WWII ISRAELI RECRUITMENT POSTERS on display at the Museum of Jewish Heritage. Jews Want to Fight as Jews: Posters From Eretz Israel 1941-45. Pictured above a Jewish soldier steps from Sicily to Italy and extends a hand to suffering European Jews. Thru May 14. 36 Battery Place, 646-437-4200 or www.mjhnyc.org
SCOUTING IN CHINATOWN In a neighborhood as diverse as Chinatown, the Boys, Girls and Cub Scouts of America played a pivotal role in introducing immigrant children to American society during the early half of the 20th Century. Be Prepared: Scouting in New York Chinatown is the new exhibit at the Museum of Chinese in the Americas. Includes images from 1918 through the 1940s. Above: Portrait of Troop 50, February 1918. 70 Mulberry St, 2nd Floor 212-619-4785.
NYPDs FIRST WOMEN ON PATROL are being honored at the police museum. Among the many exhibits is a uniform and artifact display illustrating the transformation of uniforms from policewoman to the gender-neutral, female police officer of today. 100 Old Slip, 212-480-3100, www.nycpolicemuseum.org
PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBIT AT SYNAGOGUE FOR THE ARTS On display are photographs taken by Asian garment workers from Chinatown and Jewish retirees from the Lower East Side who held similar jobs in decades past. Above is a photo by Adriana Paulian, a retiree. 49 White St in Tribeca. Opens Feb. 26; 212-966-7141, www.synagogueforthearts.org
IRANIAN BORN ARTIST EXHIBITS PAINTINGS Work of Maryam Amiryani will be on exhibit at the George Billis Gallery. The New Yorker recently relocated to Texas and paints what grows on our land. Pictured above: Morning Glories. March 2 April 3. 511 West 25th St., ground floor. 212-645-2621.
KRAPPY KAMERAS AT TRIBECAS SOHO PHOTO GALLERY The annual exhibit features images produced using equipment from the lowest end of the technological scale. Demonstrates how artists can use any piece of equipment to create engaging photographs. Soho Photo Gallery is now in Tribeca at 15 White St., 212-226-8571, www.sohophoto.com
WOMENS HISTORY MONTH AT POLICE MUSEUM The New York City Police Museum presents Women on Patrol, an exhibit exploring the 1970s, when female police officers achieved equality among the ranks. Opens Thurs., March 4, 100 Old Slip, four blocks south of South Street Seaport. 212-480-3100, www.nycpolicemuseum.org.
Aesthetic realism/terrain gallery, 141 Greene St., Wed.-Sat., 2-5 p.m., 212-777-4490: The Surprising & Abiding Opposites, III, photographs by DIENES & BERNSTEIN, paintings and prints by KOPPELMAN, RACKOW & SPINELL, through Mar.
American indian community house gallery, 708 Broadway, 2nd fl., Tue.-Sat., noon-6 p.m., 212-598-0100: Secret Treaties, work by JESSE COODAY & JASON LUJAN, through Feb. 21.
Anton kern gallery, 532 W. 20th St., call for hours, 212-367-9663: Scream, 10 artists, 10 writers, 10 scary movies, through Feb. 14.
Ansonia windows, Corner of 6th Ave. & 10th St., call for info., 212-255-0838: Sage Sunset, paintings by JESSICA FALSTEIN, through Feb. 18.
Artists space, 38 Greene St., 3rd fl., Tue.-Sat., 11 a.m.-6 p.m., 212-226-3970: eRACISM, retrospective of mixed media work by WILLIAM POPE.L, through Feb. 21.
Blumarts inc., 99 Wooster St., Tue.-Fri., 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sat., 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Mon. by appointment, 212-343-0441: RUDOLF DE CRIGNIS, paintings, through Jan. 31.
Brooke alexander, 59 Wooster St., call for hours, 212-925-4338: Under $2,000 Alber <-> Zaugg, various works, through Mar. 20.
Carolina nitsch editions, 101 Wooster St., call for appointment, 212-966-4095: Call to see new editions by numerous artists including LOUISE BOURGEOIS, OLAFUR ELIASSON & LAURA OWENS, open ended.
Cavin-morris gallery, 560 Broadway, #405 B, Tue.-Fri., 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sat., 11 a.m.-6 p.m., 212-226-3768: New Obsessions, outsider art by SANDRA SHEEHY, through Feb. 28.
The center for book arts, 28 W. 27th St., Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sat., 10 a.m.-4 p.m., 212-481-0295: Call for current exhibition information.
The center for jewish history, 15 W. 16th St., call for hours & fee information, 212-294-8301: As Seen By... great American Jewish photographers, through April 11, 2004.
