A trip to the Hudson River Museum to explore the site-specific exhibition “Maya Lin: A River is a Drawing.” And a visit to the Museum of Modern Art for a look at the dazzling work of Congolese artist Bodys Isek Kingelez.

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> COMING UP ON 'NYC ARTS,' A TRIP TO THE HUDSON RIVER MUSEUM.

I FIND DRAWINGS IN NATURE AND THEN I MANIPULATE THEM, REDRAW, RECRAFT, RETOOL.

SO I'M GOING TO CREATE A WORK OF ART THAT IS BASED ON AND PRESENTS THE WORLD THAT YOU MAY NOT REALIZE.

A VISIT TO THE MUSEUM OF MODERN ART FOR A LOOK AT THE DAZZLING WORK OF A MONGOLESE ARTIST.

BETTER UNDERSTAND THE CAREER.

WHERE DOES IT START?

HOW DOES IT DEVELOP?

WHERE DOES IT GO?

FUNDING FOR NYC ARTS IS MADE BY POSSIBLE BY ROSALIND P. WALTER, THE KATE W. CASSIDY FOUNDATION, EE LEASE JAFFE AND JEFFREY BROWN, THE MILTON AND SALLY AVERY ARTS 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 THEIR TEEN.

NYC ARTS IS MADE POSSIBLE IN PART BY FIRST REPUBLIC BANK.

FLEXIBILITY.

COORDINATION.

EXCELLENCE.

FIRST REPUBLIC PRIVATE WEALTH MANAGEMENT, IT'S A PRIVILEGE TO SERVE YOU.

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> GOOD EVENING AND WELCOME TO 'NYC ARTS.'

I'M ON LOCATION AT THE FRICK COLLECTION.

IN ITS ELEGANT GALLERIES IS A MUSEUM HOUSED IN THE FORMER RESIDENCE OF THE INDUSTRIALIST HENRY CLAY FRICK.

HERE YOU WILL FIND SOME OF THE MOST EXCEPTIONAL WORKS OF WESTERN ART EVER CREATED.

THEY RANGE FROM THE RENAISSANCE THROUGH THE LATE 19th CENTURY AND INCLUDE BOTH PAINTING AND SCULPTURE.

THE GALLERIES CONTAIN FINE EUROPEAN PORCELAIN, ENAMELS AND FRENCH FURNITURE.

IT IS AN INTIMATE SPACE OF ARTISTIC EXCELLENCE AND CONTEMPLATION.

A VISIT TO THE FRICK IS ENRICHED BY SPECIAL EXHIBITIONS.

CURRENTLY ON VIEW IS THE TROTTER HOUSE.

FOR THE FIRST TIME IN 24 YEARS, AND ONLY THE SECOND TIME IN THEIR HISTORY, TWO MASTERPIECES ARE SHOWN TOGETHER.

THE TROTTER HOUSE WAS AN IMPORTANT MONASTERY PATRONIZE BY THE DUKES OF BURGUNDY.

COMMISSIONED A PAINTING FROM EACH OF THE LEADING ARTISTS.

THE FRICK'S COLLECTION WAS COMMISSIONED SHORTLY BEFORE THE DEATH AND EXECUTED BY A TALENTED MEMBER OF HIS WORKSHOP.

VIRGIN AND CHILD KNOWN AS THE EXITER VIRGIN WAS PAINTED BY CRISTERS A FEW YEARS LATER.

DESPITE THE SIMILARITIES, THE FRICK AND EXITER VIRGINS FULFILL DIFFERENT FUNCTIONS AND COMMANDED DIFFERENT RESPONSES FROM MEDIEVAL VIEWERS.

WHILE THE EXITER VIRGIN WAS USED AS A DEVOTIONAL AID IN PRIVATE OR WHILE TRAVELING, THE FRICK PANEL SERVED AS I PRIOR'S MEMORIAL.

THE EXHIBITION OFFERS INSIGHT INTO THE ROLES SUCH WORKS PLAYED IN DEVOTIONAL PRACTICES.

IT'S ON VIEW THROUGH JANUARY 13th.

ON THIS EVENING'S PROGRAM, WE TAKE A TRIP TO THE HUDSON RIVER MUSEUM IN YONKERS.

