A trip to Kykuit, former home to the Rockefeller family and one of the great estates of the Hudson Valley. And a visit to the Brooklyn Museum for a look at its holdings of American art.

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> COMING UP NEXT, WE TAKE A TRIP TO THE HOME OF THE ROCKEFELLER FAMILY, AND IT WAS CONSIDERED THE FAMILY'S SEAT.

FOR JOHN DAVIDSON, ROCKEFELLER SENIOR.

AND A VISIT TO THE BROOKLYN MUSEUM FOR A LOOK OF ITS HOLDINGS OF AMERICAN ART.

THE WOMEN WORE THEM TO CINCH IN THEIR WASTE.

JOHN ARNHOLD, ELLEN AND JAMES S.

MARCUS, THE LEWIS SUNNY TURNER FUND FOR DANCE, THE MILTON AND SALLY AVERY ARTS FOUNDATION AND ELROY AND TERRY CRUMBHOLTZ FOUNDATION.

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> GOOD EVENING AND WELCOME TO NYC ARTS.

I'M PAULA ZAHN AT THE TISCH WNET STUDIOS AT LINCOLN CENTER.

THE ARRIVAL OF THE FALL SEASON IS A CHANCE TO ENJOY THE BEAUTIFUL FOLIAGE IN AND AROUND NEW YORK CITY.

TONIGHT, WE'LL VISIT KYKUIT, THE ROCKEFELLER ESTATE, LOCATED JUST NORTH OF NEW YORK CITY IN WESTCHESTER COUNTY.

IT IS ONE OF THE GREAT ESTATES OF THE HISTORIC HUDSON VALLEY.

KYKUIT IS THE DUTCH WORD FOR 'LOOKOUT,' A FITTING NAME FOR THIS HOUSE LOCATED ON THE HIGHEST POINT IN THE POCANTICO HILLS WITH COMMANDING VIEWS OF THE HUDSON RIVER.

THE CLASSICAL REVIVAL-STYLE VILLA WAS COMPLETED IN 1913 FOR JOHN D. ROCKEFELLER, FOUNDER OF STANDARD OIL, AND IN HIS DAY, THE RICHEST MAN IN AMERICA.

HOME TO FOUR GENERATIONS OF ROCKEFELLERS, TODAY THE HOUSE AND EXTENSIVE GARDENS, ENRICHED BY THE FAMILY'S SCULPTURE COLLECTION, IS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC FOR TOURS.

SLEEPY HOLLOW, TARRYTOWN AND OTHER NEARBY LOCATIONS IN THE HISTORIC HUDSON VALLEY ARE ALSO FAVORITE DESTINATIONS DURING THE HALLOWEEN SEASON.

ACTIVITIES FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY TO ENJOY INCLUDE THE ILLUMINATED PUMPKINS OF THE GREAT JACK O'LANTERN BLAZE AT VAN CORTLANDT MANOR, THE HAUNTED HORSEMAN'S HOLLOW AT PHILIPSBURG MANOR, READINGS OF WASHINGTON IRVING'S CLASSIC 'THE LEGEND OF SLEEPY HOLLOW' AT THE OLD DUTCH CHURCH AND OTHER EVENTS HELD AT SUNNYSIDE, THE AUTHOR'S 19th CENTURY HOME.

KYKUIT IS THE HOME TO THE ROCKEFELLER FAMILY.

THERE WERE FOUR GENERATIONS OF FAMILY TO HAVE LIVED IN THIS HOME, AND IT WAS CONSIDERED THE FAMILY SEAT FOR JOHN DAVISON ROCKEFELLER SR.

THE WORD KYKUIT IS AN OLD DUTCH WORD.

IT MEANS LOOKOUT OR OVERLOOK.

IT IS FITTING BECAUSE WE ARE ON THE TOP OF A HILL, WE SIT 500 FEET ABOVE SEA LEVEL, PERFECT AREA FOR A BEAUTIFUL HOME.

THE HOUSE IS DONE IN THE CLASSICAL STYLE AND THE GARDENS ARE GARDENS THAT YOU MIGHT FIND AT AN ITALIAN VILLA.

THE ORIGINAL BUILDING OF KYKUIT WAS IN 1909, WHEN THE FAMILY MOVED IN.