Cofa/claire oliver fine art, 529 W. 20th St., 212-929-5949: Inner Circles, works by GABRIELA MORAWETZ, through Mar. 6.
Cooper union, Humanities Gallery, 51 Astor Place, Mon.-Fri., noon-7 p.m., Sat., noon-5 p.m., 212-353-4158: Polish Prints: The Traces of Tomorrow & Yesterday, group exhibtion, through Jan. 25; Houghtoun Gallery & Lubalin Study Center, 7 E. 7th St., Mon.-Fri., 11 a.m.-7 p.m., Sat., noon-5 p.m., 212-353-4207: Designing: The Work of Chermayeff & Geismar, design retrospective, through Feb. 21.
Cuchifritos art gallery, 120 Essex St., 212-598-4124: Insert, concieved and curated by THIAGO SZMRECSANYI, through Jan. 31.
DCA gallery, 525 W. 22nd St., call for hours, 212-255-5511: At the Last Moment, paintings & works on paper by LEIF KATH, through Feb. 21.
Deitch projects, 76 Grand St., Tue.-Sat., noon-6 p.m., 212-343-7300: Inside Track, lifesize robots by MOMOYO TORIMITSU compete in business against each other, through Feb. 7; Call for current exhibition information.
Denise bibro fine art, 529 W. 20th St., 4th fl., call for hours, 212-647-7030: Manifestations III: Form & Function, an exhibition of functional & wearable art, group show, through Jan. 31.
The drawing center, 35 Wooster St., Tue.-Fri., 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sat., 11 a.m.-6 p.m., 212-219-2166: The Imprint of Drawing, solo exhibition by GIUSEPPE PENONE, through Mar. 6; Inhabited Drawings, solo exhibiion by HELENA ALMEIDA, through Mar. 6.
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.
Feigen contemporary, 535 W. 20th St., call for hours, 212-929-0500: Adrift, new work by MATTHEW MCCASLIN, through Feb. 14.
55 mercer Gallery, 55 Mercer St., Tue.-Sat., 10 a.m.-6 p.m., 212-226-8513: Call for current exhibition information.
Fraunces tavern museum, 54 Pearl St., Tue., Wed., Fri., 10 a.m.-5 pm., Thu., 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Sat., 11 a.m.-5 p.m., 212-425-1778: Call for information about current exhibitions, open houses & other events this winter at the museum, $2-$3.
Gallery 438, Seward Park High School, 350 Grand St., call for hours, 917-562-8468: A Piece of My Heart: An Exhibit of Words & Images about Love, group exhibition, through Mar. 1.
Gallery 928, 928 Broadway at 21st St., Tue.-Fri., 1-6 p.m., Sat., 1-5 p.m., 212-675-1616: The National Association of Women Artists Presidents: 1970-2003, group exhibition, through Feb. 6.
Greenwich House Pottery, 16 Jones St., Tue.-Sat., noon-6 p.m., 212-242-4106: Figural Compositions, cramic works by Greenwich House Pottery Faculty, through Feb. 7.
Hebrew union college, One West Fourth St., call for hours, 212-824-2205: The Art of Aging, group exhibition, through June 25, 2004.
Henry street settlement, Abrons Ats Center, 466 Grand St., Tue.-Sat., 10 am.-6 p.m., 212-598-0400: Balancing Act, group exhibtion of artist working on both sides of the art world, through April 3.
Jack shainman gallery, 513 W. 20th St., call for hours, 212-645-1701: Paintings: 1953-2003, by CLAUSE TOUSIGNANT, through Feb. 7; Recent Photographs, by PHILIP KWAME APAYA, through Feb. 7.
June kelly gallery, 591 Broadway, Tue.-Sat., 11 a.m.-6 p.m., 212-226-1660: 44 Years of New York, photography by ALEX HARSLEY, through Feb. 10.
Kim foster gallery, 529 W. 20th St., Tue.-Sat., 11 a.m.-6 p.m., 212-229-0044: Contingencies: New Work & Tangential Growth, by JIM TOIA, through Feb. 14.
Leica gallery, 670 Broadway, Tue.-Fri., 11 a.m.-6 p.m., 212-777-3051: FRANZ HUBMANN: a 90th Birthday Celebration, through Feb.14; Photographs, by DIDI SATTMAN, through Feb. 14.
The lesbian, gay, bisexual & transgender community center, 208 W. 13th St., call for hours, 212-620-7310: Portraits in Pride: The Gay Portfolio, photographs by BRIAN GORMAN, through Feb. 20.
The lower east side tenement museum, 91 Orchard St., call for hours, 212-431-0233: Eat.Live.Work/Pray, installation by ADAM LUBINSKY & GARY STOLTZ, through June 12.