LOCATED ON THE BANKS OF THE RIVER, THE MUSEUM IS KNOWN FOR ITS COLLECTION OF 19th CENTURY HUDSON RIVER SCHOOL PAINTINGS AS WELL AS ITS HISTORY AND SCIENCE PROGRAMS.

THE RIVER IS A DRAWING IS ON VIEW.

A VISIONARY ARTIST AND ARCHITECT, LYNN FIRST ACHIEVED NATIONAL RECOGNITION FOR HER DESIGN OF THE VIETNAM VETERAN'S MEMORIAL IN WASHINGTON, D.C.

AS AN ENVIRONMENTAL ACTIVIST, SHE HAS ALSO BEEN MAKING MONUMENTAL WORKS OF LAND ART.

A SITE SPECIFIC INSTALLATION HIGHLIGHTS THE HUDSON RIVER AND HER LAST MEMORIAL TO OUR THREATENED NATURAL WORLD.

I WANTED TO MAKE THE HUDSON RIVER AND ITS ESTUARIES THE MAIN FOCUS OF THE ENTIRE SHOW.

I THINK IT IS ONE OF THOSE ROMANTICIZED RIVERS IN WHAT THEY WERE DOING IS THEY WERE PRESENTING THEIR IDEA OF WHAT THESE PLACES WERE, SPECIFICALLY OF THE HUDSON RIVER HERE.

THEY PORTRAYED IT IN A WAY THAT IS THAT ROMANTICIZED NOTION OF EDEN.

FOR ME IN MY ART, I AM PRESENTING THE NATURAL WORLD.

I JUST THINK WE HAVE MORE VISUAL TOOLS AT OUR FINGERTIPS, THAT WE DON'T JUST LOOK AT OUR WORLD THROUGH OUR EYES.

WE'RE ALSO LOOKING AT SATELLITE VIEWS.

WE'RE LOOKING AT SONAR VIEWS.

WE'RE LOOKING AT MICROSCOPIC VIEWS.

AND I'M USING ALL THAT DATA.

I AM A SCULPTOR.

I LOVE WORKING IN THREE-DIMENSIONAL SPACE.

I THINK I'VE BEEN PLAYING WITH THAT IN-BETWEEN BOUNDARY LINE BETWEEN WHAT MAKES A DRAWING FLAT.

AND FOR A SCULPTOR TO DRAW, I'M GOING TO TRY TO DRAW THREE DIMENSIONALLY.

I WAS REALLY THINKING ABOUT THREE DIFFERENT, DISTINCT ITERATIONS OF WHAT WE THINK OF WHEN WE THINK OF THE HUDSON RIVER.

A LOT OF WHAT I'M DEALING WITH IS GETTING YOU TO SEE THAT RIVER IN DIFFERENT WAYS.

SO WHEN YOU FIRST WALK INTO THE MUSEUM, IT'S THE ENTIRE WATERSHED.

I THINK IT'S 15,000 STAINLESS STEEL PINS PUT IN BY HAND.

THIS ONE IS THE HUDSON RIVER IN AND ITS MAJOR TRIBUTARIES.

IT'S MADE OUT OF INDUSTRIAL MARBLES.

WATER WILL FLOW WHEREVER IT CAN, EXCEPT FOR IT CAN'T REALLY DEFY GRAVITY.

SO FOR THE MARBLE PIECES, I LOVE TO MAKE WATER DEFY GRAVITY.

SO THE PUDDLE IS THE LONG ISLAND SOUND.

IT TURNS AND GOES UP THE LEFT WALL.

IT COMES UP OVER YOUR HEAD, ON THE CEILING, FLOWS BACK DOWN AND THE SOURCE, WHICH IS THE CLOUDS, WHICH IS AT THE BASE.

IT'S BOTH PLAYFUL, BUT IT ALSO GETS YOU TO THINK OF A RIVER IN ITS ENTIRETY AND THEN THE ONE OUTSIDE IS THE SIMPLEST LINE DRAWING OF ALL.

A 60-FOOT LONG BAMBOO REED RIVER OUT IN THE LAWN.

AND YOU GET TO WALK IT.

I'VE SORT OF BEEN OBSESSED WITH SOMETHING CALLED THE HUDSON CANYON.

IT'S REFERRED TO AS THE HUDSON BITE.

RIGHT OUTSIDE OF NEW YORK HARBOR, 100 MILES EAST OF WHERE WE THINK THE HUDSON RIVER ENDS, IS THE ACTUAL MOUTH OF THE HUDSON 400 FEET BELOW SEA LEVEL.

