New York Fall: Museums slate exhibitions

New York museums are offering a cornucopia of exhibitions this fall, ranging from shows that focus on a particular period or style to exhibitions that illuminate the works of individual artists.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art is celebrating the 150th anniversary of the birth of Louis Comfort Tiffany, one of America's most creative artists, through Jan. 31. Call (212) 535-7710.

The Museum of Modern Art is mounting a retrospective of one of 20th century America's most important artists, Jackson Pollock, from Oct. 28 through Feb. 2. Call (212) 708-9400.

"Broadway: The Great White Way," celebrates New York's centennial year with a look at the plays, the costumes and the stars of the Broadway theater of a century ago, at the Museum of the City of New York, through Jan. 31. Call (212) 534-1672.

The Russian-born, abstract-expressionist American painter, Mark Rothko, is the subject of a major retrospective at the Whitney Museum of American Art, from Sept. 17 through Jan. 10. Call (212) 570-3676.

Fans of the open road won't want to miss "The Art of

the Motorcycle," on view at the Guggenheim Museum through Sept. 20. Call (212) 423-3555.

The National Academy Museum is spotlighting the "Artists and the Avant-Garde Theater in Paris" from Oct. 1 through Jan. 3. Represented in the show are the works Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Pierre Bonnard, Edouard Vuillard and Edvard Munch. Call (212) 369-4880.

The Museum of Television & Radio will honor radio's creative community from Oct. 27 through Nov. 7 during its third annual Radio Festival. Call (212) 621-6800.

The Sacred Arts of Haitian Vodou, exploring the arts produced as a result of this Afro-Caribbean religion, will be

spotlighted at the American Museum of Natural History, from Oct. 10 through Jan. 3. Call (212) 769-5100.

The Pierpont Morgan Library will offer a landmark exhibition, "Master Drawings from the Hermitage and Pushkin Museums," from Sept. 25 through Jan. 8. Call (212) 685-0008.

The Brooklyn Museum of Art is featuring "The Qajar Epoch: 200 Years of Painting from the Royal Persian Courts," from Oct. 23 through next Jan. 24. Call (718) 638-5000.

For more on these and other exhibitions, visit the New York museum Web site at www.allny.com/museums.html.

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