Highlights of the arts news: “Artek and the Aaltos: Creating a Modern World” and “Frontier Shores: Collection, Entanglement, and the Manufacture of Identity in Oceania” at Bard Graduate Center Gallery; “Merce Cunningham Early Works” at Baryshnikov Arts Center; “Hey! Ho! Let’s Go: Ramones and the Birth of Punk” at Queens Museum; NoFit State Circus: Bianco at St. Ann’s Warehouse.

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GOOD EVENING.

I'M CHRISTINA HA WITH TONIGHT'S3 NYC ARTS NEWS.

WE'RE AT THE BARD GRADUATE CENTER GALLERY LOCATED ON'S3 UPPER WEST SIDE.

THE GALLERY EXPLORES NEW WAYS OF THINKING ABOUT THE DECORATIVEU ARTS, DESIGN HISTORY AND MATERIAL CULTURE.n IT BRINGS TOGETHER FACULTY MEMBERS, GRADUATE STUDENTS, ANDD CURATORS TO DESIGN EXHIBITS THAT FOSTER A SPIRIT OF LEARNING FOR' ALL VISITORS.n ONE FACULTY STUDENTD COLLABORATION ON VIEW IS FRONTIER SHORES, COLLECTION ANDD ENTANGLEMENT AND MANUFACTURE OFf IDENTITY IN OCEANIA.

THE EXHIBITION LOOKS AT THEU ARTIFACTS IN A NEW WAY AS THEU CONTESTANTS FACE A CROSS CULTURE CONTACT BETWEEN EUROPEAN COLLECTORS AND NATIVE PEOPLE OFf THE REGION.n THE VAST MAJORITY OF THE GALLERY'S SPACE IS FILLED BY ANOTHER YEAR LONG RESEARCH ENDEAVOR.n ARTEK AND THE ALTOS CREATING A MODERN WORLD FOCUSES ON ALVAR' AND AINO AALTO.n CREATED IN 1935, THE COMPANY IS3 BEST KNOWN FOR THE ICONIC BENT WOOD FURNITURE DESIGNED BY ALVAR.

BUT THE EXHIBIT ALSO SHOWS HOW THEY AS A COUPLE ENVISIONED & MULTIFACETED MISSION FOR THEIR FIRM.n THEIR PHILOSOPHY WAS TO CREATE A MODERN WAY OF LIVING IN THEU WORLD THROUGH ART ANDD ARCHITECTURE.n THROUGH METICULOUSLY DESIGNEDD INTERIORS AND OTHER MODERN PRODUCTS.n THE YALE CENTER FOR BRITISH ARTD IS HOME TO THE LARGEST AND MOSTD COMPREHENSIVE COLLECTION OFf BRITISH ART OUTSIDE THE UNITED KINGDOM.

LOCATED IN DOWNTOWN NEW HAVEN, CONNECTICUT, THE CENTER' CELEBRATES ITS REOPENING THIS3 WEEK AFTER BEING CLOSED SINCEU JANUARY OF LAST YEAR FOR CONSERVATION AND RENOVATIONn EFFORTS ON ITS LANDMARK; BUILDING.n DESIGNED BY THE ARCHITECT LOUIS3 KHAN, AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC INn 1977, THE YALE CENTER FOR' BRITISH ART STANDS OUT ONn CAMPUS.n THE MAIN GOALS OF THE RENOVATION WERE TO CONSERVE THE BUILDING'S3 SIGNATURE FEATURES, INCLUDINGw TWO INTERIOR COURTYARDS ANDD GALLERIES DESIGNED TO MAXIMIZE NATURAL DAYLIGHT.n THE MUSEUM'S COLLECTION CONTAINS OVER 500 WORKS FROM MORE THANn FIVE CENTURIES OF BRITISH ART.

THE REINSTALLATION OF THEU COLLECTION'S TREASURES INCLUDES3 A COMPLETE RECONFIGURATION OFf THE FOURTH FLOOR LONG GALLERY AS ORIGINALLY DESIGNED.