THEY REDID THE FACADE IN 1913 WITH A PEDIMENT RIGHT BELOW THE ROOF REMINISCENT OF THE ANCIENT ROMAN TEMPLES.

WITHIN THAT PEDIMENT SIT TWO LARGE FIGURES, ONE BEING APOLLO, THE GOD OF THE ARTS, AND THE OTHER BEING DEMETER, THE GODDESS OF AGRICULTURE, AND THAT WAS A SYMBOL OF UNITY BETWEEN NATURE AND CULTURE, SOMETHING THAT THIS ESTATE WAS MEANT TO EMBODY.

THERE WERE TWO IMPORTANT ARCHITECTS THAT WE HAD WORKING ON THIS HOME, ONE BEING OGDEN CODMAN, WHO WAS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE INTERIORS OF THIS HOME.

WILLIAM WELLES BOSWORTH CREATED ALL THE GARDENS THAT YOU WOULD SEE THROUGHOUT THIS ESTATE.

THE ONES THAT SURROUND THE HOUSE ARE MUCH MORE FORMAL, AND THE FURTHER OUT YOU GO, THE FURTHER YOUR EYE LOOKS, THEY BECOME MORE INFORMAL AND GRADUATE INTO THE LANDSCAPE.

JOHN D. ROCKEFELLER JR. WAS THE ONE WHO PUT A LOT OF CLASSICAL SCULPTURE ON THE GROUND.

OCEANUS IS THE LARGEST FOUNTAIN WE HAVE ON THIS ESTATE.

IT WAS PLACED HERE IN 1913.

IT WAS FASHIONED AFTER THE OCEANUS THAT YOU WOULD FIND IN THE BOBOLI GARDENS IN FLORENCE, ITALY.

OCEANUS BEING THE KING OF THE RIVER GODS, COMMANDING THE SEATED FIGURES TO POUR FORTH WATER INTO THE OCEANS.

THERE ARE THREE FIGURES THERE.

THEY REPRESENT THE RIVERS OF THE OLD WORLD -- THE GANGES, THE EUPHRATES AND THE NILE.

AND THE REASON IT WAS PLACED IN THE EAST LOOKING TO THE WEST IS BECAUSE WE ARE GOING TO LINK THE HUDSON RIVER, THE RIVER OF THE NEW WORLD, TO THE RIVERS OF THE OLD WORLD.

NELSON ALDRICH ROCKEFELLER WAS THE GRANDSON OF JOHN D. ROCKEFELLER SR.

HE RESIDED HERE AS THIRD GENERATION OF FAMILY.

AND WHAT HE GAVE TO THIS ESTATE WAS SCULPTURE AND ART.

WE HAVE FIVE ART GALLERIES IN THE DOWNSTAIRS AREA OF THIS HOME, FILLED WITH MODERN ART.

WE HAVE MORE THAN 70 PIECES OF OUTDOOR SCULPTURE ALONE, RANGING FROM HENRY MOORE TO ALEXANDER CALDER TO NOGUCHI.

HE WAS PASSIONATE ABOUT ART, A GREAT COLLECTOR OF THE ARTS.

AND HE CONSIDERED HIMSELF AN ENVIRONMENTAL ARTIST, AND BY THAT HE MEANT HE WAS GOING TO STUDY THE ENVIRONMENT, FIND WHERE THE BEST LOCATION FOR EACH OF HIS OUTDOOR PIECES WOULD BE, SO THAT SCULPTURE WOULD ENHANCE NATURE, AND IN TURN NATURE WOULD ENHANCE THAT PIECE OF SCULPTURE.

TRIANGULAR SURFACE IN SPACE BY THE ARTIST MAX BILL.

IT IS SET AT THE END OF THE ROSE PERGOLA.

IT OVERLOOKS THE HUDSON RIVER AND IT IS AS IF IT'S A TELESCOPIC VIEW OF THE HUDSON.

THE INNER GARDEN IS FLANKED BY TWO SUNKEN GARDENS.

WHEN NELSON LIVED HERE HE EXCHANGED THE SUNKEN GARDENS AND HE PUT IN SUNKEN SWIMMING POOLS, WHICH MAKES THE PIECE THAT HE PUT IN BETWEEN THE TWO POOLS, PERFECTLY SITUATED.