AS THE GLACIERS RECEDED, THEY CUT A CANYON UNDERWATER.

IT IS COMPARABLE IN SCALE TO THE GRAND CANYON.

I JUST KNEW THE HUDSON BITE HAD BECOME A REAL FOCAL POINT FOR THE SHOW.

PART OF IT IS, I JUST WANT TO SEE IT.

I'M REALLY -- I'M LIKE A KID.

I GET CURIOUS ABOUT SOMETHING AND I JUST WANT TO UNDERSTAND IT.

IN A WEIRD WAY, MAKING THESE WORKS, I GET TO TOUCH IT.

I GET TO REVEAL IT.

I GET TO UNDERSTAND IT.

THE WATER LANDSCAPE, BECAUSE IT'S MALLEABLE ALUMINUM TUBING, IT'S LIVE WEAVING.

THE WHOLE PIECE HAS A LITTLE BIT OF A CRAFTING.

THERE'S SOMETHING VERY METICULOUS BUT AGAIN VERY OLD-FASHIONED ABOUT HOW THESE PIECES GET MADE.

A LITTLE WOVEN, A LITTLE BEADED.

IT'S VERY HUMAN, I THINK.

AS YOU DESCEND THE STAIRS, YOU ARE LITERALLY FOLLOWING THE DESCEND OF THE CANYON AS IT CUTS THROUGH THE CONTINENTAL SHELF.

I'M ENDING WITH CLIMATE CHANGE.

UTILIZING MAPS FROM CLIMATE CENTRAL THAT REALLY PREDICT IF WE CONTINUE ON THE COURSE WE'RE ON, THIS IS WHAT WILL HAPPEN TO MANHATTAN AND THE TRI-STATE AREA WITH TWO DEGREES CENTIGRADE RISE AND FOUR DEGREES.

ANOTHER PIECE IS CALLED WHAT IS MISSING.

IT HAS A FOUR PROJECTOR TIME LINE HISTORY OF THE HUDSON AND NEW YORK.

IT'S A VERY MEDITATIVE WAY TO SEE HOW A PLACE CHANGES THROUGH HISTORICAL COUNTS.

THE FOCUS IS ON RAISING AWARENESS OF WHAT WE ARE LOSING IN THE NATURAL WORLD.

SO I STARTED FINDING OUT ABOUT THIS INCREDIBLE BIOLOGICAL HISTORY.

OYSTERS 12 INCHES IN DIAMETER, LOBSTERS SIX FEET LONG, FISH WERE PLENTIFUL.

PART OF WHAT WE DO WITH MISSING IS, HOW CAN WE PROTECT IT IF WE DON'T REALIZE IT'S MISSING?

BUT ALSO, HOW DO WE BEGIN TO SEE A FULL SPECTRUM SPAN OF AN ECOLOGICAL HISTORY?

AS AN ARTIST WHO USES SCIENCE AND DATA SETS TO FIND HER ART, YOU'VE GOTTA BE VERY AWARE OF THAT FINE LINE BETWEEN SCIENCE MUSEUM, ART MUSEUM.

BUT I ALSO LOVE TO TREAD THAT LINE.

I SPEND SO MUCH TIME POURING OVER ATLASES, MAPS.

I FIND DRAWINGS IN NATURE.

I MANIPULATE THEM, RE-DRAW, RE-CRAFT, RE-TOOL.

I'M GOING TO CREATE A WORK OF ART THAT IS BASED ON AND PRESENTS THE WORLD THAT YOU MAY NOT REALIZE.

GOOD EVENING AND HAPPY HOLIDAYS.

I'M CHRISTINA HA WITH NYC NEWS.

WE ARE NORTH OF NEW YORK CITY.

OVERLOOKING THE HUDSON RIVER, THIS 19th CENTURY GEORGIC REVIVAL MANSION IN WEST CHESTER COUNTY IS ONE OF AMERICA'S GREAT HISTORIC COUNTRY ESTATES.

DESIGNED IN 1838 BY ALEXANDER JACKSON DAVIS, THIS ARCHITECTURAL GEM IS SET IN A BEAUTIFUL PARK-LIKE LANDSCAPE.

THE MANSION IS FILLED WITH DECORATIVE ARTS AND RICH FURNISHINGS, ARTWORKS AND ANTIQUES, LARGELY ORIGINAL TO THE HOUSE.