BARYSHNIKOV ARTS CENTER AND THEU MERSE CUNNINGHAM TRUST BRING EARLY WORKS BY ONE OF THE 20th CENTURY'S MOST INNOVATIVEU CHOREOGRAPHERS BACK TO STAGE AND SCREEN.n THE PRESENTATION INCLUDES THEU RECENTLY DISCOVERED FILM CUNNINGHAM BALLET 1958, WHIC& FEATURES CUNNINGHAM HIMSELF IN SEVERAL EARLY WORKS WITH SOME OF HIS BEST KNOWN COLLABORATORS AS3 WELL AS LIVE PERFORMANCE.n FORMER CUNNINGHAM DANCER SILAS REINER PERFORMS THE NEW YORK PREMIERE OF THE RECONSTRUCTEDD CUNNINGHAM SOLO CHANGELING FROM] 1957.n PRIOR TO THE DISCOVERY OF THEU FILM, THIS DANCE THAT HAD NOTD BEEN SEEN FOR MORE THAN SI& DECADES.

ALSO ON THE BILL IS SUITE FOR' TWO, FROM 1958, ORIGINALLY PERFORMED BY CUNNINGHAM AND HIS3 LONG TIME DANCE PARTNER CAROLYNn BROWN, WITH MUSIC BY JOHN CAGE AND COSTUME DESIGN BY ROBERT RAUCHEN LINBERG.

IT WILL BE PRESENTED HERE BY VANESSA NAUSE AND BENNY OLK.

THE QUEENS MUSEUM IN FLUSHINGw MEADOWS CORONA PARK IS NOT FAR FROM WHERE MEMBERS OF THEU LEGENDARY BAND THE RAMONS GREW UP IN FOREST HILLS.n MARKING THE 40th ANNIVERSARY OFf THE GROUP'S DEBUT ALBUM, THE MUSEUM PRESENTS AN EXHIBIT THATD EXAMINES THE IMPACT THE PUNK ROCKERS HAD, ESPECIALLY ON NEW YORK'S DYNAMIC MUSIC AND ARTS3 SCENES OF THE 1970s AND 1980s.

RAMONS AND THE BIRTH OF PUNK TRACES THE GROUP FROM THEIR' START IN QUEENS AND THEIR' PERFORMANCES AT CBGB TO THEIR' LASTING EFFECT ON POPULAR' CULTURE.

THE EXHIBIT INCLUDES SOME 40 ITEMS, ALBUM COVERS, AND MERCHANDISE, CONCERT POSTERS AND TOUR PARAPHERNALIA, VIDEOS AND T-SHIRTS AND WORKS OF ROCK ICONOGRAPHY FROM THE GRAPHIC ARTIST VEGA WHO DESIGNED THE BAND'S FAMOUS LOGO TO THEU CONTEMPORARY ARTIST SHEPARDD FAIRY.

THE BIG TOP COMES TO BROOKLYN.

ST. ANN'S WAREHOUSE WILL WRAP UP ITS INAUGURAL SEASON AT ITS NEWw BROOKLYN WATER FRONT HOME BY HOSTING THE UK'S LEADING CONTEMPORARY CIRCUS COMPANY.

NO FIT STATE CIRCUS MARKS ITS3 30th ANNIVERSARY THIS YEAR WIT& THIS NORTH AMERICAN DEBUT.

PITCHING ITS 10,000 SQUARE FOOTD TENT, RIGHT BELOW THE BROOKLYN BRIDGE, THE WALES BASED COMPAN PRESENTS BIANCO, A UNIQUE ANDD IMMERSIVE CIRCUS SHOW DIRECTED BY GUIDI.n AS AUDIENCES MOVE THROUGH THEU SPACE, AWE INSPIRING FEATS OFf ACROBATICS, ATHLETIC PROWESS AND DARING DUO UNFOLD AROUND THEM.

THE SHOW FEATURES A COMPANY OF 35 PERFORMERS AND TECHNICIANS3 INCLUDING A LIVE ROCK BAND.n AND THAT'S THE NYC ARTS NEWS.n FOR MORE INFORMATION ON CULTURAL EVENTS IN OUR AREA, SIGN UP FOR' A FREE WEEKLY E-MAIL ATD NYC-ARTS.ORG E-MAIL.

TOP FIVE PICKS WILL KEEP YOU U TO DATE ALL YEAR ROUND.n ON THE UPPER WEST SIDE, I'M] CHRISTINA HA.n