ARISTIDE MAILLOL'S BATHER PUTTING UP HER HAIR LOOKS AS IF SHE IS GOING TO JUMP INTO THE WATER, AND WHEN NELSON LIVED HERE, SHE COULD HAVE.

NELSON ROCKEFELLER WANTED EVERYBODY TO ENJOY WHAT HE HAD ENJOYED THROUGHOUT HIS LIFE.

SO HE PUT IN HIS WILL THAT WHEN HE PASSED AWAY, THIS HOME WOULD BE GIVEN TO THE NATIONAL TRUST FOR HISTORIC PRESERVATION, ALONG WITH 87 ACRES SURROUNDING THIS ESTATE THAT WOULD BE OPEN TO THE PUBLIC, AND TOURS WOULD BE GIVEN TO THE PUBLIC BY HISTORIC HUDSON VALLEY.

KYKUIT, THE ROCKEFELLER ESTATE, IS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC MAY THROUGH MID- NOVEMBER.

> THE BROOKLYN MUSEUM IS AMONG THE OLDEST AND LARGEST ARTS MUSEUMS IN THE UNITED STATES, ITS ROOTS DATING BACK TO 1823.

THE EXPANSIVE COLLECTION REPRESENTS NEARLY EVERY CULTURE.

LAST SPRING, THE MUSEUM RENEWED THREE OF ITS POPULAR GALLERIES.

THE EAST WING GALLERIES OF ANCIENT EGYPTIAN ART HAVE A NEW THEMATIC STRUCTURE.

SINCE 1902, THE MUSEUM HAS BEEN COLLECTING EGYPTIAN ANTIQUITIES AND THESE GALLERIES BOAST MOVE THAN 1,600 OBJECTS.

THE EUROPEAN ART GALLERIES WERE ALSO REDECORATED AND THE WORKS ON VIEW SPAN ALL ARTISTIC MEDIUMS.

AND NOW FOR A LOOK AT THE AMERICAN GALLERIES, CONNIE CHOI, ASSISTANT CURATOR OF AMERICAN ART, WILL BE OUR GUIDE.

THE SUBJECT SHE EXPLORES IS, WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE AMERICAN?

> WELCOME TO THE BROOKLYN MUSEUM.

MY NAME IS CONNIE CHOI.

I'M THE ASSISTANT CURATOR OF AMERICAN ART.

WE'VE RECENTLY REINSTALLED OUR AMERICAN GALLERIES, WHICH SHOWCASE WORKS FROM THROUGHOUT THE AMERICAS, STARTING CIRCA 4000 B.C.E., GOING ALL THE WAY UP TO THE 21st CENTURY.

AND ONE OF THE THINGS THAT WE WANTED TO DO IN THESE GALLERIES IS TO THINK ABOUT THE QUESTION OF WHAT IT MEANS TO BE AMERICAN.

THE TERM 'AMERICAN' HAS GENERALLY BEEN APPLIED TO PEOPLE LIVING IN THE UNITED STATES, BUT THE ACTUAL WORD IS MUCH BROADER IN DEFINITION.

IT ENCOMPASSES PEOPLE FROM THROUGHOUT NORTH, SOUTH AND CENTRAL AMERICA.

SO IF YOU WANT TO GO CHRONOLOGICALLY, YOU SEE GILBERT STUART'S 'GEORGE WASHINGTON' FROM 1796.

SO THINKING ABOUT OUR FOUNDING FATHER, THE FIRST PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES AND ALL THAT HE ACCOMPLISHED, AND THEN IF YOU GO IN REVERSE ORDER, YOU START WITH MICKALENE THOMAS, A WORK FROM THE 21st CENTURY OF AN AFRICAN AMERICAN WOMAN TAKING CLAIM OVER HER BODY AND TAKING CLAIM OVER BLACK BODIES IN GENERAL.

BEHIND ME ARE TWO PORTRAITS.

THE FIRST ONE ON THE LEFT IS BY A PAINTER FROM MEXICO, WHAT WAS THEN A SPANISH COLONY.

HIS NAME WAS MIGUEL CABRERA AND HE PAINTED DONA MARIA DE LA LUZ.