Michael ingbar gallery, 568 Broadway, Tue.-Sat., noon-6 p.m., 212-334-1100: The Beauty of Landscape, photographs by CHRISTOPHER BURKETT, through Feb. 28.
Museum of chinese in the americas, 70 Mulberry St., 2nd fl., call for hours, 212-619-4785: Living Through History: Chinatown Stories, large collection, open ended; General Lees Banquet Room, conceptual work by CINDY SURIYANI, Jan 27-July.
New museum of contemporary art, 583 Broadway, call for Summer hours, 212-219-1222: Killer Instinct, video gaming culture/hackers, in the Zenith Media Lounge, through Feb. 15; call for information on other exhibitions.
NEW YORK CITY FIRE MUSEUM, 278 Spring St., Tue.-Sun., 10 a.m.-4 p.m., 691-1303: Classic firefighting equipment & art, ongoing.
New york studio school, 8 W. 8th St., call for hours, 212-673-6466: ROSEMARIE BECK, paintings 1965-2001, through Mar. 6.
NEW YORK UNIVERSITY:
NYU BObst library, 70 Washington Square South, Mon.-Thu., 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Fri., 9 a.m.-5 p.m., 212-998-2596: Visions for a Changing Theater, assorted items from the Amitin/Universal Theater Repertory/World of Culture Archives, through Mar. 12, 2004; The Nicholas Wahl Papers, a major archival collection, ongoing.
NYU BROADWAY WINDOWS, Broadway at E. 10th St., 24 Hours/7 days, 212-998-5751: Big Babies, collaborative installation by CHAN DAVIS & JOAN B. WHEELER, through Feb. 16.
NYU grey art gallery, 100 Washington Square East, call for hours, 212-998-6780: Family Albums, photographs by DIANE ARBUS, through Mar. 27; call about numerous events related to the Arbus show through Mar.
NYU washington square windows, Washington Square East, 24 hours, 7 days, 212-998-5748: Gloved Migration, installation by JANET NOLAN, through Feb. 9.
Noho ny, 666 Broadway, 12th Fl., call for hours, 212-677-4579: NohoNY Art Walk, Jan. 20-25, 6-8 p.m., call for information.
PEn & Brush Club, 16 E. Tenth St., Tue.-Sun., 4-7 p.m., 212-475-3669: Call for current exhibition information; Call for Entries: 58th Annual Sculpture & Metallic Art Exhibition, for women artists, for Prospectus send SASE to P&B to the attnetion of Sculpture, Deadline Feb. 27.
Plane space, 102 Charles St., Wed.-Sat., 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sun., 1-5 p.m., or by appointment, 917-606-1268: Re:Moving, paintings by ROBERT OLSEN, through Feb. 8.
Posteritati movie posters, 239 Centre St., Tue.-Sat., 11 a.m.-7 p.m., Sun., noon-6 p.m., 212-226-2207: Vintage Movie Posters on display at all times.
The puck building, Houston & Lafayette St., Fri., noon-8 p.m., Sat., 11 a.m.-7 p.m., Sun., 11 a.m.-7 p.m., 212-265-1040: The 8th Annual ational Black Fine Art Show, representing 42 galleries, Jan. 29-Feb. 1, $10-$35, cal for information.
Robin rice gallery, 325 W. 11th St., Thu.-Sat., 1-7 p.m., Sun., 1-6 p.m., Mon.-Wed., by appoint., 212-366-6660: PETE KELLY, paintings, through Feb. 29.
SALMAGUNDI CLUB, 47 Fifth Ave., daily, 1-5 p.m., 255-7740: Call for current exhibition information.
Staley-wise gallery, 560 Broadway, Tue.-Sat., 11 a.m.-5 p.m., 212-966-6223: A Lifes Work, photographs by PHIL STERN, through Feb. 28.
Sunshine Factory Cafe & Gallery, 11 Essex St., Mon.-Fri., 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun., 9 a.m.-5 p.m., 212-420-7240: Uncoverng the Light, paintings by ELLIOT BASSMAN, through Mar. 7.
Swiss institute-contemporary art, 495 Broadway, 3rd fl., Tue.-Sat., 11 a.m.-6 p.m., 212-925-2035: Horizons, a new work by MOMOYO TORIMITSU, also showing several other artists, through Feb. 21.
Tanya bonakdar gallery, 521 W. 21st St., call for hours, 212-414-4144: Under the Sun & Stars, main gallery show by SANDRA CINTO, through Feb. 14.
Yeshiva university museum, 15 West 16th St., Tue.-Thu., Sun., 11 a.m.-5 p.m., 212-294-8330: Remembrance: Russian Post-Modern Nostalgia, group exhibition, through Feb. 1, 2004.