JEWISH MUSEUM—Fifth Ave. at 92nd. Twenty U.S. artists show 39 astringent black-and-white paintings plucked from the usually warmer palettes of such painters as Albers, Hofmann, Pollock, Motherwell and De Kooning. Stripped of color, the ironwork of their composition shows off the tough structure of abstract expressionism. Through Feb. 2.

METROPOLITAN—Fifth Ave. at 82nd. Anyone with enough derring-do to push through the wooden tunnels disguising the Met's current dishevelment (it's installing air conditioning) will discover:

> Seventy newly acquired prints, including a red-chalk drawing, Prudence, by the Dutch master engraver Goltzius; Rembrandt's masterly etching,...

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