AND THEN THE ONE ON THE RIGHT IS BY THE BRITISH COLONIAL PAINTER JOHN SINGLETON COPLEY, AND THIS IS OF MRS. ABIGAIL PICKMAN GARDINER.

IN THE 18th CENTURY, WOMEN WORE CORSETS AS A WAY TO HIGHLIGHT THEIR FIGURE AND TO CINCH IN THEIR WAIST, SO DONA MARIA IS DEFINITELY WEARING A CORSET.

I'M NOT SURE HOW SMALL HER WAIST IS, BUT IT'S PRETTY TINY.

IT'S A PRESENTATION PIECE, RIGHT?

IT'S SHOWING HER YOUTH AND HER BEAUTY AND HER FASHION ABILITY, POTENTIALLY TO ATTRACT SUITORS?

MRS. GARDINER IS OLDER.

THIS IS HER SECOND MARRIAGE.

MRS. GARDINER HAS A MORE STATELY, MATRONLY KIND OF PRESENTATION.

SHE'S NOT REALLY GAZING DIRECTLY AT THE VIEWER.

IN DONA MARIA, YOU HAVE A VERY ELABORATE DRESS WITH OBVIOUS EMBELLISHMENTS THROUGHOUT THE DRESS AND THEN, AS MANY PEOPLE OFTEN POINT OUT, SHE HAS THESE BLACK SPOTS KIND OF AT VARIOUS POINTS ON HER FACE.

AND WHAT IS THAT?

THEY WERE ACTUALLY FALSE BEAUTY SPOTS, AND WOMEN WOULD PUT THEM ON THEIR FACE AS A WAY TO BOTH HIGHLIGHT THEIR BEAUTY AND AS A WAY TO SHOW THAT THEY'RE FASHIONABLE.

THIS WAS CONSIDERED A FASHION STATEMENT DURING THE TIME.

THE POWDERED HAIR IN DONA MARIA IS ALSO AN EXAMPLE OF FASHION AT THE TIME.

WOMEN OFTEN POWERED THEIR HAIR.

THE OSTENTATION, THE EMBELLISHMENTS, ON DONA MARIA PROBABLY SIGNIFIES TO US, TO A NOVICE VIEWER, THAT SHE WAS WEALTHIER THAN MRS. GARDINER, AND THIS IS ACTUALLY TRUE.

MANY OF THE WEALTHIEST FAMILIES IN SPANISH COLONIAL SOCIETY WERE ACTUALLY FAR WEALTHIER AND MORE PROSPEROUS THAN BRITISH COLONIAL FAMILIES.

FOR MRS. GARDINER, THE FASHION WAS VERY DIFFERENT.

IT'S A SIMILAR TIME.

THE PAINTINGS ARE ONLY SEPARATED BY ABOUT 12 YEARS, BUT YOU HAVE A VERY DIFFERENT STYLE OF FASHION.

MRS. GARDINER IS WEARING, SOMETHING AKIN TO A TURKISH ROBE.

IT WAS CONSIDERED TO BE SCANDALOUS IN COLONIAL BRITISH SOCIETY.

IT WOULDN'T HAVE BEEN SOMETHING THAT WOULD'VE BEEN WORN OUTDOORS IN PUBLIC BY WOMEN DURING THIS TIME, BUT IT WAS CONSIDERED THE HEIGHT OF FASHION IN ENGLAND.

AND SO THE FACT THAT SHE'S WEARING IT IN THIS PORTRAIT THAT WOULD HAVE BEEN DISPLAYED IN HER HOME PRESENTS HER AS A VERY FASHIONABLE WOMAN, SOMEONE WHO KNOWS WHAT'S GOING ON IN BRITISH SOCIETY.

THE FACT THAT SHE HAS A LITTLE BIT OF A DOUBLE CHIN, THE FACT THAT SHE'S A LITTLE BIT MORE ROTUND ALSO SIGNALED HER WEALTH.

ABOUT 100 YEARS AFTER THE TWO PORTRAITS BEHIND ME WERE PAINTED, ALBERT BIERSTADT COMPLETED A PAINTING CALLED A STORM IN THE ROCKY MOUNTAINS, MT. ROSALIE.

