Critics' Choice: Jun. 12, 1989

ART

L'ART DE VIVRE: DECORATIVE ARTS AND DESIGN IN FRANCE, 1789-1989, Cooper-Hewitt Museum, New York City. Jewelry commissioned by Napoleon, cutlery from Maxim's, art nouveau furniture and haute couture gowns are among 500 objects displayed in glittering tribute to France's bicentennial. Through July 16.

AMERICAN PAINTINGS FROM THE MANOOGIAN COLLECTION, National Gallery of Art, Washington. Never publicly exhibited before, this notable collection of 19th century works ranges from Hudson River landscapes to frontier genre scenes, from Sargents to Raphaelle Peales. Through Sept. 4.

MUSIC

DION: YO FRANKIE! (Arista). The Wanderer is his own bad self, back with a fine album full...

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