LYNDHURST WAS HOME TO A FEW FAMILIES OVER THE YEARS.

FROM THE FORMER NEW YORK CITY TO A RAILROAD TYCOON AND HIS DAUGHTERS.

THE HOLIDAYS ARE A SPECIAL TIME HERE WITH LYNDHURST DECORATED TO REFLECT BOTH ITS HISTORY AND THE SPIRIT OF THE SEASON.

THE DISPLAYS CHANGE EVERY YEAR AS CURATORS BRING OUT RARELY SEEN ITEMS FROM THE GOULD FAMILY'S TIME.

FROM ANTIQUE ORNAMENTS TO FESTIVE ATTIRE.

THE GILDED AGE DINING ROOM IS SET WITH A LAVISH SUPPER AND THE PICTURE GALLERY FEATURES A GRAVITY DEFYING UPSIDE DOWN TREE.

A YEARLY FAVORITE.

EVENTS INCLUDE A VISIT FROM MR.

CHARLES DICKENS, WHO RECOUNTS HIS FAMOUS A CHRISTMAS CAROL IN VICTORIAN PERIOD ROOMS.

VISITORS CAN ENJOY HOUR-LONG TOURS OF THE MANSION'S HOLIDAY SPLENDOR THURSDAY THROUGH MONDAY THROUGHOUT THE MONTH OF DECEMBER.

IN THE CITY, NEW YORK OFFERS MANY UNIQUE EVENTS DURING THIS HOLIDAY SEASON.

LET'S TAKE A TRIP TO A FEW OF THEM.

ALL ABOARD FOR THE NEW YORK BOTANICAL GARDENS TRAIN SHOW.

UNDER THE TWINKLING GLOW OF THE CONSERVATORY, MODEL TRAINS ZIP THROUGH A DISPLAY OF MORE THAN 175 NEW YORK LANDMARKS.

EACH IS RECREATED WITH BARK, LEAVES AND OTHER NATURAL MATERIALS.

THE DISPLAY FEATURES OLD AND NEW FAVORITES, FROM THE STATUE OF LIBERTY TO ICONIC SKYSCRAPERS, LIKE THE CHRYSLER BUILDING.

MUGGLES AND MAGICIANS ALIKE CAN TAKE A JOURNEY THROUGH THE HISTORY AND FOLKLORE THAT INSPIRED THE FANTASY NOVEL SERIES BY J.K. ROWLING.

HARRY POTTER, A HISTORY OF MAGIC AT NEW YORK HISTORICAL SOCIETY REVEALS THE TRADITIONS AT THE HEART OF THE STORIES.

THIS EXHIBITION INCLUDES RARE BOOKS, MANUSCRIPTS AND MAGICAL OBJECTS.

FROM THE COLLECTIONS OF THE BRITISH LIBRARY AND NEW YORK HISTORICAL SOCIETY.

FROM MEDIEVAL DESCRIPTIONS OF DRAGONS AND GRIFFINS TO THE ORIGINS OF THE SOURCER'S STONE, VISITORS CAN EXPLORE THE SUBJECT STUDIED AT HOGWARTS.

WHAT IS CHRISTMAS WITHOUT MUSIC?

POURING OUT FROM NEARLY EVERY CENTER OF WORSHIP AND FROM CARNEGIE HALL, MUSICAL OFFERINGS RANGE FROM CAROLS TO CLASSICAL MUSIC.

CATCH A PERFORMANCE OF SUBLIME MESSIAH.

NOTABLE EXAMPLES THIS SEASON, JONATHAN COHEN WILL CONDUCT THE WORK IN HIS NEW YORK PHILHARMONIC DEBUT.

TRINITY WALL STREET AND TRINITY BAROQUE ORCHESTRA LIFTS UP THE CITY WITH ITS SIMULCAST OF THE JOYFUL SOUND.FESSFESTIVAL OF LIGHTS.

THIS YEAR, FALLING ON DECEMBER 2 THROUGH THE 10th.

THIS EXHIBITION OF A SPECIAL SET OF HANUKKAH LAMPS CONTINUES INTO THE NEW YEAR.

THE JEWISH MUSEUM'S COLLECTION IS THE LARGEST IN THE WORLD WITH OVER 1,000 PIECES.