THIS PAINTING WAS CONSIDERED TO BE ONE OF THE GREAT PICTURES.

PEOPLE PAID ADMISSION TO SEE THIS ONE PAINTING BECAUSE THIS WAS A FORM OF ENTERTAINMENT DURING THE 1860s.

SO THE IDEA OF THINKING ABOUT WHAT IT MEANS TO BE AMERICAN IN THIS SENSE IS THE BROADER NOTION OF AMERICA, RIGHT, AS THE UNITED STATES IS EXPANDING WEST.

BUT ALSO IN THIS PAINTING ALBERT BIERSTADT CAPTURES A NATIVE AMERICAN HUNT HAPPENING, AND THEN NATIVE AMERICAN SETTLEMENT IN THE LOWER FOREGROUND OF THE PAINTING.

AGAIN JUST THINKING ABOUT THE BROADER DEFINITION OF 'AMERICA,' INCLUDING NATIVE AMERICAN, INDIGENOUS PEOPLES IN THAT DEFINITION IS SOMETHING THAT WAS IMPORTANT FOR US WITHIN THIS INSTALLATION.

EASTMAN JOHNSON PAINTED A WORK CALLED 'A RIDE FOR LIBERTY -- FUGITIVE SLAVES.'

IT WAS BASED OFF OF SOMETHING HE CLAIMED TO HAVE WITNESSED HIMSELF.

IT'S A VERY DARK, KIND OF QUIET SCENE, WITH THE DETAILS ARE SOMEWHAT HARD TO MAKE OUT BECAUSE IT EVOKES THIS REALLY SOMBER, DIFFICULT MOMENT OF A FAMILY.

ON ONE HORSE, THE FATHER IS IN THE FRONT.

HIS CHILD IS SITTING IN FRONT OF HIM.

AND HIS WIFE IS BEHIND HIM CRADLING A BABY IN HER HANDS.

AND SHE'S LOOKING BACK.

SO THIS IDEA THAT SHE'S LOOKING BACK TO A HOME THAT SHE WILL MOST LIKELY NEVER SEE AGAIN, BUT THEY'RE CHARGING STRAIGHT FOR THE UNION LINE.

IT'S A SIMPLE PAINTING, BUT IT'S VERY POWERFUL IN ITS STATEMENT BECAUSE IT'S ONE THAT SHOWS THAT IT WASN'T SIMPLY ABRAHAM LINCOLN OR THE UNION SOLDIERS WHO FREED AFRICAN AMERICANS, BUT THE AFRICAN AMERICANS THEMSELVES WERE IN CHARGE OF THEIR OWN DESTINY.

JOHN BIGGERS WAS AN AFRICAN-AMERICAN ARTIST, PROMINENT IN THE MID-20th CENTURY.

ONE OF THE THINGS THAT JOHN BIGGERS WAS REALLY INTERESTED IN DOING WAS THINKING ABOUT THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN AFRICA AND THE U.S., THINKING ABOUT THE LONG LEGACY OF AFRICAN TRADITION IN AMERICAN SOCIETY, BUT ALSO AMONGST AFRICAN AMERICANS.

HE'S CENTERED THE IMAGE ON AN ESSENTIAL EARTH MOTHER.

LIFE ITSELF, RIGHT, COMES FROM WOMEN, SO WE HAVE THIS WOMAN IN THE CENTER OF THE COMPOSITION WITH A BABY, AND ON EITHER END OF HER ARE THESE OPPOSITIONALITES.

MALE AND FEMALE, WHICH IS REPRESENTED, LIFE AND DEATH, WINTER AND SUMMER, HARVESTING AND PLANTING.

AND SO ALL OF THESE ARE SEEN IN THIS PAINTING AS A WAY IN WHICH TO THINK ABOUT LIFE ITSELF AS WHOLE, BUT AS A WAY IN HOW THESE FORCES HAVE TO BE BALANCED IN ORDER TO MAINTAIN LIFE AS WE KNOW IT.

YOU REALLY SEE THE TRAJECTORY OF AMERICAN LIFE AND CULTURE HERE WITH TWO PORTRAITS FROM THE 18th CENTURY OF WEALTHY, UPPER-CLASS WHITE WOMEN, AND THEN TO END WITH JOHN BIGGER'S WEB OF LIFE IN 1958 I THINK REALLY WE REALLY DO COME FULL CIRCLE.

