Goodwin [through 5/6]. "Harvest of Empire: The History of Latinos in America" lecture by author & Daily News journalist Juan Gonzalez [Tues. at 6:30].
NEW YORK HALL OF SCIENCE
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].
NEW YORK HISTORICAL SOCIETY
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]. "Daily Life in New Amsterdam" slide lecture, fourth in the series, with Peter Rose on culinary traditions [Weds. at 6:45]. Arthur Bankoff delivers another slide lecture, "Archaeology at Brooklyn's Lott House" [Sun. at 2].
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 the 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" exhibits 20th-century overview of 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" pres. over 25 photos from the 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 such as Lana Lin, Emmanuelle Antille, Jutta Koether & more, interpreted by Steven Cohen, Greg Foley, John Marchesella & others to determine their statements about the future [through 3/11].
WHITNEY MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART
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]. "What's New: Recent Acquistions in Photography" displays 20 photos from Kiki Smith, Ralph Eugene Meatyard, Cindy Sherman & more [through 5/21].
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].
YESHIVA UNIVERSITY MUSEUM
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].