AUTHORITIES PRESCRIBE THAT THESE LAMPS BE MADE OF THE MOST PRECIOUS MATERIALS POSSIBLE, INCLUDING BRONZE AND SILVER.

CONTEMPORARY ARTISTS ARE EXPANDING TRADITION BY USING MODERN MATERIALS SUCH AS STEEL, GLASS AND SILICONE.

FINALLY, NO HOLIDAY SEASON WOULD BE COMPLETE WITHOUT A PERFORMANCE OF THE NUTCRACKER.

WHILE THERE ARE COUNTLESS VERSIONS OF THE OLD CHESTNUT PERFORMED ALL OVER THE COUNTRY, THE CITY REMAINS THE BEST PLACE TO SEE THE GRANDEST AND THOSE UNIQUE ONLY IN NEW YORK TAKES ON THE GLORIOUS MUSIC AND THE TIMELESS TALE.

THEY PRESENT THE YORKVILLE NUTCRACKER SET IN 1895.

IT TAKES THE AUDIENCE THROUGH OLD NEW YORK'S MOST BELOVED LANDMARKS.

AT THE BROOKLYN ACADEMY OF MUSIC, THE DANCE GROUP PRESENTS A RETRO-MODERN VERSION OF THE CLASSIC, THE HARD NUT.

AT THE KINGS THEATER IN FLATBUSH, CHOOSE FROM AMONG SEVERAL VERSIONS.

THE MOSCOW BALLET'S RUSSIAN PRODUCTION.

THE BROOKLYN NUTCRACKER, BY BROOKLYN BALLET.

AND HIP HOP NUTCRACKER, A HOLIDAY MASH-UP SET ON THE MODERN DAY STREETS OF NEW YORK.

THAT'S THE NYC ARTS NEWS.

HAPPY HOLIDAYS FROM THE LYNDHURST MANSION.

I'M CHRISTINA HA.

NEXT ON OUR PROGRAM, WE WILL VISIT THE MUSEUM OF MODERN ART FOR A LOOK AT THE EXHIBITION BODIS ISIS KINGOLIS CITY DREAMS, SPANNING THE THREE-DECADE CAREER OF THIS VISIONARY ARTIST, THE SELECTION FEATURES MORE THAN 30 OF THE ARTIST'S EXTREME MARKETS AS HE CALLED THEM.

THROUGH HIS TECHNIQUE, HE TRANSFORMED PAPER, COMMERCIAL PACKAGING AND OTHER EVERYDAY MATERIALS INTO DAZZLING, INTRICATE SCULPTURES THAT SUBJECT UTOPIAN POSSIBILITIES FOR GLOBAL URBAN SITES.

ON VIEW ARE WORKS FROM EACH OF THE KEY PERIODS OF HIS CAREER.

THIS IS THE FIRST EVER RETROSPECTIVE OF THE ARTIST.

HE HAD A REALLY INTERESTING CAREER AS AN ARTIST.

HE NEVER BECAME PART OF A LARGER ARTISTIC CIRCLE IN BERLIN OR LONDON OR NEW YORK.

THE ART WORLD KNEW ABOUT HIM.

HE WAS IN EXHIBITIONS IN OVER 50 COUNTRIES OVER THE COURSE OF HIS LIFETIME.

VERY OFTEN, THEY ONLY GAVE YOU THE CHANCE TO SEE ONE OR TWO OF THOSE SCULPTURES.

THIS IS A SPECIAL OPPORTUNITY TO GET A SENSE OF THE SCOPE OF THE ENTIRE PRACTICE.

IN ORGANIZING A PROJECT LIKE THIS, ONE OF THE QUESTIONS IS TO BETTER UNDERSTAND THE ARC OF THE CAREER.

WHERE DOES IT START, HOW DOES IT DEVELOP AND WHERE DOES IT GO?

HE LIVED THROUGH PERHAPS ONE OF THE MOST URGENT PERIODS OF 20th CENTURY HISTORY.

THAT'S THE MOMENT OF DECOLONIZATION.

IN 1960, THEY GAINED INDEPENDENCE.

THERE WAS AN INCREDIBLE OPTIMISM IN THAT MOMENT.

IT'S INTERESTING.

YOU SEE HIM AT THE BEGINNING OF HIS CAREER FEEL THIS OPTIMISM.

YOU SEE IT IN EARLY WORK.