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> FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THE LATEST IN ARTS AND CULTURE IN OUR AREA, HERE'S CHRISTINA HA WITH THE 'NYC-ARTS' NEWS.

> GOOD EVENING.

I'M CHRISTINA HA WITH TONIGHT'S 'NYC-ARTS' NEWS.

WE'RE AT THE NEUE GALERIE ON THE UPPER EAST SIDE OF MANHATTAN.

THIS MUSEUM, WHOSE NAME MEANS 'NEW GALLERY,' SHOWCASES 20th-CENTURY GERMAN AND AUSTRIAN ART AND DESIGN.

CURRENTLY ON VIEW IS 'KLIMT AND THE WOMEN OF VIENNA'S GOLDEN AGE, 1900- 1918.'

THE EXHIBITION EXAMINES THE ARTIST GUSTAV KLIMT'S SENSUAL PORTRAITS OF WOMEN, FROM HIS EARLY ETHEREAL WORKS TO HIS SO-CALLED 'GOLDEN STYLE.'

AT THE CENTERPIECE OF THE EXHIBITION IS 'ADELE BLOCH-BAUER I,' THE PORTRAIT OF KLIMT'S IMPORTANT PATRON PERMANENTLY ON DISPLAY HERE.

ALSO ON VIEW IS A GROUP OF PREPARATORY DRAWINGS FOR THE PAINTING THAT KLIMT CREATED BEGINNING IN 1903.

ADELE BLOCH-BAUER IS THE ONLY SUBJECT THE ARTIST EVER PAINTED TWICE IN FULL LENGTH.

THE 'PORTRAIT OF ADELE BLOCH-BAUER II' IS ON VIEW TOGETHER WITH THE NEUE GALERIE'S ICONIC PAINTING FOR THE FIRST TIME IN TIME IN TEN YEARS.

THE EXHIBITION ALSO INCLUDES DECORATIVE ART AND ARTICLES OF JEWELRY AND CLOTHING FROM THE PERIOD, AS WELL AS PHOTOGRAPHS OF KLIMT AND HIS MUSES.

COMMISSIONED SPECIFICALLY FOR THE EXHIBIT AND INSPIRED BY PERIOD DRESSES AND THE DESIGNS OF EMILIE FLOGE, AN IMPORTANT VIENNESE FASHION DESIGNER, ARE THREE UNIQUE FASHION ENSEMBLES.

THEY WERE CREATED BY CONTEMPORARY SHANGHAI-BASED ARTIST AND DESIGNER HAN FENG, TOPPED BY HATS FROM PAPER ARTIST BRETT McCORMACK.

'KLIMT AND THE WOMEN OF VIENNA'S GOLDEN AGE, 1900-1918' IS ON VIEW THROUGH JANUARY 16th, 2017.

> THE CHAMBER MUSIC SOCIETY OF LINCOLN CENTER CELEBRATES THE EMERSON STRING QUARTET'S 40th ANNIVERSARY WITH OLD FRIENDS AND NEW WORKS.

THE ENSEMBLE HAS OVER 30 ACCLAIMED RECORDINGS AND 9 GRAMMYS, AND ITS REPERTOIRE SPANS OVER 3 CENTURIES OF CHAMBER MUSIC.

RECENTLY THE QUARTET WELCOMED A NEW CELLIST TO THEIR RANKS, PAUL WATKINS.

THIS WEEK THE QUARTET BRINGS BACK FORMER CELLIST DAVID FINCKEL AS A SPECIAL GUEST FOR SCHUBERTS' 'QUINTET IN C MAJOR.'

THEY WILL ALSO TEAM UP WITH THE CALIDORE QUARTET FOR THE MENDELSSOHN OCTET.

THE EMERSON STRING QUARTET IS AT LINCOLN CENTER'S ALICE TULLY HALL OCTOBER 21st AND THE 23rd.

> THE NEW VICTORY THEATER PRESENTS THE BEST OF INTERNATIONAL THEATER FOR FAMILIES.

