SOUTH STREET SEAPORT MUSEUM opens its new space with an exhibit on slavery, Captive Passage: The Transatlantic Slave Trade and the Making of the Americas. Examines the forced transatlantic migration of Africans, their enslavement and triumphs of culture, community and individual will. Pictured above is the Clipper Ship Nightingale, which was used to transport slaves under brutal conditions. 12 Fulton St., between Front and South Sts. 10-5 daily. 212-748-8600.
Apexart, 291 Church St., call for hours, 212-431-5270: Looking Awry, group exhibition by curatorial collective Whaym How & For Whom, through Dec. 20.
The art institute of New york city Gallery, 11 Beach St., 212-625-6027: Eye, inaugural exhibition of student art, through Dec.
Asian american arts Center, 26 Bowery, 3rd fl., Mon.-Fri., 12:30-6:30 p.m., Thur., 12:30-7:30 p.m., 212-233-2154: Dream So Much 2, group exhibition, through Jan. 9.
Banning, 64 N. Moore St., Tue.-Sat., 11 a.m.-6 p.m., 212-966-4144: Paintings of the Kennedy Years, by PETER RUTA, through Jan. 10, 2004.
Beimodan tribeca, 39 North Moore St., 212-625-1828: New Asian Inspired designs & products, ope-ended.
Capeluto arts, 147 Reade St., Tue.-Sat., noon-6 p.m., 212-964-1340: Call for current exhibition information.
CHERYL PELAVIN FINE ARTS, INC., 13 Jay St., Tue.-Sat., 11 a.m.-6 p.m., 212-925-9424: Findings, hanging bead sculptures & works on paper by CHRIS COSTAN, through Jan. 10.
Dfn gallery, 176 Franklin St., Mon.-Sat., 11 a.m.-7 p.m., 212-334-3400: People, Places, Things, group exhibition, Dec. 17-Feb. 7.
THE EDUCATIONAL ALLIANCE, 197 E. Broadway, Mon.-Thu., 10 a.m.-9 a.m., Fri.-Sun., 10 a.m.-5 p.m., 212-780-2300: Call for current exhibition information.
ETHAN COHEN FINE ARTS, 37 Walker St., Tue.-Fri., noon-6 p.m., Sat., 11 a.m.-4 p.m., 625-1250: Making China, contemporary Chinese art by 13 artists, curated by HUANG DU & BINGYI HUANG, call for closing date.
FRAunces Tavern Museum, 54 Pearl St., Mon.-Tue., Fri., 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Thu., 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Sat., 11 a.m.-5 p.m., 212-425-1778 : Frances Tavern: Forging a New Nation, exhibit tracing museum history, throug Dec. 31.
Fusionarts museum, 57 Stanton St., call for hours, 212-995-5290: Transfusion Too, a group show, through Mar. 7.
Gallery vietnam, 55 N. Moore St., daily, 11 a.m.-7 p.m., 212-431-8889: Colors of Time, work by DUYEN NGUYEN, through Jan.; Call for current exhibition information & directions.
Gas gigantic artspace, 59 Franklin St., Tue.-Sat., 11 a.m.-7 p.m., 212-226-6762: DTroit, group exhibition, through Jan. 31.
Kristen frederickson contemporary art, 149 Reade St., Tue.-Sat., 11 a.m.-6 p.m., 212-566-7787: KATE TEALE, paintings, through Dec. 18; Work In Progress, BY KELLY DRISCOLL, DREW SHIFLETT & FRAN SIEGAL, through Dec. 18.
Latin collector, 153 Hudson St., Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sat., noon-6 p.m., 212-334-7813: Biogeometries - Biogeometrias, various works by MARIA FERNANDA CARDOSO, through Jan. 23.
Leo koenig inc., 249 Centre St., call for hours, 212-334-9255: ...As Time Goes By, collaborative exhibition featuring numerous artists, through Jan. 3.
The lower east side tenement museum, LMCC, 91 Orchard St., call for hours, 212-431-0714: Points of Entry - Regarding the Mihrab, storefront installation; Permenant exhibitions about the tenement history on the Lower East Side of Manhattan, ongoing.
Lower manhattan cultural council, The Regent Wall St., 55 Wall St.: Local - Global, new paintings bu YI-CHEN, through Jan. 31.
maiden lane exhibition space, 125 Maiden Lane, Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-6 p.m.: SOL LEWITT, Maquettes 1979-2003, through Feb. 18; Matrix 5, ERWIN REDL, light installation, through Feb. 18.
michael perez gallery, 11 Harrison St., call for hours, 212-966-7278: Call for current exhibition information.
museum of american financial history, 28 Broadway, Tue.-Sat., 10 a.m.-4 p.m., 212-908-4695: Pan Am & the Golden Age of Air Travel, a historical exhibition, through Dec. 30.
MUSEUM OF JEWISH HERITAGE, 36 Battery Place, Sun.-Wed., 10 a.m.-5:45 p.m., Thur. 10 a.m.- 8 p.m., Fri., 10 a.m.-5 p.m., 646-437-4200: Ours to Fight For: merican Jews in the Second World War, through Aug. 31, 2004., $5-$7.
Nancy hoffman gallery, 429 West Broadway, call for hours, 212-966-6676: MARK DEPMAN, photographs, through Jan. 21; LINDA MIEKO, new series work, through Jan. 21.
National museum of the amrican indian, One Bowling Green, call for hours, 212-514-3737: Call for information about current show & exhibitions.
new york city police museum, 100 Old Slip, call for hours, 212-480-3100: Numerous ongoing exhibtions related to our Police force.
Office of the manhattan borough president, 1 Centre St., 19th fl. South, Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m., 212-669-4465: New York On My Mind, a group exhibition by the national league of American Pen Women, through Jan. 22.
The ritz carlton, Battery Park City, 24 hours, Seven Days, 212-206-6674: Art on the Plaza, instalation by Chinese artist ZHANG HUAN called Peace, presented by Creative Time, through April 2004.