ON IS ON VIEW FOR THE FIRST TIME ANYWHERE.

IT'S THE ONLY INSTANCE WE KNOW OF IN WHICH HE RECREATES AN EXISTING BUILDING.

THE REST OF THEM COME FROM HIS MIND AND HIS IMAGINATION.

THAT BUILDING WHICH STILL EXISTS TODAY WAS COMMISSIONED IN 1971 AND COMMISSIONED TO BE THE TALLEST STRUCTURE ON THE CONTINENT OF AFRICA.

REALLY, A SIGN THAT ARCHITECTURE COULD CONVEY A CERTAIN KIND OF POLITICAL NATIONAL AMBITION.

HE LATER SAYS, A CITY WITHOUT SKYSCRAPERS IS A CITY THAT DOESN'T LIVE.

HE WAS AN ARTIST OF TREMENDOUS AMBITION, PHILOSOPHICALLY, AESTHETICALLY.

IT WASN'T LONG BEFORE THE SINGLE BUILDING SCULPTURES STARTED TO BECOME LARGER AND MORE AMBITIOUS IN TERMS OF THEIR SCALE.

HE NAMED THESE THINK TYPES OF WORKS CITIES.

THE FIRST ONE TOOK HIM TWO YEARS TO MAKE.

HE STARTED IN 1993 AND FINISHED IN 1994.

THE END RESULT WAS AN HOMAGE TO WHERE HE GREW UP.

THE SCULPTURE IS A RE-IMAGINING OF THAT VILLAGE WHERE HE WAS BORN AS A NEW GLOBAL CAPITAL, ONE THAT SPARKLES AND SHINES, THAT HAS EVERYTHING A POPULATION MIGHT NEED FOR A HAPPY, PRODUCTIVE, DEMOCRATIC SOCIETY.

I THINK IT WAS ALSO A WAY FOR HIM TO REALLY HONOR HIS ROOTS.

HE OFTEN SAID THAT THE ROOTS OF AN ARTIST, IT'S IN WHERE HE OR SHE COMES FROM.

SO I THINK THE DEVOTION OF TIME AND THE THINKING THROUGH OF THIS PARTICULAR WORK OF POSSIBILITIES FOR HIS OWN BIRTHPLACE WAS REALLY CRITICAL.

HE FALLS WITHIN A LONG LINE OF ARTISTS THAT WERE THINKING ABOUT UTOPIAN POSSIBILITIES AND ABOUT VISIONARY ARCHITECTURE AS ONE MEANS OF EXPRESSING THOSE.

I THINK IN TERMS OF HOW THEY ARE MADE, THERE'S A REAL ALCHEMY TO THEM.

HE WAS TURNING THEM INTO THE MOST INTRICATELY DETAILED, BEAUTIFUL STRUCTURES.

THE LARGEST CITY THAT HE EVER MAKES IS CALLED VIHONTOM.

HE MAKES IT IN 1996.

IT'S AN INCREDIBLE WORK.

SO FULL OF DETAIL.

VERY OFTEN THE BUILDINGS ARE MARKED WITH THE NAMES OF DIFFERENT CITIES.

IT IS FOR HIM THE ULTIMATE MELTING POT.

FOR THE EXHIBITION, WE WORKED WITH A GROUP TO CREATE A VIRTUAL REALITY EXPERIENCE.

YOU START AT THE VERY TOP OF THE SKYSCRAPER AND YOU ARE ABLE TO NAVIGATE ACROSS SOME OF THE AVENUES AND BOULEVARDS AND EXPERIENCE IT AS IF YOU WERE THERE YOURSELF.

IT'S ANOTHER ONE OF HIS BEAUTIFUL CITIES AND IT'S THE LAST ONE THAT WE HAVE IN THE EXHIBITION.

HE MADE IT IN YEAR 2000.

HE WENT TO THE SOUTH OF FRANCE.

HE WAS STAYING IN THE CITY.

HE MADE A SPECTACULAR VERSION OF IT IN MINIATURE.

THIS IS ALSO A REALLY CRITICAL MOMENT IN HIS LIFE.

IT'S THE MOMENT IN WHICH HE IS DIAGNOSED WITH THE CANCER THAT WOULD EVENTUALLY TAKE HIS LIFE IN 2015.

WE START TO SEE HINTS OF THAT IN THIS SCULPTURE.