IT NURTURES A LOVE OF THEATER IN YOUNG PEOPLE, WHILE ALSO APPEALING TO THE CHILD IN ALL OF US.

'MR. POPPER'S PENGUINS,' BASED ON THE CHILDREN'S CLASSIC BY RICHARD AND FLORENCE ATWATER, AIMS AT THE YOUNGEST THEATER GOERS, FROM AGE 4 TO 7.

ADAPTED FOR THE STAGE BY U.K.'S PINS AND NEEDLES PRODUCTIONS, THIS BRAND-NEW MUSICAL FEATURES A FAMILY OF PENGUIN PUPPETS BY NICK BARNES AND ORIGINAL SONGS.

'CHOTTO DESH' IS BRITISH CHOREOGRAPHER AKRAM KHAN'S FIRST PIECE FOR CHILDREN AND FAMILIES.

'CHOTTO DESH,' WHICH MEANS 'SMALL HOMELAND,' IS A WORK OF CROSS-CULTURAL STORYTELLING.

IT FOCUSES ON ONE YOUNG MAN'S DREAMS AND MEMORIES, FROM BRITAIN TO BANGLADESH.

ADAPTED FROM AN AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL PRODUCTION, THE WORK MIXES CONTEMPORARY DANCE AND IMAGINATIVE VISUAL DESIGN WITH AN EVOCATIVE ORIGINAL SCORE.

> HEAD TO THE HOWARD GREENBERG GALLERY FOR A SHOW OF CONTEMPORARY ARTISTS INSPIRED BY PHOTOGRAPHY'S EARLIEST EXAMPLES AND METHODS.

THE EXHIBIT IS CURATED BY JERRY SPAGNOLI, AN EXPERT ON THE REVITALIZATION OF THE DAGUERREOTYPE PROCESS TODAY.

'A NEW AND MYSTERIOUS ART: ANCIENT PHOTOGRAPHIC METHODS IN CONTEMPORARY ART' PRESENTS PHOTOGRAPHERS WHO USE 19th CENTURY TECHNIQUES IN THEIR PRACTICE.

THE EXHIBIT INCLUDES STEPHEN BERKMAN'S ALBUMEN PRINTS FROM WET-PLATE COLLODION NEGATIVES, VERA LUTTER'S MONUMENTAL CAMERA OBSCURA IMAGES, AND TAKASHI ARAI'S CONTEMPORARY DAGUERREOTYPES.

THESE TECHNIQUES PRODUCE WORKS THAT LOOK LIKE 19th CENTURY PHOTOS, GIVE IMAGES AN ANCIENT AND OTHERWORLDLY EFFECT, OR ENHANCE A STRIKING CONTEMPORARY VISION.

'A NEW AND MYSTERIOUS ART: ANCIENT PHOTOGRAPHIC METHODS IN CONTEMPORARY ART' IS AT THE HOWARD GREENBERG GALLERY THROUGH OCTOBER 29th.

> THE HOLIDAYS COME EARLY THIS YEAR IN THE ROUNDABOUT THEATRE'S BROADWAY PRODUCTION OF 'HOLIDAY INN.'

BASED ON THE BING CROSBY, FRED ASTAIRE FILM, THIS MUSICAL FEATURES CLASSIC IRVING BERLIN SONGS, FROM 'EASTER PARADE' TO 'WHITE CHRISTMAS.'

THE SHOW STARS TONY AWARD NOMINEE BRYCE PINKHAM AS JIM, WHO TURNS HIS FARMHOUSE INTO AN INN AND NIGHTCLUB OPEN ONLY ON MAJOR HOLIDAYS.

CORBIN BLEU PLAYS THE CHARISMATIC AND TALENTED TED, JIM'S BEST FRIEND, AND WORST ENEMY, WHO TRIES TO LURE AWAY JIM'S GIRLFRIEND TO HOLLYWOOD.

THE CAST INCLUDES LORA LEE GAYER, WHO PLAYS A SCHOOL TEACHER WHO JUST HAPPENS TO HAVE LOADS OF TALENT, MEGAN SIKORA AS THE VIVACIOUS LILA DIXON, AND AN ENSEMBLE OF TALENTED TAP DANCERS.