THERE IS, FOR EXAMPLE, A HOSPITAL.

HOSPITALS ARE SOMETHING THAT DON'T APPEAR IN MANY OF HIS CITIES.

HIS HOPE WAS THAT IT WAS SOMETHING PEOPLE WOULDN'T DESPERATELY NEED IN THE FUTURE.

IT ALSO FEATURES, HOWEVER, A BAY OF HOPE.

THAT'S HIS OWN ADDITION TO THIS WORK.

I THINK EVEN IN THIS MOMENT, WHEN HE WAS FIRST BESET BY THIS CRISIS, HE KNEW THAT THERE WAS A FUTURE AHEAD FOR HIM.

THE EXHIBITION IS ON VIEW HERE AT THE MUSEUM OF MODERN ART THROUGH JANUARY 1st.

I HOPE YOU WILL HAVE A CHANCE TO COME AND SEE IT FOR YOURSELF.

HELLO.

WELCOME TO THIS WEEK AT LINCOLN CENTER.

WITH ITS THEATERS OVERFLOWING WITH THE BEST IN MUSIC, DANCE, OPERA, DRAMA AND FILM FROM AROUND THE WORLD, IT'S TRULY THE INTERNATIONAL CROSSROADS OF ARTS AND CULTURE.

JUST IN TIME FOR THE HOLIDAY SEASON, THE CHAMBER MUSIC SOCIETY OF LINCOLN CENTER COMES ALIVE WITH THE SOUNDS OF BAROQUE MUSIC.

SOCIETY WILL PRESENT TWO CONCERTS OF ITS BAROQUE COLLECTION PROGRAM ON DECEMBER 9 AND 11, FEATURING WORKS BY BACH, AMONG OTHERS.

IT WILL CELEBRATE THE 25th ANNIVERSARY OF ITS TRADITIONAL ANNUAL PRESENTATION OF BACH'S COMPLETE CONCERTOS.

FOR COMPLETE DETAILS, VISIT CHAMBERMUSICSOCIETY.ORG.

FOR MORE INFORMATION, YOU CAN VISIT LINCOLNCENTER.ORG.

I HOPE YOU HAVE ENJOYED OUR PROGRAM.

GOOD NIGHT AND SEE YOU NEXT TIME.

NEXT WEEK ON NYC ARTS, A CONVERSATION ABOUT FRENCH PAINTER RUGEN DELAQUA.

HIS WORK IS NOW BEING CELEBRATED AT THE METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART IN AN EXHIBITION ORGANIZED WITH THE LOUVRE IN PARIS.

OUR OWN BASKET OF FLOWERS WAS PERHAPS ONE OF THE MOST UNLOVED PAINTINGS IN THE COLLECTION.

ONCE IT WAS CLEAN, WHICH TOOK A YEAR, A NEW PAINTING WAS REVEALED.

WE CAN SEE VOLUME, COLOR, SPACE, A FLICKERING, DANCING BRUSH WORK IN COLOR WE COULD HAVE SUSPECTED WAS THERE AND WE OUGHT TO HAVE KNOWN WAS THERE BECAUSE IT'S WHAT WE COME TO EXPECT FROM THIS ARTIST.

A VISIT TO THE BROOKLYN STUDIO OF A MODERN VIOLIN MAKER TO DISCOVER THE UNIQUE SKILLS INVOLVED IN CREATING AN OUTSTANDING MUSICAL INSTRUMENT.

EVERY VIOLIN I MAKE I KEEP RECORDS ON IT.

IF AN INSTRUMENT COMES BACK AND I LIKE IT, I WANT TO MAKE ANOTHER ONE, I HAVE SOME RECORD OF WHAT I DID.FUNDING IS MADE POSSIBLE BY, ROSALIND P. WALTER, JODY AND JOHN ARNHOLD, ELLEN AND JAMES S.

MARCUS, THE LEWIS 'SONN 'TURNER FUND FOR DANCE, ESTATE OF CECILE FOX, JEAN DUBINSKI APPLETONNEST TASTE, ELROY AND TERRY KRUMHOLZ.

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

ED AADDITIONAL FUNDING PROVIDED BY MEMBERS OF THIRTEEN.

FLEXIBILITY.

COORDINATION.

EXCELLENCE.

FIRST REPUBLIC PRIVATE WEALTH MANAGEMENT, IT'S A PRIVILEGE TO