'HOLIDAY INN: THE NEW IRVING BERLIN MUSICAL' IS ON AT STUDIO 54 FOR A LIMITED ENGAGEMENT THROUGH THE WINTER HOLIDAYS.

> AND THAT'S THE 'NYC-ARTS' NEWS.

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TOP FIVE PICKS WILL KEEP YOU UP TO DATE ALL YEAR ROUND.

FROM THE NEUE GALERIE, ON THE UPPER EAST SIDE, I'M CHRISTINA HA.

ALL YEAR ROUND AND GUESTS FROM AROUND THE WORLD COME TO THIS PLACE FOR THE THEATERS, DANCE, OPERA, DRAMA AND FILM.

> LINCOLN CENTER'S 2016-17 SEASON OPENS WITH THE RETURN OF ITS POPULAR WHITE LIGHT FESTIVAL.

THE OPENING WILL TAKE PLACE ON OCTOBER 16th, WITH THE U.S.

PREMIERE OF ' 'HUMAN REQUIEM,' AN INTIMATE THEATRICAL CHORAL EVENT PERFORMED BY RUNDFUNKCHOR BERLIN, CONDUCTED BY SIMON HALSEY.

THIS EDITION OF THE FESTIVAL WILL HAVE 41 PERFORMANCES, INCLUDING WORLD AND U.S.

PREMIERES, BY ARTISTS AND COMPANIES FROM NINE COUNTRIES, AND WILL UNFOLD IN 10 VENUES ON AND OFF THE LINCOLN CENTER CAMPUS.

AMONG THE HIGHLIGHTS ARE ANIMATOR AND PERFORMER MIWA MATREYEK'S SHOWS 'MYTH AND INFRASTRUCTURE' AND 'THIS WORLD MADE ITSELF.'

'BABEL(WORDS)' CHOREOGRAPHED BY SIDI LARBI CHERKAOUI AND DAMIEN JALET, WITH VISUAL DESIGN BY ANTONY GORMLEY.

FOR COMPLETE DETAILS, PLEASE VISIT WHITELIGHTFESTIVAL.ORG.

> WE HOPE YOU'VE ENJOYED OUR PROGRAM THIS EVENING.

I'M PAULA ZAHN.

THANKS FOR JOINING US.

> NEXT WEEK ON 'NYC-ARTS,' PHILIPPE de MONTEBELLO IN CONVERSATION WITH THE CURATORS OF 'JERUSALEM 1000-1400: EVERY PEOPLE UNDER HEAVEN,' NOW ON VIEW AT THE METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART.

> FUNDING FOR 'NYC-ARTS' IS

> THEY WERE UNKNOWN UNTIL THE BEGINNING OF THE 20TH CENTURY.

THEIR REMARKABLE STATE OF PRESERVATION SEEM TO HAVE -- THEY HID THEM AWAY UNTIL SUCH TIME AS THE POLITICAL CONDITIONS WERE FAVORABLE TO PUTTING THEM IN PLACE AND THAT DAY NEVER CAME.

> FUNDING FOR 'NYC-ARTS' IS MADE POSSIBLE BY ROSALIND P.

WALTER, KATE W. CASSIDY FOUNDATION, JEAN DUBINSKY APPLETON ESTATE, JODY AND JOHN ARNHOLD, ELLEN AND JAMES S. MARCUS, THE LEWIS 'SONNY' TURNER FUND FOR DANCE, ELISE JAFFE AND JEFFREY BROWN, THE MILTON AND SALLY AVERY ARTS FOUNDATION, AND ELROY AND TERRY KRUMHOLZ FOUNDATION.

THIS PROGRAM IS SUPPORTED IN PART BY PUBLIC FUNDS FROM THE NEW YORK CITY DEPARTMENT OF CULTURAL AFFAIRS IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE CITY COUNCIL.

ADDITIONAL FUNDING PROVIDED BY MEMBERS OF 13.

'NYC-ARTS' IS MADE POSSIBLE IN PART BY FIRST REPUBLIC BANK AND BY SWANN AUCTION GALLERIES.

> SWANN AUCTION GALLERIES, WE HAVE A DIFFERENT WAY OF LOOKING AT AUCTIONS.

INFORMATION AT SWANNGALLERIES.COM.